The Ultimate Work-in-Progress

Russell, 6 days old

Russell, 6 days old

Meet our new baby boy, Russell Isaac Wong, born on a most memorable Remembrance Day Monday November 11, 2013, weighing in at 7 lbs 15 oz and change.

His rather dramatic entrance into the world (42 hours after my water broke, including 13 hours of labour) landed him a spot in the hospital NICU for five days for observation, but we are so blessed that he is perfectly healthy and doing well. Each and every nurse and doctor that we met along the way was like a guardian angel and we’ve been so grateful for the guidance and wisdom from all of them. Our families have been incredibly supportive and helpful, providing us with home-cooked meals every day that we stayed at the hospital. It is such a relief to finally be home together now and getting to know our little night owl, Russell.

For those of you who didn’t know I was expecting, don’t worry, you couldn’t have known because we didn’t make a pregnancy announcement. Despite an uneventful, easy pregnancy (except for the pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome… that really sucked and still does), we didn’t want to share the news until Russell was safe at home with us.

So, if you’ve been trying to reach me… this is where I’ve been. I’m giving myself a sort of cobbled-together maternity leave (kind of a Westernized zuo yuezi where I pick and choose the rules) over the next few months but that doesn’t mean anything has changed at SweetGeorgia. The whole crew at the studio has brilliantly come together over the past several months to ensure that SweetGeorgia runs like clockwork whether I’m in the studio or not. I’ll be at home, working from home, and working on my newest work-in-progress.

  • Annika

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  • Shannon Mewha

    Congratulations, I’m happy to see some pics of the handsome little man home and happy, although of course it was nice to meet you despite the circumstances. ~Shannon

  • islandspindler

    Yeah Felicia! Welcome to the world Russell!

  • kate gilbert

    Congratulations! So happy for you. What a lovely baby.

  • Caroline

    Oh, he’s so beautiful! Many congratulations!

  • Rachael

    Oh my goodness, congratulations! He is beautiful!

  • Stephanie Steinhaus

    Mazel tov! He is beautiful.

  • Catie Phillips

    congratulations – he is so handsome

  • Erin Case

    Congratulations! Motherhood is an amazing, life altering experience. Enjoy every second. Even the tough ones.

  • Kathy in San Jose

    Congratulations on your gorgeous baby! Glad that everyone is doing fine.

  • Julia

    Aw!!! Congratulations! He’s beautiful. Welcome to MommyHood, it’s quite a ride!!

  • Savannagal

    What a gorgeous little boy. Congratulations!

  • Lara Veerasammy

    Happiest congratulations to both you and DH as you welcome Russell into your lives!

  • Kelly K.

    Congratulations! What a handsome cutie!

  • Collette

    Oh, he’s lovely! Congratulations and it’s wonderful that all is well!

  • pixiepurls

    Congrats :)

  • Knitknigel

    What a beautiful work of art. Congratulations Felicia and welcome Russell.

  • Peiyun

    Hurrah! He is beautiful.

  • Janna

    Congrats you three! I’m so thrilled for you. He is gorgeous!

  • Shannon

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He’s gorgeous Felicia!!!!! Enjoy all of these special first months! They go by so fast and they are so precious!!! Glad to hear you are all doing well! He’s such a cutie pie!!! Congrats again!!!!

  • Stephanie Smietanka Risotto

    Congratulations & God bless! He’s beautiful :)

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  • Cheryl

    Felicia, felicitations to you and your family (both at home and at SG)… (from Jen G’s Victoria auntie) xox

  • Minh

    Congratulations to you and Dan!!

  • yarndiva

    Enjoy your time with your little man! He will be off and running in no time…Congratulations

  • iknitalone

    Best wishes to you all, and welcome to Russell!

  • June

    Congratulations, Felicia! What a lovely surprise. Glad he is home and doing well.

    I had a good friend from graduate school take the zuo yuezi very seriously. I even saw her don gloves before taking things out of the refrigerator. She has 5 kids now, so I guess it all worked well for her. :)

    • SweetGeorgia

      Wow! Thanks June! This staying home rule hasn’t really worked out for me… haha. We’ve been out to have baby’s first check-up, my physio appointment, and visiting the grandparents… staying home all day is much more difficult than it sounds!

  • aebell

    Welcome, little Russell. And congratulations to Mom and Dad!

  • Sassy’s friend

    Congratulations. He really is a beautiful baby boy! His names fits him.

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