Yaaaayyyy I was pregnant again! Noooo I had to endure morning sickness again and the entire pregnancy journey is just not my thing. I don’t even have it bad and I get depressed just thinking about it. I mean who wants to feel sick 4 months straight! That taste in your mouth and just being tired ALL the time is just not my cup of tea. Fast forward through that depression to 16 weeks when I found out it was a boy!! Now all of a sudden there’s new excitement. I have a penis growing inside my stomach! Yikes! Lol no I don’t feel the actual penis in my stomach but there’s just this excitement about having a BOY!
With a girl as my first born the boy just completes my family. The few issues I faced along the way included nausea for an additional month as compared to my daughter. They say it’s because of my boys’ hormones.
I also kept getting contractions from 34 weeks going so my doctor advised that I take a steroid shot to speed up his lung development just incase he decided to come earlier than expected. That injection was so painful! In fact I saw stars and had to lie down for about 10 minutes before getting up to walk again. By 38 weeks doctor advised induction, because my contractions kept getting stronger and stronger but no baby was coming.
So again I had an induced labour scheduled for 9th December 2016 even though his due date was 25th December. Yes I know he would have been a Christmas baby! I’m glad he wasn’t though. 2 days before my induction I woke up from a bad dream. The dream was irrelevant but I got to sudden push to open an e book that has been sent by my best friend Michelle and sitting in my email for the longest time. The book is called Supernatural Childbirth by Jackie Mize.
If you don’t have it, please buy it! I believe this book saved me. God bless you Michelle for sending me that book! To make a long story short it teaches you how to use faith and prayers to go through labour as painless as possible. That God created our body for this and it’s the fear of childbirth that makes it hurt so much. From that moment my entire perspective changed and the experience was incredible! Induction day -8th December 2016 I went in prepared as ever.
I was ready to conquer this especially after reading my supernatural childbirth book. I had my bags packed with my ‘peri’ spray bottle, big diaper underwear, my exercise ball, yes I was ready to exercise my way out of any discomfort. I had learned from Natalie, dearest sister from another mother, that the worst thing you can do is lie down and crouch while in pain. But the most important thing I had packed with me now was FAITH. Faith in the fact that this would be a smooth and painless delivery. The thought of an epidural didn’t even cross my mind. I was ready! By 2am I got my first induction and I hit play on my birthing playlist filled with relaxing worship songs and some r&b. I was bouncing and doing an eight on the medicine ball attempting to help my cervix dilate faster. Did you know that sometimes you can be induced and it won’t work? Gasp! There’s no way that was going to happen to me. I was certain because I was praying and begging God to see me through. In fact the book has prayers and scriptures that I followed. I started feeling some mild cramps and I thought yes I am finally dilating. By 4am my midwives came in and checked my dilation and I still hadn’t dilated. Oh no! At that moment I had another silent prayer that God please somehow you led me to read this book. Please give me some sign. Then I remember thinking ‘ok please the next time they come and check on me please let it be 5 cm dilated.’ So the midwife inserted the next dose of medicine at 4am and left hubby and i in the room. Oh as for him he was asleep in 5 min after the midwife left. Me on the other hand I continued exercising and immersed myself deep into prayer. I prayed for the babies head to be down and stay down, I prayed for the cord to not be around his neck, I prayed for my body to dilate with ease, I prayed for my vagina to receive his head without tearing. So step by step I prayed and soon the pains had increased. I thought ‘oh dear this book is not working’. Now hubby had woken up and was helping me and rubbing my back as I felt the pains 1 minute apart. At this point I’ve kicked my exercise ball out of the way. I’m pulling on my husband’s shirt while he holds be in a hug position and rubs my lower back. He’s showing me how to breath when the pain comes and goes. I’m getting frustrated because it’s hurting so bad and his method is not working. The doctor comes in and is happy about the moans I’m making from pain. Now apparently the induction is working. Eish! I didn’t even respond to what he said. Just kept focusing and praying. Finally the midwife comes in at 7.30am to check on me again. This time I’m borderline begging for the pain to just end. I had given up. I kept telling hubby ‘I can’t do it’ and remember dropping my head back as if oh then the movie director would come and say “cut! Let’s take that again!” Hmm there was no going back. Now this midwife had to check for dilation. I opened my legs and she literally stuck her entire hand in my vagina and when I say PAIN I mean I wailed for mercy. “Oh the head is right here. Tap tap. You are 5 cm dilated”! Amen! That was the sign. Did you hear her? She said 5cm not 3 or 8 but 5 just as I had prayed for. This is God at work! But I still had 5 more to go and they say usually an hour per centimeter of dilation. Mmmm I said no this baby is coming NOW! I need to poo. She said no you can’t do that madam. That’s probably the baby. They rushed me to the labour ward with me on a wheel chair saying “oh Jesus oh Jesus!” Hmm. Finally i got onto the delivery bed screaming and holding hubby’s hand. All of a sudden the worst of the worst happened! Are you ready for it? I had my first push and pooped all over the delivery table! Nooo! Now tell me how I stopped screaming in pain and looked at the 3 midwives on the receiving end asking in horror “did I just poop?! I’m so sorry!” They looked at me confused “madam push! Don’t worry push!” So I keep pushing and on the 3rd push I feel his head coming through my vagina and I see the midwives reach for him, turn him and pull the rest of his body out. Relief! This time they placed my baby on top of my stomach still attached to belly button! Awww he was perfect and I felt an immediate connection.
Love at first sight indeed! I smiled and knew what other mothers felt that I didn’t have the time to feel for my first birth experience. It was real, it was raw skin to skin contact. I didn’t have that with my first because she had the cord around her neck. Maybe that was the difference. Or maybe I was just more prepared this time. I was smiling and happy and in love immediately.
No it was that book! I had delivered supernaturally in Jesus name.. amen !