On to the delivery ward we marched! Omo I couldn’t wait o! And word had gone round the midwives and nurses that i was told back home that i was having a girl and their own scanned showed what looks like a boy. Apparently cases like that are rare there! (Detailed people!) So everyone was waiting for my baby to see whose verdict was right! Lool! I got in the delivery room and met this amazing Zimbabwean nurse, i instantly requested for epidural and she said i cant have that till i’m at least 6cm dilated. So she gave me metamorphine and your sister went gaga! i was high! I started misyarning and the whole room seemed like the entire Africa! My head felt soooo light eh! I heard Helen ask the nurse if the drug was supposed to make me talk out of point, I didn’t hear the nurse’s response but the last thing i heard before i dozed off was Helen saying “nonye I think you need to stop talking”.
Sunday April 29 2012: The pain woke me up and i looked at the time it was like 12am Sunday morning. Helen was still wide awake beside me! She didn’t even have anything to eat! I ran into the bathroom and threw up, had Helen take a picture before I went back in and requested another metmorph shot and dozed off again. By morning the dose had worn off and I needed another! and my Zimbabwean friend had gone as her shift was over. After what seemed like forever, the anaesthetist came in with the epidural! Meeeeehnnnn see fine bobo, dayuuuuuum!!!! Very tall and Orlando Bloomish kinda cute! Hehehehehe! i kid. I didn’t even know when the whole process was done and i slllleeeeeeeept! At around 3pm the nurses woke me up, burst my water and told me to push. This was when labour began.
Please women, the moment you discover you are pregnant, cut down your sweet tooth, forget cravings, most times its in your head! Eat well, lots of veggies, lots of fruit, folic acid to help with blood and baby formation! Take light walks, pleeeenty water and if you can start taking raspberry leaf tea from 28-30weeks, 2cups a day then gradually increase it as you advance. The tea helps you go into labour on your own without being induced. While it is God who preserves and protect, we have a responsibility to care for what he has put in our hands, yourself and your baby!
Have a blessed weekend and note that childbirth is very very do-able!!! I did it, you too can!
God bless us all!