Wednesday, October 29, 2008

His Sleeping Time Totally Change

What a tiring day!
Before my baby one month old, he woke up every 3-4hours and opened his eyes, played for half hour. After he is one month old, especially last night, he woke up every one hour. My head just hit the pillow and I need to wake up and feed him again and again. I thought this morning he would be better, but it became worse. His sleeping time totally change. He opens his eyes for 3-4hours and sleep for half hour only.

My mother in law came and tried to make him sleep in her arm. But after one hour, she still couldn’t make it. He keeps looking around, opens his eyes so big and doesn’t even blink his eyes. I think he has a better vision now.

As I’m typing this post, he has been sleeping for one hour (one hour before midnight). Hope he will sleep longer.

Sweet dream little baby….

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Husband's New Hobby

Since Fidel was born, my husband has a new hobby. Like what you see in the photos. Yes, he likes to stare at Fidel. He stares at the baby until he falls asleep, or when he does his things, he will pull the baby cot close to him; just to feel that the baby is with him.

When Fidel sleeps, he makes hundred of expressions. He makes us chuckle. Thank God for the joy we feel everyday.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Shepherding a Child's Heart Through Proverbs (Part 3)

"My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
do not go along with them,
do not set foot on their paths" (Proverbs 1:10;15)

Son, learn to say 'No' to sin.
Sinful way may seems attractive, interesting and rewarding at the beginning, but eventually it leads to bankruptcy of life.
What is sinful way?
Sinful way is the way that bypass the law of God written in the Bible and in your heart.
Know the law and the will of God, and walk in it.
This is called Wisdom; and this is the reason why 'the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom'.

God set boundaries according to His Holiness, for your own good.
"For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them." (Proverbs 1:32).
Just as a car running on the highway without boundaries will not go far, so does a man who says 'yes' to every enticement in life will come to a dead end very soon.

With God as your point of reference in life, you will have wisdom to know when and what you need to say 'No'. And God promised that "whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm" (Proverbs 1:33).

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fidel Is One Month Old

Time flies very fast. Fidel is one month old now. Yesterday, we celebrated his full month at GNBC (Good News Baptist Church) as his daddy preached there too. There were Angkoo Kuih, Red Eggs and Glutinous Rice. We would like to thank many friends who had helped in such perfect preparation of food.

It was the first day we took Fidel out for 5hours. The Sunday service is started at 10.00am, I bathed Fidel at 7.30am, and then feed him, and he slept again. We went out at 9.40; I carried him, my husband and my sister hands full with his thing such as baby carried, baby’s bag, and bible.
Wow… we were busy with all his stuff. It’s not easy to take baby away from house.

We reached church, and he was still sleeping, even during singing time. When his daddy preached half way, Fidel was hungry, and when he started cry. The breast milk was ready in the milk bottle, when he cried, I just inserted it to his mouth, and he won’t make any noise.

There was a blessing prayer lead by one of the sisters for three of us. After the service finished, Fidel was surrounded with many people. He didn’t cry because he was in a deep sleep. Oh… Thank God that everything went fine yesterday.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I Did a Caesarean Birth

Some of my friends do not know that I did a caesarean birth, and they surprised to know that I did a caesarean birth.

I did my morning walk for 3days before deliver, and on 19September I did extra walking in the evening while waiting for my mother in law brought us dinner. I felt tired and I went home for a rest. I noticed that the water broke. I called my husband and one of the sisters from our cell group to arrange the nearest friend to drive me to hospital.

I reached hospital at 8.00pm, and they pushed me to labor room and waiting for doctor came at 11pm. I was in a very painful of contraction for 3hours. Doctor checked and said that the cervix dilated only for 1cm and meanwhile the baby already passed motion inside. Doctor said cannot wait longer, need to do surgery immediately. He was afraid baby would swallow the excrement, which is very dangerous for the baby.

I always wish that I could have a normal birth. I am afraid of surgery, afraid of the epidural needle. But that time, because of too painful, I don’t care normal or c/s as long as I can exceed from the contraction pain.

The surgery started at 11.45pm (19September), and they took out the baby on 12.09am (20September). I was thinking how easy to deliver a baby by c/s, there were no painful. But after 2-3hours, the anesthetic gone and I started feel my tummy got wind, a little bit painful. Slowly I can feel more painful at my lower abdomen because of the surgery, and it become very painful, until I didn’t dare to move.

They let me stay on the bed for one day, but the next day I need to learn to walk. I did try get down from my bed (Joseph helped me), half way I couldn’t continue it, because it’s too painful, it’s very difficult to walk even one step. I think I walked slower than the snail. The pain last after 1week.

I have a plan to have 2-3 children, but after experience the pain of labor, I will think again and again.

Thank God that He gave me strength to bear all the pain I felt that day. Thanks to all brothers and sisters for your prayers. And thank my husband for his support, care and love that soothed me.
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