The Girl Who Can Fly
Photo from angelslightworldwide.com
Once upon a time, somewhere in old China, there lived a poor little girl. She was raised by her Aunt and Uncle after her parents died when she was a baby.
One day in early Spring, just after the last traces of snow melted, she saw flowers of different colors coming a-bloom by the river banks! She sprung to her feet and saw that there were more flowers to her right. She looked the other way and saw that the flowers on the left looked nicer. She ran here and there and there was just too many of the beautiful flowers around that she wished she can see them all at once.
We were trying to make Zoë take her afternoon nap when she just doesn’t stop screaming, tousling over and trying to stand up but bumping back down because she has her sleeping bag on. We are on 2 weeks holidays – at home, that is – as we are both so tired and stressed from trying to juggle our careers and family life.
My colleagues told me that to take 2 weeks off from work and just staying at home is a total nutcase. Well, they don’t have a child like we do. They are all living their “happy”, single life with their partners.
Zoë’s First Birthday
Happy Birthday Zoë!!
A year ago from today, I saw you for the first time after the doctor and the nurses placed you on top of my chest. You felt so warm laying there on top of Mama. I felt so alive though everything felt surreal. You were really there – out, and ready to start your life with us.
Since today is your special day, I will not be repeating what has already been mentioned in my letter for you when you were 16 weeks old. Today, we will celebrate your life, Mama’s life.. our lives.
Happy Birthday Baby!
Zoë, Simba and Ajax
This was taken from the Notes app of Mama’s phone which served as my Diary on the same day last year in the hospital.
I was not able to sleep well last night, even after the medication for my blood pressure and the sleeping pill. I feel so dazed right now but very excited for today. The doctor said I will be a Mom! My Armand is very excited too! You can just see the twinkle in his eyes.
Princess Zoë in her pyjamas!
One year ago today, Mama spent her birthday at the AZM Hospital. I was referred to the hospital to have my blood pressure monitored. The day before, Mama and Papa went to see the midwife excited only to receive the news. When we were with the Gynecologist, she confirmed that indeed it was like that. That I need to stay at the hospital already as they will have to jump-start your coming out. We have to do it or it will as well endanger your life. I tried it so much to convince myself that you are really ready and very anxious to come out. We were as excied as you are.
A year ago on this day, I was already feeling very nervous that I made Papa really worried about you and I. We went to the midwife today for the echo and control but we found out that Mama’s blood pressure is really high. Not normal. They informed us that they will be contacting us the next day for the schedule at the hospital – they want to get a second opinion if Mama is really not ok.
We went home and informed your grandparents. Oma is immediately as afraid as Mama was and asked if you are ok. I think I drove Papa really a bit insance that night when I kept on asking him if you are okay. And everytime he said yes.
Your Papa is an angel.
Love you so much Zoë!
My Dear Zoë,
A year ago on the first day of May, I was so excited for May 2 to arrive because we will be having our 36th week check-up with the midwife. This is to make sure that you are already in the correct position to come out, check your heartbeat, growth, etc. And of course, to check if Mama is ok.
I am also so so happy because May meant that you will be coming out sooner or later.
I love you so much!