A Beautiful Miracle
**This will be my attempt to look back and share our whirlwind experience giving birth to a premature baby. Zoë’s NICU time, which lasted two and a half months(!), was a series of ups and downs. Most of it was really scary, but in the end, Zoë proved to be a great fighter. She is now a happy one-year-old, so loud and active, it’s hard to believe she came into the world so tiny and fragile.**
We are blessed. So very blessed, because God gave us a beautiful miracle in the form of a baby girl.
Our precious gift.
No one can ever be prepared to give birth two and a half months too early. She wasn’t meant to arrive until November 2011. Eleven-elven-eleven, the day that we were looking forward to. I had pictured myself making that drive with my husband to the emergency room, armed with our hospital bag essentials. I had even planned on bringing my camera to the delivery room, hoping that one of the nurses could document her arrival. But all that went down the drain when our little girl decided that she wanted to come out early.
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Our Wedding: SDE Video
It’s been almost four months since our Wedding Day. We’ve had our Same Day Edit video uploaded on vimeo for a while now, but I just haven’t had the time to post it on here. Pregnancy has made me lazier than ever, and somehow I’m finding it hard to sit in front of my laptop for long periods. Finally dragged my butt to our computer room to post this. =D
This video was edited on the day and played at our reception.
Just Say Yes — JR and Anna’s Wedding SDE
Song: Just Say Yes by Snow Patrol
Videographers: Wang Videography
Thank you to our awesome videographers! <3<3<3
Our Wedding: Photo Fusion Slideshow
Finally got around to uploading our wedding photo fusion slideshow.
We were surprised to see some video shots during the slideshow, because it was supposed to be all photos. We knew John, our main photographer, was taking a few videos during the day, but we had no idea he was going to edit it into the slideshow. What a pleasant surprise!
This Is The Day — JR and Anna’s Wedding Photos
Song: This is the Day by Lincoln Brewster
Photographers: Imagine Nation Photography
John Mateos Ong, Noel Salazar, Benjie Tiongco, and Aldrich Lim
View our wedding SDE video here.
Setting aside all wedding posts for a while to make a little announcement:
Call it woman’s intuition, but I already had a feeling that I was pregnant as soon as we arrived back in Singapore. I had been very sluggish and all I wanted to do was sleep all day. Heightened sense of smell, tummy cramps and a missed period, the signs where there. But for almost two weeks, I just pushed the thought aside, thinking that I was just extremely tired from the wedding. That, and I seriously thought I was just being my lazy self again. =P
When I finally woke up feeling dizzy and nauseous, I knew it was time for a home pregnancy test. Two positive sticks and a trip to the Ob-Gyn later, it was finally confirmed. :)
We’re about 5 weeks into the pregnancy (we think it’s a wedding night baby), but I’m still not used to being bloated all the time. I have a slight baby bump, but not yet big enough for plus size intimate apparel. LOL! The past week was quite difficult, with the morning sickness hitting me practically all day, everyday. For once in my life, I didn’t want to eat anything, because everything I put in my mouth just wanted to be hurled out again. I’m finally better now and I think my appetite is back. I just have to remember all the pregnancy no-nos, because apparently there are a gazillion and one of them.
We still have a long way to go, but we’re already very excited to meet the little one in November. <3<3<3