15 May, 2011

First Mother's Day

I was pretty sure that my hubby wouldn't remember that we might need to celebrate the Mother's Day this year since I am a mother now. But, He surprised me! WITH THESE...

It's funny because he sent the packages to our old address. He signed up an account and bought me a gift for my graduation, when we were still living in the previous address. So this time, when he bought the gifts, he changed the billing address and forgot the shipping address. So, it was automatic shipped to the address which was saved in the account. On Saturday, we went out to watch my friend, Matt's, concert in Danbury. On the way there, he got an email saying that the gift packages had been delivered. So he asked me to call my mom to go get them in front of the garage. But my mom said she couldn't find them. Then he asked me to ask my mom to check two more times, so I knew they could be something very special. Of course he found out the mailing address was wrong once we got home and he logged on to his account. Drove to the old house, and of course there was no one there, so he left a notice, and hoped that the house owners didn't return the packages to UPS. After worrying the whole night, the old house owner called and said the packages are their, and asked us to pick them up. And there they were, in my hands, and made my First Mother's Day! 

During the winter,  the liner of the pond cracked and leaked out most of the water. Therefore, our fish didn't survive :( After hubby fixed the pond, we couldn't wait and went to get more fish this year on Mother's Day. We took Little V with us this time. It was a beautiful day, warm weather, Little V could finally put on a short sleeves shirt and shorts and being outside!!! We bought some fish and had a great time!!!

02 May, 2011

Shhh, my baby is sleeping...

That's why I have time to write up this post.

It has been a looooong time since my last post, almost 1.5 year. Too much to tell, and I am not sure where and how to start with. 
The most exciting thing has happened was, I had a baby girl! Little V came 6 weeks early than we expected. She was born on Dec 2nd, 2010, 5 lb 2 oz, and 16.5 inch long. I was having a hard time giving up coffee while I was pregnant, plus lots of restrictions of chinese rules which made my pregnancy not easy. But Little V was all healthy after she was born, it made it all worth it!

Since Little V came very sudden, we didn't prepare well enough. I bought most of the baby things, like nursery items, clothes, and stuff at the hospital while I was in the labor process. All in all, it was a great experience. The day I was discharged from the hospital, since V was a preemie, she had to stay there while I was going home. It was the hardest thing to do. While Andrew was driving me home, my tears just couldn't stop running. V did come home after 12 days, right before Christmas! She was the nicest Christmas gift to me and Andrew.

And a couple of my best friends throw me a baby shower after V came home. It was perfect, because, first of all, it was a Hello Kitty theme party, they do know me well! Also, everyone got to meet V!!! Great time!!!My co-workers also throw me another shower at work, so after all, V got lots of gifts and love!

She is now 5 month old today, about 16 lbs :) We are pleased that she is one happy baby!

Work has been super busy. Since I was out for about 3.5 months, there is a lot I need to catch up. I did travel a little bit for work. Went to Boston (for the first time) for a day, and went to Vegas for 5 days. Leaving V at home was tough, but thanks to the invention of internet, I got to video-chat with her once a day when I was gone. And because I had my maternity leave for couple of months, I missed all the snow storms this year. I was happy that I didn't have to drive 45mins to work in that kind of weather. I guess V picked the right time to come :)

We bought a house in Bethany. We bought it because we love living in the woods, loved the layout of the house since we knew that my parents were going to move in with us. They did move in with us last August, which is great! My mom has been taking care of all of us, which I really appreciated! We did have water in the basement right after we bought the house. There was a rain storm, spring 2010, and Andrew was in Hong Kong/China for business. I was home alone fighting the water for several hours until 3am. I felt so helpless, but my in-laws came rescue me first thing in the morning. They are always there when I need help :)

As for knitting, I haven't given it up yet! Although I haven't been to SnB much (miss my bitches!), I do knit at home sometimes. I will post more pictures of my projects later.