Tags : THE FIRST CRY!!!!
Womanhood is all about the joy of giving birth, bringing a new life into the world, the happiness of nurturing it and allowing it to bloom into a beautiful flower. Every woman has to pass through this phase in life and I am one of the fortunate women, to have had a beautiful daughter, who is set to complete two years in a couple of months time.
It was one and half years after our marriage that we got the good news that I had conceived and both of us were equally excited about the new phase that we were about to enter. Fortunately for me, I had so many people around me, my mom, my mother-in-law, my relatives and friends, who guided me, advised me and helped me so very well all thru the period, that the nine months passed offf with great ease and for once I never felt it difficult or tiring.
My life and its routine started to change with all the hospital visits and test. Every month, I used to go for the regular check ups and tests and it became a part of my life. Always thinking about the life within me, enjoying its pranks, its movements inside gave me a great new feeling, a feeling of a new bond, a bond for a lifetime. God's Grace was equally showere on me, that I faced no problems at all, in any matter during the nine months and everything was fine with me and my child all thru the period.
I enjoyed the time so much and I still remmeber that time, and still feel i have to pass thru that stage again, , because anybody and everybody would give me advise and used to hoard me with lots of sweets/snacks/fruits and what not, to eat. I jst enjoyed the phase. I got pampered like a kid and became a VIP at home, with royal treatment. I used to eat all that was given and binge on almost anything I could lay my hands on and at regular intervals and still feel hollow in my stomach. Now, if I come to think of my eating habits which I had during pregnancy, I feel so scary and surprised, how I could intake so much !!!!!!!!!
God had willed the time of arrival of the bundle of joy and it all started with the loss of aminotic fluid on the night of 14th August and it was the alarm bell and both my mom's house and my MIL's house, got fully prepared for the hospital trip, to bring home the bundle of JOY . Finally, I knew, the time had come, which I had to face, for the first time in my life. With lot of anxiety, nervousness, excitement and pain, we left for the hospital and it was a rainy night. The doc at the hospital tested me and informed me that I still had lot of time left for the delivery, which only would happen the next day, and she put on various tests for the childs heart beat etc. I had always heard about the labor pains, and used to wonder how intense it would be, whenever other ladies would tell me about their pregnancy. Now, here I was and the slight pain started emerging out of my back and then I knew for sure that this is the final stage, for me to get ready for the ultimate. My husband was working late at office and we had informed him that we were going to the hospital and he was supposed to reach the hospital directly from office. That night it poured and poured and it became impossible for my hubby to reach the hospital and also the hospital gates would close by night and not allow outsiders during night. He felt very bad, that he could not be with me, (although my mom and sis were with me all thru the night), he sms'd me that he would join very early in the morning.
The slight pain which started by 10 in the night, began to increase by the hour and turned out to be a nightmare with shotting pain erupting out of my lower back. Unbearable and unforgettable. I was totally blank, my mind stopped working. I couldn't think of anything, jst kept on suffering the pain all thru the night, holding on to the iron rods, and it worsend by morning. My morning all my family members were present at the hospital, with my husband who was almost speechless. He jst couild not see me go thru the pain and stayed outside.
The doc who came at 9 advised that another injection be given to increase the pain, which was done by the nurse and doc still wanted to wait for some more time to go in for a normal delivery. And the pain and suffering continued for another 2 hours and by 11, the doc checked my condition again and ordered for a emergency Cesearean as the fluid was lost and the baby's head was not fixed.
My hubby signed the papers and I was taken to the operation theater. The doc on the way was telling my hubby, that we had 3 reasons to celebrate that day, first reason being, it was AUGUST 15TH, INDEPENDENCE DAY, second, it was VARAMAHALAKSHMI FESTIVAL DAY and the third reason to celebrate was the ARRIVAL OF OUR CHILD.
In the OT all that i knew was that, my body was bent like a bow and injections were given to my back for anesthesia and the rest is now history. Everything was smoggy, not visible clearly, i could see people around me but couldn not sense anything.
And then i felt the push from my chest and a new life entered this earth on 15h August at 11.52 AM. The doc informed it is a VARAMAHALAKSHMI for us and I could hear the FIRSTY CRY very well, even in the state of Anesthesia. The nurse held the child in front of me, the child filled with fluids and watery all over. She was weighing 3.75 kgs at birth, a healthy girl child with lots and lots of hair, very round face and A DARLING. . I was put in the ICU and was out in the ward by late in the evening. When I held my daughter for the first time i felt so fulfilling, so excited, Seeing my hubby holding the child in his arms, made me more happy and I saw happiness and joy in his face. Our daughter has filled our lives with true happiness and the feeling of a family is now complete. God Bless !!!!!!!