Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12.12.12


Good morning!!!
It’s a special day today!!! 
 
My son has been waiting for this day to come. Why? Because today it’s his birthday!
Happy Birthday Dear Baobei….. Wish your life be blessed with lots of love, happiness and more importantly, good health!!! He’s 10 now. How time flies… I can still recall the day he was born…

It was 12 December 2002. I admitted to hospital the night before as I needed to prepare for the Caesar surgery. I had to do the surgery since my baby’s head position was on top (breech). My mom said, when I was born, I was also like that. But my mom didn’t go through surgery and I was still born healthily hehe…

Early that morning, my hubby, Mom and my 3rd sister went to hospital to give me support and encouragement.  I was so relaxed and calm. In my mind, I was thinking, whatever will be, will be…. Just go for it!!! At 9 am, wearing the hospital clothes, I was lying on the wheel bed. They pushed my bed and located me in one room, waiting for my turn. After a while, I started entering the operating theater. Lucky I had to take off my contact lens. I didn’t have to see the room so clearly. In blurred vision, it looked more like a dream rather than reality hahaha… :P The doctor asked me what was my name and my IC number, just in case they operated the wrong person.. haha…  It was a lady doctor.

The assisting nurse asked me to do curling position. They were going to inject me with the epidural anesthesia. I could feel the needle go through my spine. After the injection spread, I was back into lying position. Slowly I could feel numb at lower part of my body. I was still conscious. They blocked my view with a cloth, but I knew there were group of people attending my operation.

The knife was cutting my lower abdomen part. She was cutting it in horizontal line. I could feel water coming out and she was doing something like searching and pulling inside my stomach.

While doctor was busy doing their job, I was also busy praying. I remembered during Dhamma session, the speaker said, when giving birth, do the praying, to welcome the newborn to the world. Same like when people die, we also do the praying to send them off to the other world. So I chanted all Paritta that I knew, started from Namaskara Gatha, Vandanna, Tisarana, Pancasila, etc. I didn’t bother if the other nurses or doctor heard that as well. I just wanted my son to hear it :) After a while, I heard a sound of baby crying… waaa… waaa…. The baby finally came out to the world. The nurse came near to me and showed me the baby. I saw him crying, naked, and still covered with blood stains. My tears came out when seeing him. I saw his tiny fingers moving. I thanked Buddha for everything that my baby finally came out safely, normal and healthily to this world, and also my operation was running smooth and successful.

The nurse cleaned my baby and the doctor stitched my skin back. They weight the baby, put down the timing of birth, and brought him somewhere. After I was done, they pushed me back to the other room. I felt cold afterwards and needed some blanket to cover my body. After a while, they pushed me back to my normal ward. Hubby was waiting outside. Upon seeing me, he was smiling and told me how brave I was and thanked me for the entire thing I’d done. He also said he had seen the baby just now.

I requested the nurse to bring the baby to me for the breastfeeding. After 2 hours, the nurse brought the baby to me. I told them I was first time doing so and might not know if I could do it well. The nurse then helped me with the process. But my baby learned very fast. He could suck the milk as fast as he found it. Hahaha….  I breastfed him for 2 months then he drank powder milk (due to me going back to work).

For the rest 3 nights, I stayed in hospital until my wound dried up. My son was sleeping with me night and day so that I could breastfeed him.  I felt so blessed seeing him. He was such a good baby. He grew up slowly… one month, three months, six months, one year… two years.. three years.. and continue on…

Still remembered his first day going to nursery… going to kindergarten… going to Primary school... going here and there with me… Hehehe… In such short 10 years, he has been through a lot of things.

Two days ago, I browsed to see his photo archives. He was not at home (staying overnight at my brother’s house). My hubby, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and I were sitting down and watching his photo collections in the computer screen. We were laughing and smiling when seeing that. Such a big transformation!!! From a little cute baby, little cute boy, and now, giant boy!!! Hahaha…. Enjoy the video below :)


Baobei, just wanna let you know.. Be who you are! We’ll always love you!! I love you Baobei…. Hope you are happy with your life, always!!! Muachhhh......
 
Cycling to Waterway
I take a leave today so that I can spend more time with him on his special day :) This morning, he woke me up at 7am. My brother's daughter stayed here last night and she has brought her bicycle to our house. And no choice, despite I slept very late last night, I pushed myself to wake up and open my eyes. I didn't want to disappoint the two children. We took out the other 2 bicycles and got ourselves ready for morning cycling. 

The weather was cool. The sun slowly rose to the sky. Nice!! :) We took breakfast on our way back home. At first we wanted to eat at Popeye and KFC, but they were not opened yet. So we stopped at one coffee shop and had our breakfast there.Hope you enjoy the rest of the day honey!!! :)

Ban Mian and Steamed Dumpling
Birthday Boy with the Birthday Cake :)

6 comments:

PaSsuDiary said...

Wow, your son is a special boy going by the date 12/12/12,
Happy Birthday to your son!

Anonymous said...

I miss u Reever. i still remember after your mom having you, she try to resist the medicine from the doctor and try to endure the pain from caesar.. Till finally we force her to take her med.. then she feel better. You are precious to her...
Grow up and love your family..
yz

Overcome said...

Yes Passu! Thank you :)

Overcome said...

Thank you sis :)

Kipchu Kipchu said...

Lovely mom, you are!

Rima Reyka said...

Thank you Kipchu! :)

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