|Ming and me with William (three weeks old)|
"What are you doing out here?! Your one month isn't up yet!" she scolded.
I shrugged, "But I'm a foreigner," I protested weakly.
"That doesn't matter! This is no good, no good. You should be at home in bed! And look at your jacket!" she zipped my jacket up to my nose, despite the 70 degree weather.
Ming, bless his heart, quickly came to my defense.
"Did you know, overseas, people don't practice the one month confinement? Even many overseas Chinese! Yep, a day or two after birth women are out and about again."
Ms. Feng shock her head with a look of disapproval. Oh, well. I'm becoming quite used to people's disapproval.
In eight days it won't much matter anymore; William will be one month old. Time is passing in a blur that I don't know if I would classify as either fast or slow. Each day seems to run into the next with the constant cycle of pumping milk, feeding milk, and (praying for) sleep. In the two weeks that have passed since my last post, there have been a lot of highs and lows. Perhaps the sweetest moment is when William smiles while winking at me. He can't do a lot of fun stuff yet, but each day he seems to add another cute trick to his repertoire. I'll post some pictures to prove. . . .