A C-section has always been a very scary thing for me. The unease of one has been planted in my mind from watching one of the strongest people I know, undergo the surgery and then recover from it. It was by no means easy. Through her experience, I’ve acquired the fear and carried it with me from before I got married.
Finding out I had to go through the same traumatized me in the moment like nothing I had ever felt before. Go figure – the surgery entails the doctor cutting through 7 layers, removing your insides to get to your uterus, then cutting that open, to pull out a baby – all while you’re awake. =/ Continue reading
It’s now 4pm. It’s been 4 hours since I’ve started the oxytocin. I was told that after 9 counts – I should be in full fledged labour. SPOILER ALERT: I ended up with 92 counts by the end.
Whatever I was experiencing, was manageable. My brothers and sisters in law came by. They brought food – I had some soup and snuck in a bite of a bagel. No solids allowed when you’re on oxytocin due to the threat of choking – or something like that. Continue reading
I’m writing part 2 from bed. Its 2:15pm and I’m currently pumping. Raaya is alone with her Daadi today. Burhan and I are the only ones who watch her but his mom has been in LA for the last month and a half so we thought we’d give the two of them some bonding time.
Anyways – lets get right into it.
Today marks day 71 since I became a mom.
Sunday December 18, 2016, 4:03pm – my perfect baby girl, Raaya Nooreen Ehsan, made her entrance into the world. Coming in 2.5, almost 3 weeks early – every step of the journey surprised me and was nothing I could prepare for.
I’m up. 3AM. Haven’t done a blog post in a bit so I thought why not do one now as I am so sick and tired (literally) of trying to spend my life falling asleep. So if things (like my outfit) don’t make sense, my apologies. I put this together knowing it doesn’t look amazing but when you’re pregnant, you’re desperate to wear anything that just fits. Continue reading
I have to say – third trimester might be my most favourite one yet. Despite the back pain, and inconsistent sleep at night – I find it a lot more manageable than I did the first two trimesters. I’m actually pleasantly surprised at my energy levels and motivation to get things done. Nesting is really getting the best of me. We’ve finally made some leeway on the baby’s room – kept it simple but pleasant. Unpacked all the things we really need and ordered a few other important items.
Surprise surprise! Continue reading