If the confinement police does exist, I’ll be put behind bars way before my confinement period is up. I’m no rule breaker in nature but if what is asked of me doesn’t seem rational, I will go all out to question the matter and straighten the “justice”.
How I Fare In Confinement
No Bathing: I bathed every single day of my confinement period BUT with mom’s and confinement aunty’s approval. Every afternoon, I bathed with steaming hot, herbal water that made me smell like a pot of walking “bakuteh” after that.
No Washing Hair: I was allowed to wash hair every 3 days, which was still achievable compared to some of my friends who had to keep their hair away from water for 21 days. I quietly washed my hair – before the “due date” – twice when I couldn’t bear the itchiness and oiliness anymore. I felt embarrassed sleeping beside Hubby with such dirty hair.
No Touching Cold Tap Water: Totally guilty! I drenched my hands in tap water since day 1 after giving birth. In this matter, I chose hygiene over confinement beliefs. Besides, NICU does not allow us to touch babies without properly sanitising our hands.
No Drinking Plain Water: Occasionally and very rarely, I took a sip of warm water and that was only because I needed to take medicines. Other than that, I was pretty obedient and drank red dates tea throughout.
No Fans: In this crazy heat wave? The monster in me will definitely appear if I continue heating up.
No Going Out: With Ewan being hospitalised and all, I couldn’t follow this rule. We had to visit him and bring him for check-ups after that.
No Shorts or Skimpy Clothes: I’m proud to say that I’ve adhered to this rule the best. I wore my socks all the time too. Only on very very hot days, I treated myself to an afternoon of shorts.
No Crying or Watching TV/Using Computer: I have cried a few buckets so it’s a “Fail” again. I was too tired to watch TV but no using computer? That’s just mad!
How well did you adhere to the confinements rules?