Thursday, 30 October 2014

Labor Pain

Are you ready to read this post ? 

I am very sure most girls who haven't experience this will find it
quite a journey...

Know that my first option was to deliver my baby via natural birth without any Epidural

Ok, here it goes! On my 39th week appointment, my doctor told me that my baby is
 huge for my size and she was worried my baby's weight might increase some more as
it did quite drastically for the last week and since I love to eat sweet stuff. Yes, I admit, I've been eating 
a lot of Skippy x Nutella with bread and Durian Ice Cream during the final 2 weeks.

My doctor suggested if I wanna induce labor
 (  is a procedure used to stimulate uterine contractions during pregnancy before labor begins on its own. Successful labor induction leads to a vaginal birth.
In my own terms, bagi perut sakit dan baby akan keluar. 
They will have to insert a tablet thru your vagina to begin labor.

I told her to give me two days to think about it and during that two days, I was cutting down on my sugar but I was still very hungry.
 I tend to get moody or will stressed out if I don't eat something sweet.
 I was very frustrated and I told Marcus that I might give Induction a go 
because I was afraid if I keep on eating, the baby will grow bigger which might lead
 to emergency caesarian and I don't really want to go thru surgery. 
I wanted to experience natural birth.

So, we called the doctor and set an appointment where I then checked in on Monday night
and will probably give birth on Tuesday morning. But when they were preparing,
the nurse found out that I was already 3/4 cm dilated and she said, OMG, we don't have to proceed with this procedure. 

I was so so so so so so HAPPY when she said that, meaning I don't have to go thru
induction where I get to save money and because all along I wanted it to be natural.

That night I was excited, I kept asking Marcus that how come I don't feel the pain yet? It was 
already 10 pm when the nurse told me that I was 3/4cm dilated. She then asked me to sleep and that she will check 
on me thru out the night. Nothing happened, no pain till 5:30 am then she came in and injected  some liquid ( I don't know what's it called ) into the place where the "sun don't shine" and not even 5 minutes, I rushed to the toilet to let everything out. Best feeling in the world hahah. 

Then they shift us to the labor room by 6:30 am where they started to put drips on me and then it is when my contraction pain begun. Marcus was beside me the whole time. The pain was still quite bearable the first 2 hours till about 8:30 am, the doctor then came in to visit me and my water broke, from then on the contraction pain became much more stronger. It was starting to be so painful that I asked the nurse for pain relief options 

1. Epidural
2. Laughing Gas
3. Pethidine

I opted for Pethidine because they said it will make me sleepy and it's just a normal injection at my buttock and it won't hurt compared to Epidural. The nurse said it will make me sleepy and not concentrate on the pain so much so that I can rest and then save energy to push later. 

I was so sleepy that I don't remember much till the contraction was super super painful.
That was the worst pain in my life. The pain was there every half an hour and gradually got closer and closer till pain every 2 minutes if I am not mistaken, and I remember Marcus was beside me, I was squishing his sweater which he wore and sometimes his hand. It gotten so painful that the nurses provided me with laughing gas as well. Marcus was in charge in feeding me the gas whenever my contraction pain came. 

Bearing the pain for about 3-4hours, I was then already 8cm dilated. The nurse told me that I can start preparing myself to push. The gas did helped a little, did not really stop the pain but it kinda took me of my mind. It was quite addictive because I felt better after inhaling it. But I think I over used it cause I was super drowsy by the time I was supposed to push. I was even smiling and telling Marcus : Are we going diving? Remember Pom Pom Island? I miss diving. I said that when I was quite unconscious. I could barely open my eyes. 

I couldn't really concentrate and keep making mistakes when the doctor ask me to push. I forgot the breathing techniques and Marcus was trying to keep me awake when there was no contraction pain. He was so supportive and he witness everything. EVERYTHING, as there was no covers.

What I remember was pushing about 2 times and the baby is out. But Marcus told me I pushed 4 rounds, 3 times per round. Honestly, I didn't even know that the baby was out as I don't really remember the last few parts of the labor. I was shocked when the doctor placed the baby on my chest, I remember telling them :

Oh, my baby is out already???

I was semi awake then. But I remembered the look at Marcus' face when he saw his first son. I will never forget that look.

The doctor then told us that my placenta didn't came out and it was a rare case and she was trying to take it out and even mentioned that I might need to go to surgery right away if she cannot take it out manually, but she managed it and told me that my placenta is huge because the baby is huge. Thank God I don't have to go thru surgery. She then sew me back ( yes, she actually cut me open and stitch it back, but don't worry ladies, due to contraction we don't really feel it )After that, I slept for about a good one and the half hours in the labour room while they clean my baby. 

Later I was pushed to our junior suite, we wanted a bigger room because we have a huge family and a lot of our friends were coming to visit. Once I reached there, my family greeted us with a huge smile and congratulated us. 

