It's exactly 14 days since I've been taken to the operation theatre for emergency c-section with the birth of my son. I can't believe I am sitting here right now in the comfort of my home about to write what happened two weeks ago - because honestly, something inside me felt I was never going … Continue reading Thoughts on C-section
Hello. I am still in the hospital recovering from what would be the curious case of sorts. Actually, though I prefered, hoped and struggled for 45 hours of labor, I ended up having emergency c-section. That itself was a nightmare for a scaredy cat like me but then the aftermath was much more shocking. I … Continue reading Facing the unexpected
I am still alive. And have just been a mom the second time around!! Our new son was born on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:25 pm in one of the hospitals here in Dubai. He weighs 3,690 grams and is 52 cms long. He is healthy and as much as people say all newborns … Continue reading My son has arrived
It's been 15 hours since regular labor contractions came - after I've been given medication to induce labor. Induction is meant to speed up labor so honestly? I am so not expecting to be writing this blog post in the hospital, in between pain rest times. I expected to be cuddling a sweet smelling baby … Continue reading What’s wrong with my body?
I had my 39th week doctor's appointment yesterday (Oct. 25). Everything all right with the baby? Movements? Weight, blood pressure? To everything I answered yes and vitals normal. This is, thankfully, so far, an event-free textbook pregnancy. Until last week when I suddenly experienced this intense itching in my feet... I figured it must be … Continue reading Admitted!
I'm currently enjoying life as an SAHM (stay at home mom) for the moment, which will last for another 86 calendar days. Yay! (I am so shallow) I know how hard it must be to stay at home all the time as there are no dayoffs with household chores (I highly respect SAHM's) but I … Continue reading Being SAHM
Hello, sorry for the lack of posts despite just staying at home for already 4 days now since starting maternity leave. I am still struggling with the new routine of suddenly becoming a stay at home mom and trying to do everything all at once, thinking I don't have that much free time before the … Continue reading The waiting game
I'm in the last days of pregnancy and nesting instincts have kicked in - a bit, I think. So I'm just getting ready with the new born must haves to prepare for the arrival of our little bundle. It's been 8 years since the last time I had a newborn around and believe me, as … Continue reading New born must haves
(but know now...) Pregnancy. Child birth. Oh the mystery! But behind that shroud of pregnancy glow and baby coos are secrets women who have been there, done that didn't tell you! It's like a well kept secret - no one bothered to tell me these before and I feel cheated when it was my time … Continue reading 10 Things I didn’t know about childbirth 8 years ago
It's the last work day of the week for us here in Dubai and I am happy to say - I have survived another work week without going into labor! Then it's another work week (Saturday-Thursday) and I am going for maternity leave! I can't wait. I have lots to do at home, let's hope … Continue reading I survived another work week