Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mama y Nena

Nena means baby girl, everyone asks when we go out with Acadia "Nena or Nene (baby boy)?" The Guatemalan women traditionally spend 40 days in bed after giving birth so I'm causing quite a stir by being out and about. Yesterday in the market the women were amazed at me - "You can walk!? You're not in pain?" they asked me:) Funny.
So life is resuming some sort of normalacy now as Acadia turns 2 weeks old tomorrow. I usually nap when Blaise does every afternoon so that makes up for getting up about every 3 hours in the night to nurse Acadia. Also Zaak gets up with Blaise in the mornings so I can get a few more minutes of sleep. It was a bit scary at first having 2 children to care for, but now it's getting better. They do have an uncanny ability though to both need me at once when I am home alone. Thanks again to all of you out there for your well wishes and prayers. We are truly blessed.


Grandma Deb said...

What gorgeous photos! The one of the family all together at the Park Hotel is now my screen saver (Blaise kissing Acadia has been for 2 weeks) Acadia looks so tiny and fagile...sweet little girl! And Blaise has turned into a little boy sitting on the log next to Papa with his little runners.
I need to get down there and visit!! HUGS!

much-ado said...

That really is a cute photo of you and Acadia. You look content. Many blessings on you.

Sirdar said...

40 days in bed? Wow...I wonder what wives tale that came from :-)

Glad to see you are getting out and about.