Sunday, February 8, 2009

Our Bundle of Joy, Joel Tan (陈俊文)

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.


Joel's Tag

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


Baby Joel


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)


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Congratulations, Jullie! Your baby boy is beautiful! I'm happy that you and your family are doing well.

Yee said...

Welcome baby Joel~

Jul & Alan, congratulation!! :)

Jullie Teo said...

Hi Diane and SY,

Thanks... He is our blessing from God...

stargal said...

hey, great to know everyone is safe... congrats! enjoy motherhood to the fullest, ya! :)

Jullie Teo said...

Hi Sue, Thanks... :)

chocolatelover said...

It is definitely God's Blessing!!! Just like me, It is also a blessing for me n kin mun when Cayden came to the world safely 5 months ago. My Labour experience was no better than you and even go through both natural n emergency c-section.

Mona said...

Tyng, congrats to u and Alan. Joel look so Alan. :)

Take care urself, ya!

hcamel24 said...

Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy! I have been reading your blog for awhile and love all of your crafting and was happy to see you had a baby. I had a first baby in October 2008. Good Luck!! :) Many happy blessings sent from the U.S. to you :)

Jullie Teo said...

Dear all,

Thanks for your wishes and blessings.... :)

Tattycat said...

Joel is a beautiful baby and his mummy is very beautiful too! I am sorry to be so long looking at your blog and seeing your wonderful gift from God. I am so happy for you!