I woke up at around 6a.m the next morning to continue with the preparation. The nurses came into my room at 6.15 and I was already in hospital gown. The preparation took about 1 hour and I was wheeled to the operating theater at around 7.45 a.m.
All the while I was calm about the whole pregnancy thing but once the anaes started briefing on the spinal (lebih kurang epidural le tu) procedure he's about to perform, I became nervous - especially when he mentioned about the risks. Sungguh seriau rasanya.
When he poked me with the needle it was painless (sebab dia dah jab painkiller dulu). The nurses put a small blue drape in front of my face so that I'll not witness the whole procedure taking place on my lower abdomen. I felt movement and tugging throughout the procedure while the gynae, paediatrician, anaes and nurses were busy gossiping. I joined the gossiping and tried not to imagine what was taking place on the other side of the blue drape. However, at one point I could see blood spots on the drape, luckily not too much of them. Otherwise, mesti dah panic gile. A friend just told me the gory detail of her last C-sect where she was bleeding sampai kena tadah dengan baldi. Oh, gila punya seriau.
After the baby was pulled out and clean, I was given drug to start uterus contraction. This was when I could feel my face flushing, my ears felt hot and at the same time, small shivers started on my upper body. It was a very different experience from my previous C-sect. Usually the shivers only started when I was pushed to recovery area. Perhaps, this time different drugs were used.
The uterus contraction turned out to be so intense, I was in pain when I arrived at the recovery area. Even with numb feet, thighs and abdomen I could feel the uterus contracting. When I arrived at my room I was already asking the nurses for painkillers.
But as people always told you, once you held the baby all pain will be gone. That afternoon, when I saw my third boy in his cot being wheeled into my room the pain was slowly forgotten.
02nd September 09
25th August 09.
I have no idea how come my boy's hair nampak macam Aliff Aziz.