Friday, July 31, 2009

Life as new parents

What a thrill it has been to get to know Stella and learn how to care for her. In the first ten days of her life, Nick and I have grown together and experienced more affection for this little girl than we ever though possible.

Stella is thriving. She eats well (and often!), sleeps much of the time and almost never cries. I don't want to jinx ourselves, but I'm pretty sure she is the easiest, sweetest, most loving creature we have ever met.

At night time, we tuck her in with us and stare at her with amazement. To think that we created and brought her in to this world together only brings us closer together. Our little family has grown and so have our hearts. She makes the sweetest sounds when she sleeps and when she nurses. It's really hard not to fall in love with her :)

Even Pepe seems to enjoy having the bambina around! He definitely doesn't get as much attention as he used to, but he enjoys cuddling up next to her when she's sleeping and doesn't seem to mind at all when she wakes him up in the middle of the night with her soft cries when she's hungry.

Life at our house has definitely changed. The rolls that Nick and I were previously accustomed to are redefined. I am no longer the main house keeper and chef. Nick has taken over most of the cooking and cleaning duties and to my surprise, he can actually prepare a delicious meal! Now he's never going to get away with saying he doesn't know how to make anything!

For now, the house is still quiet. Nick and I are thankful for Stella and we look forward to the days that she starts talking, walking, singing and playing... just not too soon :)

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