Monday, January 25, 2010

@ 1 month old

Of Ilham N 1 month old of Iman as a big sister…
Life’s getting more challenging, of course, with 2 kids to handle but I managed, alhamdulillah. Certainly, with the help from my parents especially. Without ‘em, I bet I’ll be driving nuts!!!

With 2 kids around, I learnt to manage ‘em at the same time. Tough but manageable n need lotsa patience. Come to think about it, feels like as 1st-timer mom is far more difficult than now. Since I have zero knowledge on parenting back then. (as if skang nih dah expert je… ;p)

But, it’s true. Now, it’s manageable eventhough there were some hiccups ‘ere n there. A friend told me about her experience that she found that raising her eldest son is more difficult than raising the rest of her children. Whoa~~

Nway, watsup with my kiddies now?

Alhamdulillah, Ilham is not so much of a fussy kid. Baik je. He really behaves and can dozz off by himself (xyah cuddle2 or dodoi2 like Iman). But, like any babies, he loves to be cuddled. So, once in a while, there will be a cuddling session. If he’s awake n full, he can play around in his playpen until he’s asleep.

A big no-no to him is he’s tummy. He only gets cranky when there’s sth wrong with his tummy. Several burps didn’t really help, sometimes. So, need to figure out a right method to deal with it. N he looks quite tembam now.
Tembamkan pipi die~~
As for Iman, she’s unthinkable!!! Hahaha…

She can be the most lovable sister in the world; try to put Ilham to sleep, kiss him tenderly n all the nicest things that a sister will do
But she can be an unpl.easant sister too!! i.e hit Ilham when she feels so geram or jealous.
She’d learnt so many things in a blink.
She imitates our words n action, perfectly. She took my breastpad n put inside her shirt. She took my breastpump n try to pump. She can sing Lailahailallah Muhammad rasulullah. Dulu asyik sebut la-la jek.
She sometimes looks very kepoh to join our conversation.
She’s a kaki bodek. Aritu went Opah carried her from the car to the supermarket, she said ‘sayang, Opah’. N she hugs Atuk n later ask Atuk to take her for a jalan2… really wonder from where she got that.
She’s a photogenic, showing off her teeth when we want to snap her piccas. N sometimes she just took my BB or digicam n start to pose n say smile to herself!! (Gedix x?)
She can do 1001 things in a day.

When think about it, she’s like Dennis the Menace, with her itchy hands, trying every single way in seeking our attention, kacau Ilham, play with her toys, u name it.

But she’s still adorable n witty lil’ girl.

This is her favorite pose~~
As for me, after 1 month of delivery, left another month before I can go to work. Can’t wait, can’t wait!!! I’ve stocked EBM for Ilham n now I’ve to figure out where to place those stocks. Heehuu…

Fully recovered? Perhaps, tp I’m trying best not to actively do all the chores. Sket2 blehla. Looking forward to meet Dr Seri for my post natal check up.
What about Papa? He's still working offshore. Counting the days for him to return safely. Iman really misses him. She kisses his piccas n said Papa for every single things that belongs or used by Papa. She even cried when she heard Papa's voice over the fon. Sedih, kan.... ? (Sila menangis sekarang!!! Huhuhu)

P/S: Did I ever mention that Papa managed to record our moments in the labor room? Yerp, but unfortunately, not till the end sbb CD abis :p. Xpela, @ least there’s sth. Thanx Papa for ur effort n thanx Pak Ngah for lending us ur video cam.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Into the labor room

24th Dec 2009 - pm

We left Mak Ngah’s after Iman fell asleep, around 10.30 pm.

I was pretty excited. N anxious too. Excited to meet Ilham n feel the labor experience. Anxious about the whole journey, how it would turn out to be. Papa n I continue praying and hoping that everything went smoothly n Iman will be ok with Atuk, Opah, Pak Ngah, Mak Ngah n Alya.

I was induced once admitted.

But nothing happened after the induction. I was induced during Iman’s n the pain only came a couple of hours later. But this time, I felt the contraction but it never sustained, just like before. N I can still bear the pain. There was no show, no progress on opening (maintained @ 1 cm), nothing.

To make things worst, some nurses just didn’t support me for normal delivery after knowing my experience during Iman’s. Demoralizing!! I only held on Papa’s support for normal delivery n just ignored what they said.

25th Dec 2009 – am

Dr Seri came to check on my progress as well as Ilham’s n we firmly told her that we want normal delivery. We had our agreement with Dr Seri to stay relax n steady with the delivery as long as Ilham is ok. As I didn’t show any progress, she gave 2nd induction.

The real journey begins. It started with the Pethidine injection.

In which, was influenced by the nurse to take the shot. I personally would rather prefer natural birth. But, since I was in a pain plus the nurse said “amikla injection nih, bleh ilang sakit. Jgn samekan ngan org dolu2. Kalau dolu2 pon ade pain relief nih, mesti diorg pakai gak”, so I’d agreed. Hehehe… Well, in some point, she IS right. But I determined that I will only take this shot. No other methods. Full stop.

Personally, it’s nothing much in reducing the pain. Instead, it helped me to dozz off so that I can forget the pain n get lots of rest. Pretty A LOT, I would say. Nice~~

25th Dec 2009 – pm

Alhamdulillah, later that evening, I started to feel a series of severe pain, there’s some show n the opening had increased to 3 cm. N Papa set up the video cam, lappy n books straight away!!! Tee hee~~~

I’d progress very well, so did Ilham’s heartbeat. I was offered epidural for another pain relief. Papa suggested that I should take the epidural as his concern is more on my SPD while my concern is more towards natural birth n worry for not experiencing the pain, hence, I’m not able to push.