Thank you Lina for making my room look beautiful :)

Thank you Jillian for the flowers

Our Junior Suite view

Thank you for the balloons Jolyna! Thank you Keith and family, Zeb/Kylye , Lina, Stan and Lynn for the lovely gifts!

I wasn't discharged the very next day because I needed extra rest and monitoring. I kinda knew something was wrong with me as I couldn't walk during the first day and the second day.

The nurses in Prince Court were TOP NOTCH! They were so so so supportive and caring! I give them 5 stars for their service! I was so blessed to have helpful nurses around me. They are so encouraging and told me that I am a brave and strong mommy and they salute me for not taking Epidural at all as they were shocked by my size and my baby's size. Hehe...

The doctor came in the next day to examine why I can't walk, and told me that my stomach muscle had separated because the baby was big for my size. I was devastated. I was sent to physiotherapy right away. I remembered I cried  after the session when Marcus pushed me out and I saw my parents.  I was so depressed at that time, for not being able to walk and the doctor said that it will take about 6 weeks to heal.

With me being not able to walk, my mom had to stay back to take care of me. She and Sheena helped me during my toilet trips to clean up myself. I wasn't mobile. 

The worst part was that I couldn't  carry my baby and be the mother who is alert and always on top when the baby cries. I had to rely on my family whenever my baby cries. I can't play with him, carry him when he cries immediately, changed his diapers or bath him. 

I was mostly bed ridden. I felt like I wasn't a mother just yet. 

That is also why I said no to guests coming to visit at my house at the time being. 

Sorry yeah! Let me recover first! 

Our families has been very supportive and it was my dad who asked me to face my fears and try to walk forward. Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that I discovered that I could walk backwards and side ways with stockings! So basically I was moon walking for 2-3 days haha, but very slowly lah of course! 

So after a week, I am glad to say that I am now able to walk forward slowly. I can now carry my baby and walk to the other room to change his diapers. YAY! My stomach still hurts whenever I walk, but it's bearable. God will heal me. 

Thank you to my lovely husband for being so supportive during the delivery room, cleaning the house and waking up middle of the night whenever our baby cries. I love you so much! 

and introducing.....

Baby Mika :)

Mika ; Gift from God
  1. The name Mika is a baby boy name. Hebrew Meaning: The name Mika is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Mika is: Gift from God.
    PS: Next blogpost is about BREASTFEEDING which is super challenging! Cried a few times and can't wait to share my experience! 


Monday, 20 October 2014

I am so blessed :)

Hello everyone! I am writing this in the hospital :) with 3/4 cm dilated! heheh, just wanna update you all that I am fine and can't wait to meet my son! I actually check in to induce, but God is so amazing that I don't have too now! ( if induce, contractions are more painful ) I will write a full story blog post soon when I slowly recover :) Cant wait to share my experience of giving birth naturally, hopefully no emergency etc! 

Today I sempat go wash and blow my hair at the saloon cos I won't be able to wash it for quite some time. I don't know how long I can tahan not washing it after delivering my baby. I am currently feeling happy now and so relief that I don't have to induce :) My contractions are not that painful at 3/4cm. I just feel like a bit of tummy cramps only. 

My sister, Jillian and Jordan came over to help with decorating my room :) These are all the pictures we took just now. 

Lina was trying to create a zen mood room for me so that I can relax and give birth happily and stress free :) I am so bless to have a sister like her who truly cares. Love love love!

Ok la, Im gonna go rest now as I can feel the contractions are more and more painful :) Cant wait to see my son tomorrow! 

I will update on Instagram for now, follow me at @michiekins 



Thursday, 16 October 2014

I, Michelle Ooi, would like to offer my sincere and unreserved apologies to Dr. Hu Shan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist of KPJ Damansara Hospital for any damage that have been occasioned to her professional and personal reputations due to my inappropriate blogspot dated 25.5.2014 where in unnecessary remarks were made against her I hereby assure that this shall not be repeated again.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Pregnancy, Beauty, Fashion and a Wedding

Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! 


Miss my blog so much! So sorry for ignoring you, but I've been super busy ( OKlah, I admit I've been taking a lot of naps also hahah but hey! I am making a baby ok! I need my rest! )

I just wanna update everyone about my pregnancy and what I've been doing as I am gonna deliver anytime now :) I am currently on 38 weeks, normally pregnancy is about 40 weeks.

So far, everything is good, been busy preparing for baby, so many things to buy and read about babies. My baby weighs about 3.1kg as of yesterday's visit, which the doctor said is a bit big for my size. Just last two weeks, the baby was 2.5kg and the doctor said when I deliver, should be about 2.8/2.9 kg but now, he already hit 3.1kg. Honestly, I am quite nervous, don't know if I can push my baby out or not hehe but should be ok, I leave it to GOD :) Please pray for me ok? 

Let's talk about happier stuff! My new stroller!! Which I LOVEEEE!!!!! 

