Today, Joel is 2 weeks old.
Mummy's favorite picture
Joel arrived to this world on 25th of Jan 2009 @ 9:05pm... It was a Chinese New Year Eve. He was weighed at 2.8kg and at the length of 50cm.
I went through a hard long labor. Joel was in a very awkward position during labor. Though his head was engaged to my cervix but his body was curved toward the left. Initially, Doc used vacuum to pull Joel out but FAILED. So, he quickly changed to forceps. When he was trying to pull baby out, he realized that baby's unbiblical cord entangled around his neck. Getting an EXPRERIENCED doctor is very important at this point. It was too late to go for emergency C-sect. My Doc quickly unwind it and pull my baby out safely. Well, poor Joel suffered few bruises here and there. So, when he was out, he was frustrated and tired at the same time. He didn't cry very loudly. Doc suggested that to keep him in ICU for a night for observation. Thank GOD he was OK.
How about ME? Was I in PAIN? Hehehe.... Thank GOD I was on Epidural. So, I didn't really feel the 'pain' throughout the labor. But I could feel the whole process of baby being pulled out. I'm sure without Epi, I'll faint!
Thanks to nurses and midwife from Mount Alvernia, They were very caring and patience. I always thought nurses from hospital were very fierce and unforgiving. But not them, they are encouraging and they even cheered for me when I was pushing. ;) Of cos thanks my Doc, who did a great job in delivering my baby. We will like to apologize to him for rushing back to hospital after his reunion dinner. =P
Well, my dear husband was with me the whole time. He was asked to cut Joel's unbiblical cord and shouted "I AM DADDY" (X3)....
That was me in delivery suite
Joel with Daddy. Joel looks exactly like his dad.
Joel with Mummy
I've uploaded more other Joel's photos in my Flickr album. Feel free to browse.
Baby Joel is really a gift from GOD. I would never thought having a beautiful child of my own.
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
(Psalms 127:3-5 ESV)