An Early Stage New Mom Achievements

There are many achievements a mother can parade on their wall by just being a mom, I realised. Like for example, the successful story of latching on their babies for breastfeeding, the success of nappies changing in the middle of the night when their little one decided to give them a wee fountain surprise, the success of making their newborn stop crying. And as time goes by, I'm pretty positive there are more where those achievements came from.

Like in my case, I had to stay in the hospital for 4 days. I bleed before and throughout my contractions and since it the pain was excruciating. Contraction was every 2 minutes and yet dilation was in micro mini scale. Oh God.

I took 2x painkillers, 2x pethidines (super sleepy to a point I was hallucinating), 1 hot bath (doesn't really works) and uncountable amount of injected epidural. Hah!! I could say I'm a labour pain-relievers expert on how they felt now. The last one, the epidural was the best invention in my case. It works really well for me at 4cm dilation and I slept like a baby for a good few hours.

Although mine was a normal labour, the process was so long it adds up to 36 hours. Thank goodness I didn't take water birth. There were a few complications here and there with the baby and my body not wanting to dilate. So in the end they had to induced my labour with drips.

So yeah, Imagine I had 2 drips in my left arm for induction and water drip for the epidural. I had the catheter hanged at my bladder and a small injected tube at my spine. Still I slept peacefully - First achievement.

Then at 10cm, come the pushing part. Oh my god the pushing part. No words can describe how energy- drained it was. Although I was on epidural I could still feel the huge pressure and the urge to push. Today's epidural wasn't like the old days where everything was numb you can't feel a thing. This one was in lower dose hence I can feel the contractions but without pain. And because of that in 20 minutes I felt the baby's head coming out. It wasn't long, a good 25 mins the baby is out! - Second achievement.

Since it was a 36 hours labour, my uterus decided she's too lazy to contract back so I had postpartum bleeding and I lost about 1.5 litre of blood. It became an emergency case and another drip was injected on my right arm. By this time my movement was so limited I feel I could become robocop anytime now.

And every needle poked, there's blood coming out. Forget how scary I was with needle, I was very generous with my blood somehow.

In the UK, just straight after labour they'll give you the baby. There's no nursery so the baby is with the mother all the time in recovery and ward. So here I am so clueless and tired with limited movement, I breastfed - Third achievement. So to cut everything short here are the lists of my achievements

Epidural tube took off - 4th achievement
Took off catheter - 5th achievement
Able to walk to the toilet - 6th achievement
Being able to wee without the catheter and horrible thought of the stitches - 7th achievement
Took off 1st and 2nd drip - 8th achievement
Become an expert in hand pump milk - 9th achievement

All that and after a week, my most dramatic achievement (I thought) was being able to open up my bowel. Yes.... with the stitches and countless iron tablets taken, it was the scariest thing I had to go through. No kidding, though it doesn't hurt as much, I was being a drama queen. But I just can't help myself.

Here I am after a month and with delight, I introduce you my most biggest achievement (is it the 10th??, ahh...why bother) by far in my life - Say hello to baby Wildan Aali Fairuz.

Day 1


3 weeks later

66 comments:

Hana Kimi said...

congrats Kak Hana' ^_^ insya-Allah he will be soleh son untuk akak & husband :)

Ribbon&Circus said...

Salam Hana,

I'm proud of you.
Congratulation on your 10th achievement!!
More motherly achievements soon.. InsyaAllah
Good luck and welcome to the motherhood club.. :)

Hamid S. said...

shukur alhamdulillah! :))

zarithiylia said...

i can't imagine how much pain u have gone through....huhu...u r so tough....

farah said...

Your experienced is exactly like mine cuma I had 41 hrs of labor and 7 days stay at the hospital. I loss 4 pints of blood. Memang penat la. Dengan kena iron tranfusion sume.

I tried all the birthing method ada kecuali hot shower. Don't start on the bath tub haha. 

I had morphine in between contractions sbb I was too tired and because I want my beauty sleep haha. Ngada betul! :p

Apa yg I frust, I had epidural taken masa I was 9cm dilated. I would've go on tanpa epidural tapi nak move forward ke 10 tu tersangat lah slow. 

So with the 3rd degree tear I had, for second pregnancy ni I can't go back to the birth centre lagi. I had to had my check up dekat main hospital and by 32 weeks doctor will decide whether I should go for csect atau tak. Dengan baby's condition, lagi la pula kena transfer ke bahagian org bermasalah hehe.

