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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.

78 Comments

  1. Katy | February 3, 2008 at 1:57 am

    Beautiful and congrats to you two……………. How sweet!!!

  2. chris Holroyd | February 3, 2008 at 1:58 am

    Hi Kevin

    Wow congradulations shes amazing all the best to you all,
    Lots of fun in the future as the first year goes so fast, and they change so quick if you blink you`ll miss it.

    Cool mate

    chris

  3. Karen Dries aka PurpleShoeWoman | February 3, 2008 at 2:04 am

    Congratulations to all. She is the Cutest little thing. You must be so happy. May God Bless.

  4. mitch | February 3, 2008 at 2:14 am

    Congratulations to all three of you!

    God bless you, and look out world! Here comes the next big IM guru!

    Mitch

  5. ramadas | February 3, 2008 at 2:14 am

    good luck

  6. Albert Grande | February 3, 2008 at 2:39 am

    Hey, Kevin and Ashley. Bang the drum. Toot the horn. Raise the flag. Celebrate.

    You are both, truly blessed. Being a parent will completely change your life in the most positive way possible.
    You life will now, forever be changed.

    Leala Xuan Lam, let me welcome you to the world! You are in good hands. Take care of your parents. Be gentle with them.
    All the absolute best to your family.
    With warmth and aloha,.
    albert grande

  7. Mike Barcus | February 3, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Kevin & Ashley,

    Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful (not so) little girl!

    Treasure the childhood years because they go by very, very quickly.

    God Bless all 3 of you!

    Kevin’s Big Brother, Mike

    PS Wow that makes me Leala’s uncle!

  8. ebox | February 3, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Congratulations to all. She is the Cutest little thing. You must be so happy. Good Luck

  9. Ed Sykes | February 3, 2008 at 2:49 am

    Congratulations to you and your family!

    You have a beautiful, healthy family and may you continue to enjoy the riches in your life!

    Ed

  10. christopher parks | February 3, 2008 at 2:52 am

    congrats to all three of you may you have many years of happiness with your blesing

  11. Vikki Gigante | February 3, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Congrats! The baby is beautiful and so is mom!

    God Bless!

    Vikki

  12. Arael Hoyne | February 3, 2008 at 2:58 am

    Congratulations and best wishes to the three of you!

  13. BinkyM | February 3, 2008 at 3:00 am

    Me, I’d prefer a puppy or a kitten, but I spose you can train a baby to do more useful stuff, huh? She’s just bee-YOO-ti-full, Kev! Oh, and so’s the baby! How’d you get one with her eyes open already? You know you’re not monetizing her properly, right? She oughtta be wearing FAN diapers, a FAN hat, and be sucking on a FAN binky. (Hey! Howzabout a little LED bracelet that runs ads, too? She can be the first baby on the block with one! All the other little babies will want one, too!) (Am I full of great ideas or what?) (You can just tell I’ve had *oodles* o’ babies, right?) (Baby kittens, but they’re the same thing, practically.)

    1024*1024 congrats, Mr Big Daddy with the Super-Sized Swimmers! I hope you’ll be giving Ash a big ol’ rest for the next six weeks ’cause she looks wrecked! Hint: food on trays brought to her in bed with flowers, the TV remote, and magazines oughtta perk her up in no time!

    Big smoochies to the three of you, little Lam family! I wish you all the best!

    Binky

  14. Greg Granger | February 3, 2008 at 3:03 am

    Ashley & Kevin,

    Congrats on having Leala. It’s great that you were here when Ashley gave birth to her, and a blessing that she is healthy.

    All the best to the 3 of you,

    Greg

  15. Johnny | February 3, 2008 at 3:10 am

    congrats Kevin, Welcome to the Father group πŸ™‚
    Send a regards to Ashley too.

    Johnny

  16. Helene Solinga | February 3, 2008 at 3:18 am

    Hi Kevin and Ashley,

    She’s is really trully beautiful. I like a lot of hair, but it must have caused a lot of heartburn.

