AIS Mum: Let the chasing begin...
Scout started taking his unsupported baby steps at months. People say boys start walking at a later time as compared to girls. I guess he's in a hurry to explore the world. So, we set out to explore the world of walkers.
I gave birth before our country was hit by the wrath of Supertyphoon Yolanda. I was in my 38th week and A was at work when I started having contractions. Although I did have my emergency contact list of people whom I could contact when I'm by myself and go into labor, I opted to go to the hospital by myself. Stubborn me, I guess, plus the hospital was just a few blocks away...but, I did take a cab going to the Emergency Room.
I spent the next 11 hours in labor, but just spent 15 minutes in the delivery room (normal delivery). Apparently, my OB cum drill sergeant had a bootcamp program for me in the delivery room...she had me do situps as I try to push Scout out. Believe me, it sounded so crazy when I heard her give me that instruction while I was having contractions. But between trying to make sense of what she wants me to do and being at the height of labor pains, I just wanted to get Scout out. So, there I was...inhale, hold, situp, push. Repeat a few times, and out the boy went. By the time A went into the delivery room, we were already done...to everyone's surprise.
All's well that ends well...thanks to Dr. Angela Sison-Aguilar and the rest of the hospital crew.
AIS Mum: My Mothercare Baby
I've been going through my checklist of items for Scout's arrival and noticed that Mothercare is his dominant brand. Proximity to their branches can be attributed to that: I live quite close to one branch and work in between 2 of their other branches. Apart from that, whenever I go shopping for baby things, I end up seeing what I like there.
(image from She Knows)
I call my belly tenant Scout, but that's just a maternal nickname. We still have a major task of coming up with Scout's legal name. As if that isn't difficult enough, my boss had to give me (well, she gave it to me more for A ) this article to read: Tricky Job - Choosing the Right Name For Your Child by Teh Kok Tiong. She just had to remind me that Scout will have a Chinese name.
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