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Friday, March 25, 2005

Birth Day

It's so much easier to give birth than to be pregnant.

I was trying to give birth on March 28, my Dad's birthday, so I could get the cash prize of Php 100,000.00. But my baby was so excited to go out.

It was my birthmonth already and yet I still do not know the feeling of contractions.

Saturday evening, I noticed a very slight light pink spot from my undies. I texted my ob and was instructed to go to the delivery room if I had contractions in 10minute intervals.

Monday morning, I was not asked to report for work anymore. I can already feel some tingling pain at my lower back so I called my OB. I was given the same instruction.

Omar and I went to bed at 9:46pm. Yes, I can still remember since that was when I started looking at the time. I had a very light sleep. I woke up every 7minutes since I can feel the pain from my lower back, not thinking that I am undergoing labor already, since I'm expecting something from my tummy and not from my back. At 2am, I started praying for the sign. 2:30am, I went to the bathroom to pee, and there was the sign! I had spots already so I took a bath (I told my husband weeks ago that if I took a bath in the middle of the night, IT's time already). So when I went out of the bathroom, he asked me if it's time already since I took a bath. I told him to go back to sleep and I was trying to feel if it's time already. I woke him up at 3am and left for the hospital. I even asked him not to call anyone yet and not to get mad at me if it's false alarm.

We were driving at 80kph at 3am in the morning, we were so relaxed. We arrived at St. Lukes at 3:30am. I waited for Omar at the lobby while he went to park the car. We walked our way to the second floor to the delivery room. I was IEd then - wala ka bang nararamdaman? 6cm ka na ha! - ngee so that was contraction! Now I know hehehhe!! I did not see my husband anymore and he was alone to process my admission and to inform his' and my family. I was asked a lot of questions about my medical history. They were surprised to see me still smiling at them while answering my questions.

They injected something really thick at my dextrose and I fell groggy, slightly sleepy. I can even remember smiling to my ob when I saw her come in. Then I felt like going to the restroom so I asked the nurse to bring me to the restroom, they said that was it! They instructed me to push, so I pushed! They told me to push without sound, so I pushed without sound! Then I felt asleep.

I woke up when they were trying to transfer me to a different bed. I thought that they were finally going to bring me to the delivery room. I was surprised when I saw them wheeling me along the hallway with another small crib being wheeled at the same time beside me. I was a mother already.

Sophia Jade Santiago Reantaso was born at 6:47am on March 22, 2005 weighing 7.7lbs 47cm at St. Lukes Medical Center. and view Summer's album for more photos.