    Get the shotgun ready.

    I wish you all the joy and happiness that your new one will bring you. May she be healthy and have a long happy life.

    Regards,

    Helene

  17. Denise | February 3, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Very beautiful baby! It so so exciting being a parent for the first time. Good luck to you!

    Denise

  18. Danella Rutherford | February 3, 2008 at 3:27 am

    bless you Kevin and Ashley for sharing your beautiful daughter with us all. That is very precious.
    Our family wish you all the very best in life through this new Journey.

    Make sure you takes lots of photos. Little ones grow up so quickly. Almost before you can turn around.

    Take care and have a wonderful family life together enjoying all God has given you.

    Much love and blessings from us.

    Rutherford family New Zealand

  19. Scott LaPlante | February 3, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Congratulations!!!

    May she live long and prosper!

    As well as you two!

    Great job!

    Scott

  20. Roy Fielding | February 3, 2008 at 3:34 am

    AWESOME….

    She’s So Cute Already….

    That’s when they are the best ages..

    Under your wings and no worries..

    Teach her good Guys…

    God Bless You ALL!

    Roy Fielding
    The Free Tools Newsletter

  21. Ruth Shulotz | February 3, 2008 at 3:43 am

    That’s great! So happy to hear that mama and Baby are doing well. She is a lovely big one. Very cute! Congratulations!
    Ruth Shultz
    HomeJobKit.com

  22. Ann Williams | February 3, 2008 at 3:49 am

    What a brave mom, Ashley! Over 9 pounds! Wow! But a beautiful child… and Kevin, you did wonderfully well… being there is everything!

    Congratulations!!!!

  23. Tomi Brown | February 3, 2008 at 3:52 am

    Congratulations you both! This baby is sooo cute!! I just love new born babies. She’s gonna break a lot of hearts.
    My regards,
    Tomi

  24. James Waller | February 3, 2008 at 4:16 am

    Hi Kevin,

    CONGRATULATIONS! I hope Leala grows up to be a wonderful person. I’m sure she will because of her parents. In the meantime, I hope she doesn’t keep you up too much. May many blessings come your way. Take care!

    Jim

  25. Lorna Landis | February 3, 2008 at 4:18 am

    What a Blessing!! She is beautiful, and looks like she is she will be ready to “start living”!!

    Best Wishes to the 3 of you, being a parent is a joy that is indescribable! Enjoy every day, they grow up so fast!

    Lorna Landis

  26. William Knotts | February 3, 2008 at 4:20 am

    U The Man
    Enjoy buddy u got ur hands full now.
    Have fun,
    William Knotts

  27. Wendy Anderson | February 3, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Kevin and Ashley,

    She is absolutley beautiful. May she be compassionate, loving and wise and a blessing to all around her. God bless you all.

    Wendy

  28. Phil Davis | February 3, 2008 at 4:53 am

    Congrats to you and the happy mother! Now the real work starts… Enjoy the quiet, I suspect it won’t last!

  29. Carol Schwartz | February 3, 2008 at 5:02 am

    Wow she is totally adorable-Congradulations to you both.
    (Good Job Ashley)

    Carly

  30. Tom | February 3, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful! πŸ™‚
    Tom

  31. Laurie Brandt | February 3, 2008 at 5:40 am

    Congratulations! She is adorable! And a Big, Healthy Baby Girl at that! Wishing you all the absolute best, she’s a true sweetie so please Kevin keep us updated.

    Your Friend,
    Laurie Brandt
    http://www.YourSuccessWealth.com
    http://www.360.yahoo.com/tigermoney_99

  32. Lisa Lomas | February 3, 2008 at 5:44 am

    Dear Proud Daddy Kevin,

    A big congratulations on your new edition in your
    family.

    What a lovely occasion to share with us, now
    this is what I call a real person.

    Hope mum & baby get lots of sleep.

