I should get this down in writing coz Ivan might want to read about it when he gets older (or maybe not).
Saturday, 26th June 2004
Anyway… I started having light bleeding in the morning and since I was at work for half a day on this particular day, I decided to give my doctor a call. The nurse picked up the phone and very calmly told me that I should not worry and that it’s nothing much unless the bleeding is much redder (fresh blood??) in comparison to the brownish discharge I am having. So… I went home, my mother came over with her maid for some spring cleaning in my house. The day went on without much more bleeding, only slightly.
Sunday, 27th June 2004
I woke up at about 9am with bleeding again and this time, it was accompanied by tiny contractions. I cannot really remember how long apart they were or how long they lasted. But according to the books and my doctor, I was advised not to go to the hospital at anything more that 10mins apart. Moreover, with all my web surfing and reading, I want to be able to move around more, which they say can help make dilation faster. So I decided to wait for hubby to get back from work, which is usually at around 1 - 2pm.
When hubby reached home (he was early though I cannot really remember what time), I told him that I felt tiny contractions and they’re now closer than in the morning. Not strong but consistent contractions.
Sue : Hubby, quick… go shower and get ready, we need to go to the hospital, I think baby might be coming.
Hubby : Eh… are you sure? Maybe you are sum lay chok yung (Cantonese: making it up in your mind).
Sue : Walao, like this also in my mind ar?! I have been feeling it since morning leh, purposely don’t wanna disturb you.
Hubby : Dunno leh… maybe because due date so near already you’re getting agitated?
Sue : Don’t care… go bathe!
Hubby : OK OK…
Meanwhile… hubby takes ages to “get ready” and I sit on the sofa like sitting on pins and needles… excited and a little scared, wanna go to the hospital ASAP. After at least 30mins…
Sue : Wei, are you ready yet?
Hubby : Ready… lets go.
In the car…
Hubby : Shall we go and eat the beef noodles in Tengkat Tong Shin first? Hungry la…
Sue : What?! Still want to detour ah? Now already 4pm lah.
Hubby : Never mind la… from the looks of it, you don’t look like having contractions.
Sue : *Grumble grumble…*
I do not know what we talked about after that but we ended up in Tengkat Tong Shin after all. After finishing the meal, we went to the hospital in Ampang(?!?!) and checked in.
To be continued…