The prompt for today’s post is ‘My Delivery & My Baby’. Whenever I take a walk down the memory lane to the day I was admitted to the hospital for the final verdict, I get a twinge in my heart, those 16 hours and that hospital bed, witnessed me in the worst of agony and distress. But, today, I am going to laugh away that pain and look for some humor in that.
It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Gagandeep Kochar for introducing me. Her blog is named as My Diaries and I loved reading her blog on the prompt for today ‘My Delivery & My Baby’.
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When I delivered a baby in January 2016, I was already a mother to a 9-month-old pup, Caesar, but I did not bring him into this world, he is my baby born from another mother.
So, when I got admitted to the hospital, I already had a little idea what being a mom is all about but what I did not know was, what is it like to give birth to a baby who had rented a place in my tummy for 9-long-months. Though I had read a lot about childbirth and seen numerous videos of live deliveries both natural as well as cesarean but nothing could prepare me for the climax.
Your mind says, if others can do this, you can do it too, whereas your body shouts back at you, “Shut the f*** up mind, we are going to die any moment“. And your poor heart has no idea what emotions to exhibit.
Yes, I felt like I was going to die any minute, I was shouting at the doctors and the sisters for not listening to me, as I wanted them to go-ahead with the surgery and bring the pumpkin out through C-sec, I didn’t care about the pros and cons of anything at that time, actually it didn’t matter at that stage.
It was 6 a.m. when I was almost drained out of energy, words had lost their way, and I hated everyone present near me including my mom. I asked my hubby to bring me something to eat, I was hungry. He went off and suddenly, I felt the urge to poop, (yes, poop and the urge was quite strong), thankfully the doctor was around.
But within a few secs, she started calling the sisters and giving them instructions to prepare the delivery room, while I could sense the panic in her voice, I was smiling because I knew the climax was near.
And, then, I heard her saying, ‘we are not yet prepared and the baby’s head is already showing up’. Oh my God, what did she mean by that? Weren’t they supposed to be prepared all the time? She turned to me and said, “Just hold on for few minutes, and don’t push”. Wow, I always thought one was supposed to push as hard as she can but there the scene was different.
It was 6.30 am when the doctor looked at me, smiled and asked me to push. And I was excited to do that, many delivery scenes from the movies flashed in front of my eyes. (Push, Push, Push harder). But, for me, it was just the second push and the naughty one popped out.
My hubby was back with the packet of chips when I heard the baby cry for the first time. What a timing!!!
There is something which I remember from that day, once the baby was out, I was anxiously waiting to have a glimpse, when doctor brought the baby near, she whispered, “It’s a Boy” and for a second I thought how? I finalized Tisya as the name, and my instincts told me it will be a Girl! Snapped back from the thought train, I kissed my baby and exclaimed, ” And he looks like his Papa!”
So, guys, don’t depend too much on your instincts, they can deceive you. My baby was niether a girl nor looked like me!!!
Hope you liked reading my delivery story and didn’t feel any pain. Do share your experience of childbirth with me in the comments below. I LOVE IT WHEN YOU SHARE!!!
You can also read My Pregnancy Story here- The Roller Coaster Ride.
Now, I would like you to meet Sumira Bhatia, my friend and co-blogger who blogs at The Cuckoo’s Nest. Read her touching and full of life Blog on today’s prompt, Hello Baby! Welcome on the Outside! Check out her blog now!!!
I love how lively your posts are with so many pictures that bring life to your posts . . ! Loved your story . I didn’t know how to push hadn’t watched any movies and it took me quite a few pushes before Uday came out haha
Haha…I guess Nemit was in hurry to come out, thanks for liking the write up 🙂
Haha I was told not to push too, it’s crazily hard not to do! And surprisingly, I assumed I was having a boy and had no idea what to name a girl when she was born 😀
Haha…seems like story of every poor mom ?
Well…I had a c sec but it’s equally painful when the seduction fluid run out of your veins and u realise there is a huuuuge cut down there which is stiched Up n yes it pains too!! And the next morning u have to tell ur self that u r a super mom as u r expected to get up n walk!! But just a cute Li’l face told me…mum u can do it…n it gets done!!….I think story might be different but as u said…..THANKS FOR COMING OUT!! …selfie freek u r….hehe….love.??
Thanks for sharing your experience Richa, I know it’s painful to be a mother, but all the pains are worth to have that cute little angel in our arms.
I was almost dead by 10 hrs of labour. Kudos to you dear. Loved reading the post & your experience brought back so many memories from my labour too ??
Thanks for liking it 🙂
I really enjoyed reading the post! The funny captions of the pics totally made me laugh! Lovely, heart warming and witty:)
Thanks for reading Zainab 🙂
You always make your posts sound so light and humorous but I am sure that at that instant it wasn’t that funny. Loved reading your birthing story Neha ☺
Oh yes, it was lying going through hell but why to remember that pain now that our angels are here 🙂
Lol. Doc told me not to push too at a point. Lovely pics!!!
