That’s me catwalking my way to delivery… Naaaaaaah… But yes, that is me in labor.
When I first met my gynac while expecting K (Newborn), I was told that every pregnancy is different. After 9 months, 2 #birthstory and a month of postpartum I can complete the statement by saying, it’s not just every pregnancy but every childbirth story and every child is different. I don’t intend to discuss the 16 hours of labor but yeah of the few things that happened post K was born.
👶 Experienced my first skin to skin bond.
With T(19 month young girl), I was too dazed to have this moment. I didn’t miss the opportunity with little K. I held her close to me and yes, she did respond to Junior.
👶 The delivery didn’t end with K popping out. The life force AKA placenta had to be pulled out. So the labor pain and contractions were still there.
👶 Shivers and Chills
My friends remember this so well. I was shaking my butt off. Shivering as if I was in the middle of convulsions. This was basically body reacting to hormonal changes, change in body temperature and reaction to the epidural.
👶 Bloody Mess
A short version. Extensive blood loss, husband scared I may die, blood on the floor, weak feet, faints. Comment below for a longer version.
👶 You’re Hungry AF
After staying hungry for over 12 hours, popping a child out, I was exhausted and super hungry. At that point in time, the silly karela tasted awesome.
👶 Sleep like a baby, what’s that?
With T with us in the hospital, we didn’t have rest at all. I had to BF two babies, one being a cranky, hyperactive toddler. I barely slept. While little K was kind enough to not trouble us, T made sure she did the part for them both.
While I type this, the girls are in deep sleep lying and holding me on both sides. It’s crazy how strong we mom’s are when we pop them out. It’s said that a Human body can bear only up to 45 del (units) of pain. Yet at time of giving birth, a mother feels up to 57 Del (units) of pain. This is similar to 20 bones getting fractured at the same time. So the next time you think you’re weak, do look at your little one and remember, YOU CREATED THEM.