Pictures of my Newly-Born Baby

It has been exactly one week (7 days!) since I posted my last entry about the arrival of our baby. I believe everyone (especially experienced parents) understands what I did – the first week of the boy is too precious that I don’t want to leave him for a second. Today is the 8th day (one hour ago at 1:15 PM) for him, and I believe I should at least post some photos – a lot of people are asking for it – and share what I feel. How can it be possible for a blogger to skip this chapter?

Cute Boy

Yes. Let me confirm that the baby is healthy, lovely, and starts to be a little bit naughty (that you can hardly notice).

Here we go.

He smiles! Deep in his own small dream world (I am still wondering what’s in his mind now since he didn’t know too much about this world yet – I guess he only dreams about drinking more millk).

When he sleeps, he tends to lean his head to one direction – typically the side with window, and looks like deep thinking – hey, little boy, what you are thinking about?

He enjoys his own small world – the small bed (still too big for him). One day, he will walk to the outside world which he is now staring.

Look at this!

He is tired! He loves sleep! As long as he is not hungry, he falls asleep quickly, quitely, and sweetly. This expression is a sign that he is going to sleep in 2 minutes.

Look. He falls asleep shortly.

Sometimes he plays by himself – as if anything in this world has nothing to do with him – which is true.

He also cries, when something he doesn’t like happens. Currently, there are not too many things he doesn’t like. Taking him out of bath is one that he really doesn’t enjoy. As soon as we put on clothes for him, he is quite and happy as an angel.

Oh, my little darling. You are perfect, and I cannot thinking of anything that can makes you more cute, and sweet. I know everyone thinks his/her baby as the best in the world. I do feel so. I am so pround to have you joining me and Wendy, and we step into a three-person family hand-in-hand.

For more pictures I took these days, check here.

P.S. These days, was banned by the government, and people in mainland China may not be able to see the pictures above. Here are the snapshots of the pictures, and it links to the original site on flickr. I hope you can at least see these smaller pictures (it is hosted on my own server).


41 thoughts on “Pictures of my Newly-Born Baby

  1. Your son is very handsome. Congratulations. I have one son entering college and one entering high school. They grow up so fast!


  2. flichr is gfwed…

    and maybe you should do something to help the one who do not know how to visit these pics through proxy :)

  3. Oh yes, JSW.. You’re 101% Correct when a baby arrives in the family, specially if its the 1st!!!…. every hour of the day, every minute of the hour, every second of minutes.. Proud mom & dad couldn’t be away from the sweet little angel, a heaven sent!…And every little moves, and every little acts oh we’re sooooo proud and would always have it written, would never like to forget… Funny, but it’s proud parents we would want every detail to be remember,, & that’s how “CAMERAs”, VIDEOS, etc. really worth to have… to capture every single moment our treasured baby has….

    Your baby is soooo cute & cuddly…. All the best & take care…

  4. Congratulations dude! what a wonderful thing that you have a baby now. I am so happy for you,

  5. the happiest and most proud papa on the world! Parenting is new phrase of life. Seeing kids grow up is most beautiful things on the world.


  6. Wow! Your baby is so beautiful. He looks more like you than Wendy and he looks big for his age (7 days) but that could be the picture. How many kilos was him at birth? And what is your baby’s name?

    He’s so sweet ;-)



  7. Congratulations! I can’t believe I didn’t know Wendy was pregnant! wow…

    enjoy your baby… You had made me remember why I want to have my own one later… hehe

  8. Congratulations¡¡¡¡¡what a handsom boy ¡¡¡¡¡¡Wendy and you must be happy, what a wonderful new ,you are like my family and I feel I have had a litte grandson

    love from Maria

  9. JS,

    Congradulations to your family, and your baby is so lovely. I am a relatively new mom and its definitly a life changing thing. There is an article I read a while ago by an Newsweek columnist and a mother that I found really great, and wanted to share it here. Its about being a Mom but i think it could apply to both parents. I hope its okay since its a bit long.

    Enjoy the new chapter in life!!


    Anna Quindlen, Newsweek Columnist and Author:

    “All my babies are gone now. I say this not in sorrow

    but in disbelief. I take great satisfaction in what I

    have today: three almost-adults, two taller than I am,

    one closing in fast. Three people who read the same

    books I do and have learned not to be afraid of

    disagreeing with me in their opinion of them, who

    sometimes tell vulgar jokes that make me laugh until I

    choke and cry, who need razor blades and shower gel

    and privacy, who want to keep their doors closed more

    than I like. Who, miraculously, go to the bathroom,

    zip up their jackets and move food from plate to mouth

    all by themselves. Like the trick soap I bought for

    the bathroom with a rubber ducky at its center, the

    baby is buried deep within each, barely discernible

    except through the unreliable haze of the past.

    Everything in all the books I once poured over is

    finished for me now. Penelope Leach., T. Berry

    Brazelton., Dr. Spock. The ones on sibling rivalry and

    sleeping through the night and early-childhood

    education, have all grown obsolete. Along with

    Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are, they are

    battered, spotted, well used. But I suspect that if

    you flipped the pages dust would rise like memories.

