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Firstly..thanks to all for your well-wishes!! Yun-Huei ( e_rambler ), Alvin and Jonathan..the flowers/fruit basket was lovely.

I'm now still at the hospital. We were supposed to be dischared on X'mas noon but Baby Aidan developed a slight case of jaundice..his jaundice level is 11 which is considered a borderline case..[anything above 11 would require photo-theraphy].. Doc has asked whether I wanted to bring Aidan home first and monitor him or to have Aidan stay in the hospital. I chose the latter as I would rather he receive the treatment earlier and come back once he's ok. Jaundice is very common amongst babies and so far, he seems to be reacting well to treatment :)..A little 'painful'to see him struggling under the 'suntan' treatment and his delicate skin blistering away but I understand that it's for his good..The doctor will be checking on Aidan's jaundice level again later..if the level has decreased significantly, we will then go home..:)

Me n hubby chose to stay in the hospital with him..the hospital provides studio rooms so that moms can stay on to accompany their babies..So,whenever Aidan needs to be fed, the nurses would just bring Aidan to my room ..:)

Gosh..I really don't know how to describe my feeliings of being a mom. The feeling when I first cradled Aidan in my arms was simply overwhelming..he's so small and delicate and I just can't believe that we've created this beautiful little baby :) Hmm..Aidan seems to have both our features. He has my button nose..and YC's eyes..But, his looks seems to change everyday. He doesn''t open his eyes much..actually, he IS a nocturnal baby. He only becomes active and opens his eyes wide in the night. In the day..he spends most of the time zzzing away. Even hubby's parents have yet to see him with his eyes open..

The labour itself was pretty easy..in fact, everyone was commenting that I was so darn lucky coz Aidan arrived just abt 2 hours after the labour was induced. Because I opted for epidural,the birth itself was painless and I was still feeling very excited and active after the birth..Hubby was there with me throughout the labour..no, he didn't faint or anything and even helped cut the umblical cord..:)

Parents-in-law should be coming over soon. Family members and friends have been visiting so often during the last few days, especially when they realised that I had to stay on in the hospital because of Aidan. Yesterday, good pals Darren, Corrina, Bibi and Trevor chose to spend their X'mas with us in the studio room and I think we made a little too much noise :P ..Mom, worried that I wasn''t getting enough nutrition brought confinement food for me yesterday ...Hubby's parents comes over at least twice a day to ensure that everything is ok..Am really touched by all their care and concern :)

Time to go have a peep at Aidan at the nursery :)..Hopefully, his jaundice test would be back by now...


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moxielass
Dec. 25th, 2002 06:26 pm (UTC)
Happy boxing day!
Hey! Lovely surprise to read your post (especially it is before your sister's. Coincidence!)

Post Aidan's picture up soon yeah? (((hugs))))
andretan
Dec. 25th, 2002 08:48 pm (UTC)
Congrats Angelia!

May Aidan be ok soon!
leapin_toufu
Dec. 25th, 2002 09:23 pm (UTC)
C-o-n-g-r-a-t-u-l-a-t-i-o-n-s!

Yeah, better to have him stay in hospital & get it treated. I think it will be more auspicious if Aidan can go home for the first time in full health.

Talking about jaundice, i remembered reading in newspaper many months ago about a malay family staying in a HDB block that actually put their new-born (who has jaundice) in a basket & straddled it across the bamboo poles outside the kitchen windows to get the sun! The basket toppled over & the baby fell to his/her death.

I dunno to cry or laugh when i read that...tragic comedy?

Now that you gotten the delivery out of the way, the next thing you should be preparing to battle is...

..."post-natal blues".

Partner's, family's, friends' (including LJ's) support is very important. So you go girl ~snap finger & swing wrist around~

angeliatay
Dec. 26th, 2002 02:20 am (UTC)
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Thanks Master Toufu..so will I be expecting a Baby Toufu anytime soon?

Yeah..I read abt that tragic incident too..I couldn't believe that something like that was plausible..Incredible that some pple could be so dense *sigh*...
e_rambler
Dec. 26th, 2002 06:33 am (UTC)
Glad you like the fruit/flower basket. Of course, we chose sunflowers. Did they spell helianthus correctly? I had to repeat it soooo many times over the phone. (Wanted to put the Annus in it too but thought better - heh).

So you actually get Internet access in hospital? Cool. Actually I think all babies are more active in the night because their eyes are not used to the bright lights of the outside world yet. Or so I've read. Can't wait to see Aidan IRL!
angeliatay
Dec. 26th, 2002 12:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh..it was spelled HELIAN THUS..Hubby actually asked me whether it was a swear word heh..oh yeah, don't order from them again. The delivery guy demanded 5 bucks from hubby saying that it was for his service on X'mas day ?!!

Yeah, hospital allows u to rent a laptop w internet access...Not bad hor!

e_rambler
Dec. 26th, 2002 01:25 pm (UTC)
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Do you have the name of the rider? That behaviour is unacceptable, and I will report him to the company, Xmas or not. *pissed* Hmm I don't need the name of the rider come to think of it... They must have records of it. Let's see whether he would kena fired or something...
angeliatay
Dec. 26th, 2002 06:02 pm (UTC)
Err..Hubby couldn't remember but he said to let it be lor..He didn't want me to tell u initially but I thought that u ought to know so that u guys don't use the same flower shop in future [though the sunflowers were really nice]..
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