First, a girl; now, a boy! The couple announced the birth of their son on April 21 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He arrived after a 16-hour labour, during which Joanne chose not to use any pain relief again.
Well-meaning friends have been assuring the couple that the second delivery would be much smoother, but this was not the case for the 34-year-old who was thoroughly exhausted.
“Experienced mothers have been telling us that giving birth to the second child will easier. But it isn’t true,” Yuwu, 41, said in an interview. “After 16 hours in labour, Joanne told me that it was just as painful and as long as the first child. We felt a little cheated.”
Fiercely protective of their children’s privacy, they have not shared their son’s name. Even the firstborn, now two years old, is only known as Baby Qi.