Friday, May 18, 2012

Iñigo's birthday

Topaz Daddy here. I'm taking over the blog while Frances is busy with hourly feedings. (Our new little guy is a hungry one.) Yes, you might have heard (especially if you follow my wife on Twitter) we just had a baby.

Here's Frances on May 11, at approximately 230am. Zero sleep. Labor began at midnight and it was fast and painful. This picture was taken at the hospital before the worst of the pain.

And before we knew it, the baby was out. Just two hours later, at 450am. I literally walked into the delivery room, found a spot to stand in, and then took this picture.

One push! That's all it took.

Iñigo Julian Amper Sales. Like with our first son Vito, the criteria for naming the baby was to give him a unique name that could stand on its own. We also wanted a real name with some history. (We are actually quite conservative.) That led us to some names that are out of circulation, and we settled on Iñigo.

Iñigo is a variation of Ignacio and comes from the Latin "ignis," which means "to ignite." We want him to set the world on fire.

Julian (pronounced with an "H" sound) is the name of Frances's grandfather.

 I forgot to take off my hairnet. Too excited.

 Reunited in the recovery room.

 7lbs 9oz. Tada!

 Phew! Time for a nap.

 In our room at the hospital. Time for another nap.

 Vito visits his little brother the next day. He is not impressed. Haha!

 Our first family picture. So far, every day has been like this. That's a good thing.

 More pictures? Yawn!

 Home at last! We brought Iñigo home on Mother's Day.

 Iñigo getting some sun. He's not a morning person.

My favorite people in the world. Vito is actually very sweet to his bro, even though he is poking Iñigo in the face in this picture.

Thank you to everyone who sent us gifts and congratulations. Keep them coming!

43 comments:

  1. Frances! Congratulations! I can't believe I'm not following you yet on Twitter. I will now! He is adorable! You are blessed with wonderful men in your life!

    And may I just say, grabe ang dali ng both deliveries mo ha! I admire you! I wish I had been more active like you so I could have given birth easily but fate has it, CS talaga.

    Again congratulations to the both of you! Beautiful name Iñigo! You're making me want another baby! Hahaha ;)

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    1. Apparently, I'm a baby-making machine, said my OBG. My hips, though tiny, are cavernous naman so it's easy for me to carry and push out babies.

      Thanks for the warm wishes!

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  2. Congratulations Daddy Vince and Mommy Frances!:)
    Just one push? I thought mabilis na yung 5 pushes mo with Vito but you can do it pa pala in 1 push. WOW.

    Iñigo is such a cutie, just like his brother. I'm looking forward to reading more about him and Vito.:)

    Rest well,God Bless and Belated Happy Mothers' Day!

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    1. Pag second baby daw, mas mabilis. So hindi na ako magpapangatlo. Baka biglang lumabas yung baby nang di ko namalayan LOL

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  3. Thanks for the update, Vince a.k.a. Topaz Daddy! I've been eagerly waiting for a family photo, and see Vito's reaction to Iñigo. His face is scrunched up in one of the photos! Haha, so precious. :) And because you and Frances are both writers, you've come up with very good unique names. :)

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    1. Oh those names are old old names. We take no credit for their names =) And we got them from books and movies we like and from our grandparents.

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  4. Congratulations Ms Frances for another cute little baby like Vito, a really special gift for your Mother's Day! God Bless you more :)

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    1. Yes, it was a most amazing Mother's Day =) Thank you!

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  5. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. You truly inspire me in so many ways. It brings me so much joy just by reading your blog. God bless you and your family!

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    1. And it brings me such joy that you read my blog. God bless you, too!

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  6. Congratulations! Nice pictures... I admire your family. Looking forward to reading more posts!

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    1. Thanks! As soon as I can breathe again, I'll tell you more about my beautiful boys =)

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  7. Congratulations Vince and Frances! Iñigo is soooo cute! And I love that last pic where Vito is poking his baby brother. It made me laugh out loud! You have a beautiful family :)

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    1. Hehe, ya, Vito likes poking his brother's face =)

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  8. wow congratulations! he's a cutie :) im so amazed at how you can already sit down right after giving birth!

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    1. I'm amazed, too. Haha. I really starts walking around and sitting as soon as I can, even if mahirap. That's usually around 6 hours after birth. I think kasi my body will heal faster when my blood circulates and my muscles get exercised =)

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  9. OMG!
    *faints*
    just look at the bundle of cuteness with the name of Inigo (sorry,i dunno how to type the enye..hehe)

    Congrats to the 3 of you!
    To Topaz Mommy, Topaz daddy & Topaz Kuya din!

