Skip to main content

Happy 14th Month Chloe!

Since its Chloe’s 14th month birthday today I might also share her birth story (for the nth times lol) and why I opted for a C-section.

Firstly, I want to commend how strong those 80’s women I know in my family especially my mom, for being such a real kick ass hero. I couldn’t even imagine how they were able to manage those remarkable normal deliveries of 7-10 kids without medication but only with a help of a kumadrona. 

As a first time mom, the stories I heard and read online from other moms enormously affected my decision and my view towards normal and C-section delivery. I think it’s safe to say, I didn’t research remarkably on my homework that I realized how little did I cared about my well being and was effortlessly influenced and concerned more on the easy way out.

Yes I was thinking and opting for a C-Section on the last trimester of my pregnancy, simply because I was scared. I was seriously terrified for the first time in my whole life. Then it happened.

On that Sunday morning of January 26, 2014 my husband and a friend of ours brought me to the hospital thinking that was the day. What made us decide to go the hospital was not because of contractions but more of the spotting if not the breaking of my “water”. I was feeling easy that time but not until they put this metal thing on me to check if I’m 3cm dilated. I was not. That’s when I started to feel anxious, I was thinking maybe baby is not ready to meet the world yet; that maybe they would send me back home or stay a little bit longer in my hospital room and bear the excruciating pain of contractions. I was lost for a moment. 

So they went on to check my baby’s and my heartbeat. Soon after a minute or two, a nurse came by my side shouting, alarming everybody that the baby's heart rate had dropped dangerously low and they need to prepare me for an emergency C-section. That’s when I stopped breathing. I was scared for my baby, but I know it was my fault. The nurse calmed me down and went on for my C-section preparation. Until I passed out but heard my name over and over again.

Later in the afternoon, I woke up with my husband and everybody around looking relieved that I made it and finally recovered through all the shock. I held my baby in my arms for the first time and I’d never felt more fulfilled. I regained strength. 

But take note, the first cut is the deepest, literally, figuratively and aesthetically speaking. I’d never felt any pain in giving birth but the agony after all the anesthesia was gone? It’s unbearable. I cried the whole night and wanted to shout at the nurses why they didn’t let my husband stayed with me.

So if you’re deciding on yourself to go on a C-section, DON’T! It’s a major operation, a general anesthesia and a lot of blood loss! Not to mention the side effects.

I love you Chloe, I never regret having you baby whether it’s Caesarian or normal delivery, nothing’s going to separate us now.  



Popular posts from this blog

Irresistible Me Diamond Flat Iron Review: Is it worth it?

I started using flat irons since I was 18 years old (well, that was 12 years ago?) and I’m amazed at how the industry of hair straighteners had come. Man, I think we're missing out on some great deal. Flat iron over the years, We all know the humble beginnings of hair comb or some may call them hair thongs which are made of two rods heated to straighten the hair. I never get to use this one as I was introduced to the second generation of hair straighteners and that was using a standard home clothes iron. Nah, I mean the basic flat irons made with metal plates and few heat settings. Not until the early 2000s when I saw this model with ceramic plates that most people use today. Ceramic is by far the most popular material for this product as it is both inexpensive and actually safer compared to the clothing iron or heating rods back in days. Depending on your hair type, ceramic plates are believed to lock in moisture and protect hair color. But with a lot of this model

Weekend Well Spent

Last week was kind of breezy to the point where I thought it was already Friday when I’m only in the middle of my week, which is odd because when I’m excited for something and I’m looking forward to it every single day, it makes my whole month moved into a slow motion and I’m like bored to death. Gladly, my weekend didn’t pass by so sudden that I got to enjoy it with people dearest to my heart to the fullest. I love weekends so much that I decided not to care about laundry or cleaning the house (sort of) but just spend the whole two days enjoying the cold weather which means more sleeps and longer walks to the mall. Last weekend, we ate breakfast in our PJ’s, had brunch in the street food shops, enjoyed salmon and some surprisingly affordable tasty Japanese cuisine, scored some discounts on baby clothes and winter shirts, did some window shopping, had a half dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts for dessert and just cuddled and sang nursery rhymes at the top of our lungs.

How To Instantly Add Luxury To Your Wardrobe

As you have probably guessed, I literally spend a good part of my day shopping online. Yep, when major sales popped out, I'll stop what I'm doing to catch a glimpse on which of those pieces look good on me. To the point, I recently spent a morning scrolling through a dozen items on shopping websites. Making me the perfect target consumer when it comes to social media marketing ads. Ha! Sadly, however, I can’t possibly purchase everything on my wishlist and so every now and then I blog about my current favorites hoping somebody can benefit from the fruits of my labor. While there are specific brands I love to cover on a weekly basis today I like to highlight and celebrate similar brands for cheap yet elegant staples to give you more unique and fashion-forward options. Just keep scrolling to get started shopping and see a couple of elegant dresses to keep your outfit on point. Clothing website, was founded on the vision ""to be a top-end garment supp