Yes I am still here. My life has changed a lot since little O was born, which was expected. I haven't cooked much since then. God has sent his angels through great friends thus far. Our friends sent food until two weeks after we were discharged from hospital. I never knew that not worrying about what to eat was such a big thing. We had to adjust with a newborn's life while I was still recovering from surgery. Thing would have been much more difficult without our friends' helps. After that, we got help from my parents. We are on our own now, but things are much better. I am totally healed, and little O is getting bigger.
My mom and dad, being Indonesian-Chinese, still keep the tradition of celebrating 1-month birthday. Usually, parents of the baby send cake to relatives and friends who give present to the baby. Hubby and I didn't adopt that tradition. Being so happy for having a new grandson, my parents took over our "responsibility". They sent puddings and chiffon cakes for our relatives and their close friends. My dad told me that he and my mom were honored to do that because they were so thankful and proud for having a new addition to the family. They did the same thing too for my nephew four months earlier.
My sister kept telling me how great the chiffon cake was. Since I kept imagining the taste of the cake, I opened my recipe book, and made one when my mom was visiting us. I made cheese chiffon cake to mimic ones that were sent on baby O's 1-month birthday. According to my mom, the taste was as good, but mine had spreads of cheese holes instead of small cheese cubes. I guess I need to find cheese that doesn't melt to get that kind of texture.