The World: Meet Mark, Born 12/10/12!

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Mark Floyd, Ottawa, October 14 2012

I am no longer pregnant… and it’s a boy!

Mark was born in Ottawa on October 12, 2012 at 11:04 a.m. I was exactly 38 weeks pregnant when the labour started. Labour was unexpected, fast and easy (no, really!). I’ll promise, I’ll share my non-scary non-gory labour and birth story later on.

Random facts:

  • October 11 is Feng’s birthday… giving birth saved me a present!
  • Mark’s middle name is “Floyd”.
  • Baby Mark’s cry sounds like “wo e” (我饿), “I’m hungry” in Chinese.
  • He loves peeing on people.
  • He is obviously the most perfect baby ever.
  • We are already back home from the hospital, we only stayed there 24 hours.
  • Giving birth is an amazing experience, seriously. In a good way.
  • We are tired but very happy and grateful!

About Author

French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.


  1. Congratulations!!!
    I am so happy ; welcome Mark! My inner feeling was it would be a boy. He is beautiful.
    Take care, Zhu and rest up.

    Bises… Big hugs, too XOX.

  2. Congratulations new mama!
    I had no idea that you were pregnant (until I came here 5 minutes ago and read your last 3 posts!!!) Yeepee!
    Welcome little man!

  3. YooooooooooooooooooooooHoooooooooooooooo……CONGRATULATION ZHU & FENG!!!

    What a joy and so so huggable!!!! Congratulation and Best Wishes as you both embrace parenthood 🙂

    MUACK MUACK to Baby Mark!!!! 😀

  4. Hola, WOW, congratulations on the new baby!!!. Couple of ramdon facts of my own: my first baby was born the same day 9 years ago (that’s oct/12). My second baby was born 12 days ago (that’s oct/5th/2012). Pretty close, eh!!.

  5. Awwwwwwwh!!! Congratulations to you both! … I love the facts about Baby Mark 🙂

    Enjoy the next couple years – they go by so quickly. Blessings!

    • Thank you! I’ll be sure to follow some of your tips on raising bilingual babies and kids, although we will do French and English (and Mandarin?) instead of Spanish for now!

  6. Congrats!!! That’s so exciting! You were 4 wks earlier than me, and I was induced and it was a HARD labor.. I guess your beautiful little boy really wanted out! So Exciting! We were on vacation but I can’t believe you posted so fast too.

  7. Congratulations, Zhu and Feng. You’ll see : having a kid is an amazing adventure, it’s simply and only HAPINESS !!!!
    Have a good life !

  8. Oh Zhu! How sad I feel to miss the party! Congratulations and more congratulations for Mark, he’s (obviously) very beautiful and I’m sure all his cries are very cute as well. Lots of hugs and wishes to both of you!

  9. Oh mon Dieu, j’ai raté ça!! En même temps j’étais dans l’avion et après j’étais pognée avec le jetlag :/

    Toutes mes félicitations Zhu pour le petit Mark! 🙂 Il est trop mignon, je vais aller voir les photos! 🙂

    Gros bisous! 🙂

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