A birth day story: Aden’s arrival

Pregnant.Sg reader York Mei shares her son’s exciting birth day story:

It has been six weeks since Aden was born, but the labour and delivery is still vividly stored in my mind (Well of course, only we women know how unforgettable it is).

My EDD was supposed to be around 22nd May, so my friends and family were pretty surprised when they found out that I had already delivered — as was I!  Fortunately I had had things packed and ready to go weeks ahead of time, and things worked out just fine.

Baby Aden, weighing 2.93kg, born May 7 at 3:15 pm

On the 7th of May at 3:00 am, I woke up feeling a little wetness, so I got up from bed and went to the bathroom to check. Surely enough, my water had broken! So, I called the hospital and asked if I needed to be admitted right away.

My husband was soon awoken by all the noise and was just as surprised when I told him my water had broken. We hurried off to the hospital, eager and anxious to bring our baby home to us soon!

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Upon reaching the entrance, the nurse wheeled me to the maternity ward, while my husband waited outside. I changed into hospital robes and was quickly hooked up to the machines, so they could begin monitoring my baby’s heart rate and vitals.

My husband was soon asked to go home and come back in the morning — and I was told to also go back to sleep. You tell me how someone sleeps at a time like this! I was filled with alls sorts of emotion: fear, anxiety, excitement and happiness that I would be meeting my baby soon. I had begun cramping a bit here and there, but the pain was still tolerable (for now).

Mommy and Aden.

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