funny girl already after 10 minutes!
It’s a girl! On the 18th of May 2011 at 11.36 hours the miracle occurred: Alegra Tea Elena Schworer weighed 3926 g and is 51 cm long.
Contact the proud mother Sabine Schworer-Ammann on +65 8 7470 6102 or +65 639 4 37 19 or better see her with Alegra Tea Elena at the KK Hospital in Singapore in level 8, ward 81, room 19.
Alegra Tea Elena’s due date was on the 9th of May. We hoped that she is coming on our 10th wedding day on the 10th of May! … but nature had a different timing! So we had time to explain the hospital, that we like to have a “natural” birth and not a Cesarean section like it is popular in Singapore. The hospital also sterilized the Victorinox Army Knife to cut the umbilical cord … it was the first time somebody asked this service!
On the 17th of May Sabine was working hard on the sailboat to clean everything in the boat and did not stop till the wonderful full moon was in the sky. We had such a beautiful night and I got up at 4 o’clock to watch the moon and do some work.
At 5.30 a.m. Sabine went to the toilet and told me just after that she feels the first contractions. We called several taxi companies to have a lift to the hospital, but all were booked out. I went from door to door, but all our neighbors were still asleep and did not open the doors. So we start walking to the hospital and stopped for a rest when Sabine has her contractions. Finally we saw a taxi waiting in the street. We asked the lady with the name “Caroline”, if we can have her taxi? She told us that she is anyway late for work and like this we made it to KK Hospital in time, where the water broke.
May because it was full moon the hospital was very busy and we had to wait till 8.30 h for a free delivery room. – KK Hospital delivered in this pick day of the 18th of May 43 babies! – The labor pains became stronger and more frequent. The midwifes Maria Jumhasan and N. Tamilselvi asked Sabine several time if she likes some pain killers? They mentioned that there is nearly no delivery nowadays without. But Sabine did it and was rewarded with an easy and fast delivery: In the final part our excellent doctor Irene Chua joined us. There were “only” 2 major very painful contractions. After the first I already was able to see the head and with second she was able to push her out. Wet and bloody like she was, she started to suck the breast of Sabine and I was busy to cut the umbilical cord with my Victorinox Army Knife. – Alegra Tea Elena will get her knife on her 20th birthday! – She was so healthy, strong and beautiful!!!
doctor Irene Chua and midwife Maria Jumhasan
The hospital met all our wishes. We were very pleased to have Elaine as our personal assistant. Thank you very much to manage everything!
We could even keep the placenta. Now we need only to find a place where we can plant a try above Alegra Tea Elena’s placenta, like we did before in the countries our children were born, so they have a living tree at the place where they have been born.
The name “Alegra” means “cheerful, jaunty”. She was already in the belly very lively and active! She was out and so cheerful! She is linked with this name also with her older sister Salina Dija Alegra.
“Tea” means “the gift of God” and goes back to her grand-grandmother Dorli (Dorothea) who lived in the Swiss village Summeri and was all her life a very cheerful character too.
“Elena” means “sun ray, shining light” and goes back to her grand-grandmother. The name also remembers at the beautiful shining full moon, the night she was born. She already covered 2000 nautical miles in the stomach of Sabine…Soon she will sail approx. 8000 nm over the Indian Ocean to “her island”! “St. Helena Island” in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean she will reach when she is about 6 month old and will have crossed the Indian and Atlantic Ocean in her first year.
Please visit Sabine and Alegra Tea Elena. Here the view from their room over Singapore:
view from Sabine and Alegra’s room
Check the news when Andri was born! and the first picture of Andri!
Check the news when Salina was born! and the first picture of Salina!
Check out when Noé was born! and the first picture of Noé!
Thank you all to help us to make this special moment to a wonderful experience to us! Special thanks to family Steiner, family Preisig, family Mhaisalkar, Robert; Anna, Dominique, Rachid and Michael!
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