My first baby is out. We are in a hospital in Yoido, Seoul. Here's her first photo. Her name is Yoojin Shin.
She weighed 2.13 kilogram at first. 35 weeks and three days. She is not in a very dangerous state but not healthy enough to go home yet.
Elly, my wife's here beside me watching screen while I type this. The docs just told us we, mother and father only, can go home tomorrow. She had C-section at 4 PM on Sunday, April 18, 2004. About 30 minutes later, the baby came out of the surgery room and went straight into another room for some tests and care. She can breathe alone at least. She seems active and healthy, but we were not allowed to touch her, perhaps to prevent contamination. I recorded her moving on my mobile phone, pictures, audio, and video. I'll later upload them on web when I have the necessary cable to connect the phone with PC.
Elly screamed and cried a lot, couldn't move a bit for two days, had no sleep for three days, but now she's OK.
Since this hospital is nearly 100 kilometers from our home and I have no car now, I couldn't bring her wheelchair on Sunday. I have to buy another anyway.