Labor & Delivery Story

13 July 2016

I'm finally able to share my labor and delivery story. It's an experience on it's own no matter how prepared you may feel.
I can say what induced my labor was walking.  On Saturday, 28th May 2016, I walked about 3 or so kilometers running last minute errands in preparation for the baby. On Sunday, 29th May, at 10pm, I started feeling contractions and I assumed them saying they were false labor signs. I was right to think so because at my last antenatal clinic on 26th May , the doctor pushed my due date to 23rd June instead of the initial 1st June. I slept peacefully that Sunday night.
30th May; Monday morning rolled around and I hoped the contractions would be gone. To my surprise, they were still there,the intensity was mild. I thought about going to work but decided not to. I think that's when it hit me that I was in labor. I did my usual duties; scrubbed the bathroom, cleaned the bedroom,  washed the baby clothes I had bought and of course took a shower before quickly packing my hospital bag and leaving for the hospital with my mum.
We got to the hospital at around 10am. The gynae checked me & I was 4cm dilated. I remember thinking how easy that was. I kept thinking “mild contractions and at 4cm? That was fast and easy.  The next 4cm will be easy to get to, then the last 2cm would be the hardest.”Boy was I wrong! I got admitted & from then on things got to a halt.
At 3pm, I was at 5cm & felt really disappointed. The pain was still bearable. Mind you I have a high threshold of pain tolerance and I was also psychologically well prepared. 8pm and still at 5cm & so we-my mum & I made a decision that I be induced to fasten the labor process.
They broke my water & induced me and from there I was all alone. Visiting hours were over and the hard part began. This was the most painful part. I remember walking, kneeling on the floor, holding on to literally anything to alleviate the pain.  My back was the most painful.  Then there was the rude nurse who I felt I could beat up if I wasn't in labor.
At around midnight I was 7cm and the pain is something I can't properly describe. You have to experience it on your own. The intensity and time duration combined felt like it was my last day on earth, no kidding. By this time, everyone in the labor ward was fast asleep except me. I remember dozing off for seconds as the pain subsided only to strike again much harder.From then on I didn't  care about anything. I remember practicing breathing techniques and growling when the pain became unbearable. At around 4:20am on 31st May , Tuesday morning, I was fully dilated at 10cm & it was time for delivery.
The nurse took her sweet time preparing the delivery room and  I started pushing at 4:30am. At this point, I was exhausted and I remember thinking I was going to die & was just praying for God's grace. At 4:45am,weighing at 2.9kg, baby Kyle graced us with his presence. I remember crying so much when I held him & he stopped crying immediately he was laid on my chest. It's a moment I'll never forget.
 It was then time to deliver the placenta which was painful since the nurse squeezed my stomach to get rid of all the blood clots and deliver the placenta, 2 in 1. Next was time to get stitched which after 3 shots to numb me did absolutely nothing. I felt every single stitch in and out. Not fun at all.
I immediately notified my mum of baby's arrival as we left the delivery room as she incessantly called me throughout the whole experience. I wasn't alone after all.
In total, from the 1st contraction to the last, I can say I was in labor for 30hours. However, active labor from when the nurse broke my water was 8hours. 

The 58th Grammy Awards

Styling a Shirt Dress

15 February 2016

Hey loves,
It's practically summer out here so I thought I'd share one of my latest summer wear obsessions. Now that it is literally so hot and the only thing you want to wear is something not too tight and airy, the shirt dress is perfect for this type of weather.

Critics' Choice Awards 2016

20 January 2016

The Critics' Choice Awards happened on Sunday 17th and as usual, I love to see how the celebrities look at the red carpet. My favourite by far was Gina Rodriguez and Crystal Reynay ( Neyo's fiancee)
I hope you enjoy this looks as showcased by them.

People's Choice Awards 2016

Hello January 2016

07 January 2016

Happy New Year!!

I know I'm 6 days late but I just had to wish all of you my lovely a happy new year.With each new year comes new dreams and aspirations; a goal to be a better person than we were the previous year.
Honestly speaking, I haven't always been that person to make big resolutions when the year rolls around. Don't get me wrong though, I do make a list of the things that I want accomplished and break them down into smaller goals which I then focus on one or two at a time, depending on the circumstances.