LDrama with a threshold for pain!
I was very active and always moving. I had no house help so till I delivered so i was cooking, sweeping, cleaning, arranging, going to market, climbing stairs plenty times, etc all by myself. I stopped our occasional cleaner from coming. I used to take at least 30 minutes walks with my husband in the evenings at least 3 times a week. I didn't like antenatal but I attended most. One day, i danced so much in church during praise.
Came back home and my husband and I did the do....... loool. While bathing, I saw very little blood and mucus then i thought it was because of what we did, wasn't sure it was "show". All through that night, I was awake and restless having mild menstrual pains. I was already 38 weeks and in the past one week I experienced occasional dripping fluid. Since it wasn't much I just took it as my body getting ready.
Anyways my husband noticed I didn't sleep that night so he said we should go to the hospital at 3am. I said nothing was wrong with me, besides my edd was in 2 weeks. He kept insisting. We prayed and took communion. By 6am, We went to the hospital. The nurses started making fun of me. That see how I dressed and made up like I was going to party. In fact they didn't check me till 7.30 am. I was very scared of anyone putting hand inside me because of what I had read here that it's painful.
When the doctor came to check, i was fidgeting. He said it's not painful it's uncomfortable, while talking he already slipped his hand inside me and said "is it painful? I said no the he brought out his hand and said I'm 2cm but my labour has started. I'm like "okay lemme go home and come back tomorrow" He said no. I was immediately admitted.
As they were making my bed I was pressed and ran to the toilet like 3 times, nothing came out. The nurse checked me again and said "you are 4cm" and took me back to labour ward. They admitted me there. My contractions increased coming every 7 minutes and lasting for like 1 minute. In between I took selfies on the bed watching the women in pain crying then when mine would come i would run and sit on the cold tiled floor till it stops because the bed was hard and worsening it. 30 minutes later they checked me because I kept running to the toilet for no reason.
I was 8cm. The nurses were shocked. Took me to delivery room. Said I should undress. Here contractions increased but I didn't shout. Just endured. Watching the lady beside me who they delivered. Saw them drag out her baby, I was wowed. God is awesome. Then they checked me, propped me and said I should push. Loool it was so funny cos I had no idea what to do. They said I should poo with all my might. Did it a few times, nothing. Plus my contractions kept coming & going. So we had to wait till it comes back. The mid wives were exactly what I prayed for. Very patient and jovial.
They kept teasing me that I am not serious, closing my legs instead of opening so many times forcing my baby back in. One had to put her hand inside to help bring baby out. I would scream "please remove your hand" cos it was painful. They would laugh and tell me I have no choice. They burst my water there.. it gushed out. Then she gave me a small cut as an FTM ( first time mum). Then when I didn't even know I pushed with all my strength and just saw my baby dragged out placed on my chest. The Mid wife put her hand inside me brought out placenta, then used pads to mop the blood inside. I felt some pain but it was bearable.
Doctor needed to stitch me. Gave me local anesthesia in like 4 places. Immediately they started stitching, see me shouting "its painful oh". Na im dem nack me real anesthesia. Half dose though, so I was dizzy awake. Then he sewed me. When I was brought out my husband was just pressing phone and receiving calls, lool. I was done by 9.30am.
Sweet Stella. Thanks for this platform. I learnt a lot just reading LRD. I joined mom junction on fb and baby center online with their daily emails were most helpful. I give all glory absolutely to the God of heaven. Abeg ignore all errors, name sleep eye I dry use. Omugwo chronicles loading...
P.S. My decoders full this blog cos I have packed all my friends here... don't bother, lool
I am living proof that God's Word works wonders
WOOOOW i am just wowed!!..Your threshold for pain na wah oh