It’s been over a year since I blogged. Laziness at best!
Hmmm…what’s new news.
Well, I had my second child – another boy – in January 2012. I think that’s partly the reason why I stopped blogging. I had a high-risk pregnancy since I gave birth at 32 weeks for my first pregnancy. I was seeing my regular ob/gyn as well as prenatal specialists and genetic specialists to ensure I would have a full-term birth the second time around. I was also put on weekly progesterone shots administered by a professional nurse on my hips. Fun. All to make sure I would have a healthy, full-term birth. So much for that! 🙂
Although it wasn’t the baby’s fault this time around, it was mine. I was diagnosed with Preeclampsia, which is when a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure and protein in the urine after the 20th week (late 2nd or 3rd trimester) of pregnancy. I went in for a regular check on my 35th week of pregnancy and they thought my blood pressure was too high and then it never went away. I also had more proteins in my pee and they wanted to admit me in the hospital for further testing. I was already at the hospital where I had given birth to my first and was looking forward to giving birth again since they had just re-renovated the maternity wing only to be disappointed because I had to go to another hospital since my obgyn was on vacation. NOoooo!!!!
So I was just hoping it was just going to be for tests and they would release me that night but nope, I had to get induced, again, but at least I survived to 35 weeks this time. Hah. I guess I’m just destined to pop out premature babies. Kinda makes you wonder if being a premature baby yourself is related to that. They say there’s no connection but I beg to differ (I was born at 37 weeks but that’s considered full term these days).
They weren’t kidding when they say the second one comes out faster than the first. The epidural was adminstered but only half took effect. I was numb on the right side but I could totally feel everything on the left side. I do not understand how some women could just go without an epidural. I only felt half of the pain and I felt like I was dying already. The baby was coming down so fast that they didn’t have time to re-do the epidural so I said “Fuck it, I’ll push him out” and so I did, ten minutes later. 🙂 I found it easier this time around because I was familiar with what I had to do. I gave one last humongous push and then voila, baby comes shooting out so fast the midwife had to catch him in mid-air. Haha.
So that’s how my youngest son came into the world. This factory is now closed!
I’ve found that my body seems to fall apart after I have a baby. Last time, I had a bunch of root canals and dental work that needed to be done. This time, it’s some dental work but that was minor. The biggie this time was Shingles. What a load of fun that is.
I wanted to start blogging again so I can review the products that I get from those word of mouth marketing sites. I have no new campaigns/missions/parties but I’ll be ready to review when I get them!