    What those books taught me, finally, and what the

    women on the playground taught me, and the

    well-meaning relations –what they taught me, was that

    they couldn’t really teach me very much at all.

    Raising children is presented at first as a true-false

    test, then becomes multiple choice, until finally, far

    along, you realize that it is an endless essay. No one

    knows anything. One child responds well to positive

    reinforcement, another can be managed only with a

    stern voice and a timeout. One child is toilet trained

    at 3, his sibling at 2.

    When my first child was born, parents were told to put

    baby to bed on his belly so that he would not choke on

    his own spit-up. By the time my last arrived, babies

    were put down on their backs because of research on

    sudden infant death syndrome. To a new parent this

    ever-shifting certainty is terrifying, and then

    soothing. Eventually you must learn to trust yourself.

    Eventually the research will follow. I remember 15

    years ago poring over one of Dr. Brazelton’s wonderful

    books on child development, in which he describes

    three different sorts of infants: average, quiet, and

    active. I was looking for a sub-quiet codicil for an

    18-month old who did not walk. Was there something

    wrong with his fat little legs? Was there something

    wrong with his tiny little mind? Was he

    developmentally delayed, physically challenged? Was I

    insane? Last year he went to China . Next year he goes

    to college. He can talk just fine. He can walk, too.

    Every part of raising children is humbling, too.

    Believe me, mistakes were made. They have all been

    enshrined in the, “Remember-When-Mom-Did Hall of

    Fame.” The outbursts, the temper tantrums, the bad

    language, mine, not theirs. The times the baby fell

    off the bed. The times I arrived late for preschool

    pickup. The nightmare sleepover. The horrible summer

    camp. The day when the youngest came barreling out of

    the classroom with a 98 on her geography test, and I

    responded, “What did you get wrong?”. (She insisted I

    include that.) The time I ordered food at the

    McDonald’s drive-through speaker and then drove away

    without picking it up from the window. (They all

    insisted I include that.) I did not allow them to

    watch the Simpsons for the first two seasons. What was

    I thinking?

    But the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of

    us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment

    enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment

    is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one

    picture of the three of them, sitting in the grass on

    a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer

    day, ages 6, 4 and 1. And I wish I could remember what

    we ate, and what we talked about, and how they

    sounded, and how they looked when they slept that


    I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the

    next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had

    treasured the doing a little more and the getting it

    done a little less.

    Even today I’m not sure what worked and what didn’t,

    what was me and what was simply life. When they were

    very small, I suppose I thought someday they would

    become who they were because of what I’d done. Now I

    suspect they simply grew into their true selves

    because they demanded in a thousand ways that I back

    off and let them be. The books said to be relaxed and

    I was often tense, matter-of-fact and I was sometimes

    over the top. And look how it all turned out. I wound

    up with the three people I like best in the world, who

    have done more than anyone to excavate my essential

    humanity. That’s what the books never told me. I was

    bound and determined to learn from the experts. It

    just took me a while to figure out who the experts were.

  10. Dear Jianshuo, Your son is really lovely!!! Cute Baby. I can’t wait to see him.

  11. Cute and handsome boy… baby girls out there anyone interested in this “bachelor”? :)

    Congrates JS & Wendy.

  12. handsome boy. and amazing, you still got time to post blog on these days. you are energized.

  13. Have you & Wendy (& your respective parents naturally) decided a name for your son?

  14. Congratulations again to you and Wendy! On this side of the “pond” I can see the big pics, too! He’s so sweet!


  15. Thanks everyone. I know every parent take their child as the best one in the world. So do I. I am very pround of the little boy, and I am willing to spend every minute with him.

  16. Jianshuo: Such a handsome and adorable baby, the looks combine the best of you and Wendy, and I am sure he will have the best combination of the personality and intelligence of both of you!

  17. With a baby like this, life is surely worth living !

    Once again, congratulations with the wonderboy !

    Xiuying and Carsten

  18. Hi Jianshuo

    It’s been a long time since i’ve visited your blog (and read your postings)- happened to do so recently as I’m planning for my 2nd trip to Shanghai (and Hangzhou) next month.

    I’m extremely surprised and happy to read about the new member in Wendy and your family- CONGRATULATIONS! i love the pictures of your son (especially of the one where he’s smiling in his sleep :) and i think he’s just absolutely adorable.

    oh! i heard that it’s not good to use the flash when taking pictures of little children (because of light exposure, infra-red etc) but I think you’ve got that in mind as the pictures posted seem to have been taken in natural light.

    once again, GONG XI NI!

  19. arrrrrre, such a cute baby. I wish all babies were that cute!!! you have an adorable gift from above, i’m sure your very proud.

  20. ‘m on my way to my first baby…and i love looking at pictures of newly born babies… i just dropped to this site and saw yours..u’re baby is so cute… his eyes, his lips… how i wish my baby will be as cute and healthy as yours…

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