Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Welcome To The World .. Rheign Adriella !



Say Hello to baby Ella !




Sept 16, 2015 ~  Early Last night , I was getting so anxious and uneasy in the hospital while my daughter Lorenine was getting prepared for her ceasarian delivery.




All her required medicines and baby stuffs were settled while awaiting for her turn in the Ceasarian delivery room of   Luisiana District Hospital province of Laguna.



There were 3 other pregnant women ahead of her and by the time she was already waiting inside for her turn, the doctor and nurses who had been operating since noontime all came out of the operating area and decided to take a break to have dinner right infront of her inside the waiting area. OMG ! What a torture for Lorenine who has not eaten anything since this morning ... and I was thinkin to myself if ... is it hygienic to lay their food near the delivery area ? Not surprising ... in the Philippines anything just goes ... I know , I 'm a Filipino !

Took them about 30 to 45mins for that dinner break and then back to work again.  I saw a staff wheeling my daughter into the operating area at last. I was a bit worried coz my daughter is not having a normal ceasarian delivery at all. She has complications due to Placenta  Previa that is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is inserted partially or wholly in the lower uterine segment. Aside from that, the doctor has to do ligation on her to avoid further complicated pregnancies in the future. So no more babies ... what a sigh of relief !

All the other pregnant women ahead of her took 45 mins to 1 hr maximum in the operating room. All had gone to their ward beds. No recovery room in this hospital ... no kidding ! But my daughter took almost 2 hrs in the operating room. She was in at around 7:00pm and the baby came out of the delivery room by exactly 7:45pm. I was the 1st next of kin to hold the baby... wow...



 I was so proud and delighted to see how cute she was. Rheign Adriella ( Ella in short ) born on Sept 15, 2015 at around 7:30ish weighing 3.1kg  was so pinkish and beautiful ! She looked like an Angel !

She's so Cute !!!!




She looked like a small Cherubin inside her pink blanket. She looked so peaceful and quiet. I had the best opportunity among others to hold her until  my daughter comes out and be taken to her ward bed. She shared the room with 2 other women  so try to imagine how much space was left for us to move around in there. Not much at all. Even the babies had to share the single size bed with their mom the moment the mom comes out of the operating room. See what I mean from the photo below ? I have no place to sleep for myself at all except to sit on a plastic chair all night , That's it !




As soon as my daughter was able to turn sides, I moved baby Ella to her side as well. I hardly slept at night . I watched the mother and baby all the time. Just to be sure both get attended to anytime. I didn't mind being awake all night... I was always awake anyways. There was no tv no radio in the room. All I did to entertain myself was watch everyone around me.

The regular ward room is very basic ... only 1 single ceiling fan ventillated the room . Lucky that Lorenine's bed is just beside the only window where we get a bit of breeze. Being on the side, we were able to move the bed beside the window and against the wall so the baby won't fall out on the other side.The toilet is just beside the bed too so easy access anytime. Lucky me coz I often go to the loo during the night.

Anyways, the stay in the hospital I would say was not a very pleasant experience The noise from the nurse station just outside our ward was bombarding to my ears day and night. Geeezzz... these staffs better learn to lower their pitches too. They talk as if nobody or patient was trying to rest in the wards. They just talk like in a wet market anytime they please. They need to have training so badly on how to talk while on duty. Hellooo... it's a hospital and not a wet market for patient's sake !

Even the 2 babies beside us in the room were screaming at night alternately while our baby Ella was forever like a sleeping beauty not bothered by anything except when she's hungry. But despite of that, she'll just make a very small squeak and immediately I know she needed her milk. Ella was such a very quiet baby. I hope it doesn't change till she grows up. For the 2 other  forever screaming babies ... goodluck with the 1st time mother located right in the middle bed who won't even hold her child for comfort. She just asked the hired nanny to dance the baby to sleep while she take a snooze herself ! OMG no wonder the poor baby was forever screaming !

Anyways, there's nothing more comfortable than being at home. Lorenine was released from hospital after few days but baby Ella visited the hospital 2x a day for antibiotic injection to cure her blood infection .




My daughter got sick when she was 6 months pregnant with Ella. She had UTI ( Urinary Tract Infection ) and unfortunately, Ella got the infection as well. Lucky they had screened the baby blood after birth to check for defects and that's how they diagnosed that Ella got infection in her blood.. Ella was immedately given her medication after the result of her screen test.

Our trips back n forth to the hospital every 6am and 6pm weren't too bad. The Hospital was just about 5 mins. walk from their house. It was always nice to walk with her in my arms and while we sat to wait for her injection. We had a great Grandma / Grandaughter bonding ! Sometimes people think she's my baby ... LOL!




Ella got  her 1st bath in the house with me as soon as her IV needle where the antibiotics passed through was removed. It was fun to bathe a baby again after so many years.
She was so funny being put in a small basin half filled with lukewarm water. Sorry Ella, your house got no bathtub for you. Nevertheless,  She enjoyed it and never cried at all.

Good Girl .. Ella !


Now that I finally had a grand daughter, I can now make even more small girlie jewelries and she can model them for me just like what these kids did for me in my charity event last year !






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