Birth Story: Kayla

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


So after a gruelling long wait Kayla is finally here ♥︎
We're finally home and she's 4 days old right now :) 

Born on 7th Feb 2015 3:41am , 39weeks
Birth Weight: 2.3kg


Birth Story

After waiting and waiting for her to pop I've reached a point where I felt like I was going to be pregnant forever and on Friday (6th Feb) I decided to just head out for dinner with D and some friends. Just when we were about to leave the house (7pm) I started to feel really bad pain in my stomach, and it got more and more painful really fast. So we ended up rushing down to the hospital instead.

At the hospital they checked me and I was only 1.5cm dilated, so they burst my waterbag and placed me on drip to help me dilate faster. I was given laughing gas to help alleviate the pain while waiting for the epidural. I felt so much better after the epidural kicked in at about 9pm and we were asked to get some rest as active labour will probably only start the next morning. By 1130pm I was 3cm dilated and things were looking up! But at about 1230am baby's heart rate started dropping and it seemed like she didn't take too well to the drip. So the nurses lowered the dosage of the drip to almost 0 and that was a big problem because it meant that I might take a lot longer to dilate. Thinking that it will be at least another 7hrs till baby comes, I lowered the dosage of my epidural. But at 2am I started to feel very intense contractions and called for the nurse to up my epidural. It didn't seem to be working and for the next 1.5hours I was in extreme pain and felt like baby's coming out. It was only after 3am that the nurse checked me and told me I'm 10cm dilated and ready for delivery.

Everything happened really fast and after about 3 pushes Kayla was in my arms :)


45 comments:

  1. Wow, little sweetie truly gorgeous!
    Congratulation!

    Barbara Rae

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  2. Praise YAH, A new beauty is born!
    Congratulation!

    OC Yah Atarah Yunah

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  3. Congrats!

    Psalm 36:9 For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.

    Cynthia

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  4. HalleluYAH...what a wonderful birthday Kayla has chosen!
    Congrats!

    Alice Weiss

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  5. Rejoice with you and your family!
    Congrats!
    Dawn

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  6. Whaooooo, finally little princess Kayla is here!

    Congrats

    Diane

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  7. She is so pretty for a first week baby!
    Sooo beautiful! Thanks YAH for His Creation through you...
    Congratulation to you and your family.

    Dory

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  8. You are so fortunate to have such a smooth delivery for your first baby!

    Congrats!

    Sandy

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  9. Mazel Tov, nice pretty girl you got there!

    Linda

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  10. Congratulations! Beautiful baby!!

    Christopher and Lisa

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  11. Baruch ha'shem YAHUWEH!

    Congratulation...

    Grace Schaefer

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  12. Congratulation! Psa 128:1 Blessed are all who fear יהוה, Who walk in His ways.
    Psa 128:2 You shall eat the labour of your hands. Be blessed, and let it be well with you.
    Psa 128:3 Let your wife be As a fruit-bearing vine within your house, Your sons like olive plants all around your table.
    Psa 128:4 Look, so shall the man be blessed Who fears יהוה.
    Psa 128:5 יהוה shall bless you out of Tsiyon, And let you see the good of Yerushalayim All the days of your life,
    Psa 128:6 And let you see your children’s children! Peace be upon Yisra’ĕl!

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  13. Thanks YAH for your wonderful smooth first birthing experience!

    Your baby is so beautiful.

    Congratulations.

    Deborah

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  14. Congrats Audrey !! She is so beautiful n adorable!!

    Toni

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  15. So pretty!!!

    Congrats to you and your family!

    Larry

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  16. Congrats dear! I'm sure she's beautiful!

    You deserve a good rest and enjoy your baby!

    Aliyah Ben Ammi

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  17. congrats Audrey!!! welcome to motherhood!!!

    Barbara Anderson

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  18. Shalom to the beautiful lovely baby Kayla!

    Congrats to you, Audrey and your family.

    Shannon

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  19. Congrats!

    Psa 127:3 Look, children are an inheritance from יהוה, The fruit of the womb is the reward.
    Psa 127:4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, So are the children of one’s youth.

    Dabar

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  20. Congrats!

