Emily is a wonderful, beautiful, priceless little angel to me. I have never enjoyed my time as much in my whole life before she was born. With her, everything in my life seems happen with a reason. And it definitely worth it for all the pain during labour.
April 16, Emily was diagnosed a low level Jaundice and needed to stay in hospital for further observation. Knowing that Jaundice is a very common symptom for most babies, as a new mom, I was still very worried. The first time I shed my tears after Emily's birth was not for any pain, but for my anxiousness for her jaundice. I didn't want to be away from her, neither did I want to return home without her. From April 16 to 19, Bryan and I were there in the baby care center at 3 o'clock sharp and we left at 8 when the visiting hours were finished.
Emily was there with her eyes covered, showered by lights, and she was not able to finish the diagnosed 70ml milk, which would make her jaundice gone earlier. Early morning on April 19, I jumped for joy when we received the phone call from Queen Elizabeth Hospital telling us that Emily could be sent home.
After that it came to the looooong postnatal month. I was taken well of by Bryan and the pui yuet nanny. Emily could sleep up to 22 hours in the first few days. She didn't even want to open her eyes, so our visitors in those days did not have a chance to see her beautiful eyes. In those days Bryan learned to shower Emily, cleaned all the bottles and changed her diapers. What a good dad! :)
Emily's hair grows very fast. The comments from most our friends and relatives were that she had long and nice hair. We were suggested to have her hair cut so that it could grow better, but Bryan wanted to keep it because he believed girl should have long hair, especially that was Emily's feature.
Different from other new born babies, Emily loves her bath. She can sleep through her whole bath, or she enjoys it with a big smile on her face. Sometimes she even put the water into her mouth, thinking that's her milk, cute and funny. :) Look at the smile on her face, doesn't that make you happy?
Most of the time I am not willing to let anybody else take away my mommy's job. I want to do everything for her, I don't want to miss any moment of her. Her smile, her cry, her giggle..... They are all precious to me. Sometimes I can just look at her face for 20 minutes when she's sleeping, the little face which combines Bryan and my looks in it.
She was trying very hard to lift her head up, looked at things on top of her. She was able to tell when was the day and when was the night. She slept well at night while being energetic during the day. She started to scream a bit to attract our attention and to confirm we were around her. We put her into the swinging chair in the day, she giggled and looked into the colorful animals hung on top of her, however she still can't hold things tight yet. Starting from day 68, she started to try and turn herself around, even she failed but we believed it was a good start. I laughed and said it looked more like she wanted to dance.
Days with Emily past quickly. Before I thought I was a workaholic, I could not live without a job or career with me. But now I think I cannot live without Emily in my life. She is such a bless and the best gift we got in our whole life.
There is something that I will never forget every night before I go to bed - a kiss on her forehead and a goodnight, to my beautiful angel Emily.