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I’m A Proud, New Daddy!

03 Feb
2008

Woo-hoo! After a long night and a rough morning of lots and lots of pain. Okay, I wasn’t really in pain. I was just freezing half to death because my wife, Ashley, was on a lot of medication that made her hot and we had to have the A/C on its coldest setting.

So yeah, it was Ashley that was in pain and I felt bad that there wasn’t much I could do for her but be up all night and take care of her. I helped her through the contractions, the breathing and the thirst. When she was fully dilated, we were only waiting for the doctor to arrive.

After an hour of pushing, Leala just wasn’t coming out. Ashley and I agreed to a cesarean (C-section) because we knew the baby would be too big. 4 days prior, the ultrasound had estimated our baby to be 8 lbs -12 oz. That’s a big baby as it is.

Well, guess what. She wasn’t. She was 9 lbs – 8 oz! She’s a big’un!

And so, here we go with the photos:

Leala Xuan Lam was born February 2nd, 2008. She was 9lbs-8oz and 21 inches long. She has a full head of dark hair with blond highlights (crazy, huh?). She has no birthmarks, she is very quiet and she is just frigg’n beautiful!

First, here’s her Mama, Ashley Lam:

Then here she is on the scale:

And here she is in the nursery as they check up on her:

If you look closely, there’s red dot on her left thigh. That was the first shot. She didn’t cry. She got a second one on the right thigh. She cried for 5 seconds… I cried for 5 minutes!

Here’s Ashley all drugged up on the phone with HER mom. I had Leala lay there because Ashley had a c-section. With all those drugs, she couldn’t keep her eyes open long enough to focus so she couldn’t even see Leala. The least I could do is let her feel her baby next to her. She did so great though.

Here’s a close-up!

Ashley is starting to see and feel a little better so I let her hold Leala this time.

And then there’s the new family together!

I’m so proud to be her dad!

Kevin Lam
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Kevin Lam is a self-taught internet marketer, web developer and traffic conversion expert that started since he was 17 in 2000. Even throughout his 5 years in the Navy, Kevin continued to hone his skills. Kevin now owns multiple digital companies including a Strategic, Digital Marketing Firm, a Sales Funnel Concierge Service, General Support Company and other digital products.

79 Comments

  1. Unique Gift Ideas Guy | February 3, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Awesome Kev! Congrats to both of you.

    I’ve heard that the pain a woman goes through when giving birth, would kill us guys.Don’t know if it’s true, but hats off to Ashley.

    So much hair already, that’s amazing!

    Stewart

  2. Yeok Yee, Yong | February 3, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Hi,

    I’m Hilman Yong’s sister. I’m a FAN publisher and I’ve been following through all your FAN updates.

    At last, Leela has arrived. You must be one Proud father. She is really a very beautiful baby and she is really lucky to have both you and Ashley as her parents.

    Take good care of Ashley as I know she shall need all the support she needs. Ashley, be careful not to carry any heavy things and walk more as this helps to heal the wound and clear the wind in the stomach. I have four kids myself and 3 of them through Caesarian.

    Warmest Regards,
    Yeok Yee

  3. Geri Winters | February 3, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Congratulations to you and Ashley. What a little cutie!! Give Ashley a big hug – she’s a trooper.

    Now you have two beautiful ladies to love.

    Best to all three –

    Geri

  4. rae | February 3, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Congratulations you two! I know you both will make great parents.
    Welcome to our world Leala!

    Rae

  5. Brad West | February 3, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Dude,

    My daughter is 27 and I remember the day like it was yesterday, I am so stoked for you congrats my friend, now life truly begins!!!

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  6. Kelvin | February 3, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Congratulations, Kevin

    It is so exciting to see new life being brought into this world. I am sure that you are going to give your new daughter the best life ever. I am glad to see that your wife and baby are doing find.

    The EyeEarn Network

    God bless you and family

    Kelvin
    http://www.kelvinshaw.com

  7. Erma P. Carter | February 3, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Kevin,
    You have such a beautiful baby girl. She is already filled out. I know how proud you must be and I am so happy for you. You are a charming family and I know you will be the best of parents.
    Congrats!!!!

  8. Karen Gerling | February 3, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Ashley & Kevin,
    Congradulations on your new bundle of joy!!
    Glad to hear Mom, Dad, and beautiful baby are doing well.
    Leala is a pretty name for a pretty girl!
    I wish you all the very best life has to offer.
    Look out world! Here comes the newest IM Guru! lol
    Babies are so much fun! (inbetween the 2 am feedings and the diaper changes) lol
    Enjoy every min with your little miricle.
    They grow up way to fast.
    I am so happy for you both!
    Thanks for sharing her with us.
    Karen

  9. Sheryl Loch | February 4, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Ashley,
    You did a wonderful job. Bless you for bringing a beautiful healthy girl into the world. You are a great mom already!!
    Kevin, you get a little credit but, you have had the easy part Until now! Do not worry you will have plenty of time to make up for all of Ashley’s back aches, swollen feet, morning sickness…..!
    Congratulations to you both.
    Take time to enjoy Leala!
    Sheryl Loch ~ allmylovecrafts

  10. Andy Mendez | February 4, 2008 at 5:04 am

    Congrats!

