Saturday, 29 March 2008

Cuddle time

Almost 6 weeks old!

With her little Easter bunny toy from Great-Grandma Lu and Auntie Lisa & snuggly outfit from Grandma Susie

Isabella loves to stretch out on Abuela Aida's mat

This little one loves her baths now

Funky new toys from Grandma Susie!

Chillaxin' on Auntie Jenni's changing mat - our most favorite pastime


Isabella is growing so much! It's hard to believe that a month and a half ago I was going out of my mind to see her. We're still not getting much sleep at night but Isabella compensates me with her flashy new smiles and regular cooing sounds (Papa is wild for these sounds too). She now weighs more than 10lbs 7oz!

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Happy Easter from the Sotomayors!!!

Here are some pictures of Isabella in her Easter dress (a gift from her auntie Lisa) with April, who had her birthday this Saturday. Happy birthday April!!. It was a snowy weekend here as you can see from the last picture.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Isabella's First Month

Isabella is past her first month doing great and being as cute as ever. April spends her time trying to make Isabella smile. Thanks for all your posts and enjoy the new pictures.

Friday, 7 March 2008

Our Little Girl

playing dress-up in Puerto Rican family heirlooms

pasando un buen tiempo con Abuelo

first coffee shop outing - St. Ives

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Two Weeks Baby!

Isabella turns two weeks old tomorrow! At this time two Saturdays ago I was about to start the gory labor that would bring a beautiful, wonderful little person into this world. I cannot believe how the days have flown as one. Nights are getting better (knock on wood) and we seem to be learning what her cries mean, which gets us much more sleep! It's like a miracle if one of us gets more than four hours at a time. We tend to stay up really late with Isabella (a night owl like her papa), and because of this, we were awake during Britain's strongest earthquake in 25 years (~5.3). Pedro said that when the whole house started shaking I actually screamed out "my baby!" - like in some cliché Hollywood disaster flick. Isabella didn't mind the tremor and continued to breastfeed and sleep even as I leaped from the couch and ran for cover with her in my arms. I'm feeling a lot better and will soon be my old self again, thanks to all of the amazing help from Pedro's mom and dad - to whom I will be forever grateful!!!!