Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Baby!

I gave birth last Saturday, Oct. 22, to my second baby girl.  It was a very fast delivery (and I mean fast!) as I got to the hospital fully dilated.  I didn't even know I was going to give birth until my water bag broke in the middle of the night and good thing I even made it to the hospital.  I never felt any contractions so I didn't even have anesthesia! I gave birth normally.

I got the baby out in less than an hour with a bit of drama in the delivery room.  There were some complications which I won't narrate here but the important thing is my baby and I went home last Monday together.  Actually, I was allowed to go home a day after delivery but I opted to wait for my baby.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

What a journey....

It's been a loooong time. Six months to be exact.  I am 9 days away from full term and my pregnancy had its ups and downs.  

I was put on bed rest and medication somewhere in my 2nd trimester for pre-term contractions.  I had on & off bouts with asymptomatic UTI and yeast infection (which I never had before, blame it on pregnancy hormones) for which I was put under 2 cycles of antibiotics and 2 cycles of yeast medication at different times.  Good thing my last urine test (yesterday) was negative or else there would be a high risk of my baby being left in the nursery after giving birth.

In the 8th month my OB stopped my vitamins and milk (Anmum) because my weight was going up a bit fast.  I needed to go on a diet so I wouldn't have to undergo a Caesarian Section in case my baby got too big.  Now that is such a difficult thing to do once pregnant- to go on a diet as you're hungry all the time! To think I don't eat or drink too much junk at this time.