Thursday, January 24, 2013

Batgirl Camouflage: Flood N Baby


Let's admit. A new born baby and flood don't go together very nicely. Especially if the baby were 3 weeks early, like mine. When typing this, Baby Michael is 2 weeks old and very late last night we just moved upstairs to avoid the flood that hit all over Jakarta. For hours yesterday, we watched while the water level inched higher and higher and finally reached our terrace, praying for the rain to stop. It didn't. So, around midnite, my husband unplugged all electric devices, we grabbed some essentials for the baby and ourselves, some food, two huge gallons of mineral water, and moved upstairs. 

Well, the doctor did say that I should not climb the stairs for at least 6 weeks, but she didn't mention any flood, so yeah, I did climb the stairs, very very slowly, with my dear husband watched over from right behind me. It hurt, but I didn't have a choice. 

When we reached the second floor, my husband held my hand and said: "Welcome home, Princess." Our room used to be on the second floor, until my fourth month pregnancy, when I suffered a major bleeding and the doctor ordered: "No stairs!" and we moved to a spare bedroom downstairs.

For the very first time my husband and I began to understand why our baby arrived 3 weeks earlier. Well, the doctor scheduled the c section 2 weeks early than the normal due date, so technically Baby Michael arrived only 9 days early, but still. 

If he arrived on schedule, he would still be very little and much weaker. 

If he arrived on schedule, I won't be able to nurse him like I do now, since it took me about a week to start lactating. And how do we suppose to sterilize and prepare formula milk if it's really flooded and the electricity and water were cut off, as common here in Indonesia during thunderstorm?

Again, God does know what He's doing.

Now we're praying hard for the rain to stop so the dirty, brown water won't flood our home, but again, God has shown us His love and mercy through unexpected ways. We just need to trust Him and do our part as best as we can.

"The Lord does know human plans; they are only puffs of air. 

Happy those whom You guide, Lord, whom You teach by Your instruction." 

(The Books of Wisdom, Psalm 94:11-12)

Here are some pictures taken during my 17th week of pregnancy. 
Sorry, I haven't got a chance to post any pictures of Baby Michael, but as you know, we're kind of occupied with surviving the flood right now. ^__^

I wore this batik print bat-style top here before my pregnancy.

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Lisa said...

I'm sorry that you are dealing with this flood. I hope you will all be safe, Please take it easy.

Marla Robinson said...

You don't even look like your pregnant! I love that wonderful top. The sleeves are so lovely and flowing. Hope the rains stop soon. You will be in my thoughts. Take care.

Rubi Ruiz said...

Lovely colors! Congrats on your pregnancy! Thanks for linking up!


Mary said...

LOVE your top. You don't look preggers at all. The color and pattern are stunning! Lovely.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

My thoughts are with you for safety in this flood!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Congratulations on the baby. I am so sorry you have to endure the flooding. Mother nature is quite strange at times. Flooding one area while another is in drought and praying for rain. I shall pray for you and yours.

Naomi@What Joy Is Mine said...

Congratulations on baby Michael. And yes, God always knows what He is doing and His purpose prevails. I am praying the rain stops and things dry up quickly. I loved the outfit you sported and those bracelets were beautiful. Thank you for sharing at WJIM. Have a blessed week.

WendyB said...

Glad you and the baby are okay!

♥Priiincesss said...

Very pretty!!

btw, I am back with my Monday Madness link party, feel free to stop by and share this look with my followers!


DC in STYLE said...

Adorable look, glad you and your family are safe!

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

Good to hear you are ok. Looking forward to cute baby pics :-)

Ashley Lynn O'Brien said...

I really hope you are surviving just fine! And, you look beautiful in your photo's. I think you're glowing, for sure.

Alisa Marie said...

Love the pattern of your top and your arm party! Thanks for linking up with Diaries of A Bargainista!


Melaina25 said...

I hope you all are okay!

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Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

You look gorgeous in your pre-Michael photos. Hope you and he are both doing well and that the flood did not damage your home! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

Anita said...

Hi LeeAnne,

Congratulations on the birth of your son, Michael. I hope you and your family are safe, and that the flood waters go down very soon.

Anita - Scattering the Stones

Judith said...

I am praying that you survived the flood!! I am glad that your baby arrived safely and that you are healing quickly. Thanks for linking up over at WholeHearted Home.

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