Your's was a nightmare and so was mine. I faham sangat2. Big hugs to you for your achievementS 

xxx

An Idealist said...

congrats darling!

sapphire said...

Alhamdulillah...tahniah.... :)


Wildan sangat comel..... :)

mrnmrs banana said...

congratulations :D 
comel nya baby..

Tuanbeep said...

alhamdulillah! congrats hana.

nafra said...

cryinnggg T.T ..wildan is so cute...

Didiey Fadhilah Ramli said...

Congrats. Baby Wildan is so schute!

:)

Ifah_shinaz said...

tahniah kak hana... :)

useryna said...

Sis Hana, congrats on your newborn!!!

Yes, being a mother is a great achievement.

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Just reading about how much you went through in the process of delivering your baby boy makes me appreciate my Mum more ='(   What a blessing and a responsibility it is to be a parent. Alhamdulillah Wildan "arrived" safely in the end and his Mummy is all good now =0) 

Lydiarahayu85 said...

Congrats Hana! ive been waiting for your updates.
Happy breastfeeding! berapa lama cuti ?

NOMlife said...

Asalam alekum, I was only checking your blog earlier today thinking wonder when she will post the pictures of the baby and hope everything went well, and now its appeared on my blog roll,  congratulations to you and your family your baby is gorgeous and his name is really nice, what does it mean ?
Your labour sounded exhausting but alhamduliallah you have a beautiful healthy reward for all your hard work. Hope you enjoy been a yummy  mummy x

Stephan Goedecke said...

Hm, this reminds me of going to the blood donation next time, maybe I can help someone like you with a good portion of A negative ;) 

Nurhidayah Omar said...

congrats Hana  :)

shaza said...

Awwww.. you really brought tears to my eyes. 
Soo many things you've gone through during your labor. Well written dear. (I wish I could write my stories like you do) 
All these achievements need to be acknowledge. Not by others but of our ownself. That's why giving birth is part of jihad.Makes me wonder myself will I survive being a mother in future? hehehe Take care,sis and baby Wildan is a cutie.. Can tell she looks like you :)-shaza-

SM@A said...

Ya Allah ! Comelnya dia.  Alhamdulillah, congrat sis.  Welcome to the world of motherhood.
To Wildan Aali ! Aunty doakan agar menjadi anak yang soleh .. Amin.

Nayli said...

Congratulations Hana! Labour pain is 'wordless', however we should thankful to Allah the Almighty for this opportunity-to be a MOTHER. Happy motherhood & happy bonding.

Huda.Som said...

tahniah Hana..

Sanisah Salehuddin said...

Congratulations! He's such a cutie.

Missnote said...

Congratulations! A very cute baby. Alhamdulilah. =)

FRSR said...

so cute!congratulations to both of you.May Allah blessed the whole family,insyaAllah!

Sue Anna Joe said...

Masya'Allah such a beautiful baby. No surprises though looking at mommy and daddy! Make more babies!! Heee.

Ara said...

wow,super scary la crite akk in labor ni.. hehe. by the way,congratulation for being a mom ^^ 
your son is so cute.. hye wildan aali fairuz.. semoga jadi anak yg soleh ^^

aishah amin said...

MasyaAllah, must be an amazing experience to be give birth and be a mom:') 

Aiman_shaik said...

tahniah hana. been waiting for this post. welcome to motherhood - the best thing that could ever happen!

sabrina said...

congratulations! :D

sara said...

subhanallah-what a scary experience!  Stay strong! And your baby is beautiful mashallah! May Allah bless your family!

Amz said...

Salam kak hana..congrat for your beautiful baby..just like his father..hehehe..and I'm so glad to hear from you again here..take a good care of yourself..

kak suzi said...

Congratulations to both of u n welcome to the world handsome !

ct salwani said...

salam dik,

Congratulations.. baby wildan aali is so dearly cute

Fatinfakhira said...

your baby is super duper cute..congrats:)

sheriel aizan said...

Congratulations Hana! :D Well, to be honest, I found your blog months ago and I'm always touched by the connection between you and the baby ever since I read your pregnancy post. Sure you'll be a great mom. Aminnnn :)

Imaronin said...

wow you got through a lot, but you have the sweetest reward now. aww hello baby Wildan Aali Fairuz, you're so cute mashaallah!

ifah z said...

sooo cutee !
Alhamdulillah .

