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Friday, July 28, 2017

The one with the jaundice

We never encounter jaundice with number 1 and 2 but number 3 gets the cake. It was prolonged as the bilirubin reading took the roller coaster ride =_=" dah la nk dekat raya, nk blk kg lg, bnyk gak la nervousnye handling with number 3 ni.

But I learned a lot. Slame ni pergi for private clinic je kan. Since number 3 takde IC lg, so takde insurance card yet la. Pergi jelah for government clinic and it wasnt so bad lah. Service was fine to me. Nothing to complaint about. Infact, rse syukur everytime keluar KK, tak bayar single cent pun. 

Just one thing je, I felt the pressure seeing that tiny baby gets it's needle almost everyday. So kesian :( but lagi kesian sebab ade few mothers yang berkerut2 tahan sakit bersalin bwk baby pegi klinik. I too myself bring the baby because most of the time, there wasnt anyone else. Tu pun luckily Umi dah pencen. Kalau tak..lagi haru. Badan pun haru jugak la sebab waiting time agak lama. The longest was 3hours. Did you know, KK open during weekdays just for jaundice baby ni? Haa..I baru tau. Haha.

As usual, akan ada nurse dtg rumah check baby and like always, die akan ckp baby jaundice. Mase dengar, I was skeptikal jugak sebab number 1 and 2 pun sama ckp ade but bile cek takde pun tp this one nampak dah mata die a little bit kuning. Pergi jugaklah kan for precautions and the nurse was right.

Day 4- Day 7

D10(first day mandi herbs sensei) bwh 200umol/L, happy dh boleh dtg selang sehari.
But eh D12(last day mandi herbs sensei) die naik balik =_= 
Start balik cucuk hari2

The first reading (D4) tu dah tinggi and nurse advice dtg again for the next morning. Bermulalah episod, pagi2 pergi klinik utk cucuk and sharing session with other mothers, give black grapes la, mandi daun itu ini la, option for jemur la (ade home phototherapy service tau nowadays. boleh sewa the machine by hours) give formula la - siap mention specific brand ok and I almost gave up dah sebab baby lama sgt jaundice, tp husband sgt supportive told me to be strong and keep on breastfeeding. Nurse and doctor pun xde mention buat pape except for keep on feeding je. 

So mmg kne positive sgt to fight with jaundice ni. What I did was:
1) give breast milk

They (jaundice baby) sleep a lot. If you let them sleep, they'll sleep for almost half a day. Like they wont wake up even you shake them. So it was quite tricky to take them up. Some mothers just tickle their ears, mine tak jadi and I tried open their socks, picit2 smpai bgn and it works. Ade some babies to the extend kne naked, probably rse sejuk baru bangun.

I feed my baby every two hours. I even gave him ebm, afraid he didnt latch it correctly and didnt get the hinder milk.

2) the more poopoo, the better

Because bilirubin leaves body through babies stool and urine. Ada jugak hari yang my baby tak poopoo tp kencing bnyk sgt. 

3) jaga makan

Prevent all the jamu's, Umi avoid kunyit and black papper. Nurse punye advice ni. I ate a lot of kurma and greens. Eat well la pendek kata.

4) mandi daun inai dan belimbing buluh

I dont know if this really does the trick but boleh la nk try stakat bg mandi je. We tried ubat herba from sensei where he advice to bathe the baby twice a day for three days. Works for the first day and the bilirubin level naik balik on the third. Lol. So afterwards, baru I tried mandi daun tu. Rebus daun and ambik air mandikan baby.

D17 kne cucuk 2kali sbb turun mendadak. Nurse takut salah reading. 
She herself bring the kit to the lab and check. Naseb baik in range. 

Since his reading dah cantik turun on Day20 tapi still consider jaundice, the doctor advice for further check up, ambik la his blood through his hand vein. Melalak mak aihh, 1 klinik dgr. That was the last cucuk for jaundice and doc pun declare boleh discharged. We havent heard about the result yet and nurse pun kata mmg lama tp masa his first months vaccination, nurse tgk dah xde dah that yellowish tinge tu. Hopefully just breastfeeding jaundice la. 

Masa awal2 bnyk reading on the net sebab afraid for the worst. Actually, to think back, mase discharged hari tu dah boleh predict he'll get jaundice sebab the reading was 124umol/L dah tapi the paed positive je and advice to further check once balik kampung. My own advice, monitoring is helpful for jaundice baby, jangan ego tak pergi check their bilirubin level sebab kesian baby. Nanti dah too late, lagi kesian. Kne strong, be positive and have very supportive circle. This is crucial for mothers tgh pantang. It is important to listen to medical experts as they know better than yourself. Lastly, banyakkan doa sebab He is the holder of everything :)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The arrival of number three

The last check up was on Friday, 2 June and the scanning process was longer than before. We found out that the baby's head is not even close to cervix which means the baby somehow didnt show the sign to come out anytime near and I already 40weeks and 1day overdue. Contraction was there but very minimal. We can wait for another week but my AFL reading is on minimum level, so the doctor suggest that I go for an induced on Monday 5th June. The baby already weigh 4kg through the scan and I already doubting myself if I could do it normally. The doctor then did VE and convinced that I can deliver the baby from down there. Doctor pun yakin, so xde la nervous sgt nk push big baby.

CTG was scheduled everyday until the D-day and we went for a check up on the next day. This time the contraction reading is higher but still minor. I still manage to cook for berbuka and plan to make carbonara for that Saturday but around 5pm I started to feel the real contraction but again, I am doubting myself if it is real. Seriously, jadi tak reti nk branak this time. Haha. Better yet, routine masak basuh pinggan and kemas mana patut still buat dalam pada contraction tu. Konon nk tunggu lepas Isya' baru pergi ER tp tgh2 berbuka tu dah raise white flag. Makan pun slow je padahal lapar.

Pungpang2 dgn maghrib dulu and siapkan kids, pukul 9.15pm smpai ER. Time ni dah 7minutes interval tu pun still tak yakin lg sakit nk bersalin. Check CTG mcm biasa and after an hour baru nurse check opening and I am 6cm dilated. Husband wasnt around sebab kne jaga kiddos. Part ni lagilah rase tak yakin je tp buat2 la kuat smangat kan. But somehow rezeki tu ada, nurse asked her collegue to take care of the kids and Husband masuk labor room. Wah terus smangat. Haha.

I have the contraction but it wasnt that strong. Padahal buat VE dah 8cm dilated and somehow masuk ubat berak, doc break the water, baru rasa sakit gilaa and jadi tak reti lagi nk beranak. Time push pun, my leg tak relax and I was so kelam kabut nk let the baby out. Alhamdulillah with all the support from Husband and the rest of the team, the baby finally come out at 11.13pm. Husband kata lagi cepat this time for me nk push the baby tp why la rasa mcm lama. Probably sebab I was thinking too much and being calculative kot. Lol.


A healthy 3.81kg boy was born and praised to Allah for all the blessing He gave to us. May this little mujaheed become anak soleh and brings all the goodness for all of us. Amin.

ps: Last2 mmg keluar hari Sabtu pun :P cuma 40weeks 2days not during 38weeks like the rest :P