Baby Rachel Is Born!

When doctor was checking Poey Chin, he told us that her water membrane had already burst!

However, he told us that baby has not descended into the pelvis yet. His theory was baby’s head was too big to go through my wife’s pelvis.

He recommended Caesarean section as the safest way to deliver baby.

Fifteen minutes later, Poey Chin was prepped in a labour ward. Half an hour after that, she was wheeled in to the operation theatre

She could not go under general anesthesia because we had taken breakfast, so she used a spinal epidural. I was able to join her in the operation room.

I don’t want to cover all the gory details, but thank God for all those episodes of Grey’s Anatomy we’ve been watching to desensitize me.

All throughout, I was comforting my darling wife because she looked scared.

Within 20 minutes or so, baby came out all crying and looking quite purple.

To cut the long story short (I need a nap, because I’m very tired), mummy and baby are fine.

My baby

Here are some more photos.

Opening one eye!

I wish I could say that I had a special feeling of crossing a threshold or something, but I didn’t feel anything special. In fact, I was very worried for my wife and baby and I didn’t calm down until I knew they were both fine.

Baby Rachel was born at 11:49am. She is 2.86kg (what a wonderful IT number!)

She is the loudest baby in the nursery. Not even a day old and she’s got a reputation for being loud!


I’m feeling very happy, very tired, a little worried and very proud of my wife.

Be prepared for baby photo overload on this blog!

23 thoughts on “Baby Rachel Is Born!”

  1. Yay! I’m first to comment and wish baby Rachel a warm wonderful welcome to this world! Woot!

    Wait ah… jiejie will do a proper welcoming blogpost for you later tonight, k? 😀

    Much love n hugs to mommy Poey Chin and baby Rachel, not forgetting daddy Adino too!

    Adino: Thanks! I’m going to nap now. Can barely keep my eyes open. zzzzz…

  2. Congratulations to you and your missus on the arrival of you beautiful bundle of joy. May God continue to bless you and your family! 🙂

    Adino: Thank you!

  3. woot..congratulations!!! you’re a dad!! and she looks great. congrats man..

    Adino: Yeah, I can’t believe it!

  4. oh wow… congratulations to u and poey chin!!!!!!
    your baby girl looks sweet and lovely… =)
    congrats congrats..

    Adino: Thanks!

  5. Congrats, Adino & Poey Chin
    Baby Rachel is such a cutie 🙂

    Adino: Thanks! She is very cute like a mini Japanese doll … but I could be biased. She reminds me of my sister.

  6. Congratulations to silly daddy and poey chin for your bundle of joy

    Adino: Thank you!

  7. Congratulation!! she is so cute, esp the one w one eye opened..look at her cheeky lips there!. hehe 🙂
    i wish my future hubby will care and concern like u

    Adino: Thanks! Don’t worry, every guy is caring and concerned, just that some will show their concern in different and not-so-obvious ways.

    I think I’m just naggy and over-prepared like my mom!

  8. I was just wondering when she was due and thought to pop by to check. What d’ya know?! 😀 Congratulations to the new papa and I’m glad both mom and baby are fine too.

    Adino: Thanks!

  9. What! I woke up just a bit later and missed this?! Praise God mummy and baby and daddy are healthy and well. Hallelujah!

    Adino: Yeah! 😛

  10. i came back again just to look at rachael 🙂 oooh so sayang herlah….so sweet and reminds me of baby powder and milk bottles n everything nice

    Adino: Ya, she’s very adorable!

  11. woohoo! congrats! time to buy more BB clothes and stuff! and yes, midnight cries! LOL!

    Adino: We already got her lots of clothes.. and her crying is really loud!

  12. Congratulations! She’s finally here 😀

    And what a precious little bundle of joy. Best wishes to you and Poey Chin. Praise God everything went well.

    Adino: Praise God for a smooth delivery! Thanks!

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