Baby Dedication



“Let all men know by this that

Ethen Chen Xi En

has been dedicated to the Lord on August 1, 2010 by Reverend Kong Hee”




Xi En’s baby dedication happened a day after his birthday celebration! He missed the first one this year and so got to do this on CHC’s 21st anniversary! 🙂 Technically, he was prayed upon by Pastor Steven but on paper it is by Reverend Kong Hee. Nonetheless, all anointed men of God! 🙂

xi en baby dedication 2010

Xi En was a really good boy (probably ‘cos he had a nap before that!) and totally took in the scene on the stage. Our friend, Gen, managed to take a photo from the balcony (though there was a pole obstructing the photo, it was still good)!  

xi en's dedication

We pray that Xi En will turn out to be a man of God, full of wisdom and strength to do God’s work and fulfill his destiny! 🙂 🙂

Xi En is ONE!

Xi En turns ONE today!!!!!


One year ago, at this every moment (920pm), I was in the hospital’s delivery suite waiting for Dr Lim to come in and tell me if Xi En was ok. I was strapped onto the CTG machine and confined to the delivery bed awaiting the ctg results to be stable before Dr Lim could released me back to the ward.

But of course, Xi En had chosen this day – 31st July 2009 – to be born! He was delivered by an emergency caesarean and rushed off to the neonatal ward immediately as he badly needed rescuitation………


All the above seemed just like yesterday’s matters. At a blink of eyes, today Xi En turns ONE YEAR OLD! To us, it is a big miracle that he was born and passed numerous tests to get to 1 year old.


We held a birthday celebration today to thank many of our relatives, families and friends who had supported us throughout the ordeal last year. Of course, the main reason is to celebrate Xi En’s birthday! 🙂 But he probably won’t know much till he looked back at the photos next time! 🙂


Thank you everyone who came and thank you for all the presents and ang pows!

We are truly blessed! 🙂


Special thanks to Xiao Jiu & family for the usage of the function room and Poni for making the yummy chendol! And Terence, meiqi & Jiejin for helping with the deco! 🙂


And He had a GREAT fall …..

Xi En had his first fall (and hopefully last!!) a few days back. And it was largely my fault! Sigh… I wanted to rest on our cushiony big king size bed and so decided to let Xi En have his afternoon nap beside me. I woke up earlier and left the room with pillows and bolsters surrounding him as we had always done so.

Lo and behold, when we let down our guards, that’s when the accident happened! Mum, Kim and I were all in the living room and we heard a loud cry quite unlike his usual cry. I ran into our bedroom and found Xi En face down on the floor!!!!! I scooped him up immediately and he was in the most pathetic, scared and in-shock look I have ever seen.


My hands were shivering and my heart was pounding 100 times faster than usual. I felt so terribly guilty that I had allowed him to sleep on our custom-made 3.5 feet high bed frame/mattress. God’s protection must have really been on Xi En. Save for the shock and an initial bump on his left head/face, he was ok. We believed that he must have “flew” down with the bolster when he woke up and started crawling towards the edge of the bed.


Never.. never again..I told myself that we are going to allow him to be alone on our bed. It was a bad scare and lesson learnt! So now.. We created a safer corner on the floor for Xi En to sleep:



We have probably changed Xi En sleeping’s location for at least X times ever since he came home from the hospital:


1) Big cot placed in the living room for naps

2) Petite bassinet/play pen next to our bed

3) In between us on a baby mattress when he was really tiny

4) Yao-Lan (baby rocker) – Xi En’s favourite! (And ours too – ‘cos it allows him to nap really really looongggg!)

5) Big cot moved next to our bed (Didn’t last too long ‘cos our baby is really tall and loves to roll around the bed)

6) Two mattresses placed on the floor – our safest bet for now. He has since outgrew the yao-lan when he learnt how to flip and kick himself out of the net!


For a while, we were thinking how we can wean him off the yaolan as he seemed too used to the rocking motion. But thankfully, he adapted quite well when we put him on the big mattresses. 🙂

Xi En has really grown taller and older – He is turning ONE tomorrow!!!!! It’s amazing how time really flies! 🙂