At 4.30am, the nurse brought baby back to my room for breast feeding. I got more practices for the football hold. I used a couple to pillows as support for the baby so that I only need to focus on holding the baby’s head and neck correctly. After feeding, baby was brought back to the nursery again.
Dr.Tho came at 7+am to check on my stitches. He prescribed me painkiller and antacid, 3 times a day. I really need that because the uterus contractions are too achy. Was told that the stitches will heal in 2 weeks time and the uterus will shrink back. Meanwhile I can only feel sore and achy.
For breakfast, I chose porridge from the Tuesday Chinese menu. Mt Alvernia has different menu for each day and you can choose from Chinese, Western, Muslim , Indian menu etc. For mine, it comes with a bowl of fish porridge, a small jug of Milo, a packet of orange juice and a small bread.
I remembered having the fish porridge last year when I had my day surgery and it was not bad. But this time, it’s quite tasteless. =( Regretted porridge after seeing the husband’s omelette. Made up my mind to choose breakfast from the western menu for the next day.
Since I stayed in the single room, the Husband could stay over with me with a fee of $80.25 per night (includes 3 meals. pillow and blanket are provided during the stay). My first day was spent in the delivery ward but the companion fee is still charged despite no proper meal was consumed. The single room has a spacious attached bathroom, wardrobe, mini fridge, TV, free WIFI, free local calls, in-room safe, dining table, and a sofa which can be used as a bed for the companion. There are 17 TV channels and one of it is a replay video on breastfeeding and how to take care of newborn. I find this video very informative and helpful for first time mum.
After breakfast at 8.40am, the nurse brought the baby back for breastfeeding. This time she taught me cradle hold. I find that the Football hold position is more comfy for me. Anyway, both positions required a few pillows as support for my arms and baby. Baby was too sleepy and not keen to feed.
Look at her nice forehead and sharp chin. I think her mouth is too pointy. Gosh, I have can’t stop staring at her and admiring all her features. Am I going to become one of those obsessed mum on social media???
Auntie and cousins came to visit and they got me a cute baby girl balloon. I got out of bed at 10+am to wash up and put on basic make-up because more visitors are coming. Can’t look too shagged!
11.35am: Baby is breast fed and this time she sucks well. SZ came to visit me and just nice that baby is left in my room. I could still remember visiting SZ in NUH when she gave birth 8 months ago, and I was only in my first trimester then. Wow, how time flies!
Soon, lunch was served. Took picture of the half eaten meal because I was so hungry then!
I chose fish for lunch from the Tuesday confinement food menu. The meal came with stir fried broccoli, steamed fish, chicken soup, fresh pear, and orange juice. The food tastes great! Cousin Minmin was eyeing at the dishes so I let her try some. She likes it too. I guess hospital food isn’t always bad. Felt so wasted that I didn’t get to eat yesterday because I spent almost all the time in the delivery suite.
After lunch, I elaborated the story of my delivery to the cousins. And Cousin Minmin was surprised that the delivery suite is a single room. She always had the idea that delivery suite would have several preggies and all screaming in pain together. =__=” Sounds like horror movie to me.
After lunch, Joyce came with baby Will to visit. Baby Will is almost 1 year old already! I came to visit Joyce in the same hospital last year. Omg, how time flies again!
4.30pm, 6.30pm, and 7.30pm, baby fed well. She was with us in the room from afternoon till 8+pm. MIL and SIL came to visit too. Since I had to breast feed, most of the visitors (excluding my friends) have officially watched the feeding show FOC and mostly without permission. Thanks. You all just made me feel like the animal in the zoo. Even though you are female and older, it doesn’t mean you are entitled to watch me breast feed. Thanks for intruding my privacy. +1 post natal depression factor.
And commenting on whether I have milk isn’t an appropriate thing to do as well. +1 post-natal depression factor.
Dinner was served and this time I chose to have pork.
Mum and MIL said that I could not eat the lettuce because it’s too “cooling”, so I had to give it to the Husband. =( Other than that, food is yummy~ The Husband had western meal again for dinner. Didn’t bother to take a picture of his food because I was already hungry.
Finally all the visitors left by 8.30pm (end of visiting hours) and baby was brought back to the nursery. The Husband and I could finally rest. He went to sleep with 2 blankets while I was feeling very warm. My body was still generating a lot of heat just like pre-natal. Made the tough trip to the toilet to pee and clean up the stitches area with hexodane wound wash. I have never expected toilet trips to be even worse after delivery. After that I could finally lie down and rest. Been sitting on the bed for the entire day already.
And this pretty much sums up day 2 post delivery.