The birth of my baby is EXTRA EXTRA SPECIAL because she is my rainbow baby after all, a baby born after a previous miscarriage or loss. As I mentioned before, my first pregnancy was a rare ectopic and as a result this pregnancy was a high risk one. It took us two years to finally conceive successfully.
My due date was supposed to be July 25, 2016. I knew all along I will be giving birth via C-Section, so I know that it’ll be scheduled between my 37th-38th week. My OB was pushing for 38th week so that the baby will be better developed. But of course, my baby had other plans.
My contractions were getting stronger as weeks went by. On my 36th week appointment, my OB took one look at the Stress Test report and told me frankly that giving birth sooner would yield a more desirable result than risking a rupture. She noted my baby’s birth weight and said I can give birth the next day. Wow! I was not ready, to say the least! She assured me that since I already had some steroid shots to help mature my baby’s lungs, my baby would most likely do well.
After the appointment, we went home, I called my equally surprised mom to tell her the news, packed our stuff, and drove off to the hospital. I can’t believe this baby. She’s been so excited to come out since the second trimester–I could tell because I was having contractions as early as 16 weeks… and now she finally got her wish! Hmmm was it a a foreshadowing that she’ll be a handful?
The next day, baby girl was welcomed into the world via C-Section at St. Lukes Global City! The first thing I looked at was her hair. Was it CURLY like mine? Hala, it was! Oh no… rebonding sessions galore in the future! It felt unreal. I thought she was beautiful, the most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen!Read More »