Today something wonderful happened. Today, Mason Kalei Wong was born at 2:30pm, a beautiful, healthy baby boy came into the world.
At 9am, I get a text from Alan warning me that this could be the day! Unsure of exactly when Mason was going to come, I waited to hear back for more news. Around 3pm, I get a text from Alan, “Baby Mason Wong was just born”. Naturally, I flip out and immediately call him to congratulate him and his response? Alan starts singing, “I love it when you call me Big Pop-pa” – HAHAHA, typical. I haul ass over to Beijing United.
You’ve seen movies and movies about pregnancies (Nine Months, Father of the Bride 2, Juno, & Knocked Up to name a few) – they are always racing to the emergency room when the mother-to-be’s water breaks and when she’s giving birth, she’s drenched in sweat, screaming in pain throughout the ordeal.
To my surprise, that is all completely over-exaggerated and not even close to Alan & Hannah’s experience today. According to them, Hannah’s water broke around 5am, woke Alan up and said, “I think Mason’s coming now” and then proceeded to take a shower, wash her hair, pack some clothes and were in absolutely no rush as they gathered together necessities for Mason’s arrival. After an hour or so, they leisurely made their way over to Beijing United and checked in to their Maternity Suite, where they waited, prepared, gave birth in that same maternity suite, and where they continued to stay for the next three days.