So guys, I thought I should share my delivery story with you all, it’s the most wonderful and beautiful experience a woman can have, to carry your pregnancy to term and deliver without complications.
First let’s talk about how I knew I was pregnant, lol, so I wasn’t having regular periods and I just attributed it to breastfeeding and as such took my mind away from getting pregnant (side eyes) so fast forward to second week of November and I woke up feeling very weak, hungry and shaking (that’s how I know am pregnant) and my heart was just beating fast at the thought of pregnancy, chia I was so scared
I called on hubby’s nephew to quickly get me a pregnancy test kit from the pharmacy while I was praying it should be negative, imagine the kind of prayer points we raise sef, once he got the kit, I knew it would be positive and yes it was.
I was just stunned and now how do I tell hubby who was away on a business trip was the next thing on my mind.
Hubby had been asking me for a few days if I was pregnant and I told him no, so after the test I was chatting with him on WhatsApp and I told him, as sweet as he always is, he just started asking how I was feeling, if I needed anything, what he should get me and so on, anyway let’s fast forward to the delivery.
This pregnancy was very different from the other two and I wanted to go into labour naturally, cos for the previous kids I always had to be induced once its past due dates. So at 38 weeks I was taking long walks, mopping the house and doing so many chores just to get labor started but nothing worked.
I had an antenatal appointment at 39 weeks and 4 days and I told my hubby that I believe strongly that if I go to this appointment I won’t come back home , that I will be asked to stay back cos labour has started ( talk about power of confession!) .
I got up in the morning, took a bath ,looked at my kids that were fast asleep like oh dear this might be the last sight of you guys I have for a few days. I didn’t eat anything and went straight to the hospital , after all the antenatal teachings it was time to see the gynecologist , meanwhile I have been having very strong Braxton Hicks and mild back pains ,I went into his office and he jokingly said ‘ madam you no wan born this baby’ I laughed and told him am here to deliver o cos am tired , he asked if I was feeling any pains and I explained that nothing serious just very strong Braxton Hicks and he said I needed a V.E (vaginal examination) to see if I was dilating I was so happy to hear that and when he checked I was 3cm gone already!! .
He called the nurse and asked that I be taken upstairs and induced, as excited as I was , right there nerves kicked in and I became nervous ,the doctor said in about 8hours your baby should be here , and that’s the news I called hubby with and asked that he bring my hospital bag which was packed already.
I was induced at 1:30pm July 31st and not much progress till about 11:40pm, the pains were first bearable, hubby called around 11:30pm and was like honey how far? I said we are still here o nothing much just 5cm now and he replied ah this is taking long oo , I said just be praying for me and I dropped the call, right after that call , the whole thing changed , I started having contractions back to back nonstop and they were so intense , I told my midwife that I needed to poo and she said ah not here oo ,let’s go to the delivery room so that if it’s the baby I will be prepared ,I said go where? I can’t move from here, anyway they helped me upstairs and once we entered the delivery room it was like the baby and my body knew we had gotten to the right place, cos at that point I was going crazy with pains nonstop, I started squeezing the midwife like she is the one that got me pregnant, at some point I think I told her to just get the baby out of me and let me rest, lol
The urge to push came strongly but she asked me not to that I wasn’t 10cm yet , I kept shouting and insisting to push so she check and broke the aminotic sac ah ah that’s the height of pain cos my baby was crowning and then she gave the go ahead to push , madam push ,I said am pushing , she said no you are just shouting , I gave it my all and boom at 12:47am August 1st my baby girl came out with a large cry weighing 3.8kg wheww
The relief that comes after the baby is out, words can’t express ,seeing my baby and hearing her cry was just everything to me , I uttered THANK YOU JESUS , we got cleaned up and taken to our rooms ,that’s where I called hubby and told him that our baby girl is finally here ! He screamed thank you JESUS, honey we will be coming once it’s day break.
This hunger that followed after the delivery is a story for another day , I was just content seeing my baby beautiful and healthy ,I couldn’t wait to introduce her to her sisters , my mind was at rest , my heart was full of joy and my lips full of Thanksgiving and songs of joy.
Thank you guys for reading this, it means A lot to me. See you all in my next post Xoxo