The Baby is Here! Finally!

June 24, 2011, 9:48 in the evening, Baby John Job Labado finally went out of my protective womb to see the world his parents have prepared for him.

It was about 9 in the morning when the bloody show came, I was still not sure if it was really the signal of the start of labor because the discharge was just brownish in color. There were no labor pains yet, but during lunchtime, there were short pangs of pain and so it was confirmed. By 4 in the afternoon, I was already sure that I was already in labor. The intervals were shorter and the pain was getting stronger.

Hubby already reserved a room in one of the hospitals in Tagbilaran City, so by 6:30 we were already on our way. When I was admitted already, my OB-Gyne did the IE and she was just so surprised when she found out that I was already 8 cm dilated. I was not also expecting that, all the while, I thought I was only about 4 or 5 cm dilated. So the nurses had me changed and was at the delivery table after. It took me about 7 to 8 pushes and this time, I really had a hard time letting the baby out… the final push was with my hubby’s help. He had fundal pressure on me and I just pushed with all my might, and then he came… ­čÖé

Baby Job

Welcome to the world Baby John Job Labado!

Summer Has Ended

Tomorrow is school day again (well, in this part of the world)! I am going to school to bring my little boy. This just signals that summer 2011 has ended already, officially that is. I have particularly loved this summer because it was a kind of wet summer. In a week, it would rain for at least two days, alleviating the heat from the summer sun. As a pregnant woman, it is so comforting to me when it rains because the rain breeze and colder ┬átemperature eases and relieves me from the “super hot feeling.”

Unlike the other year’s summer (2010), it was just the complete opposite! Temperatures were soaring high and I remember praying for rains and typhoons to come! Imagine that! It was really a hot summer that we almost did not want to go out of the house or to the beach. There were also rolling black outs in the country that summer. We always had a supply of candles and aaa rechargeable batteries, flashlights and other stuff. Good thing I was not pregnant that time, had I been, it would be torture!

So thankfully, summer 2011 turned out to be a very good summer indeed! Now, it’s back to school and in a few weeks from now, I will be a mommy again I can’t wait!

Never Come Back

I’m referring to my back acne! One thing that I would really want not to develop is my back acne which I acquired during my pregnancy. I still have it now, it has even reached my tummy and it’s quite itchy. I loathed the thought that I couldn’t even wear sexy tops even while pregnant because my back is so red and full of pimples! For my first pregnancy, I did not have any pimples on my back, but now, it’s a different story. I am hoping that once this pregnancy is over, the acne will never come back! Or else, I’d go looking for a back acne treatment. I really dread for that day to come, it would mean shelling out extra cash, being away from the newborn baby, not to mention the scars it will leave… uuugggghhh! ­čÖü

I just hope that it will never ever come back. Crossing my fingers on that!