Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Russel came into this world on 8.29 am on Sept 11. He is my newborn nephew. Not a minute has passed in the past 2 days without my thoughts being with my sis in law as she was going through this passage called labour which every woman fears but knows she has to brave.

I didn't want to overwhelm them with too many calls but every few hours or so, I would receive a text message.

9 Sept:

First inducement 10 pm little effect and painless so doctor will do second one at 10 am. Gotta wait and see.

10 Sept:

Update. At 6.20 pm, elaine's water bag bursts naturally. Just arrived at delivery suite.

Text message at 10 am today 11 Sept:

El delivered naturally at 8.29 am. Russel small but healthy. Call you later.

When I finally got to see them in the evening, feelings of relief and joy washed over the anxiety the past 2 days. My nephew is in the special care ward, tiny arms connected to a feeding tube. At only 2.1 kilos, it will take a day or two more before we can start holding him.

As my mother, brothers and I peered through the window of the nursery looking at the new addition to our family, my mother remembered the family member who wasn't with us "Your father would have been so happy". Yes he would be. He would be.


Anonymous katz said...

Welcome Russel! You'll be busy catching up on weight gain over the next few weeks. I'm so happy everything went well. Been thinking about Ed & Elaine and praying for them. Post some pics soon.

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