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The First Few Days…. July 27, 2008

Filed under: Layla — babytan @ 3:44 pm


First off… Happy Bday Cindy!!! This is the best present you have ever given yourself.. ūüėõ


So a couple of days have passed since her arrival, Cindy and I have both lost quite abit of sleep feeding and coaxing her to sleep every night. The first 2 nights have been especially rough with the nurses (2 nights in the hospital for vaginal births are¬†part of the birthing process here in the US) bringing in the baby every 2 hrs for feeding. Thats not the hard part, it was the part trying to stop her from crying and gettting her to latch on to the breast. It was really tough on the both of us .. i guess becos we weren’t really ready for that.


But since then, we have managed to learn her behavioural patterns much¬†better and know how to calm her down and get a better latch onto the breast. Cindy’s Mom has also been a great help¬†preparing our every meal and also taking turns in the day to take care of Layla while one of us sleeps.


Also Thanks to Nick and Ally Bruno for visiting us in the hospital and also for their generous gifts, I know we didn’t want to have anyone come over since Cindy was just alittle shy. But you guys made our¬†evening even brighter that day even though it was interupted by¬†feeding time.¬†


Here are some photos:


Layla content after feeding


Another one 


Me burping her




Cindy’s Mom and L


Just snapped her with her eyes open


Mom pacifying her


Another one





Hand Grab 1


Hand Grab 2


Welcome LAYLA TAN!!! July 25, 2008

Filed under: Pregnancy — babytan @ 3:43 am

It finally happened… 7:08am on the 23rd of July 2008 (EST). Baby Tan now refered to as Layla decided that it was time that she came out of Cindy to see the world. She weighed 7.2 lbs(3.27kg) and was 20 inches long. That’s a pretty big baby for someone of Cindy and my size …ha ha!!

One thing I’d like to mention is that Cindy did not use any pain killers or even the epidorial ( like we planned for, from the very begginning). I am so very proud and very surprised with her for putting up with the pain and having the courage to go through the whole painful but short process (that’s what most of the nurses said….about 7 hrs in total from labor to delivery).

I will post more pics up later when I get more time!!


It should be happening Soon!! July 23, 2008

Filed under: Pregnancy — babytan @ 7:54 am

Yesterday was Supposed to be¬†her due date… but nothing happened… lucky for me, I was able to get some last minute work done at the office and even played Frisbee in the afternoon. Probably my last game till who knows when.

It’s now 1:30 am on a Wed morning and¬†Cindy has finally started to feel her contractions coming in now.¬†Will keep¬†updating when I can!!


9 months … almost there!! July 12, 2008

Filed under: Pregnancy — babytan @ 9:25 pm

Cindy is almost there now.. 2 more weeks to go!!


The Arrival of Grandma(Cindy’s Mom)! July 6, 2008

Filed under: Family,Pregnancy — babytan @ 8:45 pm

Cindy’s Mom arrived on the 22nd of¬†June and eversince then, she has been helping to prepare meals and doing some simple house chores for us. Awesome!!! Here’s a taste of home cooking from taiwan. Yummmm… at least for us.