I've been trying out a front-loading baby carrier, whilst a Chinese friend of mine has sent through a more traditional back-mounted option (plus two boxes of brown sugar which Chinese mothers must eat a lot of, apparently). My school has granted me two weeks of paid paternity leave once the baby is here, and we have a shopping centre gift card for nappies too!
On the less positive side, after 3 weeks of running water (a Spring Festival "gift" from our kindly local government) we've now been cut off again and have to manage with an hour a day once again. Let's just hope babies never needs washing ...what's that?? They do???