Saturday, October 20, 2012

Meet my adorable Yves!

Sorry for not updating my blog, I have been busy with my sweet little angel.
After 39 weeks and 6 days of waiting and a long labor I finally meet him..

Meet my little angel, Yves Sarte Leonard
born last 19 September 2012 at Raffles Hospital Singapore
3640 gm, 49cm

I really can't stop looking at him and look how adorable this little dude is.
He is just the cutest little thing ever. Plus he looks like me.

Yesterday, Yves just turned one month old, according to Chinese customs, a baby's first month birthday calls for a celebration. So, we have a simple dinner with few friends to celebrate his one month birthday. 
Yves making a wish!
All I can say is that having him in our life is the most amazing, beyond words that’s ever happened to us..

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Baby Story: Jackson Reid

It's been a little over a week since my family welcomed our new bundle of joy into this world.  Amidst the sleepless nights, anxiety over waiting for my breast milk to come, struggling over diaper changing and worrying over how my 5 year old DD's sensitivities, I can still say that the excitement hasn't been weaned out of our system.

On September 26th we were scheduled for an induction at 5 am in the morning due to the previous ultrasound studies showing that my little guy ain't so little.  At 37 weeks he was showing to be almost 8 lbs in utero! As he was larger than gestational age and because of my history of bladder trauma with my first born child, the doctor thought it best to have a scheduled induction at 38 weeks. 

The day came and my little one was not having it, he decided to come out on his own three hours before my scheduled procedure.  We rushed to the emergency room at 2 am in the morning and found out I was already 6 cm dilated. 

Here's some pictures to document another one of the happiest moments of our life.
Here I am after the epidural was given to me, I don't think I would have been able to manage without it, let alone smile for the camera.

About an hour after I pushed this big guy out
At exactly 8:48 am,  Jackson Reid was born at 8.13 lbs and 21.5" tall.   Thank goodness he decided to come out early as even my OB was surprised with his size considering his early arrival.  There was an urgency to push him out after my bag of water showed a thick green tinge showing that meconium might have been swallowed by the baby.  I counted about 10 pushes and this precious child came out of me screaming vibrantly, much to everybody's relief.

I'm a wild child
Daddy and Big sister was so happy to meet him
My darling daughter wanted to wear this to school the next day to show off to everybody

My close friend DZ was in town from New York and came by to meet her new godson. 
Hello Ninang!
 She came with some treats which made me such a happy camper.
Mango cake from Red Ribbon 
I was probably really hungry or I'm just one of a few people who does not mind hospital food
Yay, we are going home!

 At home, our great friend Nelly came by the house to meet Jacks.

Auntie Nelly with Jacks
Within only a week, a roller coaster of events has happened.   Even with nine months of expecting this baby, I was not prepared for the difficulties of introducing a new child into our family.  Five years is indeed a long time as I struggled to find my way around a newborn.  I could not even buckle the baby right on his car seat.  I still wonder, how could I have forgotten the hardship of burping a baby after each feeding? the fear of leaving a swaddled infant in his crib all by himself? How am I suppose to bath him on my own? How does one change a diaper without being peed at?lol. 

I have so many questions and I count myself so lucky to be in this place where I know my worries will pass with each moment that I get to spend with this angel in our life.

And what mother's heart would not melt when you see this stunning vision of your children? 
Bonding with big sissy
 I am so blessed indeed.