Monday, December 14, 2009

The Joys of Giving Birth

When I gave birth I was awake but when she got out they took her to another room to suck the water out of her lungs and the doctors had to clean her up. So when they showed her to me, I had no recall of my first encounter with her....

When I was in the recovery room I was daydreaming about how my baby looked like or how big she was and if she was healthy. One of the nurses who assisted in my birth came to visit me and assured me that my baby was perfectly fine. She also told me that I already saw my little angel but I just couldn't remember because after all that pushing I was so exhausted that I fell asleep right away. Plus the drug kicked in so I was really groggy.

As soon as the nurses took me to my room I was ecstatic.. I thought I would be able to see my baby but they had to keep her in the nursery so that all the necessary tests can done. Good thing my best friends and some of my relatives came to visit me and make sure that I was okay. I was awake almost the entire night thinking about my baby and thanking God for a fast and successful delivery. I watched cartoons before I finally dozed off...

The next morning when I woke up I was still kind of drowsy because of the medicines that they made me take early in the morning. I was still waiting for the moment when I can see the baby. We kept calling the nursery asking if they could bring the baby to the room but they said that we will have to wait until late afternoon because the doctor hasn't given a go signal yet..

After several hours, the nursery called the room and asked me to come down to the nursery because they will teach my how to breastfeed. (I'm a first time mom so I really have no idea as to how i'm going to do that.. and I may say, its not easy!) It took me 48 years to go down the nursery because I insisted that I walk all the way down and I was stubborn enough to refuse riding the elevator. After the grueling 2 flights of stairs I arrived at the nursery and there I saw my little angel and I felt like I was on HEAVEN!

That was probably the most memorable moment in my entire life! (well not yet, but i'm sure i'll never ever forget that!) Everything is still fresh in my mind but just to make sure that just in case I bump my head and lose some of my memories I decided to write about it ;)

My Little Sofia Alexei....




7 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

Congratulations!

ahmer said...

beautiful baby... : )
a.k.a. WAIT

Paulette said...

Thanks Borneo!

Thanks Ahmer :)

Johnny Ong said...

congrats on yr newborn. wish that u and the baby will enjoy a good bonding

Retro Manila said...

SO CUTE!

Congratulations on your newborn. Sofia's such a beautiful baby.

So happy for you.

Myk said...

So precious! Congratulations! :D I'm hoping you'd breastfeed instead of bottle-feed. It's healthier and more economical. Not sure how you'd take that from a total stranger, but I'm a nurse so I do know what I'm talking about. ;)

Random Student said...

Sofia's got momma's eyes... And yes, breastfeeding has long-term benefits for the kid.

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