Hello World

5 years ago, when I had Malcolm, I was certain and confident that I would give birth to my baby like any others, the way my mum did with her 4 kids, the natural way, through the vaginal birth canal. The chance of me having it any other way, was distant, remote perhaps even nonexistent.

After more than 12 hours of labour, with my cervix still stucked at a dilation of 1/2 the required length, I was told that unnatural  intervention was needed. Malcolm was finally brought to the world under the doctor’s skillful surgical incision. The procedure was brisk but the recovery was arduous and painful.

This time round, for my 2nd pregnancy, I was given the option. Vaginal birth which put me at risk of tearing my 5 year old wound and perhaps see history repeat itself OR pick a good looking date from the doctor’s busy schedule and get it over and done with in a blink of an eye.

It was a tough choice and we chose the latter.

So on that good looking day or more like, convenient day, within an hour or two, the job was done, the wait is over.



  1. Aileen says:

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing the good news. Welcome into this world with a splendid family Marcus, you lucky boy! Best wishes to the whole family. Wishing you a speedy recovery and accept/demand any kind of help as it’s tough being a mom, esp. at the current moment.

  2. Leonny says:

    CONGRATS!!!! 😀

    Saw that you haven’t been updating your blog and was sort of guessing that you must’ve already had the baby!!

    Speedy recovery and congrats again 🙂

  3. Ing says:

    Congratulations Rachel! Was waiting for this post. 🙂

    Marcus looks so much like Malcolm!

    Mummy must try to rest as much as you can. Take care! 🙂

  4. Jason and Ophelia says:

    OMG OMG! he is such a little darling! How adorable! We can’t wait to meet him! Can’t tell who he looks like yet but I can see traces of Malcolm somewhere!

    Have a smooth recovery and enjoy infant-hood… again!

  5. sun says:

    It must hv been agonizing to go thru the long labour and hving to make the difficult decision to undergo the surgery. Glad that baby is ok, and hope that u r recuperating well. Best wishes to yr hubby and big bro mal too. Enjoy yr family!

  6. Jolene says:

    Congrats Rachel 🙂 Marcus looks just like Malcolm. Both our boys r born in the same years and the same ways… gosh. You take care ya 🙂

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