I got the best birthday present ever yesterday: my wife delivered a healthy baby boy on the 9th of November, my birthday and my uncle’s birthday. His name is redacted, born 1.30pm, 3.9kg (that’s a little more than 8 and a half pounds for you non-metric people). We opted for elective C-sec since the baby was transverse and never moved into a head-down position. During the procedure we learned why: the baby’s cord was wrapped around his neck AND wrapped around his leg. So I feel very happy that she went that route. After six natural births she deserved a break anyway. She is recuperating well and should be discharged tomorrow.
AbangLong was nearly in tears when he got the news, so long had he been waiting for a baby brother. KakAndak was happy to naik pangkat to KakAndak and pass her former title KakChik to her younger sister.
And in other news, on the same day about an hour after the birth, KakYang, my 6-year-old, got the news that she was accepted into the same magnet school that her older brother and sister attend.
Pictures to follow as soon as I catch my breath. Photos are up.