In loving memory of Nico

Nico passed away last Saturday, November 10th, after her condition worsened abruptly. She was 10.5 years old and I had lived with her for 4.5 years. You can read here the first post… Continue reading

My first two months as a mum

Baby A. is two months today! (And his “reward” was getting the BCG vaccine… poor child). These two months have passed by quite slowly, or at least that’s how I feel. At first… Continue reading

Chinese postpartum traditions

My postpartum is finally over! In China, the postpartum period is called yuezi 月子 and it lasts 30 or 42 days, depending on who you ask. The tradition says that this is a… Continue reading

Giving birth in a Chinese hospital

As you might have guessed (or seen on Instagram), I finally gave birth! Baby A. was born August 31 and according to Chinese people this is a very good date as it is… Continue reading

China’s hottest tv drama

I’ve never really watched much Chinese tv because, apart from some internet comedy series, I never found anything that could keep my attention for more than 5 minutes. Singing contests? Please. Reality shows… Continue reading

The typhoon season

Every summer, Suzhou stands on the way of some of the typhoons that come from the western Pacific Ocean. Usually, when they arrive here they have already lost most of their strength so… Continue reading

Things I will do after giving birth

I am on week 38 of my pregnancy and everything has been pretty smooth, except when I had to stay in hospital for a week. I haven’t had nausea, heartburn, constipation or bad… Continue reading

In China, autumn starts today

  According to the Chinese calendar, autumn starts today as it is 立秋 liqiu, the beginning of autumn. The traditional Chinese calendar has 24 solar terms in which certain events are supposed to… Continue reading

Postnatal services in China

During my stay in hospital a couple of weeks ago, a random auntie gave me a bunch of leaflets one day. Well, when she saw my face she was going to give them… Continue reading

A week in a Chinese hospital

You might have noticed that last week I didn’t publish any post, as usual. And it was because… I was in hospital! I had never stayed in hospital in my life. Heck, I’ve… Continue reading