After contemplating, (more of arguing :p) with Papa, I took the shot. Yerp, the full stop had changed to a comma, instead!

The anesthesiologist came over for the epidural n Papa was about to faint after looking at the needles goin’ into my spine. Hohoho… n I started to wonder, will Papa able to stay beside me throughout the journey. Hehehehe…

N I had lots of rest, again. It was a relief as I was not in pain, especially when the nurses came to check the opening, which I hate most without the pain relief. ;p

26th Dec 2009 – am

Good progress. CTG showed vigorous contractions while Ilham’s heartbeat still maintained within the range, not too high n not too low. The opening had increased every hour n epidural helped me as I can continue to rest with lesser pain.

Epidural worked on me only until 10 am as the pain was getting stronger from there onwards, which, in a way, it’s good for me. Unbearable n indescribable muscle pain. Papa’d helped massaging n making sure that I’m in comfort, always (not forgetting, he just bear with my annoyance, hohoho).

I just hoped for the time to past, fast.

Us in our blue theme...
(The only time yg Papa paling byk kene marah... Sorry dear :(( didnt mean too!)

26th Dec 2009 – noon

Already 9cm dilated. Suspected to be delivered by 2 pm or so. The nurses getting prepared with the gear while Dr Seri observed my progress from her office via the satellite.

By 2 pm, everything n everyone was in place. The pushing took over with all the encouragement from the crowds, especially Papa. Wink2~~

N phew, a 3.5 kg baby boy, Muhammad Ilham bin Mohd Alham was born @ 2.30 pm. Alhamdulillah, everything went well.

Waitla, I'm not ready for any photoshoot.. ;p

Haa, this is much better.
Salam, I am Muhammad Ilham bin Mohd Alham

Owh, I was in pain while Dr Seri ‘fixing’ things up. Thus, I was given Entonox. Heehuu… I’d used almost all of the pain relief, huh?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Relishing my moment gracefully

After this entry, I'd spent 3 happy-working days with my officemates. Getting some updates from them n chit chatting throughout lunch time (totally awesome!!!) n struggling finishing up my manual which, it ended up as unfinished business. Teehee~~ (Boss, I promise to finish it up once I'm in the office ya) It was my 37th week back then. Then, we went for my check up n I started my MC @ 38th week, which had made Iman more clingy than usual. She was just not used in not having me by her side. Even nakgi toilet pon need to ask for her permission. Owh, we stayed @ Mak Ngah’s until the delivery. Papa had left for Kerteh awal2 lg sbb ade event. Huhuhuh… After the 39th week check up, Dr Seri said Ilham is ready to come out. She would recommend for induction as baby already full term. N she suggested that I go for a walk, a long walk I would say to make things easier or faster. So, we chose the latter.

As Papa was back in KL n already on leave, we had our family outing for 3 days. From discovering the zoo and shopping @ Ikea on the 1st day,

Say cheese, Mr Ello!!

Mr Ello receiving special meal from Papa n Iman

To Sunway Piramid, celebrate my bday @ Tarbush n watched dolphin n sea lion on the 2nd day...

@ Tarbush
Happy Belated Birthday, Ibu!!

Us watching dolphins n sea lions. Look how amaze Iman was.

N up to Seremban for Todd’s wedding on the 3rd day.

Congrats to Todd n Awiz. Psst, really envy ur dress lah Awiz. Cantik bangat!!

A few other things in between, which I can’t really recall. Huhuhu…

But, a whole stretch of walking didn’t really work on me, though. Yerp, I felt some contraction in between but it never sustained. There was not even a single sign of delivery. Sumenye false alarm jek… huhuhuh… N we learnt to accept that the time has yet to come n we had to continue waiting for the right time n enjoy!!! On the other hand, we had our fun. Tiring days yet entertaining. Iman was really happy coz both of us had spent most of the time with her. We went for shopping, catching up with the food that I may not eat during confinement, n we even baked yummylicious cupcakes!!!

Don't disturb pls, I ade byk order nih...

Iman really helped Mak Ngah n Ibu with the cupcakes mixture

Our masterpieces!!!

Prior the 40th week check up, I decided to go for induction if there’s still no sign of delivery. Ilham is getting bigger n I really would want to go for normal delivery. Papa had no objection. Once meeting Dr Seri, I highlighted my intention n she’d prepared for my admission.

On 24th Dec, we had our last outing that day, went to MidValley after the check up n LCCT to greet those who are back from Melbourne.

It was a bliss!!

N that nite, I was admitted n induced, accompanied by Papa. While Iman was left @ Mak Ngah’s, taken care by Atuk n Opah.

N that's how we end my 2nd pregnancy... :)


Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's always good to be back


It has a been a month since my last entry. N how I've been longing to scribble again...
A month beb, kejap xkejap so many things had happened. From cherishing my 3-days-go-back-to-work moment up to almost 2nd week of my confinement. How time flies.

Mari kita mulakan sesi flashback kita.. Ahaks!!!

Alamak.... Anakku bangun suda... 2 be continued~~

Nanti saye share gamba adik saye ye~~


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