Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Level 6, Barker Street, Randwick NSW 2031
Babystorm hits Blogtown
Isabelle Catherine Leong safely arrived into the world on Wednesday the 14th December 2011 at 6.52 pm. Weighing in at 3.62 kg with a length of 50 cm she was ready for the position of becoming the official baby food reviewer for daddy's food blog. Mum is recovering well while dad is discovering the food being served at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital, although quite simple, is pretty tasty and satisfies a hungry stomach. Camera lessons for Isabelle are on the cards once she learns her hands are actually connected to the rest of her body. Dad's first responsibility for mommy was the procurement of some Coca-Cola due to sugar cravings. Dad soon learnt that buying a coke was highly frustrating when he wanted to find a bottle with Isabelle's name on it and not someone else's. Thankfully Isabelle's second name Catherine was finally found after searching through all the bottles in a Woolworths and Coles supermarket. The addition of King Island Dairy Triple Cream Brie and Lindt's Excellence Blueberry Intense successfully helped satisfy mommy cravings. Daddy is now thinking a baby-friendly status will need to be included in future restaurants reviews and hopes to find simple baby food recipes that Isabelle will happily eat in the future.
PROS: Life-changing, Being witness to the miracle of life, Hospital staff are fantastic and supportive
CONS: Working out why baby is crying, Changing nappies, Lack of sleep, Total responsibility, It's scary not knowing what to do
MUST TRY: Spending lots of time getting to know Isabelle and helping mommy with domestic and baby duties
My parents little gift of sunshine — it moves with solar power
Wondering how long it'll be before Isabelle can join me at blogging events in her Baby Bjorn
Nurses said I looked like a doctor although baggy shirts are so 80s
Isabelle Catherine Leong arrives at 6.52 pm — I'm amazed I didn't drop the camera in the surgery. I'm so glad that screen was up — doctors and nurses do an incredible job.
Isabelle meets mommy for the first time — smiles all round
Tiny feet — too cute. I'll keep this one for her 21st slideshow for sure
Checking out my scrubs in the change room
14 December dinner time — Lentil soup, Cajun fish and vegetables. Mommy not feeling too good from the drugs so daddy digs in. Was cold by that time but still satisfying.
Isabelle meets Elmo and Josephine
I love her tiny feet
15 December lunch time — Vegetarian lasagne tasted better than it looked. Vanilla ice cream was a fast melter though.
Coca-Cola, King Island Dairy Triple Cream Brie and Lindt Excellent Blueberry Intense chocolate. Obviously I was still a bit dazed because I didn't notice I photographed the back of the water crackers box.
King Island Dairy Triple Cream Brie — with about 15-30 minutes at room temperature you can appreciate the buttery taste even more
Mr Surgical Glove comes to visit Isabelle (courtesy of Jill)
Flower gifts help liven the private room
15 December dinner time — Vegetarian quiche. Was cold by the time we had a chance to eat it but it was nice.
Sleepy time = quiet time = good time
Isabelle Catherine has arrived for her first Christmas
Fromage d-Affonois from Formaggi Ocello — sooo good!
Moët chilled in a water jug
Adriano Zumbo macarons
Exactly one week of age
Belly Art inkless print kit — very cool
Daddy gives Isabelle a manicure
Feeding times — trying to prepare and understand when Isabelle is going to wake and want to be fed
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