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Chong Chong at Five Months

Doing his Sun Wukong impression (with Lao Lao holding him).

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Four Generations +

Had a great lunch today, with traditional and non-traditional Beijing food. We had four generations at the table, along with an uncle.

From left to right:

  • mama
  • yue sao
  • chong chong
  • laolao
  • laozu
  • shushu de nvpengyou
  • shushu

With baba behind the camera. ­čÖé

 

 

From Laolao to Laozu

Chong Chong’s first official visit after exiting his month of household quarantine, was over to Laolao’s house. Once there, Laolao gave him a gold pendant with the image of a snake on it.

With the┬ábirth of┬áChong Chong, Laolao has become Laozu. We’re┬áslowly making the transition, as we are from Ma to Laolao and Ba┬áto Laoye.

Notes:

  • Ma, mother
  • Ba, father
  • Laolao, maternal grandmother
  • Laoye, maternal grandfather
  • Laozu, maternal great-grandmother
  • Gold, symbol of good luck
  • Snake, Chong Chong’s birth year

Grandparents and Child

The grandfather isn’t just holding the child. He has a, well, seatbelt on underneath his jacket. That is, a little seat that is attached┬áto his body via a belt. (I plan to get one of these.)

I really liked how instep the grandparents were, and how the grandmother was holding the grandfather’s arm as he carried the baby.

I also liked how they were well outside the crosswalk, and the background action.

Such is life in Beijing.

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.