Thursday, September 30, 2010

Welcome my baby girl!

I finally gave birth via emergency CS on September 22 at 2:10 AM to a very healthy 7.3 lbs baby girl.

On that night, my husband's brother came over to get some stuff and we all had dinner at home. While we were walking him towards the village gateat around 630 PM, I suddenly felt a gush of water which wet my shorts. I initially thought it was just an involuntary gush of pee since I was also taking UTI medicines that week and I had just peed before we went outside. When hubby and I got home, I was contemplating on whether it was my water bag or just normal urine. I texted my OB and she called and gave me instructions to observe any contractions/blood.

Since I wasn't feeling anything out of the ordinary, we just stayed at home and continued to watch The Vampire Diairies season 1 on our laptop. During that time I kept noticing gushes of water trickling from down under so at 1030 PM, my hubby and I decided to go to the hospital.

11 PM -- We were at the ER of Marikina Valley Medical Center and they contacted my OB. The resident physician did an IE on me but my cervix was only 1 cm dilated. My sister in law who's a nurse in the hospital was already set to go home for the day when she saw my hubby outside so she stayed for a while and helped us settle there. After like an hour or so, I was taken to the Labor Room.

1230 AM -- My cervix remained at 1 cm so my OB asked the OR nurse to inject Buscopan and another medicine thru IV. Suddenly, my baby's heartbeat dropped from 130's down to 70's then 60's. My OB tried to wake my baby up through an IE and she announced that we had to do an emergency CS. The urgency of the moment scared me and all I could wish was for them to do everything they can to get my baby out safely. My hubby was asked to go inside the Labor Room to talk to me and we agreed on the CS operation.

During the operation, I kept myself awake because I wanted to make sure that things were ok. I was chilling like crazy from the epidural and kept wondering what they were doing from behind sheets in front of me. Then after some time, the Anesthesiologist who was beside me helped push the baby out. After 2 pushes, I heard my baby cry and it was such a relief. They brought her to me after cleaning her up. I also heard that she had a cord coil on her neck which was the reason for the dropping of her heartbeat earlier. Good thing my OB acted urgently on the situation.

3 AM -- I was brought to the Recovery Room where my hubby visited me to tell me everything was ok. I had to stay there until (would you believe) 4PM while we waited for a room to be vacated since the hospital was really full. I felt really bad for my husband who just stayed outside the Labor room the entire time. We went home after 2 days and now I'm busy fulfilling my duties as a first time mommy :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Awaiting for my Zoe Alexa

Last Saturday, we went to see my OB for my monthly check up. She performed an IE cus I told her about the abdominal pains that I was having since the previous day. Turns out that while my cervix is still closed, it has already thinned out in preparation for my labor. At 36 weeks, she still wasn't very at ease with my baby coming out so she recommended bed rest at least until I hit 37 weeks (this Friday).

My hubby's birthday is this Wednesday (the 14th) and I hope my baby girl won't try as much to have the same birthday as her dad. Later I'm scheduled for an ultrasound to check whether my baby's lungs are already fully matured. We're just so excited but we want her to be safe and healthy. Our bags are packed with all documents ready -- we're just waiting for our little one. Hopefully we'll get a favorable ultrasound report later and most of all, we're just praying for a safe delivery and a healthy baby girl.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Baby Registry Items Part I

Here are some of the items that I registered in SM Baby and Co.

Baby Bath Tub

Avent BPA Free 9 oz twin pack
Avent 3m+ nipples
Avent bottle and teat brush

Avent BPA Free Bottle Trainer Cup
Avent Breastmilk Storage bottles
Avent Milk Dispenser

Avent 0m+ nipples
Avent triple pack 9 oz bottles

Chicco sterilizer

4 piece comforter and pillow set
Dr Brown's Level 1 nipples

Dr Brown's Level 2 nipples
Dr Brown's standad bottle gift set

Fold and Store bath sling
Dr Brown's trainer cup

Graco Passage Travel Morgan
Fisher Price 3-in-1 gym
Lamaze Space Symphony motion gym

Lamaze Spin and explore Gym
Lamaze octotunes

Can't wait to select the items for my Rustan's baby registry :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Make up spree

Last weekend, I went out with my hubby, sister, and cousin to Greenbelt to have dinner and 'look around' since my cousin just arrived from Germany. I wasn't planning on buying anything but we went to Rustan's to check some baby items that I wanted to put on my baby registry. Instead of doing so, I ended up going crazy on make up. Here are the things I bought and reviews on what I have used so far:


CD DiorKiss ligloss in chocolate frappe - Smells like chocolate talaga and the coverage is really great. I had a tub of ice cream at Cold Rock but it the gloss was still there after!

Chanel Exeptionnel de Chanel mascara - My new favorite mascara! The brush is really fine and it really does a good job on making my lashes look thick without the ugly clumps.

Not so rave, Not so rant:

YSL Touche Brilliance in #11 and #7 - I love the smell and the tint but since I have darker lips, I still need to apply a base tint or a little concealer to bring out the tint. What i dont like about these the most is that once it gets dry after an hour or so, I end up with super glittery lips.

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara - I bought 3 mascaras this is the other one plus another Chanel masacara (which I love) and the Helena Rubenstein one. I dont like this much cus it's not very different from the cheaper ones that I have like Maybelline. The brush is very fine as well but it tends to clump especially if I put 2 coats on so I should stick to just 1 coat. My point of comparison now is the Exceptionnel de Chanel mascara which really makes my lashes bloom.