Monday, November 21, 2011
I'm very happy to announce that the little guy in my tummy was born safely on Nov.14,2011 at 3:49pm. My dear Jacob was actually born a month earlier than his due date and even earlier than his scheduled Cesarian delivery (After intense discussions with my hubby and my obgyne....we finally settled on Nov.29 for CS delivery...but my little Jacob just couldn't wait any longer....kkkk). My entire pregnancy went on smoothly except for the 8th month wherein I experienced a continuous decrease in my amniotic fluid. My doctor had to give me strict instructions on how to REHYDRATE my body, but still my baby came out earlier than expected.
I was already in pain on Sunday but I still manged to clean my room, go to church, and go to to the mall to buy a graduation gift for a dear friend.....by Sunday night I was having contractions every 10-20mins for around 15 seconds but I thought it was just because I had a tiring day so I decided to sleep it over. I would wake up from time to time because of the contractions but I still ignored the signs because it was just too early. The next day Monday, as soon as I got up I knew it's time to rush to the hospital because my contractions were already on a 5minute interval in a very intense 30 seconds time frame. Stupid me I still thought maybe it was just time for poo-poo so I tried to relax myself by going to the bathroom to poop. I did poop alright but the pain was way TOO MUCH for me to handle. When my mom saw me in pain, she asked me what the problem was and after explaining how I felt she didn't even allow me to finish my story she just called my brother and and told him to rush me to the hospital ASAP! So there I was in excruciating pain but I was surprisingly CALM.... I didn't even SHOUT or CURSE (just like the other woman in labor beside me). I guess I trusted my OBGYNE a lot and just went with the flow. It was an absolute OPPOSITE of what I experienced when I gave birth in Korea. My decision to give birth in the Philippines may have costed me more(I wasn't eligible for the national insurance and other medical benefits because I didn't contribute my share after being based in Korea for almost 6 years) but it was worth it.
Now I'm home and enjoying my time with my little Zach, my dear baby Jacob, and of course my loving husband (Hubby was MIRACULOUSLY granted a week of vacation by the company's president.....kkkk). I will probably be back in Korea by February (yes you heard it right....it might be still too cold in Korea by that time, but my hubby just couldn't live without us any longer.....kkk) Thanks for all the prayers and for patiently waiting my next post....until next time.