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Friday, March 27, 2009

the pain of confinement


Confinement is the most miserable time for me….well, not always…it’s also time for me to pamper myself and to relax…but I missed the food and drinks that cannot be taken during confinement period….

My second delivery pain was a lot more tolerable than the first one…my haemorrhoid was not that bad as the first time….and I did not suffer from bad constipation….the wound healing was a lot faster than the episiotomy…

I breastfed Imtiaz exclusively…the mature milk appeared after 3 days and the flow was good and I produced a lot of breastmilk after I had a good massage to encourage the flow by Cik Ton…I had my urut and bertungku session for 4 days…it was a good one….i felt my body was a lot better after the massage…

After coming back from the hospital, my weight was 55kg…I lost 4 kg during the delivery….i usually took bread and milo for breakfast, sandwiches, biscuits or meehon for lunch and later rice with confinement delicacies for dinner….within 1 week I dropped another 2 kg….this is also due to exclusively breastfeeding of every 2 hours….i feel good about my weight and can’t wait to get back into shape after the confinement….my exercise apparatus and vcd were nicely stored for the past 9 months!!!!

I have my mum and hubby to help me out with the new baby and Jihan….it is not easy to handle 2 children at the same time…..i hardly can find time for myself to read up the novels that I bought earlier to read during confinement time….i usually rest and take my nap when Imtiaz is sleeping….Imtiaz takes a long time to breastfeed, sometimes up to 1/2 hour and sometimes twice or three times in 2 hours!! …it was quite tiring for me too...but he is relatively easy to take care of…

I produced a lot of breast milk this time….even after nursing Imtiaz, I was still able to pump out from the same breast about 2oz and the other breast about 4-5 oz….i had sore and cracked nipple too as Imtiaz likes to bite and pull my nipple when he was feeding…at one time, I had to express one side of the breast due to a very sore nipple and feed Imtiaz with only one breast….then I had blocked milk duct which required me to go back to Cik Ton for massage and heat therapy to relieve the blocked duct….it was a very painful experience….i had a mild mastitis then but luckily it didn’t turn out to become a breast abscess…

I can’t wait for myself to heal and get better and can’t wait for this confinement period to end….Imtiaz is getting heavier each day…his cheeks plumped up and he is more playful now…

8 comments:

Mrs. MD said...

finally dh ade pics baby ;)
He looks sooo cute...nampak rupa baby cam iras2 kakak jihan la. ezzet take good care of urself. insyaAllah ade kesempatan kami dtg visit ok.
*hugs and kises for ur lovely kiddos*, - kay

rizza said...

Tahniah Dr Ezura!!!

Soo cute little baby!!!

Jihan dah jadik Kakak ...rajin2 jaga adik...

Take care!!

nonie said...

wah dr ezura pun dah ada bb baru? samada nonie lupa @ x prasan yg u are actually pregnant... hehe lebih kurang sebya asyfa la ni... nway congratulation!!!

misah said...

congrate dr ezzura. so cute la bb tu.

diba said...

Congrats Dr.Ezura & Dr.Asrul...

Cutenye!! Nanti upload gamba Imtiaz kt fp bebanyak kay..

p/s : Try la g layan spa b4 masuk keje.. Sonok tau.. heehehe >> http://cintasari.com/

drzeze said...

salam sis Ezura,
Tahniah dah berjaya dapat sepasang cahayamata serta berjaya plak menyusukannya.Pengalaman yang berbaloi kan?
Dan jaga diri...

~ ar.nie ~ said...

Congrats Dr Ezura!!!

BTW, baik2 yer kalau kena milk duct & mastitis... Saya baru jer pulih, lepas kena breast surgery sbb breast abscess... kelakar pon ader, sbb kena benda nie, masa baby dah 15 bulan... :p

Take care! :D

mama diny said...

Salam kenal Ezura, discovered yr blog thru Inahar's.