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Big Brother Ethan

Elegant word art (smile sister) from Bethany

Monday March 2 2009 was a historical day for Ethan because it was then that he was elevated to Big Brother status. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mommy gave birth to baby Hannah at 2:17p.m. and at the same time, presented Ethan with an added responsibility.

I had to stay in the hospital for that night, and Pete had to single-handedly care for Ethan.ย  It also marked the first time ever that I had ever been away from Ethan at all.ย  My fears were unfounded, of course, because when I calledย home that night, Ethan sounded very cheerful.ย  Pete assured me that everything would be well taken care of, and it certainly was!

Ethan only came to visit me and his sister the following evening, right before Hannah and I were discharged.ย  I was very happy to see Ethan and likewise, I think he was happy too! ๐Ÿ™‚

I had brought along a photo of him to place by my bedside, just to let him know that I was thinking of him.ย  And of course, he noticed it and grinned happily when he saw it.


I am very glad to be home now, and I hope Ethan is as excited to be a big brother as I am about embarking on a new chapter in our lives.

  1. huisia’s avatar

    glad to hear that everything went smoothly and peacefully there..
    do you have CL there?

    Joyce says: Nope, no CL here la… but my parents will be around to help me out.


  2. rinnah’s avatar

    Congratulations to Ethan on the upgrading of his status to Big Brother! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Joyce says: Thanks Rinnah!


  3. Angeline’s avatar

    *huge huge hug!*

    Joyce says: Thanks Angeline! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. khongfamily’s avatar

    Congratulations!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Joyce says: Thank you!


  5. anggie’s avatar

    congratulation and what a beautiful baby hannah ๐Ÿ™‚

    Joyce says: Thank you!


  6. slavemom’s avatar

    Congrats! Hannah… a beautiful name for a beautiful bb.

    Joyce says: Thank you!


  7. Joanne’s avatar

    Congratulations !! Welcome baby Hannah! So what’s the different between the confinement in the State and malaysia? ๐Ÿ˜›

    Joyce says: Errr…not really in confinement in both cases, so I don’t know ๐Ÿ˜›


  8. contentedmom’s avatar

    what a beautiful bundle of joy! Welcome bb hannah!

    Joyce says: Thank you!


  9. wen’s avatar

    congrats Ethan for being a big kor kor!

    Joyce says: Thank you!


  10. Bart’s avatar

    Ethan must be excited about being a korkor :o) Congratulations!

    Joyce says: Oh he is! Thanks!


  11. chanelwong’s avatar

    Congrats !!!!!!

    Joyce says: Thank you!


  12. Collin’s avatar

    Congrats! I’m sure Koko Ethan will be a great big brother!!

    ….it would have been weird if she was born in Montana….*nudge nudge wink wink* hehe…

    Joyce says: Thank you! Yup…very weird indeed! ๐Ÿ˜›


  13. Paik Ling’s avatar

    Big kor kor must protect mei mei ok? ๐Ÿ™‚ How was Ethan’s first reaction upon setting eyes on Hannah? Bryan refused to look at Brandon the first 2 weeks! I’m sure Ethan will make a good kor kor!

    Joyce says: Ethan kept wanting to see Hannah and stroke her hair! ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Shooi’s avatar

    Take care & rest well.

    Joyce says: Thanks Shooi!


  15. KittyCat’s avatar

    Ethan sounds like a really good kor-kor already. With such positive encouragement from Mum and Dad, I’m sure he’ll love Hannah and can’t wait for her to grow up into a proper playmate! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Joyce says: Thanks KittyCat…we would sure love that!


  16. lemonjude’s avatar

    Congrats on the arrival of baby Hannah…I’m sure Ethan can be a good big kor kor..

    Joyce says: Thanks lemonjude!



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