Yesterday was my birthday. Happy birthday to me! :D hehe.. To all my friends who send in wishes via emails, smses and wall posts, THANK YOU DEAR for remembering me. *terharu sgt2x*
This year my special present came early. Hehe.. yup, as mentioned in my last post, the special present is no other than the arrival of baby Ibrahim. :)
Just like Insyirah, Ibrahim came three weeks early from his due date. I felt the first sign of contraction on Sunday 12:10am. I ignored the first sign and continue to go to sleep thinking that it might be just a braxton hicks. About 10 to 11 minutes later, I was woken up by another contraction sensation. That was when I said, if the next one came in, I would inform Yaby. And it came. So I broke the news to Yaby but had assured Yaby that he didn't have to worry until morning arrived. At that point, Yaby had to put his thinking cap on. Sebabnya, we were in Bangi for the weekend and haven't got the prep bag with us. After a little discussion, I suggested that we would make a move to Klang after Subuh prayer, grab the bag and then headed to the hospital. My only reason was there were no spotting or have my water broke to suggest that Ibrahim would come any sooner. Yaby agreed and told me to try getting more sleep. So I slept.
As the contractions built up slowly in the next couple of hours, I smsed my sister and made a call to Ummi who was in Penang to let them know the news. By 3am, the contractions interval had come down to 7 minutes. Its intensity increases in the next hour. At this point, I had to start doing the cat-stretch to ease the pain. Seeing me in that position, Yaby decided to make a change of plan and suggested that we should start making a move back to Klang as soon as possible. At exactly 5am, Yaby broke the news to Mak and Ayah telling them our plans. Insyirah was still asleep at that time. So apa lagi, kena kejutkan laa. I don't think she knew the weight of what was happening around her. Hehehe... We told her that we are going back to Klang. In her daze, she agreed. Mak and Ayah decided to tag along too.
In the car, the contractions came every 5 minutes. With Insyirah sleeping on my lap, I was hoping that the contractions could give me more time to 'rest'. HOhohoHOhoho.. but of course it didn't laa kan. I was worried on Insyirah's part since Ummi was not around. Luckily my dear sister manage to make plans with her friends to cover her duty hours to attend to Insyirah's needs. After getting all that we need, we made our way to the hospital. It was 6:30am when the nurse announced that I had 3cm dilation and said that I should be warded. At 7:40am, my doctor arrived and after a few observation she told Yaby and I that Ibrahim will be out by 9am. To be honest, I doubted when she told me that since I was 7cm dilated when I arrived at the women's hospital and it took me more than 2 hours to push Insyirah to her way out. :P
My doctor broke my water bag and by 8:20am, I had the 'pushing' urged. How do I know the exact time you asked me? Hehe.. aaa it's because I was staring at the huge clock from time to time. :P At that point, my doctor said, "Amelia, your baby will be out in three pushes. When the contraction come, push as hard as you could. Macam nak buang air besar. Hold your legs and lift up your head at each push.". I did as what she said and Alhamdulillah I heard Ibrahim's cries before close to 9am after three pushes. I could see Yaby's relieved and excited face. I was relieved too and at the same time tak percaya pun ada that I was holding Ibrahim that soon.
Alhamdulillah I don't have to undergo cesarean. Alhamdulillah there's no tear. Alhamdulillah Ibrahim is healthy. Alhamdulillah I am fine. I know I couldn't say enough thanks to Allah. And thank you all for continuing making prayers for me. :)