As "M" says...we are now counting in a totally different way. Not how many weeks pregnant, but how many weeks old baby Cristina is. Happy Two Week Birthday, Cristina Lei!!!
Vogueing on the Diaper Dance Floor for her Two-Week Birthday
"These signs are getting ridiculous, people!"
This past week has brought more joy than the first, if that was even possible. We are finally back home in Hawaii...and literally every second is something new...and we just can't get enough of our beautiful daughter.
Here are some photos and captions over the past week or so...
This was just one of those "I can't help it" moments...
Finally in her nursery, peaceful as ever. Love this photo!
Daddy Bill and Cristina doing some bonding
A favorite. Just pure sweetness.
Oh, another favorite (did I already say that???)...but how can you resist THAT?
I think he's got it down.
That's Bill, navigating me and Cristina through Costco...
...or he's running away?!
Cristina Meets Chloe
Oh gosh, ANOTHER favorite..."Sisters"
Had to take the "I'm all stretched out" shot!
Lots of visitors - my brother Scott holding his niece
Our good friend, Sara
Getting a little dressed up by daddies but no where to go.
Our friend Paige and her mother paid a visit. Paige is due next week with her second girl!
Our neighbors' kids are chomping at the bit to babysit. Hopefully we can afford them.
My brother Matt and his family
Maureen loves babies...she gave Cristina the thumbs up...a baby jade bracelet, and an antique silver spoon with her initials engraved on it. Thanks Aunty Maureen!
Our good friend, Shannon, and her daughter Maia
My boss and friend Kathy misses her first granddaughter who recently went back to South America...so she needed a baby holding fix.
Our friends James and Terrance (who hosted our fabulous Hollywood Baby Shower) sent Cristina a Tiffany piggy bank for all her adult expenses (does that include college???)
Self-portrait with my sleepy girl
My cousin Linda is a baby whisperer
Some of the very cool hand-me-down dresses that our friends James and Terrance sent us. The box was LOADED with the coolest clothes for Cristina. We cannot wait to get her in some of these outfits and dresses. So frickin' cute.
That's it for now. We are still adjusting to being home, the six-hour time difference, and caring for a newborn. Cristina sleeps pretty well for being two weeks old. We are supplementing formula with breast milk and she has about 2-1/2 to 4 ounces per feeding. She gained like 9 ounces since her birth weight.
I go back to work on Monday. I guess I'm ready but the jury is still out. Wouldn't it be wonderful to just spend some more time at home? The time off has been amazing, and I am so thankful for being able to take it and spend this time taking care of our daughter with Bill.
I am still putting together our birth story and that will hopefully be the next post.
Hope you enjoyed the photos of baby Cristina...
Thinking good thoughts for everyone out there.