Introducing baby Isaac (and our delivery story)

The past few weeks have been crazy to say the least – adjusting to life with a newborn, sleeping in intervals and managing a new business is definitely no stroll in the park. Hats off to all mums who manage so many things at one go!

Finally at 4am, I’ve found some time (and sanity) to sit down to ‘formally’ introduce baby Isaac to you! Despite a difficult pregnancy and labor, he’s been a precious gift to us and we couldn’t be happier. :)

baby isaac with a pom hat | micheleng.com

Even though my husband and I hadn’t been married for too long before we conceived, the past few weeks in the hospital and caring for Isaac have drawn us closer than ever. In fact, the two weeks since Isaac was born was probably the longest I’ve ever gotten to spend with Dan 24/7 and he’s been an amazing support both physically and emotionally.

For my dear readers, I may be doing less DIY tutorials as I transition to this new stage of life but I hope to get back into the groove once things settle down. There’ll potentially be more posts on baby-related items but holler if you want to see more of other things too!

For friends, family and curious ones who have been asking for more details, I’ve penned a full post on our labor and delivery story here. While our pregnancy and labor have been more challenging than many of our friends we know, we are still very grateful that Isaac came out a healthy baby and that everything is fine.

I also apologise for not announcing his birth immediately as we needed time to recover and didn’t want to have to turn away visitors or not respond to any messages while we focused on adjusting.

In short, we went through two days of labour, a failed induction leading to an emergency c-section with some bleeding after the op that required us to stay longer in the hospital. The six days we spent in the hospital felt like some surreal, crazy boot-camp but thanks to the patient and kind nurses and doctors, we managed to get through it.

The days ahead will be full of steep learning curves but we’re treasuring every moment of it!

 

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Comments

  1. Roberta says

    Congratulations!!! Just in time for your first mom’s day! Isaac is simply beautiful and I’m really happy to know that everything has gone well! Be sure that in shortly you’ll be able to manage everything as you wish. Big hugs to you and to your new whole family.
    Ps: Sorry for not answering to your mail but I’ve had some problems about sending and receiving.
    Lots of love

  2. Karen Chew says

    Hi Mich,

    I so feel u after reading your labor post.

    I went for induction (same pill inserted for abt 7hrs, drip for 3 hrs) and nth happened except for more contractions.

    I was not close to 1cm being dilated & patience was running out for me (n my hubbs) so I resorted to csect as advised by gynae. Totally feel disappointed that I cant go for natural birth but csect was damn fast! At least bb & I were safe!

    Anyway hope u’ve recovered well fr the csect. Love to hear more stories from u soon!

    • says

      Hi Karen, thank you for sharing your story too and sorry that the induction ended up in c-section for you too! Am glad that you and your baby were safe though, that’s definitely the most important thing :) Am recovering well despite pain once in a while and hope you and your family are doing well too! :)

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