Monday, November 26, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
And... the BOOK (What to Expect the First Year) has that the umbilical cord will usually fall off around 10 days. Here we are on Day 20 and I fear Levi has some kind of detachment disorder. He is absolutely unwilling to detach himself from that thing! We're hoping before Thanksgiving (in 2 days) so we can give him a really good bath. We've been sponging him around here and there so far! Stinky little booger.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thanks for the thoughts and prayers and concern for us.
And thanks for all the encouraging words and emails!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Levi is undisturbed by the honking, banging and general steady hum of traffic, construction and what-not that goes on in this city. The funny thing about Hong Kong is, it's a TALL city. Apartment building blocks can reach more than 30 stories. It seems a race to see who can make the tallest building.
So, from the 16th floor of the flat we are staying in, I estimate that I can see more than 200 other apartments in the surrounding 2 apartment blocks and mine. And if you are wondering how that is possible, consider that the apartment we are staying in is only 600 square feet (and can house a family of 4!). They pack the people in and high in Honk Bang!
Let's hope Levi sleeps like his mother! 9 hours would be nice, thank you, and do not disturb. (Definitely my mantra BEFORE motherhood.) Now, it's "Just one more minute, please."
Monday, November 5, 2007
Jonathan - "gift of God" (Francis chose this one.)
Levi - "joined", from the Levites, one of the 12 tribes of Israel who, when they all entered the Promised Land from Egypt, they didn't get a parcel of land, but were set apart to serve in the temples and holy places, leading the others in communing with God. (And we like to wear blue jeans, as well!)
Ng - sounds like "mmm....."
Ga - sounds like "gah." Means "excellent.:
Lok - sounds like "lock." Means "happy, joyful" from Galatians 5:22.
Wu - sounds like "woo." (Same character as Ng, but different pronunciation b/w the 2 languages.)
Jia - sounds like "j'yah." Again, "excellent."
Le -sounds like "luh", as in "lull." Again, "happy, joyful."
Jonathan Levi Galok Ng
Best Change - Getting out of the hospital and being able to breastfeed at home in bed (no feeding the baby in your room at this hospital - have to walk to the feeding area everytime - notice the long hall photo! Think of this long walk at 3am! with stitches in your abdomen!).
Before and after the slim-fast program
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Unedited footage for our precious moment. One nurse was eager to take our child away for more post-natal care. But, we just could not wait to hold him in our arms. We are not sure who he looks like - he seems to have Francis' mouth and Terri's hair color. You tell us, okay?