I initially packed my hospital bag as baby bag & mommy bag, but then I realized hubby might have a hard time lugging around 2 big bags at the same time so I repacked them as Bag A (labor & delivery bag) and Bag B (recovery & rooming in bag).
Items that are
struck through are things l brought but did not use, while items in italics l wish l did bring.
Word to the wise, you don’t want hubby going out a lot & leaving you to get stuff, so it will be nice to bring as much as you think you need, have help around, or ask visitors to pick up a few things (& meals) on their way.
The title says it all.
I was behind schedule today. We took a nap at midmorning, and before I knew it it was already 12 noon. I rushed to bathe, then fixed everything we needed for your bath.
It was all going so well – in fact, this was only the second time ever that you did not cry when l washed your face. Then I proceeded to wash your hands – still no reaction. Then I opened your diaper, and as expected it was really wet, but there wasn’t much poop in there.
I should have known. You were giving me this all too familiar look of concentration, and you were making these wheezy grunting sounds.
Day 4 – July 13 2013
Tita Grace finally dropped by today and brought you a present – an adorable pair of baby blue denim chucks ♡She was so thrilled to see you, and like Tita Fichi she also had a hard time keeping her hands off.
Since l took my leave of absence, the wait for Oreo to arrive felt like forever. So when l started to have regular contractions, l thought I was more than ready. Boy, was I wrong.
This is basically what happened:
1:00 pm Contractions every 15mins
3:00 pm Contractions every 5-7mins
3:30 pm Bloody discharge, advised by OB to go to Cardinal Santos
6:00 pm IE at 3cm, mild contractions still at 5min intervals;
went out for a walk & dinner @ Banapple
9:00 pm As advised went back to Cardinal Santos;
lE still at 3cm but stronger contractions
admitted to private room
11:00 pm Given IV and painkillers
8:00 am Given primrose oil to soften cervix
12:00 nn IE at 5cm, strong contractions;
Transferred to Lamaze room;
5:00 pm IE at 8cm; baby’s head already visible;
5:37pm Baby is delivered -7.6 pounds & 19.7 inches!
Unang yakap & successful latch
Daddy cuts umbilical cord
6:30pm Transferred to recovery room
8:30pm Transferred to private room w/ baby