Our little munchkin has been a doll this past week and we really have no complaints. She had her first pediatrician appoitnment two days ago and she gained four ounces since her birth weight! She's had a few smiles (gas), a few very large messy diapers (at very inopportune times), and a lot of people visiting and loving on her...
A visit from the DC boys, Jeff and Kevin
Uncle David holding Cristina (I'm afraid we're going to have to rip her out of his arms when we leave!)
Taken by Kevin and Jeff -- so sweet!...I'll cherish this photo forever. I love this little girl!
Self-photo...Cristina's neck seems so strong!
Waiting for the pediatrician to check her out..she's a little modest and was covering up.
Binky close by for comforting
"yo! yo! yo!"
Uncle David's sister Sally (who let us use her co-sleeper and a bunch of other cool stuff -- thank you!)
Just home from the hospital and everyone's pooped.
Cristina meets her namesake - Bill's mother Eusebia Cristina - at Arlington National Cemetary
Cristina's Lei from Uncle David's nephew, Thomas (so cute)
Those lips...those lips! I love them!
This is what I'm coining the "Safety Dance" pose...it's her favorite sleeping pose.
Jason from Stalking the Stork blog coined this her Victoria's Secret pose...not liking that, Jason. At all. But loving that you are on your way to see Olivia and Clara as I type this!
A nice visit from my high school friend, Sarah...she was off to Istanbul the following day. Thanks for taking the time to see Cristina, Sarah...xo
Sweetness. Pure sweetness.
Bill's friend, Jere, from his Capitol Hill days...loving on Cristina
Bill's Bolivian Godmother, Vilma, loving on Cristina
Uncle David is going to miss Cristina, big time...
Our little babooshka!
(note the binky - love it)
"Milk Drunk" after "M" nursed
Those eyes are beautiful...looking right in to our hearts
Bill's elementary school friend, Ginny, loving on Cristina
She's got legs...
For Cristina's one week birthday, we all decided to sing her "Happy Birthday"
Lastly, I'm trying to find the words to describe the experience of the last few weeks here in DC. Mainly, our wonderful relationship with "M" that has taken us by surprise. We have always been close to her, but there is something about this whole process and the resulting birth of a child that is so powerful. I'm going to save it for another post, but man, saying goodbye (for now) has been very, very difficult. I hope I can do it justice one day in our birth story. Because the whole thing completely floored me.We leave tomorrow morning @ 8:18 am. Long 15 hour journey home. Can't believe we are almost there! AMAZING!!!