Mainland artistes, Yan Yikuan (严屹宽) and Sunny Du (杜若溪), welcomed the arrival of their daughter today. Yikuan shared the good news on Weibo this morning and posted a picture of the family of three inside the delivery room. However, he blocked the face of his daughter to preserve privacy. He wrote, “Eight pounds, seven ounces–fat baby girl is here! Mother and daughter are safe.”
The night before Sunny went into labor, Yikuan wrote a heartfelt letter expressing his love and gratitude for his wife. Sharing this letter openly with fans, Yikuan wanted others to understand the journey the couple made after Sunny became pregnant, as well as the sacrifices a mother makes.
The Grief of Two Miscarriages
Yikuan revealed the grief the couple faced when Sunny had two miscarriages in their four-year marriage. “I don’t know whether the right moment hasn’t arrived or we were unlucky; your previous pregnancies didn’t work out. Our happiness on both occasions turned to grief. We didn’t have confidence [that we’ll be able to have a baby together]; we’ll accept it as it. We looked at each other with tears in our eyes.”
After Sunny finally got pregnant again, she decided to turn down all work offers to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Completing his filming project in January, Yikuan decided he will also take a break to ensure he can spend every moment with Sunny. “I said to you: This time, I won’t allow you to face it by yourself. Pregnancy isn’t only a woman’s concern. I decided I won’t film any dramas [for now] so we can both experience pregnancy together.”
A Husband’s Love
In Sunny’s sixth month of pregnancy, she started gaining weight rapidly and the doctor urged her to exercise daily. Yikuan wrote, “We had a plan to walk 10,000 steps. This was also our happiest time together. We walked in many parks, big and small. We went to many places we didn’t care about before.
“The longest time we walked together was three hours. We supported each other, leaving behind beautiful memories with each step and the photos we took. We truly were very happy. When we were tired, we’ll rest in a garden. When we were hungry, we’ll eat food from a highly rated shop. This type of lifestyle slowly made me forget about the spotlight in the entertainment industry. Real happiness doesn’t require lavish packaging.”
Although Sunny gained weight and her complexion worsened during pregnancy, Yikuan said, “No matter how you become, you’ll always be the most beautiful in my heart. Please don’t worry.”
At 37 weeks, it was time for Sunny to undergo Cesarean section to deliver their daughter, otherwise the baby would gain too much weight. Wishing for a safe delivery, Yikuan wrote, “I’ve written this much, but nothing can compare to your goodness. You have to be brave; I’ll be inside the delivery room with you and we’ll face the difficulties together.
Yikuan wished all couples cherish their love, and maintain a clear heart similar to the first time they met. “In the long path of life, what can be more meaningful than slowly growing old together?”
Filled with sincerity, Yikuan’s letter to his wife moved many fans. They commented, “There’s so much love! I cried after reading the letter. Wish you both happiness forever!”
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.