As I’m typing this, Zhiyi is now lying in bed waiting to give birth, having fallen asleep after being administered with epidural. Just five hours ago, I got woken up by Zhiyi complaining of pains and how she felt like the baby was going to “drop out”. Barely five minutes after I crawled into bed.
“Maybe you ate something wrong.”
“But it hurts.”
“Yeah, try sleeping it off. That’s what I do.” I mumbled as I started drifting out of consciousness.
One hour later, after a shower and some frantic packing, we were at Mt Alvernia checking-into a delivery ward. This was followed by a nurse doing some preliminary checks and hooking up the baby heartbeat and contraction monitor. According to her, Zhiyi’s cervix had dilated 4cm. Once it get’s to around 10cm, that’s when the huffing and puffing and pushing will start. In other words, just a few more hours to go!
Here’s how I lit the shot: SB900 at 1/128 power zoomed in to 200mm and gelled CTO on a Gorillapod dangling off the surgery lights. I was really scared of getting caught by the nurse so quickly grabbed around 5 frames before she came back into the room.
- 23/03/2009 5pm – 2cm
- 24/03/2009 4am – 3cm
- 24/03/2009 6am – 4cm
- 24/03/2009 8am – 6cm
- 24/03/2009 10am – 7cm
- 24/03/2009 12pm – 9cm