Friday, April 13, 2012

Baby Jared has arrived (Samuel updates and Charis sleeps)

Hi, let me tell you a bit about myself. My name's Jared and I was born just 3 days ago, well I think it was 3 days ago since my daddy hasn't taught me to tell time yet.

Here are some pictures daddy took of me:

Welcome to the world, baby Jared. Love, your daddy.

Jared Yau Zhi Hao, born on 10 April 2012 at 8.30am in Bangkok Hospital.

Friday, April 6, 2012

What to do when you're still waiting... (Charis writes)

Ah, it is passed Week 40 now and baby Jared has decided to keep his parents waiting. I can't believe that it's been a month since we packed the hospital bag! That means we have been waiting anxiously for a month now :) Mum's here with us for 3 weeks now and I guess all of us did not suspect how long Jared will take to appear.

So what have I been doing while waiting?

1. Take long walks in the park (and watch Mum work out!)

Mum gearing up for the arrival of a newborn baby

2. Finally finish baby's quilt!

It took more than half a year :P

3. Sew Mum an apron to use in the kitchen.

It took only a day of intense concentration.
Proof I had been lazy with the quilt :P
4. Clean the house again and again.
5. Frequently go to a second-hand bookstore and rent lots of mystery novels and biographies.

Agatha Christie is my Mum's and my favourite.
6. Take time to enjoy Mum's company and home-cooked food!

This is just some of it! 
7. Daydream of what to do during Jared's full-moon party (I'm thinking baby blue cupcakes!)
8. Talk to Jared and count his movements - he's been rather active lately, almost like he's dancing inside!
9. Turning to social media always works.
10. Overall, trying not to be such a worry wart!

Not too long now ;)

I asked Samuel how he is feeling right now with all this waiting from the father's perspective. He said he's just "anxiously waiting". I think he's nervous as well 'coz when I called him at work one day, he picked up after one ring and said, "labour already-ah?!". Oh, Samuel :)