Yay. Zi’s umbilical cord came off tonight. It’ll be easier now to carry her, change her, and now we can bathe her. It came off right before she turned 3 weeks. What was once connected her to me is gone. It’s ok. There’s always love.
Warning: May contain female topics. Immaturity may induce school-girl giggles. It’s almost been 3 weeks. I’ve lost 20 lbs. already, which is probably mostly due to the constant bfeeding. That, by the way, is going really well. I feel that the milk is satisfying Zi’s need most of the time, which is convenient, since I don’t have to feed with the bottle when I’m taking care of her. She’s a good eater. Very predictable and usually pretty on schedule; she gets hungry every 2 hours, sometimes 3, and late at night, she sometimes sleeps 4 hours then wakes up hungry. She usually also gives us a head start and does the preliminary subtle cry to warn us before the full blown hunger-i’ve-given-you-ample-time-to-feed-me cry. The bad news: This is Perze’s last week of “Ba-bycation.”
So after nine months of waiting and months of guessing Baby Z’s gender, we can now announce “It’s a GIRL!” For those who don’t yet know, Zienne Noelle was born May 9, 2009 close to 8pm, right in time for Mother’s Day. We’re excited to share our newest addition, so hopefully we’ll see you soon. Until then, feel free to get to know her: Zi’s Birth Announcement 2.0 Baby Blog Photo Gallery
Zi attended her first worship service today at SJBCI. She was mentioned from the pulpit during the welcome and announcements, and after the service, everyone crowded to get a peek of our newest addition. Of course, Em was protective enough to stay close to her baby sister, and sneaky enough to also get passing compliments and attention for being the older sister. Nice one, Ate. This just about marks another milestone we’ve had in this church and building. First, it’s where Perze and I met, where we exchanged vows, where we dedicated our first daughter, and now, where we brought our second daughter. God bless this church. It was fitting that the message was about the church family. I also can’t help it, but I always find myself taking very similar photo shots resembling Emma when she was Zi’s age. The picture on the left was taken this afternoon at the church during service, very reminiscent of the one I took of Perze and Em during Em’s first visit. Welcome Zi. They are like a second family. You’ll have many milestones with them, and they will see you go through them with smiles and glee.
Yay. I know it’s been a week.5 but I was finally able to set up Zi’s Photo corner in our twelvesixteen gallery. Click here: Zienne Noelle Photo Gallery You can also view her first week in our 2009 albums. There’s a direct link to our photo gallery on the left top module. We’ll try to update it every now and then, although these days, I doubt we’ll be able to do it often.
Day 1: Sunday Happy Mother’s day!! The hospital is in a buzz and I hear it every time my door opens, from all my nurses and doctors. I’m stuck recovering in bed during Mother’s Day but getting to know Zienne overshadows any pain. I only feel pain when I get up, and I’m still very bloated. Had to take couple motrins. We have tons of visitors today, my family (including Kris who came across from Cali), some friends from church, and Michelle & Mel. It was definitely a busy day. I was able to make web announcements for our family and friends. I have to really thank my husband though who completely doted on me and all my needs. Day 2: Monday Last day at the hospital. Got to shower, get dressed, take care of concluding instructions for myself and Zi. With great slight windy warm weather welcoming Zi outside, we were homeward bound, finally. Thankful my parents stayed with us, cooking and taking care of Emma while I rested and was recovering. Since I couldn’t walk around too much, Perze really took great care of Zi. He did the same thing w/ Emma; he’s a wonderful husband and father. […]
Pre-labor I experienced mild contractions the night before, thinking they were mere Braxton Hicks, so I went to sleep, only to wake up to my water breaking. I woke up Perze, who quickly acted, worried we wouldn’t make it to the hospital on time. Usually, I’m the one to calm him down, and we were able to get Em ready, call my OB, pack the last minute items, contact my family, and get to the hospital. Perze initially called my OB, who wasn’t familiar with Perze’s voice, so once I got on the phone with him, his positive jolly attitude made me a little more comfortable not to panic. He said the baby was right on time for mother’s day…and he was right. His ending conversation went something like “Ok. I’ll meet you at the hospital and let’s have a baby. What a great present for mother’s day.” I laughed because he sounded like we were going to six flags to have a grand day. Weeks ago, we had hoped Baby Z would come out sooner, almost losing hope that Z would come out before the due date. But looking retrospectively, I couldn’t think of a better day to have […]