    Psalm_132:12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
    Proverb_31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

    Trisha

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  21. Congratulations on ur bundle of joy!

    Amanda

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  22. congrats Audrey!!! welcome to motherhood!!!

    Laura

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  23. Congrats Audrey !! She is so beautiful n adorable!!
    Kayla, excellent name..

    Matt and family

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  24. Congrats to you and your family!

    We Welcome You, Kayla..
    Mark_9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receive me: and whosoever shall receive me, receive not me, but him that sent me.

    Cathie and family

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  25. Oh Such A Darling Girl...

    Congratulations!

    Nicki

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  26. She looks the most adorable! Such a beauty..
    She is definitely a daddy girl, for a change, to her father Daniel,
    WELCOME to Fatherhood!!!!!!

    Enjoy your family life with an additional new member, Audrey and Daniel..

    Nicki and Family

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  27. Gorgeous! Congratulation !!

    Jane Wagner Tier

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  28. Congrats...Baby Kayla is so beautiful!


    Valkyrie Grimes Ferguson

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  29. She is beautiful.., so previous!

    Congratulations

    Patricia

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  30. Congratulations..
    Welcome to parenthood:
    We share your joys:
    https://www.facebook.com/StoryofThisAndersonLife?pnref=story

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  31. She is so sweet!

    Congratulation.

    Ahlia

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  32. Beautiful gals! What a precious face!

    Congrats...

    Anita Harrison

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  33. What an Amazing gift from our Abba Father!

    Congratulation to you and your family for your wonderful new born baby...

    Praise YAH, HalleluYAH ...

    Shining James

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  34. Congrats! A Praise from all the babies:

    Psalm 139:14 I give thanks to You YAHUWAH, For I am awesomely and wondrously made! Wondrous are Your works, And my being knows it well.
    Psa 139:15 My bones was not concealed from You, When I was shaped in a hidden place, Knit together in the depths of the earth.
    Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed body. And in Your book all of them were written, The days they were formed, While none was among them.
    Psa 139:17 And how precious are Your thoughts to me, O Ěl! How great has been the sum of them!
    Psa 139:18 If I should count them, They would be more than the sand; When I wake up, I am still with You, my awesome YAH.

    Marie

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  35. Congrats!

    Bet you were exhausted and glad it was all over!!
    It was the most awesome life experience,isn't it!!!!


    Kitty and family

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  36. Congratulations!
    We share your and your family great joy to welcome your most precious one on broad!

    Below is a video we think you might like:
    When big sister Jessica meets her newborn sister for the first time, something adorable happened. Little Vanessa began to cry, but big sis sweetly assured her that she was fine. Big sisters are a gift from our Abba Father! We know surely that Kayla will be a sweet big sister to her siblings too!

    Enjoy!
    Inspirational Darling Girl

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  37. Congratulations!

    It is such a great joy to have a baby in our life!

    Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o-VplYrqBs

    "10 Months Baby Crying With Emotion When Mother Sings"

    PRICELESS !!!

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  38. What a cute little baby! Congratulation!!

    Chris Schaefer and Family

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  39. hello congrates to you. stumble upon your blog review on Mt. E.
    Do you mind sharing your experience with Dr. Wendy Teo please :)

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    1. Hi, sure :) I find Dr Wendy very calm, caring and experienced. She was there to receive me at the hospital reception when I was rushing in, and accompanied me into the delivery suite only leaving after she made sure I was comfortable. She also came back to check on me in between before I went into active labour. I've heard of many labour stories where the doctor only comes in at the last part when you're about to deliver, so I was really touched she went the extra mile. After delivering, she also came by the room to check on me a couple of times before I was discharged :) Highly recommend her!

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  40. Congrats on ur bundle of joy =) I came across your blog while finding review for delivery at mount e novena. Can you share your experiences there? are the nurses there good? are they helpful to guide if you are keen to breastfeed baby?

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    1. Hi and thank you! :) Yep the nurses I encountered are warm and helpful, helped me with breastfeeding as well. They were also patient and taught us how to properly swaddle baby, change her diapers, burp her etc.

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  41. Hi Audrey, do you mind sharing the actual delivery cost for the whole delivery? I stumbled on your blog talking about the review of Mt E Nov.

    Thank you in advance

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