Nope, not my baby. I haven’t given birth yet. Meet my nephew Paul Samuel, the first baby in the Chua household. My brother’s first baby. My parent’s first grandchild. They are officially grandparents! And I’m officially an auntie. 😀
I’ve mentioned before that my sister-in-law and I have almost the same due date. I think she’s just ahead of me by a day. Imagine our panic when we heard she was already in labor. We kept thinking it could also be anytime for us now and we still hadn’t put the hospital stuff in the car.
But it was an accident that she had her water break at 37 weeks. It was a long labor. She had to take antibiotics and to be induced. She wasn’t allowed to walk around during labor, too. Finally, after 15 hours (more or less) of hard labor (on and off pain), she gave birth to a healthy baby boy last November 7 via normal delivery.
Now, my mom can’t be separated from her grandson. She’s been dreaming about having grandchildren ever since we (my brother and I) got engaged, maybe even before that. It’s really true what they say about having a baby in the family. Babies just bring joy and happiness to every member of the family. My brother can’t stop smiling. My father has been in a good mood lately. The environment in the Chua household is light and fun. Now, we are just waiting for Baby Light to come out. WE CAN’T WAIT!
The car seat is installed. The hospital bags are already in the car. The baby’s room is clean. Even the things I’ll be needing when I have my “Ge Lai” (The Chinese tradition where we do not take a bath for a month after giving birth, among other things.) are all prepared. I even had my hair cut short just this week. We are all set for Light’s arrival.
Somehow, though, I still feel like we are never going to be really prepared when the time comes. They say no matter how much you prepare, you will never be truly ready for a baby. Hmmm… maybe it’s good that Light’s still comfy inside my tummy for now. It’ll give us some time for peace and quiet before everything goes crazy. 🙂