    Warmest Regards

    Lisa Lomas

  33. Bharat Man Shrestha | February 3, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Congratulation !!! On you New Baby Girl Arrival In your life.
    Wish All the best and Wishing for good health for Mother and Baby Girl.
    Bharat

  34. Diana Adams | February 3, 2008 at 6:11 am

    Hi Kevin & Ashley!
    You have a beautifu baby!
    Mine were all over 10 lbs and a c-sec
    so I know how ashley feels right now!
    Ashley use spanks undergarments,
    that really helps with C-sections!
    Email me your addy and I’ll mail you some
    of the baby hand mitts I make (FREE). These
    mitts stop the baby from scratching her face.
    Many more blessings to you, god bless,
    your Maryland Seamstress, Diana Adams

  35. Deea | February 3, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Congrats, she is lovely, you are truely blessed. Best wishes to all of you. Hehehe she really is preciouse. Enjoy!

  36. Mike | February 3, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Congratulations!

    Keep taking pictures, they grow up faster than you think!

    Mike

  37. Horst-Dieter Schipporeit | February 3, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Ashley and Kevin,

    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!

    God Bless all three of you!

    Horst-Dieter

  38. Alexis Everson | February 3, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Congratulations to you both. That is one beautiful baby.
    You did good. πŸ™‚

    To Leala Xuan Lam I send my blessings. May you have health, peace, joy, love, harmony, beauty, patience, and all the things you desire throughout your entire life. May all your words ring like silver bells.
    May all your thoughts be truth. May your heart remain pure and free from outside influences that are not truth. May you live a long and propererous life. May light and love be yours always.

  39. Paul Buelens | February 3, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations Kevin & Ashley.
    You’ve been blessed with a li’l gem.
    Wishing you all the treasures & joys
    a baby girl brings, priceless moments
    that you’ll treasure all life through.

    Love & blessings

    Paul

  40. Vincent DC | February 3, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Congratulations ! And thanks for sharing with us this beautiful moment in your life…

    Vincent

  41. Melissa | February 3, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Congratulations, Kevin and Ashley! Leala is beautiful! Cherish her as the years go by TOO quickly! πŸ™‚ My “baby” is now 7 1/2 years old and I wonder where did the years go??? But they’re wonderful years!

    Congratulations again!

    Melissa

  42. Marianne McEachern | February 3, 2008 at 11:37 am

    WOW-she’s AWESOME!! Congratulations to you!!!!!

  43. Steph White | February 3, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Congratulations!

    Your baby girl is beautiful.

    Health, weath and happiness to you and your family.

    Steph.

  44. Ken Perrone | February 3, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Congrats to you both. Such a beautiful little girl. I know you are both extremely proud. That is quite a head of hair too.

    Enjoy your new baby and thanks for sharing with us.

    Have a great day

    Ken

  45. Inge Daws | February 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Congratulations Mum & Dad,
    Romance fails us and so do friendships, but the relationship of parent and child, less noisy than all the others, remains indelible and indestructible, the strongest relationship on earth.
    Saying by: Theodore Reik

  46. Charles H | February 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    The greatest JOY we have is our Family.

    Congratulations to Both of you!

  47. Agnes Kivuvani | February 3, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Kevin,

    Wanted to offer my congratulations! Being a parent is such a rewarding experience.
    I, too, am a parent to 8 year twin boys.
    I hope you’ll be very close to your child! It promotes such a special bond between baby and parent.
    Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to notify us about your new blessing, and once again, congratulations!

    Agnes Kivuvani
    Silver Spring MD

  48. Jim Tramantana | February 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations to you and your family.

    SheÒ€ℒs So Cute.

    One of life(s) events to cherish forever.

    God Bless

  49. Joyce Parker Hyde | February 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    She is a beautiful as her mom!
    Congratulations – I look forward to watching her grow up.
    Here is wishing you a few uninterrupted moments so sleep now and then:)
    Joyce

  50. Gayla McCord | February 3, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Congrats to the beautiful little family. You’ve got a beautiful little girl there dad! Treasure her. They do grow so quickly.

    *sighs* Mom of teen boys

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