Seven Days of Chong Chong

Chong Chong is a week old today. Here are some photos (in roughly chronological order) from day -1 until now.

Shanshan checking into the emergency room.

Checking into the maternity ward.

With mom and dad.

Where Shanshan spent her first night in the hospital.

Where I spent the same night.

Chong Chong brought out for viewing whilst Shanshan’s c-section was being finished-up.

A more proper presentation.

In a nurse’s arms.

In his car seat on the way home.

In his crib.

Leo exploring.

Being breastfead.


  1. Congratulations Rob and Shanshan!, He’s a beautiful child. I wish you all the health and happiness!

  2. Rob, I’m so happy for you, your wife and your family. Congratulations! Wishing you all the health and happiness in the world. Take care my friend!

  3. Why the emergency room, Rob? Standard procedure, or complications? Congratulations to you all, he seems like a lovely boy!

    1. Shanshan was supposed to have been admitted the following day (the 12th). However, because of some spotting and increasing pain, folks thought it was best to check her in through the ER that night instead of waiting the day.

      Things seemed to stabilize once she got to the hospital.

      When she got to the maternity ward, the staff there thought she might deliver that might, which is why I spent the night sleeping next to the Pepsi machine… She ended-up giving birth in the afternoon.

      Thumb-typed on my iPhone 4


  4. Dear Robert and Shanshan and Chong Chong I am reminded of a photography exhibit that Grandma Judy and I saw in a book when we were teenagers: Edward Steichen’s 1955 ” Family of Man” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, … Under a number of photographs of couples was the quote: “We two form a multitude.” What a wonderful multitude you three make,

    David and Patti

    Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:31:40 +0000 To:

  5. joy incarnate. how wonderful to watch the journey. thank you, dear. welcome to this strange and wonderful world, chong chong. a golden cord stretches from here to you across many miles carrying love.

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