Initially, I longed for a baby girl, but when I scanned and was told that I was having a boy, I swallowed my disappointment and relished the fact that I was having a baby.
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Before I got married, one of my greatest fears was the fear of labour. I had heard and read different terrifying stories. I had even watched scary videos that shocked me out of my wits, and I made up my mind that whenever I decided to have a baby, epidural was the way to go! So when I eventually got married and preggers, I had to come to terms with the fact that I might not have epidural available to take when in labour. So I decided to make it a prayer-point that my child-birth would be pain free. "Ask and ye shall receive" eh?
When i was 37 weeks gone, i heard of this book called "Supernatural childbirth" written by Jackie Mize, so I
marched waddled into 'Laterna' bookstore at V.I and bought a copy. Thankfully, it was an interesting read and I read it with absolute faith. I prayed, declared and confessed everything in the book up till my 39th week when I went into labour..... I was totally expecting a pain-free labour. I made some prayer points such as:
1). Since I wanted a painless labour, i wanted my water to break as a sign that it was time to go to the hospital. And I didn't want it to burst with a whoosh. I wanted it to trickle out like weewee 'cos I didn't want to stain my white mattress.
2). I wanted a maximum of 4 hrs of labour as opposed to the 10- 16 hrs everyone were singing about (first time mums are supposed to have long labours).
3). I wanted to be dilated up to 6 cm by the time I got to the hospital.
4). I wanted my water to break in the very early hours of the morning so that the road would be free 'cos I was going all the way to Ikoyi from Festac.
5). I wanted to just push twice and my baby would be out. (I had heard stories of women who pushed for 30 mins -1 hr).
So on the much-awaited day, my water trickled out like weewee by 2:30am (prayer points 1 &4), so we got to the hospital in record time. When I was checked, I was already 6 cm dilated (prayer point 3), and I wasn't feeling any pain oooooo! Just a little discomfort in my lower back.
When they took me upstairs to the delivery room, the main labour started, but it was just a mild discomfort to me. I remember thinking through the contractions.....
"Is this it? Is this the "painful labour"? Hian!
Before I knew it, I felt this uncontrollable strong urge to push. It felt like I wanted to poo big time! When I told them, they said it was my baby coming. I pushed 2 times ( prayer point 5) and at exactly 6:30am, Dindu emerged squalling loudly. My labour was exactly 4 hours ( prayer point 2)......... Isn't God awesome?! I eventually didn't need the epidural afterall.
Today, my Dindu is 4 years old, and i'm wondering where all the time went. Chai! These shiderns can grow fast ehn! Before we all know it now, his voice will change, he'll start growing beards and chasing girls. Next thing, he'll bring one girl home and say he wants to marry her! Choi! Now I understand why some mothers-in-law are so mean and over-protective of their sons. God will help me in Jesus name! Infact, He'll help us all.
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God bless you Dindu! May He preserve and keep you. He will protect you from evil eyes and no weapon ever fashioned against you shall prosper. Greatness is you, and you will always be years ahead of your generation. May your star continue to shine. Again, God bless you!