Ladies and Gentleman: welcome Caleb Peng Medeiros
As you’ve probably noticed, there hasn’t been much updates to this blog in the last two weeks, since I’ve been pre-occupied with having a baby: his name is Caleb Peng Medeiros, was born on October 20th, 2011, weighting 2.5 Kilos (approximately 5.5 pounds)
Fabiane had just completed 37 weeks into pregnancy when we went for our last check up: Caleb was experiencing some intermittent drops of his heart beat, so the doctor ordered more tests. By medical recommendation, Fabiane was admitted on October 19th and labor was to be induced the day after.
As soon as the inducing procedure had started, Fabiane started felling strong headaches and Caleb’s heart dropped to alarming levels, so a C-section operation was scheduled for 2:00PM on October 20th.
We had to have our share of experiences with Chinese hospitals, so during our stay at the International Peace Maternity, Fabiane did everything that she was NOT supposed to do (take a shower, eat protein, walk around). So, she was discharged only 4 days after a C-section and we walked on our own out of the hospital (which is probably some world record in Chinese Medical standards).
Back at Home
Now it’s been a week that Caleb has come home, and we’re — obviously — still adjusting to this gift of life: feeding, burping, changing, sleeping. No matter what they say, it’s all worth it! Just see the pictures below:
Thanks everyone for all the support through visits (both pictured and not pictured!), bringing lunch, prayers and all sorts of moral support: being 16,000 kilometers (over 10,000 miles) away from home, we did feel as cared and loved as if we had family with us!
Fabiane’s parents arrived last Monday, and we still need to do the “official family picture”, so stay tuned!