Sunday, January 28, 2007

2nd Week (21st~27th Jan 2007)

I went to visit the baby early in morning and handed to nurse a bottle of breast milk. The baby looks fine under the phototherapy lights. Dr Chye confirmed that she should be okay to discharge later of the day. We brought her back about 5pm that day.
The next few days we sunbathing every morning to prevent Jaunedice. Yit Ling was still stress out because of the milk supply but things is improving.I went to see Lo Ti Pat on 22nd Jan to get advice about her name. As Chinese, we believe every person born with 5 ways. We wanted to be sure her name is competible to her born star. With 12 choices of name given by Master Lo, we decided to name her Yueh Hui. I went to register her name in Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara
Malaysia (Gombak) on 23rd Jan 2007 to collect her birth certificate.This week we were still learning to cope with her attention and life is very much different with a little baby around. Too much sleepless nights finally caught me, I have developed red eyes and was very tired. 3rd sister was so kind to let me go back to my house for a break while she still overnight to take
care of the baby for me for a night on Saturday night. Mei Ling was visiting us almost everynight to comfort Yit Ling.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

1st Week (15th~20th Jan 2007)

After 1 night stay in Sunway Medical, Dr Wong and Dr Chye agreed to let the baby and mother to discharge. With Mei Ling (my sister-in-law) help, we arrived Yit Ling's mother's house in SS2 about 4pm. The baby was very co-operative, she enjoyed the journey through-out.
First night at SS2 was dissaster. Yit Ling was strugger because the breas milk supply was not enough. The baby was crying through-out the night. We do not expect this situation and we did not prepare any formula milk at home. I went out to buy formula milk first thing in the morning the very next day.
The next few days was equally bad, we were struggle to decide between breast milk and formula milk. Yit Ling was depress because she wants to breast feed but the supply still not enough. We gave the baby 2 Ozs of formula milk almost every night. At the same time, mother-in-law was very upset and kept encourage us to bottle feed the baby. She believe breast milk is not good enough to the baby. Mei Ling, 3rd sister did manage to conform Yit Ling on this issue and encourage her to breast feed the baby as offen as possible to stimulate milk production. Yit Ling was in pain becuase of the nipple sour.
On the 18th Jan, we (Yit Ling, baby and myself) went back to visit Dr Chye for baby check up. We went to nursary to seek help from Sister Alice (the nurse who we met during pre-natal class). She was very helpful and conform Yit Ling and guide her the way to feed the baby. Sister Choong came and introduced a Breast Warmer (RM50) to us. Warm it in Microwave Oven for 15 second and stick it on the breast to encourage milk flow.
We went back to see Dr Chye on 20th Jan to recheck baby's Jaundice level. The previous level was 199, which was at high side but still okay. The latest result was 230 and recommended to have phototherapy treatment. We decided to admit the baby for the treatment the same day.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Puteri Arrived - 14th Jan 2007 (Sunday)

Yueh Hui was born earlier by 2 weeks. For course, her name was not fixed until 2nd week. As first baby, we were expecting it to be late. Even Dr Wong Yet Mei who we visited yesterday was talking about how to deal if its overdue.

Around 10.00am in the morning, YL was complaining she experienced mild contraction every 10 minutes. At that time, I was so 'fixed' that I was strongly believe that was only a false alarm because I was expecting it to be longer interval as the book said, maybe start from 30 minuts interval then slowing shorten. By 11.00am, after 1 hour of monitoring and timing, the contraction was still happen every 10 minutes. We decided to go to Sunway Hospital for checkup, in case, but on the way we have our late breakfast. Think about it now, we really take things too easy. We reach hospital by 11.30am, the nurse immediately put YL to labour room to monitor the
progress. An hour later, the nurse confirmed that the dilation is already 5cm and wanted me to admit YL. With all the Pre-natal course knowledge, the full dilation should need another 5 hours, 1 hour for 1 cm. I called Chris (Stremlife) that YL will deliver the baby by 4pm. By the time I completed the admission registertion and back to labour room, YL was complaining the sharp pain from her stomack, the time was 12.45 noon. I immediately alert the nurse, she told me
that the baby will be deliver anytime. I quickly call Chris again to update the latest situation. By this time, YL was in terrible pain but the nurse kept reminding her no to push. Doc Wong arrived about 1.10pm and immediately they position YL in Delivery position. By 1336, Angelina born within 5 sets of pushing. She is heathy and cord coiled her neck twice but everything is fine.
While the nurses cleaning her, Dr Wong was handling YL and waiting for the Placenta to be delivered. It was an easy job because the Placenta just slide out by itself.

Yueh Hui has her first breast milk right after the checkup. It was a struggle because YL is new to breast feed and the baby is also new to breast feed.

Yit Ling was transfer back to normal wad above 3pm. From that time on, we have a lot of visitor from her family, my family and friends.
The first night was peaceful.