    May god bless you and your family.

  11. solihin | February 4, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Oh hei,congratulation to you both,and happieness always

  12. Francis | February 4, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Hi Ashley,

    Looks the Baby has gone on You. Congrats

  13. olufemi | February 4, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Ashley & Kevin,

    thanks to Almighty God for the blessing of this beautify girl.

    Joyous things will always be in your family.

  14. Hilman | February 4, 2008 at 11:59 am

    CONGRATULATIONS… we have a new FAN.. LOL

    It’s great to see both Ashley and Leala are doing well !!

    You’ll have greater responsibility now… 🙂

    Hilman

  15. charles johnson | February 4, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    May God richly bles your new born baby !

  16. Mark Krusch | February 4, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Wow – what a beautiful baby girl!
    Congratulations to the two of you! Get ready for some sleepless nights Kevin! 😉 The fun is just beginning. All my best wishes for the 3 of you!
    Sincerely,
    Mark

  17. Lloyd Witcher | February 4, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Congratulations. Enjoy her childhood. They grow so very fast.

    God Bless you!

  18. Medo | February 4, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    woooow such a nice baby congratulation !

  19. Phil Gondek | February 4, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Kevin and Ashley,
    Congratulations, but don’t turn your back for to long, they will be graduating from High School, and off to College. Keep taking those pictures.

    God bless your Family.

  20. Harold | February 4, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    WOW! Beautiful little child! Congratulations to all of you from the bottom of our hearts.
    Harold & Heather

  21. Ray Bilcliff | February 4, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Well done both of you, she is beautiful.

  22. Steve Casteel | February 4, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Congratulations Kevin, she is a beautiful baby!

  23. Shanni Einer | February 5, 2008 at 6:03 am

    I Am A FAN Member (User Name chambourin). Got Sent The Announcement. Congratulations! I Was Expecting My Baby Girl This Time Last Year And So Miserable Myself. My Baby Girl Was A Chubby Little Girl Born With A Full Head Of Hair Too! Now At Almost A Year (She Turns A Year On 2/26) She’s Got Hair Long & Curly Enough That I Have To Put It In A Pony Tail On The Top Of Her Head Or It Gets In Her Eyes. Lili (Mine) & Leala (BEAUTIFUL Name By The Way!) Will Have Tons Of Comments About Her Dark Head Of Hair. When Lili Was Born, We Got All Those Comments. If We Only Had A Dime For All The Times People Said To Us “Look At ALL THAT HAIR” Just Like That, She’d Have Paid Her Own Way Into College!!!! Get Ready, Its Going To Be Fun. She’s Beautiful!!!!! Get Ready For That One Too… And Take Care Of Mama – It’s Hard Enough To Give Birth Under Normal Circumstances, Let Alone By C-Section. Take A Week Off Of Work & Enjoy It. You’ll Never Get This Time Back. My Hubby Had To Go Back To Work The Next Day And He Had Been Up All Night Just In Awe Of Lili And He Was Just Elated & On Cloud Nine But He Was Exhausted And Really Upset With His Boss. So Congratulations Kevin & Family. Congratulations Mom And Welcome To The World Baby Girl! I’ve Got A Ton Of Baby Girl Stuff At My Site So Come Check It Out! CHAMBOURIN.COM And Let Me Know If I Can Help You In Any Way! Shanni Einer, CHAMBOURIN.COM shanni@mompowereddreams.com

  24. Dave | February 5, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    WOW! All I got to say is WOW. New Baby and a healthy baby at that. Congratulations you two…got lots of work ahead of you! Although you know what enjoy it!

  25. Harjit | February 5, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Congratulations to Kevin and Ashley for having given birth to such a Cute Fairy.May God Bless Her! You will Prosper with this Fairy landing in Your Lap.

  26. Mohsin! | February 5, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Congratulations to all of you!
    Have many many happy returns!

  27. Hermas Haynes | February 6, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Congratulations Kevin and Ashley. Leala is a beautiful gift. Treasure her!

    Hermas

  28. Randy Manning | February 28, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Hey!! Kevin
    Congratulations on the new girl, lits a little late to tell you, but just had read your e-mail , you sent me today
    Randy

  29. john | October 6, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Hey Kevin,

    Congrats on the new addition to the family she is beautiful, I know how you feel being a dad of 2 girls (4&2) They make all the crazy and bad days seem better with those little eyes…

    Take care,

    John

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