Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) and Philip Lee (李乘德) welcomed the birth of their son, Brendan Lee, last week. Refusing to get an epidural, Myolie gave birth to Brendan experiencing all the pains of labor. Returning home, Myolie is now breastfeeding.
The couple chose the name Brendan because it means “prince”. Sharing their excitement via social media, Myolie and Philip have been overwhelmed with happiness with the arrival of their son.
Brendan Inherits Parents’ Good Looks
Myolie’s good friends from “The Nonsense Club”, Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Paisley Wu (胡蓓蔚), Selena Li (李施嬅), Mandy Wong (黃智雯), and Elaine Yiu (姚子羚) are all godmothers to baby Brendan. While attending an event recently, Nancy appeared extremely happy and excited when the topic of her godson was brought up. On who baby Brendan resembled more, Nancy said, “I think he looks like both! He must have inherited the best parts of both his parents. He’s very cute. I have never seen a baby who, right after birth, has his eyes wide open and is looking around. He is very cute and adorable.”
Philip Appreciates Myolie’s Sacrifice
Although Myolie is currently recovering from childbirth, she thanked her fans and sent a message of well-being through her manager. “We have returned home. Because I am a bit tired and have started breastfeeding, I will be out of touch for a bit. Thank you everyone for your blessings. Mother and son are both healthy and safe. I am very happy to have given birth naturally. Thankful!”
Today, Philip uploaded a photo of Myolie cradling Brendan in her arms. Philip expressed his love for his son. Philip was especially moved by Myolie’s sacrifice as a mother. He wrote, “Witnessing her labor, from the moment her water broke, going to hospital, and watching the contractions grow increasingly stronger over the hours from the excruciating expressions on her face – her refusal to take an epidural because she was so determined to feel a mothers sacrifice and love for our child through a natural birth. It was very difficult to stand by feeling helpless and just watch. I will never forget her fortitude. Trust me guys, us men are weak compared to the strength of a mother giving birth!
“And after the never ending contraction pain, the actual birth required superhuman strength to push, when there was absolutely nothing left to give, somehow she still found strength to give 100% again and again for nearly an hour.
“And now with physical pain all over the body, and breastfeeding, which does not allow Mummy to sleep and recover when she needs it the most. The immense pain and tiredness of full breastfeeding is so underestimated, and the mental determination to go through another cycle of physical suffering is just……humbling.
“To witness my Wife go through all of this – it isn’t enough but I can only say thank you Mrs Lee. ILY.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.