A month after giving birth to Baby Alkong, Son Ye Jin gives a sneak peek at her son's cute little feet via Instagram.
In the caption of her post this Saturday, December 24, 2022, Son Ye Jin admits that she was a bit worried when she gave birth ahead of schedule.
But she thanks her husband Hyun Bin as well as her doctors for being there for her every step of the way.
Her message reads (translated in English by koreaboo.com): "Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is doing well. It’s already the end of 2022. Thanks to your support, I’ve been great.
This year has been even more special to me… As you know, my husband and I welcomed the birth of our precious son…
"And I learned that it takes a lot of love, care, and help to bring a life into this world. I wanted to show appreciation for those who’ve helped me.
"I was worried about my baby because he came a bit earlier than I expected. But that allowed me to think about natural birth. And thankfully, I was able to deliver without a c-section.
"Thank you, director Shin Mi Young at Samsungsoo OBGYN who took care of Alkong with so much affection.
"Thank you, professor Oh Soo Young at Samsung Seoul Medical Center who encouraged me when I was torn between natural birth and c-section. And thanks to all the medical staff who brought Alkong to me!
"Thank you, DeRAMA Postpartum Care Center, for all the prenatal massages and for the postpartum care.
"Thanks for taking great care of me even when I was exhausted from looking after an infant."
Son Ye Jin also ponders on the joys of motherhood and how this new chapter of her life has changed her for the better.
"And I have so many more people to thank. I feel like I’m finally becoming an adult, now that I have a child of my own…
"Looking at how precious Alkong is, it reminds me of how we’re also precious children to our own parents. All babies are blessings. They light up this world…
"Now that I’ve met someone I love more than I love myself, I feel completely hopeless but, at the same time, I feel stronger than ever—like I can do anything and everything."
The 40-year-old actress also thanks her fans for praying for her safe delivery.
"Amid a storm of all kinds of feelings and thoughts, I decided that I should live in gratitude. It’s a given, but it’s so easy to forget.
"And thank you, fans, for keeping me in your prayers. I was able to unite with my baby boy with your help. Thank you all so much.
"And to [my husband], doing all of this with me—falling in love with Alkong more and more each day, I give thanks. I hope everyone has an unforgettable Christmas this year.
"All of you were incredible throughout 2022. I’ll try my best to stay healthy. You try your best to be happy!"
Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin first worked together in the movie The Negotiation (2018), but it was in the hit K-drama Crash Landing On You (December 2019-February 2020) when they reportedly grew closer. They got married on March 31, 2022 at the Aston House in Grand Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul!
* This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.