Here are some family pictures from Zoe's birth on October 24, 2002 at 2:48pm. She weighed in at 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19 inches long. Enjoy!
|Dad catching some zzzz's...Our c-section was originally scheduled for 11:30am on Thursday Oct.24th. But other emergency c-sections pushed it back to 2pm.||Since Ming couldn't eat or drink from midnight the previous night, she ate a thick cut of prime rib at around 9pm on Wednesday night. Here she is thinking about that last meal.|
|Aha! Zoe is finally here. Our first impression: She looks like Ming's brother Paul!||A proud Mommy & curious baby.|
|Her full name is Zoe Anastacia Jen-Guang Nagasawa.||Here's how small she was: A visual comparison to Daddy's finger.|
|Here's Zoe lying on Daddy's hand.||Notice: Zoe has the Wei nose.|
Where does "Zoe Anastacia" come from?
"I am the Resurrection and the Life."
in John 11:25
Where does "Jen-Guang"
"There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens everyone."
|On the way over to the hospital on Friday, John picked up an acorn to give to Zoe as a gift. Here he is meeting her for the first time. Does he like her?||YES!!! He likes her! John has been very affectionate towards his baby sister. Nowadays the first thing he says in the morning is "Zoe".|
|"No, Dad, I think she looks more like me...Can I try holding her?"||John loves holding Zoe on his lap. "John, hold her head, hold her head!!!"|
|John came back the next day (Saturday) as well. Here he is getting some love from Mom.||John at the hospital on Saturday, ecstatic to be visiting Zoe again.|
|Our friends Becky and Anna (3 yrs old) Bailey came to visit. Becky is instructing Anna on the fine art of holding a baby.||
"Okay, Mom, I've got her! I've got her!"
|CJ also got to hold Zoe. CJ's also been very affectionate towards Zoe.||Here's another shot of Zoe. After she was born, Zoe went down to 5 lbs. 3oz. Then she came back quickly to 5 lbs. 10oz.|
|Here's a visual comparison to Mom's finger.||Ming and Zoe came home from the hospital on Monday, October 28th. John immediately wanted to imitate Zoe: hat, carseat, and all.|
|Here are the two lovely women in the family.|
|Zoe sleeping in a makeshift bassinet.|