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Baby Jae has arrived

2011 November 18
by MieVee @

Baby Jae Arrives

After a long journey, baby #2 (a.k.a Baby Jae) finally arrived last Monday, on 7 November 2011! This day happens to be my lunar birthday, my mum’s birthday AND the eve of my birthday. This boy certainly knows how to choose a good date for himself. It’s wonderful that we’d be celebrating birthdays together every year.

Jae was delivered naturally and quickly within 1.5 hours of reaching the hospital. I’d share his birth story when there’s more time on hand.

In the meantime, we’ve established breastfeeding rather well and his jaundice level seems under control.

Vee’s still adjusting to his baby brother’s arrival and I’m trying my best to give him lots of hugs, kisses and assurance. He has been running a fever for the past 3 days, and is now down with a runny nose and cough. So he’s being kept a good distance away from Jae.

I’m grateful to hubby, my parents and the confinement lady for taking good care of the 2 boys while I rest as much as possible. In 3 weeks, I’d have to cope on my own during the day. Wish me luck!

“See” you again and take care too…

P.S. I’d be resting a lot until December, so replies to emails and comments would take much longer than usual. Thank you very much for your patience.

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  1. November 18, 2011

    Congratulations… rest more and eat more… so baby Jae has lot of milk… enjoying be moo moo cow!!! hahaha

    • November 18, 2011

      Thank you, Yvonne! Ha… Day 3 and 4 were tough when waiting for more milk to come in. When it finally did, I was so happy to see Jae being satisfied after a breastfeed. At least a year of being moo moo cow. Same to you too! 🙂

  2. Jessie permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congratulation on ur new arrival bundle of joy! Take care & rest well…

  3. Michelle permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Welcome, Baby Jae! May u grow strong n wise. Take lots of rest Mummy.

  4. Vivienne Goh permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congrats on the new addition to your family..
    Do enjoy fullest during your confinement.
    Mummy needs a lot of energy to take care of 2 boys..
    (i am a stay at home mom of 3 boys, age at 5, 3 and 7 months)

  5. MarcieMom permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congrats! I always admire parents who have courage n love to have second child, am still struggling with the first one. Think it’s cos she has eczema n I don’t know how I can go thru the stress of taking care of a second eczema baby. Btw, I have designed calendars free for all eczema children,

    • November 18, 2011

      Thank you very much, MarcieMom. Hope Marcie’s eczema would be under good control soon. 🙂 We went through a similar challenging phase when Vee was 5 to 14 months old. It was such a relief when we realised that his condition was due to soy and other food allergies. He was also a super fussy sleeper who drained a lot of my energy, making me confined to the bed whenever he’s sleeping. He started sleeping through 5 hours and more only at 18 months old. That’s when we felt ready for a second baby.

      Take things one step at a time and you’d know when you’re ready for another baby. All the best! 🙂

      And thank you for sharing your calendar too.

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  7. Nikki permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congrats!! 1.5 hours that’s very fast, my first lasted for 9 hours. Glad to hear that all is well, take care & get more rest.

    • November 18, 2011

      Thank you, Nikki! For first baby, I spent 29 hours in the hospital before he was finally out. Ha… so glad for the short labour this time. Take care too! 🙂

  8. Jen permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congrats! Hope to hear and see you and baby soon.. Take care.

  9. Tejinder permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congratulations! take care & get plenty of rest.

  10. November 18, 2011

    Congratulations on the arrival of baby Jae!! that was a fast delivery, so lucky. here’s wishing you a happy breast feeding & confinement 😀

  11. November 18, 2011

    Congratulations!~ Welcome to the world baby Jae……. Happy confinement to mummy…

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  13. Kelly permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congrats!! Rest more…any tips to get baby boy…i’m planning but abit worry hihi

    • November 18, 2011

      Thank you, Kelly! 🙂 Relax… We didn’t do anything special for baby boys. I did read that for higher chance of getting boy, try conceiving about 24 hours AFTER the ovulation test kit shows positive. Trying too soon upon positive increases the chance of getting a girl. Of course, I’m not sure if this really works. Wish you all the best! 🙂

  14. November 18, 2011

    COngratulations and wishing you speedy recovery!!

  15. November 18, 2011

    Congrats!! 🙂 Have a good time with Jae! 🙂

  16. May Wong permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congratz! Tx for ur tips for breastfeeding, we are now 3 mths old, so far d journey going quite smooth 🙂 Take care & have plenty of rest

  17. Pei Gee permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congrats!!! Have a good rest and take it easy.

  18. pinky permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congrats… 加油喔!!!

  19. Jodie permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congrats! What a joy it is when another little one arrives in the family! Take care and try to rest whenever you can (tho it may be a lil tough with an active toddler 🙂

    • November 18, 2011

      Thank you, Jodie! Indeed, when I’m awake and not breastfeeding baby, I try to spend time with Vee. Fortunately, baby has been sleeping rather well, so I still get enough rest.

  20. Yiling permalink
    November 18, 2011

    Congratulations! I have also given birth 6 weeks ago! So happy for you! Take care and rest more!

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  22. November 18, 2011

    Hi there! Have been reading your posts for quite some times but only now i couldn’t resist to leave a comment: CONGRATULATION! 🙂 take care

  23. November 19, 2011

    Welcome to the world Baby Jae! And congratulations are certainly in order! 😀

  24. November 19, 2011

    Congrats! 7th Nov is my wedding date too! 🙂

  25. Emily permalink
    November 19, 2011

    Congrats on the baby Jae!! Hope all is well with you and baby 🙂 Rest well ya..

  26. November 19, 2011

    Congrats!!!! 🙂

  27. Jacey teo permalink
    November 20, 2011

    Have more fish so that u’ll have more milk for ur precious!! My 5 and a half month baby girl is still fully breastfed! ^^,

    • November 22, 2011

      Thank you very much, Jacey! I plan to breastfeed to 18 months, like for Vee. Btw, my diet is mainly vegetarian and I’m catering yummy vegetarian confinement food. So far, milk supply is good. Guess lots of latching on helps. 🙂

  28. November 21, 2011

    Congratulations, MieVee!

    Do rest all you can especially with the confinement lady and your parents around. You’re gonna need *loads* of energy and patience as a Mom of 2 😀

  29. Hong Fong permalink
    November 21, 2011

    Hi…i have been reading your porst for quite sometime and have no chance todrop you a message…And congratulation for your 2nd BB….I am same with you to have my 2nd BB witin short labout time…

  30. November 21, 2011

    Oooh! How I relish the day I delivered my Kids! Well done & congrats! Enjoy your newborn they grow up tooooo fast! Looking forward to your upcoming posts when you’re ready!! 🙂

  31. Bayu permalink
    November 21, 2011

    Welcome baby Jae and congratz to you mummy..!!! Take care!!

  32. November 22, 2011

    congrats on the arrival of BB… take care and rest well… will stay tune for more updates!

  33. November 24, 2011

    Congratulation! Welcome baby Jae. Await more of your post about life with 2 beautiful boys..

  34. March 5, 2012

    i know i’m very late but CONGRATS on the arrival of new addition to the family!

    am looking for a confinement lady. would like to hear about yours and if possible, care to recommend? THX yeah.

    take care!

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