Category Archives: life

60

today is China’s National Day, marking the 60th anniversary of the PRC. there have been a lot more flags waving around and decorations leading up to this (we saw a big topiary “60” carving).  it’s been raining all day, so our view of any festivities or celebrations basically looked like this: watching the parade in […]

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hands and feet

more sibling love =) the hands i caught while they were napping last week.  they both fell asleep around the same time, and hannah just draped her arm over kaylah.  it was very sweet. and i can never get enough of little feet.  though hannah’s little feet now seem gigantic to me after having kaylah. […]

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the before

just to show how terribly behind i am on sorting and processing pictures, i just came upon these images a few days ago.  but i like them, so i will post them anyways.  it was a month before my due date… and now my girl is well being past one month old!  i love the […]

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the first (confinement) month

well, we have officially made it through the first month of kaylah’s life.  while we chose to go western-style for prenatal and delivery care… the postpartum period was all chinese-style.  That means the first month after delivery is 坐月子 “zuo yuezi”.  Literally translated, it means sitting the first month, others have translated it as the […]

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giving birth in China

it’s been just about a month now since giving birth to our second baby, and i am slowly emerging from the fog of having a newborn.  some people can’t believe we delivered a baby in china – though i imagine it’s not *that* uncommon of an occurrence here. =)  but for those of you who […]

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