It’s a boy! It’s a girl! It’s twins!

The stork was cer­tainly busy in 2017. ELISA CHIA rounds up some of the celebri­ties and influencers who gave birth last year.

Young Parents (Singapore) - - The Baby Years -

Joanne Peh & Qi Yuwu

www.in­sta­gram.com/joan­nepeh www.in­sta­gram.com/qiyuwu

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.

Edi­son Chen

www.in­sta­gram.com/ed­cee3000

The for­mer bad boy is a happy, dot­ing dad now. His new fam­ily photo made the rounds in July. In it, the Cana­dian-born singer and ac­tor, 37, was hold­ing a baby girl, flanked by his part­ner, Chi­nese-born model Qin Shu­pei, 28, his par­ents and his two older sis­ters. Be­hind them, party dec­o­ra­tions spelled “Alaia's 100”.

The pic­ture was up­loaded by Edi­son’s friend with the mes­sage “100 days con­grats”, and a ne­ti­zen im­me­di­ately did the math, con­clud­ing that the singer’s daugh­ter was likely born on April 20.

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