Crazy doctors…LOL 😉
Very well described, Neha. Kudos?
Thanks dear 🙂
Very well expressed your story.. Loved ur post?
Thanks dear ❤
haha!! instincts can be deceptive indeed! Loved reading this post, I must say you have a super cute smile 🙂
Thanks Charu ❤
Wow, such a cute story .. I enjoyed it.. and yes it’s strange to know at the time of pains “not to push” ?
Haha… thanks dear ❤
Hehe, I can relate to the feeling to the gender reveal you mentioned. We were so prepared for a girl and had everything ready for her. Alas, she turned out to be a he, a cute one at it though. So he wore pink on his first day. 😛
Haha…same story everywhere. 🙂
Aren’t labour and delivery stories the best! You brought a cheer to the day today and that smile while in labour! How did you manage that ? I remember I looked like a devil on my death bed when in active labour!
Haha…I told you na..have something for selfies, managed to smile in that pain ❤
lol… i love your selfies but i really want to ask, did you eat those chips immediately or had to wait?!
Haha…those chips were special, I loved eating each piece just after delivery while feeding the baby ?
Neha I loved the way you showed up your experience.
Thanks dear 🙂
Wow ur posts r so lively… ur sefies ! Cant imagine any patient in labour takin selfies…and hold back the baby by not pushing..that must hv been d most dificult part!
The most difficult part was not to push when I was having the urge to push hardest. Thanks for liking my posts Dhanya 🙂
Your selfie at 4 hours looks very chilled out..not at all like you have described in your post 😀
Haha…i just love selfies with a smile. I don’t like spoiling my pics 😀
Not to push?! Thats crazy .. I would say now .. but with Aadya I just did that .. and the price I paid was the poor child was into NICU 🙁
The post was witty 🙂
Oh God, poor baby, I just got numb at that stage, it was like I was in the meditative stance and didn’t feel any pain while I decided not to push for few minutes. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Even I was set for a girl..but when I saw him all the preferences vanished..but why the docs said not to push
Haha…my baby was already showing up and there was no one to shift me to the labor room, that’s why doc said not to push otherwise I would have delivered on the bed there.
Hahah love your selfies. I so wish I had taken pics from the hospital now. And same here we had no boy name shortlisted.
Clicking pics was the only distraction for me….glad that it made you smile. 🙂
Hahah..Interesting read. Good to know about your delivery story. Nemit was in a hurry to come out.
Haha…always in a hurry just like his mumma 🙂
Hahahh wow .. Your pregnancy and delivery was really filmy .. I m so glad u dint had to go through c-sec .. It sucks !!
Oh yes, now that I hear a lot of horror stories of c-sec, I feel really blessed and thankful to my doc for not giving in to my screams. We need more such docs. Thanks.
Oh wow!!! This brought back so many memories… I remember Karma wasn’t coming down and I had the doctor saying (read yelling) PUUUSSHHH and there were two nurses also pushing down on my stomach and Karan was holding my head up and I was screaming. And suddenly she was out and we heard her and instantly Karan and I broke into hysterical laughter! :p Loved how you have described your story in such a witty and fun way. It was so great to read! 🙂
OMG, can’t even imagine that push wala pain…so glad to know that you loved my story 🙂
That’s a lovely read. It’s fun to read successful & inspiring labor stories.
Thanks Umaima 🙂
Haha! That’s a cute story but I can’t even imagine what you went through
Thanks for liking my story 🙂
It was a great read, Neha. Though I did not experience this pushing and all during my delivery. It was a c-sec but the way you have written and shown your baby’s birthing story through pictures is just beautiful.
Thanks for liking it Neha ❤
This looks like a sweet story. Also yes you do have a thing for selfies. 12 hours into labor and you had your self pepped up for one. Kudos to your strength girl
Haha…just can’t ignore the camera ,❤
Mine was planned c section so I didn’t experience the labor pain.. But you explain your labor hours in a such a hilarious way that it brings smile on anyone’s face… Really enjoyed reading your blog..
Thanks for liking my post dear ❤
My doctor was on the way (it was almost 5.30 am) and the resident doc asked to not to push too! I had no idea (or control) how not to push when things got really difficult and urges that strong ! Haha
Lovely to read about your story… we all have a story to tell when it’s comes to our kids and the deliveries!
Oh yes…stories and more stories in making. Thanks for sharing glimpse of your journey.
A very nice read…though i read it days back but was unable to respond due to some problem and forgot to try later….well, the “don’t push” command sounds unusual cause whenever the delivery scenarios reappear in my mind all i can recall is just “push push and push” in my head…thanks 4 sharing ur story….we all are moms and we are born warriors.
Glad you find time to come back and leave a comment.
That’s a cute story mama. Loved reading the posf
Loved how you managed a selfie in the middle of the labor! I am a c sec mom so I totally enjoyed reading your experience!