We are proud to announce that we just had our first baby girl, Shiori, who was born in last February. She is doing great and growing very fast. And I’m enjoying every moment of being a mom. So far, it’s been a lot of fun and a great experience. I’m sure there will be more fun to come!
Needless to say, my life with a new baby has been busy. I very rarely had outside eating and always had home-cooked food from January till March. I was in a “confinement” period for forty days after the delivery. During this time, I could not go outside unless for urgent matters such as seeing a doctor, and I could only eat specific food. Confinement practice is an old Chinese post-natal tradition focusing on re-energizing the body and boosting immunity. The new mom is generally expected to be in quarantine with her new baby. By adhering to a list of DOs and DON’Ts and following a restrictive diet, people believe that a new mom can recover faster and avoid some long-term potential health problems. I was being a good girl during the confinement period, staying at home, eating healthy food and focusing on taking care of Shiori and myself.
After the confinement period is over, now is the right time to enjoy living in NYC. Spring has come! Flowers are blooming and creating colorful sceneries of the city. This makes me fall into a deep love with the city. Now I spend most of my days walking around the city, tasting delicious food offered by the city. Of course, I do this with Shiori. She also enjoys travelling and sleeping soundly in her stroller bassinet. I’m really enjoying this beautiful weather in this great city as much as I can.