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Birth Story of Baby Malik

Dec 30, 2011 - 33 comments

Ok, finally sometime for updates.
started having random pains all thru Friday the 23rd decided to hit the sac at around 11pm but woke up with strong cramps at 1am the 24th. As usual, decided to take a trip to the toilet (just incase..hehe) to my surprise, found some blood when I wiped and noticed the beginning of thick mucus. waited a while then noticed mild contractions that occurred every 10 mins. after an hr I called my OB who asked me to take some paracetamol, a shower and wait for a while until it cools down, if not, go to d hospital to check for dilation

I went in at 4am with the contractions as steady as ever, 10 mins apart, but in denial that I'm in real labour.

Note that I was at d Dr's on Wednesday and was reassured that there were no signs of labour and baby wasn't even engaged or coming anytime soon. at least, not b4 the 5th of Jan which was my original due date.)

Anyways, at the emergency drs checked me and said I was 1.5 cm dilated. so they sent me home and asked me to wait until the contractions r closer or some thing new happens.
so at 1pm the 24th of Dec, i started having stronger pains and the contractions were 3 − 5 mins apart. DH called OB and he gave me the option to go to d hospital or wait until he goes to his office at 4:30 n c him. well I took the 2nd option believing i wasn't in labour cuz of what he told me earlier on wednesday..(I know!! what was I thinking?!). I went in at 4:30 pm and 2my surprise i was 3 cm dilated and 50% effaced. so Dr sent me to the hospital for preparation.
I was admitted at 6 pm ordered my epidural and got it at 7pm when I was 5 cm dilated. I was in complete pain by then and the epidural worked for just an hr! spent the next 3 hrs miserable breathing the gas and trying to manage the pain without a top up until its closer to d delivery time. well, with my luck the epidural wasn't put properly AND i had an allergic reaction to it and started itching like there's no tomorrow. by 12AM dr came in n said I was 10 cm dilated but I was extremely miserable and the pain was unbearable. he asked me to push but after 15 mins of pushing i was already crying and asking for a c-section lol. not smart but i think it was the epidural + gas talking hehe. he decided to give me a 15 min coffee break when i insisted on a c-section, lil did I no, he later told me that i stopped contracting and baby's head was still too high up so he gave me a shot of Pitocin to speed up d delivery. by then it was 2 am and baby was still high. as soon as the Pitocin kicked in I pushed 3 big humongous pushes and baby was out! doctor did use suction to pull him out cuz he was too stubborn to cooperate lol but it was amazing seeing between my arms after all this time,
He didnt cry straight away after the delivery cuz he had some fluids n secretions stuck in his system n needed to b sucked out but after the suction he was great n gave us the biggest scream ever hehe.

He was 20.5" long and weighed 7.27 lbs at birth. Can't believe how lucky we r to have him. I'v been breastfeeding since we arrived hom and this lil one has been enjoying mommy and daddy's company so much.

I really appreciate all the lovely msgs and txts I got from is a christmas miracle but u Ladies, r the rock that gave me d strength n patience 2b a mommy.

Love u all...xoxo

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by angelbabies, Dec 31, 2011
what an amazing Christmas present!! so so very happy for you, he looks just like ur scan pictures! glad the birth went well enjoy being a mummy its the most amazing feeling isnt it! xx

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by aliaa82, Dec 31, 2011
congrats hala am so happy for you yetraba eb3ezkom yaraaaaaaaab

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by adgal, Dec 31, 2011
Wow, a Christmas baby!!  And a nice big strong healthy little guy too.  Isn't it just fabulous?  I still get shivers thinking about that very first moment we see our little ones, and know that all we have been through is worth it.  He is beautiful, and his name really suites him.  Nice choice.  Welcome to the world little man, and huge congrats to mommy and daddy!  xoxo

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by Vency, Dec 31, 2011
Hals I haven't been on here much, but I checked in coz I wanted to check on you. So happy I did so I could see your great news. Congrats on the birth of baby Malik. A Christmas blessing indeed! He was well worth the wait. I'm very happy for you and your DH.

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by Vency, Dec 31, 2011
Ops. Using my new kindle fire. I meant Hala of course. It auto corrected and I didn't notice!

