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)

Delivery

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.

Caleb's Delivery: both mom and baby are fine!

Caleb’s Delivery: both mom and baby are fine!

Caleb's Delivery: both mom and baby are fine!

Caleb’s Delivery: both mom and baby are fine!

Caleb's Delivery: both mom and baby are fine!

Caleb’s Delivery: both mom and baby are fine!

Caleb's Delivery: "Darth Peng"

Caleb’s Delivery: “Darth Peng”

Hospital Stay

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).

Visits: Alcione

Alcione was such a blessing to during our stay

Visits: Felipe and Luciana

Visits: Felipe and Luciana

Visits: Fabiane's coworkers

Visits: Fabiane’s coworkers

from left to right: Lei, Diana, Rebecca and Josh

from left to right: Lei, Diana, Rebecca and Josh

from left to right: Nick, Darren, Steffanie, Jasper, Jason and Claire

from left to right: Nick, Darren, Steffanie, Jasper, Jason and Claire

Doctor Fang

Doctor Fang

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:

Facial Warm Up

Facial Warm Up

Oh, no! Paparazzi!

Oh, no! Paparazzi!

Say "cheese"!

Say “cheese”!

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!

Portrait: Caleb

Sleep of the Just

Fabiane’s parents arrived last Monday, and we still need to do the “official family picture”, so stay tuned!

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

3 Responses

  1. Rajabali says:

    Congratulations! Now the raising the child part commences. Life time project. I wonder what you have “designed” for him?

  2. annie morrad says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wow ! such a beautiful baby !

    love,
    annie

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