continued from When Fetus Ladaga Became Infant Ladaga Part 2 (which is a continuation of When Fetus Ladaga Became Infant Ladaga Part 1)
….By the way, I was able to look at the clock when the baby was born, and even uttered, “12:10 am lumabas si baby.”
I was eagerly awaiting to see my baby, but I admit not as much as I thought I would. I was happy to hear his deep, loud cry, because I read that such cry is excellent and would increase his APGAR score. While some nurses/midwives were cleaning up my baby, some were also cleaning me up. I could feel the filth of my va-jayjay, because when baby came out it’s like a year’s worth of clotted menstruation came out of me too. When I (va-jayjay) was clean and sewed up, I was moved to another clean bed (bless you Asian Hospital!), and then the baby was presented to me. While the nurse (? or was it the doctor?) was walking towards me with my baby wrapped in a blanket, my thoughts were running…I remember people telling me that upon laying their eyes on their newborn, they felt that every pain and every sacrifice were worth the tiny baby they see…as Alona (our helper) said: Nawala lahat ng pagod at hirap ko. So I was expecting this magical thing to happen, Read the rest of this entry
continued from When Fetus Ladaga Became Infant Ladaga Part 1
December 25, 2010
…So I went home and ate again. But barely an hour after, the contractions’ duration was longer and the intervals between one another were shorter. I texted Doc Guada again, and she told me to return to LBDH. It was around 5 p.m. when I returned to LBDH. Instead of getting the same female doctor, Doc Guada instructed the ER staff to get a seasoned midwife to check by how much my cervix has expanded. And so a seasoned midwife checked my cervix (another painful lesbian experience). The midwife said that my cervix has dilated to 5 cm (to those who do not know, active labor or the iri-iri
starts when a mom’s cervix has dilated to 10 cm). The midwife predicted that the baby may be out as early as 10 p.m. Randy expressed that he prefers that the baby be born on Dec. 26 instead of Dec. 25, because if baby gets born on Dec. 25, his birthday wouldn’t have an “identity”. He might have no guests on his birthday parties and he wouldn’t feel that Dec. 25 is “his day”. So the midwfe said that Randy shouldn’t let me walk to delay my giving birth. We talked to Doc Guada, and she instructed me to go to the Asian Hospital right away with my admitting order slip from her. Read the rest of this entry
December 24, 2010
Randy and I walked our dogs (2 mini poodles and 1 dobermann) around UP campus at about 7 a.m. I was feeling very lethargic on this day, not to mention sleepy. But I thought I was just extra lazy.
After our dogwalk, we proceeded to South Supermarket to buy ingredients for the Noche Buena handa. South Supermarket was soooo crowded! Randy requested to leave me because there was a scheduled Miami Heat game at 11 a.m., and he knew staying at South with me will make him miss the start of the game. I begrudgingly said, “OK fine!” He sent over our male helper Buboy to fall in line with me and bring me home.
Upon arriving home, I felt soooo sleepy. I slept for hours, and woke up when my Tita Cristy came to fetch TJ (brother) and Ruth (sis-in-law) to bring to Tiaong, for their child (Yoona) will be christened the following day (Christmas). I told them I’ll just go there on Christmas in time fior Yoona’s christening. Read the rest of this entry