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by Carly1306, Dec 31, 2011
awww Hala, sounds like a fabulous birth! Well done for doing it drug free practically!!! I'm proud of you because you really didn't think you would be able to. I'm so happy for you!!

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by Des_a_rae, Dec 31, 2011
AWw wonderful birthing story.  Gah, epi, gas and STILL had to do it practically natural lol. What a woman!! :)  Congratulations on your lil christmas miracle, such a beautiful baby!!

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by retta483, Dec 31, 2011
awww im so happy for you he is so cute congrats !

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by TAGLAS, Dec 31, 2011
Congrats and Happy New Year!!!

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by xx_Louise_xx, Dec 31, 2011
Congratulations Hala..! He's so beautiful, enjoy him! Xx

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by zazou, Dec 31, 2011
Great to read your story, how exciting!! Looking forward to seeing more pics, enjoy this precious time

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by plumber43, Dec 31, 2011
So happy for you, happy Newyear!

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by mhv, Jan 01, 2012

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by Sheaby, Jan 01, 2012
Hala!!!!  I am so happy for you.  Congratulations on becoming a mommy!!!  He is beautiful and I can't wait to see more pictures of him as he grows.  You are just one of many proofs on here that dreams do come true!!!  Love you!!!  Xoxo

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by beddajess, Jan 01, 2012
I absolutely enjoyed reading your birth story!! Congrats on your precious baby and a Happy New Year xoxo

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by Kimberleigh2208, Jan 01, 2012
So glad you didn't have to have a c-section and you made it through all the epidural issues!  What a beautiful blessing to have your baby with you and I hope you are having lots of people take good care of you so you can be a good caretaker for your son!  Hugs to you and I can't wait to see pictures of him growing up (but not too quickly)!

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by haz1104, Jan 02, 2012

from the bottom of my heart Ladies I thank each and every1 of u for ur amazing comments..I'm truly touched and baby Malik is SO blessed to have such an amazing Mh family
Love u all

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by Shellie1980, Jan 02, 2012
congratualations sweetie he is gorgeous!!! it is definitely a miracle and totally unexplainable to give birth huh?
hope you and your family really enjoy and savor each and everyday and milestone bc they go by so quick.

hugs to you!!!

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by sisi2399, Jan 02, 2012
Congrats!!!! Im super happy for you and dh.  Enjoy ur little one and post lots of pics.... ;)

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by earthangle, Jan 02, 2012
the best xmas gift...congrats

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by want2getprego, Jan 02, 2012
Congratulations!!! I'm SOO happy for you!!!!

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by moni21, Jan 04, 2012
Congratulations. What a wonderful story. I like the fact that you were in denial for so long. lol... I'm glad you and baby are doing well. You have truly been blessed with the best gift life has to offer. Enjoy every single moment. : )

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by loved29, Jan 05, 2012

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by PetiteWonder, Jan 05, 2012
amazing!  congratulations!
what a cutie

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by haz1104, Jan 06, 2012

Thanks Ladies, he's just an adorable lil one. he's a good boy and makes mummy smile most of the time. I'm SO lucky to have him and wish all of u such an amazing gift.

Moni. it truly is a gift that we shud b thankful for. hope ur doing well too and enjoying ur lil one I'm sure hes perfect ! :)

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by Shannon79, Jan 06, 2012
He's beautiful Hala!!


He's so lucky to have such a wonderul mommy :)

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by DellaKemp, Jan 06, 2012
Awww. What a story. I am so happy that you finally have your son. Congrats

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by journey2motherhood, Jan 06, 2012

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by haz1104, Jan 06, 2012
aww u Ladies r great Thanks for ur lovely comments!

Shannon, I'm so happy for u..ur baby's lucky to have u :)

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by chinesebones, Jan 06, 2012
Congratulations!  I'm so happy for you- after all that stress at first, now he's here in your arms!

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by wakejl, Jan 09, 2012
What a beautiful baby!!! Congrats, and thanks for your birth story!

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by kris71, Jan 09, 2012
Congratulations! a blessing for sure!

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by MrsPincince, Feb 04, 2012
I don't really know you but we have mutual friends. I followed your pregnancy towards the end (sorry...) I think your son is BEAUTIFUL and I love his name. My son's middle name is Jamal so we kinds have something in common...Anyway, I just wanted to say Congrats and enjoy him:)

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