Managed to find time out of my hectic work schedule to share a little piece of wonderful news with everyone which happened to me on the 5th November 2009 – I’m a father now! I can still remember the day before it happened: coordinating my support team (close friends & family members), getting tickets on the very last minute, wonderful colleagues backing me up while I prepare my handovers, and at the same time wrap up on my work before leaving. Along the journey back to Miri, there I was moving through the crowd with countless thoughts blazing through my mind in excitement without paying much attention to the blurred surroundings as I switch to travel mode. It was only when I touchdown at Miri Airport that afternoon, I felt my feet planted into comfortable & familiar grounds again. With full determination, I push my way to Ryna somewhere at the General Hospital.
As I walked into the room where they told me Ryna would be, there she was on the bed – with a smile beaming across the room and literally lit up the place as she holds Baby Ash in her arms. I don’t know how to express this in words but it’s exactly as what they said – a very uplifting and great feeling to be a daddy.
Day 1: A bundle of joy with a baby tag.
Day 1: Ryna’s gaze of fascination daze.
As I sat on the side of the bed with both Ryna and Baby Ash, it was as if all the worries and problems in the world ceased to exist. All that matters the most is the little fragile angel resting in our arms. With the hard part over marking the closure of the only-me-and-you-in-this-small-family, it is time to take a quick and much needed rest before we tackle the next stage in life together – parenthood.
Day 2: It wasn’t a dream after all.
Day 2: Baby Ash in sleeping mode.
Day 3: Inik giving Baby Ash her first bath at home.
Day 4: Photo theraphy for minor Jaundice – no, it’s not about working on Baby Ash’s tan.
Day 4: The “tanning booth”.
Day 5: Baby Ash taking a break from photo theraphy and without the eye-protectors.
Day 10: My girls gets discharged from Hospital.
Day 10: Baby Ash back at home again.
Day 15: A visit by Poh-Poh and Er-Ku.
Day 16: Baby Ash learning new sleeping position.
Day 16: Er-Ku, Poh-Poh, Ta-Ku came for a visit.
After days of unending hectic, it was great to finally get some rest in the night and waking up the following morning in anticipation of doing it all over again until the new parenthood rhythm sets in and we learn to optimize each tasks to make each available minutes count so we could steal some quiet moments with Baby Ash.