Hani said...

your baby is super duper cuteeee, btw, congrate sis Hana, =)

zaty yusob said...

so cute this little boy of yours ;)

nabila said...

c0ngrats kak hana! ^^ he so cute!

Su said...

Everyday I wait for this post! and yeay! Congrats Kak! 

Actually, I am unknown and I dont know how I found and started reading your blog :)

mommaholic suri said...

Hi dear, it's such  the longest labour experience I've ever heard but i am sure it's gonna be very memorable and you'll be missed to get pregnant again after 2 years or shorter?. hihihi. Baby Wildan is a very beautiful baby boy. Masya Allah! I pray that you'll be all cool in handling your study, being a mom and always a sweetheart wifey. Amin.

Take care dear,

Syakirah Rasul said...

MasyaAllah!!! Congratulations Hana!!!
I am so very happy for you and your family!!!
Finally I am able to say it...hehehe...I have been waiting anxiously for an update and though you gave a clue through your last post I was still afraid to congratulate you...Alhamdulillah now I can see both mother and baby are well  :D
Hearing your experience does scare me a little to be honest, but I guess that's the beauty of a mother's strength...InsyaAllah one day I will have the strength to go through what you have been through  :)
So proud and humbled by all your wonderful achievements!!!
My prayers are with you and your family, may you be blessed with good health!
-Syakirah Rasul-

Coffee Mama said...

Congrats Hana for all your achievement! :-)

Dhyeaelle said...

alhamdulillah.. everyday click on this blog link with hope that hana will update her blog... finally... ;) congratz hana for da newborn wildan! hope can read more stories bout your new mommyhood.. ;)

shazilah hassan said...

Assalamualaikum...
MasyaAllah, hebatnya dugaan nak bersalin yer.
But congratulation for being the tough lady.
Its never easy but in the end.. to see the lil khalifah is just miracle right.
I hope u are well now..
take care..
hugs to ur lil one.

shaz said...

comelnyee...congrats hana... (ur silent reader)

Hanz Zulf said...

Congrats for the new born baby! His eyes is just so adorable. =) 

Yasmin said...

He is absolutely adorable, MashAllah. May you have many more achievements and blessings come your way Ameen.

bint said...

salam aleykoum wa rahmatoullah wa barakatouh
it's my first comment here :), i do like your blog.
I just wanted to say to you : congratulations for your baby !! 
I wish you the Best for you and your family. 
Good continuation 
bint

Sarah said...

mA!! many congratulations :)

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syuhada rahisam said...

syukur alhamdulillah:DD congrats!!

Sya said...

alhamdulillah.. be a good mom sis! i'm happy to know about it.. ur newborn baby cute! May Allah bless u guys.. Be a little tiny good caliph yea Wildan Aali.. :)

Syuk Asriyah said...

Congratulations sis!! I've been waiting for your update. I am your silent reader for a very long time. nervous gak u tak update2 blog. Alhamdulillah everything is fine. 

Laila said...

MashaAllah he´s so beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS to you and to your husband, May Allah bless you all and give you a good life.

kak jiji said...

tahniah hana'...pengalaman berharga seorang ibu! dan nama Wildan AAli tu sangat soothing!

*kak jiji*

amalina said...

congratulations being a mom already. the baby is super duper cute same goes to his mom. may you and your family be bless by Him. insya-Allah. 

Shazs69 said...

Dear Hana,

CONGRATULATIONS! been waiting your update ('m yr silent reader). Alhamdullillah semuanya selamat.

TAKE CARE.

send my kisses hughs to Wildan Aali

Leny Latifah said...

Alhamdulillah.. selamat datang wildan :)
congratulation hana and husband
 

Ratna Suminar said...

Alhamdulillah sudah lahiran,,,,so cute baby nya,,,

from : pembaca setia blog nya hanna heheh

fariza.joe said...

Congratulations Hana! Wildan Aali Fairuz is super duper cute! :)

noor_shamsiah said...

Alhamdulillah, it's a normal delivery. I think if you gave birth in Msia harus you will be straight pushed to the operation theater. It's your first baby. Your body was so new with the contractions etc. Enjoy motherhood. And may you have speedy recovery. And you have named him with a good name, that is another achievement ;-) May he become anak yg soleh.

Azw said...

salam hana... u have a cute baby boy :) congrats for being a mum :) its wonderful to know & read about other people's story of giving birth... it's just make me feel want to get pregnant again hehe.. 

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Hanna said...

very cute lah - congratulations!