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My Mommy Entry # 19: My Birthing Experience (Part 2)

When we reached the hospital, my cousin dropped us off at the main entrance and will just meet us inside. Meanwhile, hubby and I were figuring out were to go since we didn’t have time to explore the birthing center of the hospital during our visits. When we reached Genesis, the birthing center, my OB was already there dressed in her scrub suit and the nurses were already waiting for me. When my OB saw me, she asked me to proceed inside for the preparation. Meanwhile, hubby was tasked to arrange my admitting papers.Inside the room, I was prepped. The nurses asked me to change into a hospital gown and then they asked me to lie down. At this point, I was already thinking to myself, “This is it!” In a few hours time, I will be seeing my baby.I waited for the nurses to do their “thing”.I was then hooked on an IV (my first time, and it hurts!!). One of the nurses was conducting an interview on me. She asked me about my medical history, etc.Then another nurse came and shaved me “down …

My Mommy Entry # 18: My Birthing Experience (Part 1)

It’s been 2 months since I gave birth to our precious little princess Jenika Mikayla.And until now, I can still vividly recall that most unforgettable day. I want to share with you the story of the last few weeks of my pregnancy and of course, the D-Day itself.Week 35 (September 5 – September 11)I was on my 35th week and things haven’t been easy for me. I was having a hard time sleeping at night. I can barely walk because of the heavy weight I am carrying around, and I can’t seem to find a position which could ease the pain and discomfort I am feeling. I was already praying that days would pass by faster than usual. I was already feeling uneasy.
Week 36 (September 12 – September 18)On my 36th week, my OB then decided that I will be having a weekly checkup.I was so excited because I knew that the big day is fast approaching.I took several days off from work this week because I couldn’t function well because of the discomfort and heaviness in my stomach.I decided to have my maternity lea…