VENDRYANA: Hi! I’m on a gym ball. It can relieve labor pain. It’s February 22nd, 4.55 PM. I can feel the labor pain, but.. It’s still fine. So.. I don’t know about tonight. It’s still fine this afternoon. BENA: Now we’re going out for a meal while Vendryana will take some walk. And we’ll see what Vendryana feels later. VENDRYANA: Oh. I want.. BENA: You want to bring some dates, right? (dates: fruit) Eat a lot of dates to stimulate the labor pains. VENDRYANA: They said so.. BENA: Let’s go! BENA: Come on. BENA: Come on, Ubi! Beat the labor pain! Hit it, Ubi! Watch the belly.. BENA: She’s starting to scratch me. And holding my hand tightly. VENDRYANA: It hurts. BENA: Is it? VENDRYANA: But it feels good. BENA: She’s holding my hand so tight, I can’t release. What are you thinking of? Roasted? BOTH: Duck rice! DOCTOR: The amniotic fluid’s still enough. It’s good. (amniotic fluid : pregnant woman’s water) But the baby’s position still changes. Now he’s facing forward. VENDRYANA: Is it supposed to be facing back? DOCTOR: Yes. BENA: Come on, son, when are you gonna come out? The ‘roasted-duck-rice-craving’ is finally accomplished. This early morning we went to the hospital because the labor pain was increased but no signs of labor stages yet. She was so sad and wanted to have ice cream while sitting in the park. VENDRYANA: Can I tell some stories? BENA: Yes. VENDRYANA: It’s the first time.. That waiting for labor makes me so sad. What makes me feel so sad is.. I’m already in pains, bleeding, but still no signs of labor. Sad… BENA: Have an ice cream. VENDRYANA: It’s supposed to be the due date. VENDRYANA: I just want a normal delivery. BENA: Be patient, there’s still time. BENA: Just have some ice cream. How much did you bought? 7? VENDRYANA: Two! BENA: Are you happy now? BENA: So you’re happy now, having an ice cream while refreshing in the park. BENA: Stop it already. Drink your water. VENDRYANA: You haven’t taken a bath yet. BENA: Look at yourself. BENA: Are you happy now? Can you fly it? I think you’re not tall enough. Make it fly. VENDRYANA: Can it fly on the ground? BENA: It can’t, you’re so smart. (sarcasm) VENDRYANA: It’s like I’m taking a stingray fish on a walk. BENA: Oh yes, yes. You’re so creative. Imaginative. VENDRYANA: Hi, it’s my stingray fish. His name is Pira. My stingray fish is looking for food. Any prawns here? VENDRYANA: Look, look, he’s dancing. Bad stingray fish. VENDRYANA: Eat some moss. Eat some moss. There are no prawns here. BENA: Poor her. VENDRYANA: He’s tired. BENA: When she’s sad I have to give her some toys. BENA: It’s February 26th. It’s been 40 weeks and 1 day, right? It’s one day after the due date. But it’s okay. Just be patient, the baby’s still comfortable inside the womb. We’re taking a walk at the mall. But the labor pain is increasing, she held my hand so tight. Just like Playdoh, right? We’re taking a walk at the mall but once in a while, Vendryana changes her mood easily. When the labor pain hits her, she holds my hand so tight. But one second later she’ll be so happy. Be patient.. be patient. So tight. Be patient, Ubi.. Just a minute. Be patient. Just 20 seconds more. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. VENDRYANA: Hush! BENA: Yes I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Be patient, Ubi. Be patient. BENA: Yeaaah you’re happy already. The waves of love are magical. Midnight on February 27th, Vendryana can’t go to sleep Because the labor pain hurts so bad. The doctor said that we should go back to the hospital if the pain is once every 2-3 minutes. But meanwhile it’s still once every 7-9 minutes. We can’t sleep all night. And at 5 AM, we went to the hospital, thinking that maybe we’ll be sent back home again.