Title tu inspired by all this trending sites on fb. "The dog did this. I cried as soon as he did this." Or "This man proposes, but wait till you see what he's holding.." - such a bore. Hehe!
Blogging suddenly feels like freedom now since all i do during this confinement period is plastering myself to my baby.
You know, the first baby memang get most of the attention, from the time they're in our belly up till they have sibling(s). Nadrah's name came about quite easily. I googled, and had several options, and then one day, i was reading the Quran, and the word "nadhirah" just followed me into my dream for nights. When i proposed the name Nadrah to my husband, he was just "OK. Jalannnnn"
But for our boy ni, i had several options, but all of them were declined by my husband.
He's got a friend whose name is this and he's like this, he's got a classmate with this name and he's like that, etc etc - the names all just tak jive and he seems to know so many guys that whatever name i chose, mesti ada someone with that name yang dia tak berapa berkenan.
I had my choice, my final name but everyone (husband and family) tak nak.
Sedih ok! They even made fun of the name! T_T
So, i told my husband that he should find the name since the ones i chose tak best. Selagi dia tak jumpa, then on the day our baby's born, he's gonna take the name i chose for him.
With that, my husband began his search for the best name for our son.
FINALLY, he chose Isaac Ashaal, and alhamdulillah i was good with it, my family's good with it, and the world seemed so much brighter since. Haha!
Now, pregnancy with Nadrah & Isaac are completely different. With Nadrah, it was the constant muntah from day one till the day i gave birth to her. With Isaac, it was ok, but he was like a vampire, sucking all my blood that i get tired easily and a lot of times, i would bend down (macam tengah rukuk) in the middle of shopping or something just to get the blood & oxygen into my brain.
I bet it looks kinda weird. Apo ko hei pompuan ni tengah rukuk tengah tengah 7-11 ni? Bahahaha =p
And i thought since i've endured 14 hrs of contraction with Nadrah (before i submitted to epidural), i thought i'll be able to endure the contraction with Isaac. But NOPE. Isaac had to be induced because doctor said if i wait some more, he could be too big to come out naturally and i have a small pelvic, therefore kena c-sect. I didn't want that so i heed doctor's advice.
But oh my... Induced punya contraction... Sakitnye SAKIT!
Eventhough my husband said i handled the contraction better than when i was with nadrah (masa tu first time kan, so all the time contraction, i just cried. Zikir pun zikir la, tapi sakit pun sakit la), it was too painful! First induced tak jadi, but second time tu... Ya Allah, terus one minute apart je contraction. And i was in so much pain that my body vibrated like crazy and with every breath available, i begged for epidural.
".....Sayang...Epi....Dural....Nurse...Now...", whisper with rattling voice, can you imagine? Haha!
Dapat epidural, baru lega and alhamdulillah, selamat beranakkan Isaac with 3 well-orchestrated push lead by the nurses & doctor. He weighed 3.6kg. Sihaaat dia =)
Nadrah came out into the world screaming, as if announcing her own arrival, and Isaac pulak came out completely blue (the cord went around his head) tapi dia chill je. The doctor and nurses tended to him so quick and all he did to announce his arrival was a short "Hua" with eyes open. Hahaha!
It was cute =p
Muka blue-ish sebab kena belit tali pusat. In case you're wondering why tak kena bedah, his heart rate and my air ketuban were ok, no signs of baby in distress. Alhamdulillah.
Unfortunately because i have GBS, we both had to stay at the hospital for a couple more days...
Anyone yang pregnant tu, make sure you ask your doctor to check your GBS k?
It's for your baby's own good.
So both pregnancies and labours were completely different. I know la that they wouldn't be the same, it's just that experiencing it made me realise that i was actually hoping that it would be the same so that i can 'handle it better the next time'.
It has been over a month already, alhamdulillah, but my little family is still adjusting to our living arrangement. And also, nadrah still hasn't fully grasp what being a sister means. Oh well. InshaAllah soon we'll all just adapt.
Can't wait for my pantang to be over!
I'm already craving for some food, freedom and driving! But then, the next challenge will be doing chores with these 2 kids... Hmmmmm..
Ps: i gave birth at PMC, sg Buloh. Doctor Wan Ratna.