The World Awaits for Kiara’s Arrival

// Author: Frank // 15 Comments

Most of you who have been keeping up with my twitter and facebook updates probably already know that our newest member of the family has arrived. Kiara Ming Li Amodo was born on September 14, 2010 at 2:59pm. It all started on Monday September 13 at about 11:45am. My wife has been feeling a slight pain which escalated to a point were I decided that we needed to be admitted to the hospital. After a few tests, the pain miraculously subsided and my wife became stable for hours.  At one point I thought we would be discharged from the hospital. The hospital decided monitor us throughout the night. The following morning my wife was 5cm dilated which meant we were on our way. But Kim felt stable and hasn’t had any painful contractions. The waiting and the anticipation was unbearable. Again at one point, I thought we were going to be sent home.  And by 12pm Tuesday, the Dr.’s decided to break the water bag, contractions increased and at 2:18pm baby has dropped. Kiara was ready to enter our world. Regardless of how tired we were, we were ready. We started pushing at 2:30pm and at 2:59pm, our little Angel has finally arrived. Kiyana ran into the room shouting “my little sister! my little sister! You’re here!”. I smiled with tears running down my face as I witnessed for the first time my 3 girls being all together. Thank you Lord for blessing us with this little Angel. She is absolutely perfect and fits right into our little family. Welcome to our world Baby Kiara. Big sister, Mommy and Daddy loves you so very much!


  1. Mindy Metivier - September 20, 2010 2:08 am

    Congratulations Amodo Family!!! Welcome to the world Kiara!!! Love the images Frank…beautiful job capturing the memories of your daughter’s arrival…:)

  2. Kristina Kung - September 20, 2010 2:09 am

    hello frank! can i just say that up until seeing your blog link on kim’s facebook, i was having a pretty crappy day. but your blog brought the smile back to my face. the pictures are perfect… i wouldn’t expect any less from awesome frank. your blog is a reminder of how precious life is and how much we should cherish each and every moment. welcome to the world kiara and may god bless the amodo ohana. sending much love and well wishes from south carolina! :D

  3. Mindy Metivier - September 20, 2010 2:11 am

    Congratulations Amodo Family!!! Welcome to the world Kiara!!! Beautiful images Frank…you did a great job capturing the memories of your daughter’s arrival into the world!!!

  4. wifey - September 20, 2010 2:17 am

    Thank my love, this is so very beautiful! I love it so very much!!!!! We are the luckiest girls to have such a talented, loving and thoughtful guy in our lives. We are very blessed. Thank you lord for all of your blessings. Wifey, Kiyana and Kiara…

  5. Jaymie Batoon - September 20, 2010 2:18 am

    AWWWWW! So touching Frank! Congrats to you, Kim and Kiyana on your new arrival. =)

  6. Nicole Irvine - September 20, 2010 2:20 am

    What beautiful moments you have again managed to capture, Frank.. Many congratulations so such a lovely family :)

  7. Joanna - September 20, 2010 6:10 am

    Congratulations!! Your story brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing blessing! can’t see the images from my ipad for some reason so I’m going to check it out from the computer.

  8. Joanna - September 20, 2010 9:22 pm

    Ok, I just got a chance to view the images from my computer and wow!!! Just beautiful! Those really brought tears to my eyes! I need to teach my hubby how to take photos like this for our coming up birth =) such special memories.

  9. Karina Pascoe - September 21, 2010 4:48 am

    Congratulations Frank, please pass on my best wishes to Kim and Kiyana. What a beatiful set of pictures… I love love love them, especially in black and white… amazing.


  10. Ivy - September 21, 2010 6:30 am

    This is such a great way to remember that special day! Congratulations to you, Kim, and Big sister Kiyana! She looks like she’s taking on the big sister role so well already. We are truly happy for you and your family!

  11. Shirley Romero - September 22, 2010 5:40 pm

    Congrats Kim!!!! She is so adorable….Enjoy your little ones…before you know it, they will be all grown up

  12. Marcia Keaulana - September 22, 2010 6:25 pm

    Congratulations on your new arrival, baby Kiara. Instead of my three sons it’s my three girls. Fantastic pictures, take care and hope to see all three of your soon.

  13. monica & ed pingol - September 23, 2010 1:30 am

    congrats on the newest addition to your beautiful family!!! we can’t wait to meet kiara! i bet kiyana is such a great big sister. =)

  14. Reina Horikawa - September 26, 2010 1:51 am

    Hey Kim & Frank! Congratulations on baby Kiara…what a beautiful addition to the family! As usual, awesome moments captured on film! Hopefully we’ll see you folks at the Oct. 7 Ewa Sunset. =) God bless!

  15. robyn iaea - February 5, 2011 7:44 pm

    wow! this is so beautiful… chicken skin over here.
    God is good

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