As the nurses prepare the pitocin drip, i looked at Q feeling helpless. I knew i can do it. On the next contraction, i said i wanted to try again to which they allowed us to try on our own as they insert the drip. We tried.... but still no progress. Due to my movements, the needle for the drip did not go through the vein. They can't find the next vein, so they need to try on my right hand. All of that takes time and it mean longer duration for my baby to be in that position. Each moment pass, i fear for her safety.
The drip was in, and we waited for the next contraction. Seriously, i don't think it had any effect as i felt the same. But i still try and try. At one point, the nurses was saying something, making a joke that i had forgotten.. and i laughed. She then said...' eh boleh gelak lagi..ok lagi nih.' At one point she asked Q to go and get minyak selusuh that mak prepared for me to help on the process. At the verge of giving up, i asked... 'how about vacuum?' To which they replied that it is the next option and Dr. Rohayu is on the way.
While waiting, i whisper to Q.. ' kesian kat baby... dia ok ke kat situ..' Well she is indeed a strong girl as everytime her heartbeat got checked, it is pounding hard. Few minutes later Dr Rohayu arrived and she said. 'Ok, kita cuba 2 kali, kalau tak boleh baru kita vakum. Sayang sangat....sikit lagi je ni' So i tried, but without success.
And finally, Dr Rohayu hold the vacuum in her hand and said 'ok.we do this together. Dr tolong and u do ur best, at the next contraction, u tell me'. As i feel it coming, we counted, 1,2,3.... pushhhhhh. I pushed all i can, although i can feel the pain getting less but i still push and push. The two nurses was cheering like they are watching a football game, looking at my 'down there' waiting for goaaaal...and cheering 'Bagus! Pandai! Lagi! Sikit lagi! '
And finally at 2.17am, baby head was out. From my position i can see it and it felt surreal. I was about to relax when Dr asked to push again to get the rest of the body out. The second she was out Dr held her to me and said 'tengok..anak ape ni' i was blank for a while, then i look at what Dr was showing and i said.. 'perempuan'. Dr then placed her down and she cry and cry her heart out. The most magical moment.
Next, was extracting out her placenta and stitching. I actually got shocked when Dr said she need to stitch. I asked 'Dr ada potong ke?' 'Ada...kamu tak rasa?' No.. i did not feel anything. Nurses injected what i think is anesthetic and Dr began stitching. No, i did not feel any pain buti can feel the thread going in and out my skin. I just ignored it and turn left to look at my baby. A gift from Allah. Subhanallah. Alhamdulillah.
Once done, we say our thanks and Dr Rohayu left the room. Once she is out, one of the nurse said 'nasib Dr Rohayu... kalo Dr Rosita,.... kena marah dah tadi'. I know Dr Rosita is much stricter. Hehe. As i got wheeled out of labor room, i can feel my belly is now empty and i immediately feel a strong hungry feeling.
I then drank milo, puke it out due to empty stomach, feed my baby and got allergic reaction mysteriously. It's a long night and we are now officially Umi and Papa. :-)
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