Apologies for my epistle. All protocol duly observed*shines teeth*
I took in almost immediately after our wedding.
My first trimester was not very easy as I was mostly dizzy, tired and irritated by smell of certain foods, body sprays/ perfumes except sure spray.
In my 2nd trimester, too much energy come dey worry me plus I was Glowing n basking in my roundness lol!!!!!
Along came my third trimester, I was just counting down to offloading plus I couldn't wait to see my baby.
Fast forward to 39 weeks, I went for my antenatal and the doctor asked to do a membrane sweep to speed up labour and I agreed. The pain no be here ooo. I cried a little and she apologized saying that " I am sorry OK but this pain is nothing compared to the real labour pain"
I went back on Thursday of same week and the doctor did another membrane sweep and said baby was still high up but if I don't go into labour this week I should come in on Friday for induction.
I got home and saw a "SHOW".
I called hubby on phone as he was in Nigeria then and he was elated on top Show!
My Margaret Thatcher mum made me to walk long miles daily even with the thick Calgary snow Hahahahaha. According to her, it will make the baby drop lower as I was becoming a couch potato.
On Saturday, I woke up to painful contractions n within hours it became 3-5 mins regular. I told my mum and she said I should get ready.
I brought out a nice joggers I bought for labour day, packed my hair nicely, light make up and put on my recommended glasses.
My brother drove us to the hospital n I was checked yet again n I was 2cm. I was instructed to keep walking around. Fast forward to 8pm I was 3cm.
I was told " please you have to go home till you are in serious labour, trust me your mum will know when labour starts"
I was pained because I had to pay $773 for false alarm labour.
I got home n still wore my labour joggers". I ate a light dinner and sat in a corner enduring contractions. My mum warned me again not to scream during labour instead I should pray and save my strength for pushing.
At 3.44am, I was seated in the living room and I heard a burst of water, then more water and more water ahhhhhhhhhh! I shouted on my mum n brother to get up let's move!!!!!!!
We got to the hospital at about 4a.m n I was 4CM then 6cm then drip then vomiting then PAINNNN.
I never knew I could bear this kind of Pain. I was asked if I wanted epidural, laughing gas etc. My mama dey look me with side eye so I said no.
Boom! boom!! boom!!! 8CM I could feeeeel a heavy urge to poo and I was told not to. At this moment, with every contraction I held the baby in like as you do kegel. The pain no be here ooo.
10CM!!!! Once you feel a contraction you push=!!!!
Push 1-no show! nurse-you are doing great. Well-done !
Push 2-* mum- I can see the hair, nne, chia Ihia ka I na achi nshi" lmao
Push 3-nurse to doc: I think we need to get forceps to assist labour .
Mum- Ada m jisike Muputa nwa Biko.
Push 4: I no look anybody face ooo. I Pusheeeddddd and my baby's head came through and ripped me apart. I knew the tear was bad with the scary look on mums face. Placenta followed suit.
And my baby was handed to me and she started crying n I started crying too. I looked at the clock and saw a blurry 9:50am( I forgot my glasses)
She weighed 3.7kg and I was taken away to be stitched in the full glare of 5 students and 2 doctors and 1 Anastethilogist.
I called hubby and he was upset I didn't inform him earlier. Hahahaha
A catheter was inserted and removed the next day. I was told that if I can fill up 800ml of urine container 3times that I will get discharged. I did it ooo with supervision. And I was released for discharge after baby was installed in a car seat.
The aftermath left me in total pain n my sweet mama massaged me head to toe with better hot water but my punani was swollen and red. I was sitting on hot water morning n night( mama's instruction). I couldn't sit properly for weeks Cos of 2nd degree tear and anal lacerations.
I was placed on pain killers and stool softener.
I thank God for this experience as It made me appreciate mama moreeeeee.
What I love most about being pregnant is the kicks and baby movements. This experience dey sweet me but when I remember the pain hmmmmmmmm.
We plan on embarking on another journey late 2017 as my darling will be 2 then.
Stella, God bless you for inspiring women to relive their labour experience. Jisike.
Stella, I was wondering if we can do a BVN on how women can bring back their sex game after having a baby. I was/still dealing with loss of sex drive, dryness during sex(ky jelly didn't help), trying to loose weight etc. The struggle is REAL.
*No need to stat any only sex topic,anyone else sending in can add how they got their groove back na..BUT WAIT OH YOU HAD 2nd degree tear and anal lacerations?JESUS CHRIST!