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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Introducing Liara Nicole :)

We are the proud new parents of a beautiful little girl! Liara Nicole Alvarado was born on January 23rd, 2010 at 1:23 am. She weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. She is the perfect little baby with the best little personality! She hardly ever cries and is so calm! She likes to be in the middle of everyone and sleeps through all the noise that you can make... we definitely aren't quiet for her when she's sleeping (we've even had company over for dinner and she slept next to the table with everyone laughing/telling stories etc) and she sleeps through it all. She's done great at getting onto a good schedule for sleeping already. Last night, she only woke up twice (once at 1:30, then again at 4:30) and I had her back to bed by 5:30. She then didn't wake up until 10:15 and only took one 15 minute nap during the day. We had her to sleep at 7:30 pm and she hasn't woke up since then (it's nearly 12:30!). She eats like she's an 18 year old boy or something and has put on some weight since she's been home. Her cheeks are now chunkier and she's got a little belly on her now, which I love. I love everything about her (we all do!). She's everything we've ever wanted plus some! I absolutely love being her mother, and I can't help but stare at her for hours at a time. My heart feels like it's overflowing all the time, between her and Nicolas being so sweet with her it's amazing it doesn't burst. Nic loves her so much too, and is good with her. He has really taken to parenting (except when she has a poopy pants... in which case he's quick to hand her off. He hasn't quite mastered that yet). I can't tell you how much more I love him now than I did before, just because he helped me to have her and that he loves her so much too.

I couldn't be happier than I am right now, I'm on cloud nine. She's the most amazing little thing and I am so blessed to have her!

We also found a new place to move to, it's only 4 miles away which is wonderful! We're getting ready to move in on the 13th of February, which will be great since Mom is here to help us and we'll have settled in way before she has to go back home. I am so glad she got to be here, she's been such a massive help and to be honest, I just love having my Momma around. I'm dreading the day she leaves already and we've got over a month still. Nic's parents left on Saturday, it was nice that they got to be here for her birth and so that she could get to know them a little bit before they had to go back home. It was quite busy around the house and it's strange to have it quiet again (although with all the packing that is about to happen, I'm sure it'll liven back up again!).

Nic was supposed to have a week off for paternity leave, but had to go back into work for a couple of the days because he had so much to get done. I guess that could be a good thing because now he gets to take those days later and that will come in handy with the move. We miss having him home during the day though.

Let's see... Oh, Liara has been holding her head up like a champ since we got home (day two!). I'm not just talking about her picking her head up every now and then, I mean holding her head up, looking around and having perfect control of her neck. It's amazing. She's trying to be such a big girl already, it almost makes me sad! I want her to stay little like this for as long as possible, I am enjoying it too much for it to go by so quickly! I can't believe she's 9 days old already!

I'll post the birth story next time, I think I'm going to head off to bed while she's still sleeping so that I'll be ready when she wakes up. I just wanted to put a quick post up to fill you in on why I'm not blogging as much! We've got a lot of new stuff happening, and I'll try to be better about updating... I need to get some new pictures and then I'll put them up too. She's adorable and getting more and more beautiful every day! I'm so in love!!!