Thursday, June 26, 2014

As You Grow Up, Emily (73 Days)

When I look back to our first little baby blog, I realized that there are a lot of sweet moments have been missed because we were being too busy in the first 2 months after Emily was born.

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. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello Emily Leung :)

Hello Sweetheart! On April 14th, 2014 at 12:45pm you were brought into this world weighing 3.4kg. You were born at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong.

Mommy and Daddy love you

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Our Christmas Present to Ourselves - 4D Scan!

Sorry that we haven't posted much recently, we have both been very busy and there hasn't been any big updates until today. For Christmas Eve, we had booked an appointment for a 4D scan from Annerly and it went fantastic. At first, our little girl was being shy and didn't want to face us. We got lots of photos of her arms and fingers but it wasn't until the end that she decided to show her face. Even then, she seemed to enjoy covering her face with her cute little hands. She did show us her lovely smile and we were able to see her little nose and her juicy lips. It was a great feeling seeing our little baby like this and we can't wait until we can see her out in the real world. 16 more weeks to go!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Baby's Heartbeat

Just a new video of our Baby's heartbeat from the ultrasound at 20 weeks, enjoy :)

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Baby's gender is.......

We went to visit Dr. Wong Wai Chung (specialist in obstetrics & gynacology) today to do an ultrasound so we can see our wonderful little baby and get some scans done. We were able to finally out the sex of the baby and it's a.......girl! The most important part is that she's a healthy girl and is doing great inside Cindy's tummy. Although we were  a bit worried that Cindy wasn't gaining much weight, the baby girl is actually a bit overweight (Bryan loves it as he wants a fat baby). The expected due date is between April 8-11 and everything seems to be going well. 

Cindy has been doing great and is being more active. Not only is she walking more and getting more exercise in, she has also started to do prenatal yoga. What a wonderful mum she will be! 

Here are some of the pictures from the ultrasound:

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The First Few Purchases

We decided to hold off on buying baby stuff until after we visit the Baby Fair in HK in January....but Cindy couldn't resist buying some cute clothes from Baby Gap. I guess this is technically our first baby item that we have purchased that wasn't a book. Since we found out, we have been looking at many baby shops as we want to be fully prepared, but we just wanted to shop around and compare prices. We know what we need to buy and we are just seeing what products we prefer. Anyways, after buying three little outfits, we ended up at Eugene Baby in Mong Kok East and saw a wonderful baby journal. We originally saw a few journals that were either boy specific or girl specific and we wanted to buy it after we found out the sex of the baby, but this journal really caught our eye. It's from Mama & Papas and we feel that it's a fantastic way to store the precious moments at the beginning of our child's life.

We both can't wait to buy more great things!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Week 20 - Woah, we're half way there, woah, livin' on a prayer!

So here we are, it's week 20! As Bon Jovi said it best "we're half way there, woah!"

20 weeks has passed and 20 more to go! This Monday we will go to have an ultrasound to finally see the sex of the baby. We are both excited and can't wait. Cindy has been getting bigger and she has been feeling more little kicks and movements in her tummy; she is always smiling whenever she can feel the baby. She gained a bit of weight and is now currently at 50kgs.

I wanted to surprise her for the halfway mark, so I bought her 20 carnation flowers and placed them at home. I rarely get her flowers so she was definitely shocked and happy to see them as she opened the door.

To end off this post, here is a great classic song!