A new Hou De baby girl – Chao Rong – just joined our family on Feb/14th! Although the induction was scheduled on the next day, I guess she decided to be a Valentine baby and did not want to wait. Everything went smoothly. Both Irene and the baby are doing great.
She has an English name Rianna. Initially I was thinking “Rhiannon” as of Fleetwood Mac’s famous song. But Irene thought it sounds like “Rhino” the way I pronounced, and it was a bit too long to spell. We came a compromise using an Americanized shorter version, Rianna.
But since she was still in her mom’s tummy, we have been calling her “Rou Rou”, meaning “Soft Soft” in Chinese. And she really is a soft and tender baby girl – except when she feels hungry or we change her diaper &
Aside from the good news, orders from you made since Monday were all un-processed. Really sorry for the slowness. I will make sure all of them are taken cared by this weekend. For international orders, we may consider to suspend taking them because they usually take much longer time to process (have to wait in line in the post office, not fun at all). We may also de-activate or simplify our offerings temporarily, just to give Irene more time with the baby and rest. We will announce the changes very shortly.