It’s been 1 week since Mikaela came into this world. 1 week since I became a daddy. WoOOo! What an awesome feeling!
The whole experience waiting at the delivery ward was…… I seriously don’t know how to describe.
Mikaela Sia Tian Xi came into this world on 15th January 2015, 08:19pm. 2.48kg.
How the day went………….Gonna be a long post… Hahaha.
On the day of delivery, in the morning, we went to Dr Khi’s clinic at Thomson Medical Centre at 9am for the induce procedure. Samantha was attached to a machine to check on her contraction. After observing about 20mins, Dr Khi said that Samantha is having quite alot of contraction, so…. most prob the baby is coming out that day! Dr Khi told us to go for our breakfast first, and go straight to the delivery ward at 12pm.
At the delivery ward, we were assigned to Delivery Ward Room 1. Inside, we were just waiting for the dilation to reach 10cm. 10cm seems small right? Ha! It’s a long wait! I’ve heard my friends saying that they can wait til up to 3 days for it to reach 10cm! Anyway, basically while waiting, we just watch TV. Hahaha. The nurses and Dr Khi will come every 2 hrs to check how is the dilation. We waited from 12pm to 3pm, didn’t dilate alot, just maybe about 0.5cm. So…. I went home and shower and came back about 5pm. Waited til 7pm and as I was not provided dinner, I was thinking to go Whampoa market to buy my dinner. But, I was just too lazy to walk to far to buy my dinner so I just waited til Im super hungry. Hahaha. So as usual, the nurse came in to check the dilation. Ok… At 3pm when they checked, it was 4cm only. So, we didn’t think much, we were guessing it might be the next day the baby gonna come as the dilation seems to be moving very slowly. Back to the nurse, she came in at around 7.30pm to check, and we asked her how is it. She said, it’s 9.5cm now! Ready to deliver! Both of us was like, ‘WHAT!” So fast! We couldn’t believe it! Everything just happened very fast, from the nurse calling Dr Khi to come in, arranging the equipments for the delivery. They asked me to prepare my camera, to take photo of the time that the baby was born.
Oh yah, just to side track, I just want to say, Mummies are the most awesome being on earth. The amount of pain and changes they got to go through in the 9months is unbelievable. When I was in the delivery ward with Samantha, the contraction was so painful that even “laughing gas”(it’s a gas to make you drowsy to ease the pain) was totally useless. I couldn’t do anything but just to be by her side. Guys…. Remember to love your wife and mummy even more! =)
Ok.. Back to the delivery. They started to give instructions on how to push the baby out. So, they started to push at 8pm. And, 20mins later, Mikaela arrives!!
Everyone kept asking me how I felt when Mikaela is out. Seriously, I don’t know how was I feeling at that time. It’s just…. so…. real… That Mikaela is there. I am a father now. Really a father. Protect my daughter. Love her.. No longer just me and Samantha, it’s a 3rd family member.
I really don’t know how to describe the feeling. Just glad that it’s all over for Samantha. Moving to a new phase of life for the both of us. =)
1 week has passed. Right now as I’m writing this blog, Mikaela is just sleeping beside me. Hahaha. Amazing feeling huh. She don’t really smile now, all she does now is cry for milk, diapers is dirty, or she’s feel too cold. Waking up every few hours at night just to feed her is no joke. But Samantha dote on me alot. She just let me sleep most of the time. But usually we will take turns to wake up to feed Mikaela.
Mikaela had been very good to us. Hahaha. She usually will sleep for like 4hrs straight without waking up, we got to wake her up to feed her as she’s having jaundice. Just praying hard that the jaundice will just go away quickly so that everyone of us can have a good night rest. =)
Lastly, remember, we have Haha at home. People had been telling us that dogs will get very jealous of the baby and will be hostile to them. So we are quite afraid on how Haha is gonna react to Mikaela.
When we reached home, the first thing we did, we let Haha smell Mikaela. Let him know that Mikaela is family. He will need to protect her and love her just as how he love and protect us. Initially you can see that he is jealous, because everyone that visit us, came just to see Mikaela. And our time were always with Mikaela. Carrying her around.
Now, Haha is more receptive of Mikaela, because we still continue shower him with love and spend time with him whenever Mikaela is sleeping. Tired? Yes. It required alot of energy, but it’s all worth it. He’s also our “baobei”. We love him alot too. =)