    Welcome to the world Topaz Baby!
    ^_^

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  10. congrats! he's super adorable!i especially love the photo with his arms spread so wide! <3

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  11. Congratulations Topaz mom and dad!! He's as gorgeous as Vito. Looking forward to more adventures of Vito and Inigo. :) A beautiful family indeed! :)

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  12. beautiful family! thanks for sharing... makes me want to work on baby # 2! :)

    http://doudouandheels.blogspot.fr/

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  13. Congrats to you and Vince, Frances! Iñigo looks perfect. You received the most special Mother's Day gift :)

    P.S.: Grabe, ang lakas ng tawa ko at Vito's expression and the last picture =D

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  14. Hello Iñigo! Lovely photos Daddy Vince! :)

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  15. congratulations! so cute and chubby cheeks :)

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS VINCE AND FRANCES! Beautiful family!

    One push!??? INIGO is really ready to come out! :) Enjoy these precious moments with your newborn!

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    1. Actually, I didn't need to push na raw, sabi ni OBG. Talagang palabas na si baby boy. I just pushed kasi I wanted him OUT!

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  17. Wow congratulations. I think the whole gang is setting the world on fire. Still beautiful even when in labor.

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  18. Congratulations, F and V!! And welcome to the world, Inigo!! You and kuya Vito will surely cause a lot of ruckus at home!! hehehe! Can't wait to see you!!

    It's been awhile, Frances!I hope I get to visit you guys soon! :)

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  19. COngratulations Frances and Vince... ang galing one push lang :)

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  20. Congrats! Adorable baby :) kulit din ng reaction ni kuya sa hospital photo. Parang di excited hehehe.

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  21. Congratulations!!! You made me smile dun sa statement na : "....Vito is actually very sweet to his bro, even though he is poking Iñigo in the face in this picture." hahahah ang cute!!! :)

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  22. Congratulations! Ang sarap mo naman 1 push lang! WOW!! :) You're all looking very good!:) Happy! Congrats again and I can't wait to read more stories!! :)

    Welcome to the world Inigo Julian (pronounced with an H!)

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  23. Congrats Frances and Vince for the new baby :).

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  24. congrats on your new baby

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  25. Lovely pics of the family and the new member! Welcome to the world, Inigo! Would love to meet you soon and play with Rael! :) Hugs and kisses from the Iletos :)

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  26. Congratulations Topaz Daddy and Mommy (and Vito)! Inigo is soooo cute :D See you all soon!

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  27. Congratulations to your family Topaz Daddy. Vito is so cute!! :) More blessings to the family. :-*

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  28. Congratulations! Great looking family! :)

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  29. Congratulations, Frances, Vince and Vito! God bless you more!

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  30. Congrats to the Topaz family... Iñigo is so cute just like his big brother Vito. Glad you delivered your baby safely. Iñigo's birthday and my wedding anniversary fall on the same date :)

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  31. Congratulations! I'm 7 months pregnant with my first child. I hope my delivery will be as fast and easy as yours. Frances did you have an epidural? Was Dra. Singson there during your delivery or was it a different OB who attended to you? Would you mind letting us know how much your delivery cost? Is it more expensive now compared to when you gave birth to Vito? I would appreciate if you could give details regarding your labor and delivery. Trying to get as much info as I can. Thanks :)

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    1. Yes, I had an epidural because the pain was intense! But the epid I was given was mild lang (meron pa lang ganun) so I still felt everything, but duller.

      Yes, Dra. Singson was there. She was also there with my first birth. I know that this is an issue with a lot of moms--their OBG disappearing on D-Day! Thank goodness it never happened with me and my OBG!

      My normal delivery this time was waaaaaay cheaper. With Vito, it was around 120K. But that's because I stayed in the high-risk maternity unit for, as it turned out, no reason at all. With Inigo, we paid about 85K lang.

      I wish you a safe and fast delivery, too! Congratulations =D

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  32. Thanks for the quick reply Frances :) I appreciate it. 85k seems like a reasonable price considering that you gave birth at SLMCGC. Does the 85k already include Dra. Singson's professional fee? What kind of room did you get? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to get an idea what the rates are. I hope you don't mind.

    I'm praying for a normal, fast and easy delivery. It's my first child so I am terrified but all the info I've been getting from your blog has been very helpful especially when you recently gave us the lowdown of what happened when you gave birth to Vito. I've been reading books but none of them were as brutally honest as you :)

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  33. This post's in one of the suggested linkies below your current post and I didn't regret that I clicked and read it. I liked that Daddy Topaz wrote for you. He's really an awesome writer like you are. Anyway, few months from now, may ganito ulit na post, for the 3rd baby naman. :) Ang bilis ng panahon. Sana tumigil muna kahit sandali, noh? But still, it makes me realize na kailangan talagang sulitin ang bawat sandali. Ano kaya itsura ng 3rd son mo... Nakakaexcite! :)

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