Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Hindi ako pagod sa pag gising kada dalawang oras, literally, yung katawan ko lang talaga ang pagod. Ang isip ko hindi, ako na nga itong gustong tumayo at kumilos na sa bahay, kaso di pa kaya ng katawan ko. Kaya eto exhausted. Siguro for the past 2 days masyado kong pinuwersa maging OK agad para sa lahat, kaya ngayon, nahihilo ako masyado. I feel bad kasi bday pa naman ni Jason, I really want us to go out and enjoy his day. Kaso ngayon mukhang imposible na. Sama talaga ang pakiramdam ko...
Kamusta naman ang kawawang suso ko?
Eto pangatlong araw pa lang parang nagsusumigaw na ng "suko na sila" hahaha, nakalaimutan ko kung gano kasakit atsaka kahirap ang magpa-dede.
Bakit yung ibang babae sa Pilipinas pag nagpapa-dede parang wala lang? Di nila iniinda? Ano? Sanayan lang? Waaaaaaah! Ang sakit kaya...
Nagka-crack na nga atsaka dry... Isipin mo yun, tapos parang nakaka-guilty namang ipagdamot!
Pag madaling araw nga, yung tipong mejo duling ka pa sa antok, tapos kailangan ko na magpa-dede, unang latch nia kasi ang pinaka-masakit eh, kaya pagkatapos ng unang latch, gising ako eh! Parang may sumigaw sa tenga ko ng pagkalakas-lakas "HOY GISING!" Haha, dahil yun sa hapdi at sakit, gising agad diwa mo! Haha!!!
So sa ngayon, yan pa lang ang drama ng buhay ko.
So far so good maliban sa kawawang kambal sa dibdib ko.
Our midwife checked us yesterday,
And everything seemed to be
Kanina lang medyo nahihilo ako
And I noticed
A lil puffiness on my toes and hands.
Sabi ng midwife ko,
I have to increase my protein intake
And more fluids..
More bathroom trip!
Till next time guys,
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Friday, May 28, 2010
Parang hinihili ko pa ang oras.
Kung nandito lang ang nanay pagagalitan
Ako nun eh.
Sasabihin nun matulog ako at magpahinga.
Eh mas inaatupag ko pa
Ang mag-picture at mag-blog
Tungkol kay Raine.
Lalo na ang titigan sya.
I still can't get over the fact
That I just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl...
Ang ganda ganda nia...
Abangan ang mga susunod pa naming kabanata!
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
She's Here Guys!
We are proud parents of a new baby girl
Raine Bella Ralston
May 26, 2010
7.14lbs and 20 inches long
Everything happened so quick.
I started feeling the labor pains around 4 in the morning. I got up in bed having that intense pressure on my back, then I felt a lil gush of liquid, at first I thought it was just more of my mucus plugs because there's a lot of the mucusy stuff that came out with a lil amount of liquid. But then when the pressure didn't go away, I decided that I should really time how many minutes apart the contractions are.
I sat in my exercise ball. And tried to relax and focus, but trust me it was hard. I was like waiting for the contraction to come, my brain is sending signals to my body that I should really try to ignore.
Pain. Pain. Pain. That's a lot of ouch ouch ouch!
I asked Jason to start getting the towels and baby's receiving blankets and hat ready in the oven. Yup, we were asked that it should be warmed up for the baby. I asked him also call the midwife and let her know what's going on.
So when I got up to go to the bathroom there was more fluid that came out, I asked Jason to get the yellow strip that our midwife gave us, and the strip changed its color to purple which means that my membranes ruptured. Yup, my water broke.
Contractions were getting more intense and really painful. I was trying so hard to focus and be strong.
"I am gonna have this baby natural, I can do it!"
Brushed my teeth, put my hair up, and put my robe on! More pain... Gosh!
My midwife got in the house as soon as 20min. She asked me how I'm doing and if I timed the contractions, I told her that everything is happening so quick, now I'm getting it every 4min.
