Tag Archive: having a baby in China

Caring for a baby: Similarities and differences between China and Spain

Baby A. is already 8.5 months old! Time flies, right? By now I’ve had time to experience some differences in customs regarding child rearing. As with anything else, each place has their preferences… Continue reading

The obsession with mixed babies

Chinese people love babies, that’s a fact. I don’t know if the one child policy (which was in effect from 1979 to 2015) fuelled this love, as babies were not so abundant as… Continue reading

Early spring recap

Finally!! It’s spring!! This is a key transition every year in China because, apart from marking the beginning of warmer temperatures, it usually also means less pollution. In winter the pollution is always… Continue reading

My Chinese mother in law – Part II

A long time ago (5 years!) I wrote a post about how nice my mother in law was. At that time, I still had people who would sometimes tell me that she was… Continue reading

2018: a year in review

There’s only a few days left in 2018! How can that be? I’m sure you’ve heard that the older you get, the faster time passes… and it’s totally true! Well, time passes at… Continue reading

Baby’s 100 days party

Last Sunday it was Baby A.’s 100th day outside the womb and we had a party, as it is the tradition here. This party is probably the equivalent of baptism in Catholic countries… 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

“Look, the penis is here”

On Monday I had the prenatal check-up for the 24th week and one of the tests was a fancy 3D ultrasound in which the doctor checks that the baby has all the expected… Continue reading