When I first saw it, I knew I must have it


Introducing Mima Xari, Snow White :)

I know a lot people will say... sure dirty fast etc etc, but it's leather and easy to clean and you can even change the colours and buy accessories. Honestly, it's like getting a new handbag. I can't wait to stroll around with Baby M :) I also love the alien like egg shape as it looks posh and futuristic. The Mima Xari stroller is quite high ( can avoid backache and more eye contact with baby ) and you can change it to a carry cot.

Thank you mom, mom in law and brother in law who bought this gift for me! 
Baby M is so blessed 

I also consider myself very lucky as many of you told me that I am glowing :) Since then, I love to doll up and apply make up! I just want to look pretty during the second and third trimester. Here are some makeups which I recently bought which are my current favourites!

Decided to change my foundation and giving this a try, very moisturising and long lasting which I love and I like how it gives my skin this smooth refine texture. It's a perfect pair for my Chanel LeBlanc powder, which is the best powder I've ever used for this past years. I only use on special occasions. The rest of the time, I just prefer to put concealer under my eyes and to cover redness.

I am also now trying their LeBlanc cleanser, I used it once before, but it was a different one, I think that one is for moisturing and dehydrating. The sales person recommended this because she said I might look dull after giving birth, due to not enough sleep and tiredness. So I need the LeBlanc to brighten up my face :)

 I love love love my new concealer from Marc Jacobs! It makes my eyes a lot brighter and can conceal all my redness along my nose and chin. I used to use the YSL touch√© √©clat, but since I can't find YSL in Malaysia, I decided to give Marc Jacobs a try! You can get this at Sephora. 

My latest addiction, the GIVENCHY lip liner which is waterproof, glides easily and I am so loving this colour, I can use it for everyday look!!! It also comes with a sharpener! Yay! Highly recommended! Got this from Sephora, if not mistaken it's RM 75. 

No, I am not advertising for Sephora, it just that they carry good brands. My next target would be PHYTO for HAIR. My sister and Marcus has been using it and it's one of the best hair care brand. I also am looking forward to Tom Ford makeups, but I can't get in KL, nearest is Singapore. I bought one lipstick from them and totally love it, hopefully I can travel again to Singapore after my delivery.

Ok, enough of beauty products, let's talk about FASHION!

Our bikini line, Mermaid Dreams is now available at POP SHOP JAYA ONE, under THE SCHOOL 
It will be placed there till end of October, so hurry! Get your bikini for end of the year holidays! Not only that, my clothing line KINSXSTYLE is also there and it's now on 20% discount :) ( the two racks on the right corner ) Go ahead and have a look at our material, padding and finishing :) Our materials are from Japan and comes with push up padding for some designs.

 Just ask the promoter where is KINSXSTYLE booth and they will guide you incase you can't find it :)

Follow MermaidDreamsMY on Instagram now!
Facebook : MermaidDreamsMY

The other day I felt like dressing up but I was so sick of wearing dresses, do I decided to try to fit in my tee from Dimepiece LA, which I order online and I can still fit! You know lah, American XS is still huge for me and it fits perfectly with the baby bump! This is one of my favourite tees from them.


Btw, I just coloured my hair Ash Brown cos I know I will not have time once the baby is out and my hair condition is already quite bad! Half black half brown :( And I wanted to look nice when the baby arrives, yes I'm gonna pack some makeup to the hospital, perhaps my Marc Jacobs concealer hehe!

Also, I've been looking for a pyjamas for easy breast feeding :) Found this from LaSenza and totally in love with it. I bought one black and one grey. I would need a button top so that I can easily breastfeed my baby :) This one I can just pull it and the buttons will open smoothly and fast! SCORE! 
Highly recommended for mothers who breastfeeds! I am wearing M size here. The looser, the better! Now you can breastfeed in style LOL! 

OK, gonna end the post with a happy note.

Weddings :) 

Last week was Chris and Jolyna's ROM in Saujana, overlooking a beautiful serene lake and lush of greens as the background. I love weddings. I would cry every time. As the bride walks with her dad, I begin to cry and I noticed Lina also started to cry hahah I guess the Ooi sisters cry easily :) 

It was a indeed a beautiful wedding, simple and elegant.

Congratulations again to the beautiful couple

Husband and I 

Family :) Sister Lina and Cousin Sheena

 Aunty Mimi, Jordan, Lina, Me, Sheena and Mom in Law

 As you can see, the theme colour was white and khakis :) 

My #ootd

Dress and blazer from H&M
Shoes from Melissa
Necklace from KINSXSTYLE
Cant wear heels till baby is out! 

PS : During the wedding, I was hoping that my water didn't break! haha :P I told the baby, you better stay inside and be a good boy! 

Perhaps the next post would be written when I already given birth, for latest updates, you can follow me on Instagram @Michiekins. I am sure many of you want to know my baby's name :) Till then, 


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