Friday, 14 March 2008

Rewind: Missed A Few Daddy Details...

I was working on this half way in the night (a few nights back) when I got interrupted by Max and then I fell asleep while nursing him. The due to the change of event, I forgot about this. So here is a be-lated post:

Referring back to my labor for Maxwell:

There was this time between contractions, when I was not given the gas yet, I was gasping and trying to withstand the pain, and Mike squeeze my hand. He thought it'd distract or divert the pain and he got a, "Don't squeeze me. I squeeze you" whispered between pants to him. I squeezed his hand all the way. If it was not for the pain that was suffocating me, I'd probably had yell out those words. But I'm not really the yelling type. But we do look back and found this funny.

The other "Helpful" thing Mike tried to do was to do the breathing exercise which we learnt in the ante-natal class from the time I was pregnant with Micah. Of course you can't expect a woman in pain to concentrate. Mike was going, "Hooo. Hooo..." at a consistent interval (I think. Just can't focus on that irritating blowing sound in my ears.) I just held my hand over his mouth, said "stop" and gasped and panted more.

I guess the gas, if it was not good for anything else, helped me to breath a little better or I may have passed out for lack of oxygen.

Dear daddy, always so involved in our lives. :) Thank you.


hissychick said...

Gorgeous story.

You were a lot nicer with Mike than I was with toddlerdaddy when it came to E's birth. I kept grabbing him really hard, not that I meant to but I just did. He kind of stepped backwards when I went for his throat at one stage!

Kathie "Moomykin" Yeoh said...


I think you and toddlerdaddy thrive on each other's wit and wonderful sense of humor. I see that spark beyween you two.

Mike and I are just simply sweet and loving. May sound boring and too mushy to some people. :D

U.Lee said...

Hi Kathie, I read your this interesting post and I can see the love you have for your hubby is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
I'm sure if your hubby could be anything, he'd would like to be a tear born in your eye, live on your cheek, and die at your lips.
You have a beautiful weekend, Kathie. Best regards to you and hubby and kids, Lee.

Kathie "Moomykin" Yeoh said...


Thank you for those beautiful words.

Yeah, hubby and I go a long way back. We've been through all sorts of thick and thin, and we're still sticking together.

I think there's nothing better than if your spouse if also your best friend and confidant.

You have a good weekend too. :)

Ann said...

hahaha.....very very funny! And so terribly sweet too!

I am so glad that Mike was with you that day!

I know of husbands who don't be with their wifes coz pantang or something!

Kathie "Moomykin" Yeoh said...


well, I think if the hospital had allowed a camera in, then I wouldn't have his hand to squeeze coz he's be so busy getting his baby at birth on record. Hah.