She asked me if I want to get in the water already? And of course I said yes.
The pain was so intense. Happy place? Oooh where's my happy place? I should go there and try to ignore this physical torture...
Ya know what came into my mind?
I pictured my mom in my head. That put a smile on my face and eased my worries a lil bit.
Jason got in the water with me, he was putting pressure on my back and on my knees every time contractions starts. My other midwife came shortly to assist us. When I was in the transition part of the contractions, which means I was probably 7-8cm dilated then, I could feel my whole body trembling already and was getting scared that I will not be able to focus through the next only God-Knows how long...
I felt bad coz I wasn't very nice to Jason during the contractions, he would try and kiss me just to let me know that I am doing a great job. He was so supportive, but I wasn't very loving in return! Heller? I'm having a baby?! I'm dying here! Lol!
My midwife kept asking me to change position.
Sometimes I'm on my knee, or on my back. Then she would ask me to rock back and forth.
By the time the baby's ready to come out, all I could here is myself saying
"I can't do this anymore!"
Then the 3 of them are there, with their sympathetic faces and assuring me that I was doing a great job!
The last 20minutes of the labor was the most intense.
That was the time when I felt like I couldn't do it anymore,
I cannot take take another torture. My body was just shaking...
And I felt like anytime I'm gonna lose it and faint.
My midwifes were great, Suzanne and Sarah were very helpful. My husband was the best.
When the "Ring of Fire" started. (It means that the baby's head was crowning)
I could literally feel like my private was being ripped apart, all I could here is their voices saying
"Lhey, your baby's almost here..."
Right at that moment when I felt baby Raine's head I stopped whining and crying already. it was the moment of truth, I stopped pushing and just fully let go of what my body's supposed to do to deliver the baby out. I could also feel that she is pushing herself out...
It was the longest 10 minutes since her head first crowned.
I felt the most intense pain, and most fulfilling feeling after she was born.
I was so overwhelmed when I fist held her,
her umbilical cord was still attached and they didn't wanna cut while its still beating.
They want her transition to be as smooth as possible. For her breathing and all that.
She was the most beautiful thing in the world at that moment, she didn't looked like a newborn to me,
she didn't look swollen and pale, not at all!
Me and Jason were crying like babies.
The whole experience was so special.
It is very memorable.
I will go through the same pain again, if in the end, the reward would be as beautiful as my little angel.
Natural birth is not easy...
But I am glad I went through the whole experience.
I salute all the mother's out there who gave birth naturally without any epidural.
My deepest appreciation to my friends, sisters, and my Mother. We are Superwoman indeed!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Uy, para po sa mga nanay diyan. Ikinararangal ko pong ibahagi sa inyo na na-feature na naman ako sa isang website... Ito ay isang site na para sa mga ina'ng katulad ko.
Nakakatuwang isipin na sa simpleng paraan ko ay makakatulong akong maging isang inspirasyon sa iba. Bisitahin nio po sana ang website and if you want to be a member please feel free to do so! Thank You! Salamat po! Cheers!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
So anyways, natutunan ko ng wag bumili ng malaking popcorn. Bukod pa sa mahal, lagi lang nasasayang... Wala pa sa 1/8 ang nakakain.
Kaya kanina, small size lang ang binili ko. Kitam mo na, di pa din naubos...
Dito kasi sa Amerika, di pwede magdala o bumili sa labas ng pagkain tapos ipapasok mo sa loob ng sinehan. Di katulad sa Pilipinas, naaalala ko pa, bili pa kami ng Jollibee Chicken Joy tapos kain sa loob ng sinehan habang nood, SARAP!!!
So sa madaling kwento, ayun na nga, nag-enjoy kami sa palabas, bagay na bagay talaga kay Robert Downey Jr. Ang role nia... Galing kasing Actor!
Excited na din kami sa Shrek at Toy Story 3.
Kwentuhan ulit tayo bukas kaibigan! ☺
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