It’s not easy to be a parent, even if it’s your second child. After all, each kid is special and none of them are alike. However, the journey is always rewarding and there is joy in growing with your kids, as local YouTuber Wai Hoong (伟鸿) discovered.
Wai Hoong, known for his channel “Play Channel Wai Hoong (Play频道伟鸿)” celebrated the birth of his second child on 28th October last year. Yesterday, he penned a touching message to celebrate her birthday!
His daughter, Yihan (忆菡) is now officially one years old. The toddler was born during the pandemic, a happy little spot in the midst of everything. However, a month after her arrival, Wai Hoong and his wife, Yiyi revealed some news. Shortly after her birth, the doctor had diagnosed Yihan with Down Syndrome.
When Wai Hoong first heard the news, his mind went blank. “I didn’t know how to respond,” he said. “We were very upset at that time because we didn’t know how to deal with the situation.” In addition to the diagnosis, Yihan had also swallowed some amniotic fluid during her birth. The precarious situation made the couple falter. The YouTuber explained he and his wife wondered if something had gone wrong. However, they soon pulled themselves together and recovered.
The toddler has grown slightly since she was born, but she still looks pretty tiny. “When I saw you for the first time, I panicked, I was scared, sad (and) overwhelmed,” Wai Hoong reminisced. “Now, seeing you laughing makes me happy! So cute!” He joked that he must have loved her in his past life. As the pandemic is still a danger, Wai Hoong stated there wouldn’t be a celebration this year. However, he promised to make it up to her next time.
It was hard for the couple to face the unimaginable. They’d never even considered the idea of their child having Down Syndrome. However, seeing them rally together after Yihan’s tumultuous birth is awe-inspiring.
We wish Yihan a belated happy birthday! We also wish the family well as they continue to grow with Yihan.