My Baby #2

May 17, 2016 in Baby / Pokemom

Baby #1 here, on 16th June 2014.

Baby #2.

Thank you for coming to this world. ^^

 

When I entered my 38th week of pregnancy, I started panicking. The baby was head down but she was still posterior, and showing no sign of engaging.

It was exactly the same the first time around with Junya. I had a Cesarean with him because he was facing up and did not engage till the very end. This time around I was determined to try for a VBAC, because I know how long it takes for a Cesarean wound to recover and I really really wanted to be able to hold my newborn AND carry my toddler as soon as I deliver. It really really sucks to not be able to move at all when your kids are needing ALL your attention.

My gynae did not allow me to go past my due date, and I wasn’t allowed an induction due to the previous scar, counting in all sort of risk factors, I either had to be in labour naturally BEFORE my due date, or she was gonna operate me on the 18th of May.

I was hopeful because I still had time. I tried everything I could find on the internet that sounded legit to induce labour naturally.

There were the raspberry leaf tea, EPO (for insertion), lots and lots and LOTS of pineapples, I also went to see a chiropractor every week and do all sort of crazy poses spinningbaby.com suggests.

 

I began feeling more mild contractions, but I could still feel her kicks up at my rib cage and towards the stomach, which means she was still in a bad position. I talked to her too asking her to please make a turn, drop further down and give mama some help.

I had one more week to try my best. But on the 10th morning while helping Junya to get dressed in his school uniform, he suddenly peed on me.

I was like what the, Junya…?!

And then he looked at me innocently. Then I realized it wasn’t him. It was myself. My water bag leaked and I wet the bed and floor. But there was no pain. There was no contraction. Everything went on normal for the next couple of hours.

I called the hospital and they wanted me to go to labour room immediately. I was put on CTG and I wasn’t allowed to go back home that day. They say if my labour does not start they will have to get the baby out because once the water leak there’s a chance of infection.

To be honest I did regret calling the hospital. I felt that it wasn’t time yet, and my baby simply wasn’t ready yet, and I could have been given more time. I could do it. But once the hospital knew about the water leak incident they had to follow their policy.

My gynae did break the hospital rule and allowed me to go back that night, and she gave me 12 hours to go into labor.

And when I was home, I was practically on all four the whole time. I was doing cat cow while eating pineapples. My friend Daisy was like, how is that even possible?

It is.

I also went for long walks and climbed 25 floors up. The danna totally did not believe me, but I have proof lolol.

I was really like “COME, JUST COME AT ME, CONTRACTIONS!!!!”

I went to sleep that night, nothing happened.

Last belly picture.

In the morning I was called to the hospital again, and they strapped me to CTG, my gynae did sweeping and broke the membrane, I was waiting for contraction but all I get was 1cm.

Junya was with me and it was our last moments together as mama and the only child.

Showing no sign of labor progress whatsoever, in the evening they sent me to the operation theatre and my baby was delivered via Cesarean.

Hello baby.

It wasn’t my ideal birth plan, but I was just glad and thankful that she was born crying out loud, and kicking healthy.

It was maybe fateful that she chose to come to this world in this way, on May 11th 2016.

Because her brother was born on 11th June and her father 11th July. A celebration on the same day 3 months in a row. And that was perfect enough for me.

My two babies:

The difference of having eyelash extensions lolol.

1 hour old. ^^

Junya came to visit but he was sleeping XD. That’s his picture when he was 2 months old. How he is almost two!!!

Their first supposed touching and heart warming meet-up, totally unsuccessful lol.

 

 

Anyway…

“My name is Sakura.^^”

Twins?

That’s all for now! Looking forward to a new life of family of 4. ^^

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35 responses to “My Baby #2”

  1. sara says:

    Beautiful baby, beautiful name! Congratulations to the whole family, but particularly to mama-well done!

  2. Masit says:

    Waaa congrats Cheesie! Was waiting for this post 🙂 and welcome to the world, Sakura-chan!

  3. AKI says:

    AWWWWWWW Sa-chan <3

  4. Miya says:

    Awwww~ Sakura-chan is so pretty😍😍😍 Welcome to the world little princess!!

  5. Hayley says:

    A beautiful name for a beautiful little girl! Congratulations again ^_^ Hope you are recovering quickly and that the family is well :3

  6. Yuhn says:

    Perfectly beautiful and cute. Huge congratulation Cheesie!

  7. Jiaxin says:

    Congratulation Cheesie! She’s so cute xx

  8. Apple says:

    Congratulations! I think the gynae plays a huge part. My baby was also facing front & not engaged enough but my gynae managed to deliver him via natural birth. I had to have 2 nurses push my tummy from the top and he came out safely without needing forceps or vacum. And that’s how my sunny side up baby was delivered. ^^

  9. C says:

    Hello 桜ちゃん! Welcome to this world! 🙂
    Hey Cheesie, well done and ganbatte in being a mother to 2 under 2 (albeit only for 1 month 😝). You may not have had your ideal birth plan, but as you said, what matters most is that 母女平安 right? ☺

  10. Lily says:

    Lovely Sakura-chan (:

    How was it like to undergo Cesarean? Maybe you can do a blog post about it~

  11. Gene says:

    My delivery of baby #1 was almost the same as your #2. My water leaked but no contraction. However, my hospital decided to wait for natural labour. I was on antibiotic to prevent infection. I was induced not on the following day but the NEXT day! Crazy, right? It was a difficult labour but I managed to gave birth naturally, albeit with the help of vacuum. My baby did contract an infection however and had to be hospitalized for a week 🙁 But she fought it and now she will turn 2 tomorrow! (She is a month older than Junya). I guess it doesn’t matter how our baby exit our womb as long as they are healthy, right? Have a nice confinement!

    • cheesie says:

      Sorry to hear about the infection but so glad it all turned out well!! And yes, you are absolutely right!! 😀

  12. Rosa says:

    Congratulations Cheesie! Your daughter is so cute, just like Junya! And Sakura is the perfect choice of name since it means so much to you and because of the time of year. I’d just like to mention, my housekeeper has four kids and they were all born on the 4th. Now every time it’s the fourth, we ask remind her to check if it’s anyone’s birthday. Then her daughters have daughters and they’re both born on the 9th (I even predicted it would happen. The most recent labour started on the 8th, but then lasted a whole 24 hours so she was born on the 9th).
    All the best wishes raising your family!

  13. Lee Jin says:

    congratulation cheesie! welcome, sakura, to the family full of loves.

  14. Ayla says:

    Congrats Cheesie!

    2nd c-sect not so bad right? At least for me. I recovered quite fast than the first one and the pain was bearable compared to the first time. But still cannot carry your toddler first hehe. Anyway, her name is beautiful.

  15. Km says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful kids and mum!

  16. Molly says:

    Congrats Cheesie!

    Enjoy bonding with your princess 🙂

  17. Yuxing says:

    Dear Cheesie!

    I really hope you will read this, since I am commenting after so long!

    I am crying after reading this post! I know it is very siao but I am so thankful that you and your baby are alright and everything! <3

  18. vivienette says:

    Finally I came over to leave a message! I followed “cheeserland” and “cheesiepetit” for quite sometimes. Both of your children are cute and beautiful! I like Sakura’s name! It’s beautiful! And it reminds me one of my favorite Japanese anime —- Cardcaptor Sakura! In Japanese is called Sakura-chan, right? So probably is 小樱 in mandarin. 😀

    Last but not least, Happy “Belated” Birthday to JunJun and Happy Full Moon (or Month) to Sakura! I wish they grow healthy, be a happy+good boy and good girl in future!

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