Oh how you slept like an Angel on my arm
Away from troubles, away from harm
With a soul so innocent and so pure
And a smile so sweet and demure
Charming everyone’s heart
I fell in love with you right from the start
You are forever mine to keep
No mountain too high and no sea too deep
I’ll do anything to keep you happy and sound 
By nature and motherhood I am bound
Because deep down in my gut
I know I love you no matter what 

Finally, the long awaited good news from me. Please allow me to introduce my second princess, Amelia. 

Amelia Earhart is the inspiration behind her name. I have always admire strong courageous females who sacrifice comfort in life to pursue their dreams and passion relentlessly despite the societal norms. Like her sister Audrey (inspired after Audrey Hepburn), we want both girls to grow up gracious, strong, noble, passionate, kind and not afraid to reach for the stars.

The Arrival

She decided to go against Mummy’s wish for a January child and made an unexpected arrival on New Year’s Eve. I can feel it in my bones, this little one is going to be a rebel in life, just like her sister. 

As always with my epic experiences, this little one made me go through the entire full labour journey: induction, epidural and at the last moment, my obgyn made an important decision to wheel me into the operating theater to have General Anesthesia caesarean. What was suppose to be an easy natural birth turned into a traumatic and complicated labour as she unexpectedly gone into a rare unanticipated face presentation. This occurs when the baby’s face presents first through the birth canal.

All is over now and I am on the road to full recovery. I am grateful for the professional medical care I received in the hospital. After a month in *confinement centre, we are back home. I am grateful that my little girl is safely sleeping peacefully in my arms.

*A confinement centre is where postnatal mothers and their newborn spend their next 28 days. The mother will rest and recuperate while the newborn is taken care by professionals like nannies and nurses.

Some interesting facts about 1 month old Amelia

  • I am a New Year Eve baby
  • I am 3.8kg
  • 51cm tall or long 
  • I may look like a carbon copy of my sister but oh boy, I’m so different on the inside.
  • I love baths (gonna be a water baby)
  • I hate the heat. The colder, the better.
  • Thus my nickname by the nurses in the confinement centre: Winter Sonata Baby.
  • I also sweat easily like as if I am running a marathon on the hottest summer month.
  • I like to pretend I am still in mummy’s womb so I demand to be carried 24/7.
  • I secretly enjoy bullying daddy. 
  • I sleep longer to white noise in tight swaddles.
  • I got a pair of strong legs. I can stomp your face with my foot and make you wince.  
  • Last but not least, I’ve got special powers. I can smell the differences between mummy, daddy and sister.

Thank you so much for all your well wishes, blessings, hugs and love. Her arrival is an awesome way to kickstart a brand new year. Our family is completed and contented. 

108 replies on “A Belated Welcome in January

    1. Thank you so much! What an awesome name for an island!!! Hopefully, one day my lil Amelia will visit Amelia Island. Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids. Now I need to go and Google about your island.

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      1. You’re most welcome. And I completely understand, sweetie. I have children myself and having kids is a full-time job. But they grow up so fast. How I miss my children’s childhoods. ❤

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    1. Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids. Please spread the joy to everyone. We all need a bit of cheer and good news.

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    1. Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids. And my eldest is loving every moment with her new sister.

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  1. Congratulations to completing the family! What a beautiful baby with her lovely sister. the confinement center is a great idea, to give you the rest you need after such a birth. Glad you are home and can now enjoy your family. Take it easy. Love both your daughter’s names with the inspiration behind it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ute! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids. I’m so glad this “baby factory” has closed for good now. Haha.

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  2. Congratulations, Kally. You definitely started off 2022 well, ha. Enjoy the Chinese New Year with your baby and family, and hope everybody stays safe and healthy.

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  3. Welcome Amelia! So beautiful! How sweet you are! Congratulations to you, dear, and your family. The proninciation of the name Amelia is the same as in italian, but I didn’t know the meaning. A big virtual hug to all of you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jennie! I can’t wait to turn this one into a bookworm too. Hehe. Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  4. Congratulations, Kally, Amelia and family! What a great way to begin 2022.

    Given Amelia’s fondness for the cold and her physical strengths, I predict she’ll bring home your country’s first gold medal in cross country skiing at the Winter Olympics 20 or 24 years from now.

    Among her other accomplishments…

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  5. Aw shucks, too sweet … thanks for sharing! They are both special little girls and you a hero for surviving such a birth! Your poem says it all … good luck as parenting is a tough job 😉

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