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Old 09-23-2020, 05:00 AM
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You've probably noticed I've gone quiet for a long while now. The last few weeks of my pregnancy was tough and uncomfortable, to say the least... Waiting for labor was nerve wrecking! I was over 41 weeks and had no sign of natural labor.
We finally decided on c-section for the safety of both my baby and I. Last Wednesday, Sept 16, at 7.15 am, I welcomed my huge bundle of joy. She was so big that it explained why I didn't go into labor at all.

Here is our beloved daughter, Michelle Elizabeth (aka Xiaoyu), weighing 4.240kg (9.25lbs) & measuring 52cm:







We stayed in the hospital longer than expected due to some bleeding complication during the c-section, but, other than that, I am recovering slowly and we are trying to get used into this new routine of breastfeed, sleep, poop and repeat. She's got everyone loving her and the more I look at her, the more I see how she looks so much like her big brother when he was a baby.

I am going to enjoy this baby-hood a little while longer, before slowly going back into scrapping and other tasks. Time flies too fast, that I can't believe that she's one week old already!
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Old 09-23-2020, 05:21 AM
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Look at those cheeks! So gorgeous. Welcome to the world little Xiaoyu and congrats mama and family!!
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Old 09-23-2020, 05:26 AM
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Again Congratulations, She looks so sweet and just perfect! You are giving me baby fever��. I agree enjoy your time resting and before you know it, you’re going to have hundreds of photos to scrap.��
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:20 AM
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:41 AM
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Congrats to you and your family, Sherly! She's gorgeous! Enjoy this special time because you are right--it does fly by. My first baby turned 18 this month.
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:18 AM
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She is just too precious!!
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:26 AM
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Yay! Finally, she is here. And she's so gorgeous and precious!
Once again... Congratulations to you and your beautiful family.
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:02 AM
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She is beautiful! Congratulations. Enjoy your time with her.
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:10 AM
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Those cheeks!!!! Welcome to world and the SSD family sweet little one <3 Soak in all the baby snuggles and enjoy the time!
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:32 AM
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She's beautiful! How does your son feel about being a big brother?

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Old 09-23-2020, 09:35 AM
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So so soooo happy for you Sherly! She is seriously so beautiful, and I know what a journey it's been for you this year to get to her. So proud of you!
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:12 AM
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She is beautiful (just like her mother)! Congrats, Sherly - enjoy this time with her. I can't wait to see all the gorgeousness you will create when you get back to scrapping.
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:19 AM
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:00 AM
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Congrats on your beautiful baby! So precious!
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:01 AM
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So thrilled for you and your family, Sherly!! I hope you’re able to get lots of rest and that your recovery time isn’t complicated. Congrats!!
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:06 AM
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She's just the most precious, perfect thing! Congrats once again, Sherly! So happy for you!
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:09 AM
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:15 AM
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Omg! She is beautiful! So happy for you. Enjoy those snuggles. My "baby" just turned 16 yesterday. <3 I miss those baby rolls.
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:27 AM
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:49 AM
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Congratulations! She is soo cute and squishy!
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Old 09-23-2020, 12:48 PM
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So glad she is here!! What an absolute doll! Congratulations!
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Old 09-23-2020, 01:20 PM
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So precious! She'll make a beautiful addition to your scrapbook pages! Congratulations & enjoy the new-baby-times!!
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Old 09-23-2020, 01:47 PM
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oooohhh what a cutie! I love her cheeks so much! Enjoy your sweet and precious time with her while it lasts. I really hope your husband can meet her soon if he hasn't already.
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Old 09-23-2020, 02:28 PM
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She's so precious!
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Old 09-23-2020, 03:21 PM
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She is just the sweetest!!! Congrats to you and your family! Wishing you a speedy recovery!
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Old 09-23-2020, 03:31 PM
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Oh, she's so precious! Congratulations!!
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She's here and she's adorable!!!
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Old 09-23-2020, 04:27 PM
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Congrats - she is so precious!
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:01 PM
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awwwwww she's so cute!
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:29 PM
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Oh my gosh!!!! Congratulations!!!! She is soooo beautiful!!! Enjoy all those sweet newborn moments!!!
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:34 PM
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Congratulations!! She's precious!
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Old 09-24-2020, 01:26 AM
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so happy for you Sherly, after all you've been through this year, receiving joy is all you deserve. hopefully you will be reunited with Lan sooner rather than later xx
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Congratulations Sherly! She's just beautiful!
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What a cutie! Congratulations.
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She is gorgeous!!!!!! She is a big newborn!!!!!
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Congrats! She is lovely! I just love the chubby cheeks - just perfect for kisses and snuggles! Ooh! She's just perfect. Miss those baby days.
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Old 09-25-2020, 12:07 PM
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Congratulations Sherly! She is so adorable!
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Congratulations Sherly! She is so sweet! Your little angel is such a cute and adorable baby, you just want to cuddle and kiss her lovelies cheeks! Ii hope you are well now and recovery fast and that you are all together now? How is the big brother? Hope everything goes well for you and send you lot's of prayers for those wonderful moments!
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Xiaoyu is perfect! Welcome to the WORLD precious little girl.
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Old 09-29-2020, 10:12 PM
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He's absolutely loving his sister and excited to be a big brother (way too excited a lot of time!) I think he is going to be the bestest brother ever.
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oooohhh what a cutie! I love her cheeks so much! Enjoy your sweet and precious time with her while it lasts. I really hope your husband can meet her soon if he hasn't already.
Sadly, my husband is still unable to travel here and it might be next year before he can travel here.
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She is a big newborn!!!!!
That's what the doc said when he finished the c-section. And there I was hoping hopelessly for a natural birth.
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Congratulations Sherly! She is so sweet! Your little angel is such a cute and adorable baby, you just want to cuddle and kiss her lovelies cheeks! Ii hope you are well now and recovery fast and that you are all together now? How is the big brother? Hope everything goes well for you and send you lot's of prayers for those wonderful moments!
Thank you for the well wishes, Emily. We are still not all together right now and we think it is way too risky for me to try to return with a newborn, so we are waiting & monitoring the situations.
Michael is absolutely delighted to be a big brother and loving his little sister with a lot of wonders in his eyes.
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Thank you so much for the welcomes and the lovely wishes, ladies!

We are getting into some kind of routine slowly but surely. I am still in recovery state and feeling exhausted often. Xiaoyu is feeding on the breastmilk like a champ. She cries so loud when she's hungry during the day, at night she's almost sleeping through the night, waking up a couple of times to ask for milk. I don't pump, so I just have to move closer to her for her to feed, so that helps with my sleep.
Living with my parents also helps tremendously.

The only downside is the fact that we are still not united as a family with Lan at the moment. Unfortunately, the earliest we might be able to travel (or Lan will be able to come here) could be next year... but things are looking up and improving so hopefully it's going to be earlier than what we think it is.
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