18 Jul 2007

Visiting Sophia Meiyin

sophia at 3 weeks
Originally uploaded by kayrepin

Today Sophia is almost a month old. Went to see her at Rizal's house in Sunway Damansara but the little one was sleeping - as usual. She's still a little yellow, much to my dismay. Hope she'll be okay soon. Poh Ling is having a small do for her tomorrow and inviting her family and friends over - I suppose its a kind of Chinese tradition - to celebrate the baby's birth and coming of "age". We Malays have it too- the cukur jambul but its optional so I told Rizal its not really necessary. But I think we should have a sacrifice for her - a goat - or akikah. As they say for her to ride while in padang mashar.

16 Jul 2007

Sophia Meiyin

Today I became a grandmother. When I visited my little grand daughter at the hospital she looked so beautiful, lots of thick dark hair. Like most babies she appeared squalling, in a bassinet on the way to the nursery. She looked kind of yellow to me but maybe that was just the light. She is a nice weight - about 2.95kg. Poh Lin is ok, though she looks tired, as is natural. It was a fairly long birth, roughly five hours. But this is good because compared to others her labour is not too long.

Rizal and Poh Lin will call the baby Sophia Meiyin, a lovely combination to show her mixed heritage.