It was a Friday morning at 7am when I laid in our living room’s couch to see you for the very first time. The ultrasound technician, Tom, plugged in his $60,000 device and set it on a chair. Your sister Mila was wearing her pijamas running around the room offering Tom “tea”. Dad had the camera in his hand and we nervously looked at each other, knowing that in a few minutes our life would once again change completely depending on if you were a boy or a girl. I was 51% sure you were a boy, dad had not even considered the option of you being a boy and Babu knew from day one that you were indeed an Ela. “Congratulations” he said looking at Mila, then me, followed by dad “you are going to have another little girl!”. Papi almost cried, as if a huge weight had been lifted from his shoulders, I smiled trying to let the excitement sink in. You, peacefully threw some kicks, before settling in. Your sister kept bringing her baby dolls to Tom, trying to understand why he was constantly saying baby and not taking one – he must be picky, she probably thought.
I am cruising the sixth month of this pregnancy and yet I have dedicated you very few words on the blog. As you look back don’t ever think that it was because we were not as excited about you as we were with Mila. Truth is that the feeling is rather fulfillment. Before Mila was born, I had no idea how to be a mother and how her presence would spin my life around. I needed to write all my thoughts down so that I could make sense of them. With you baby Ela, I just want to get all my work done so that I can uninterruptedly enjoy you for those first moments of your life. I have no doubt that your presence will completely change our lives and that you will add so much to this family. Late July or early August we will welcome you to our family, most likely at our home. Babu and Bibi will be here to witness your first hours of life, so will papi, Mila, the midwifes and maybe Yaku and Yana. And from there you will officially be part of our family of four.
I can hardly wait to hold you, but I am glad that for now you are inside swimming away, while mami y papi get some stuff done.
Our friends Chris and Su came to visit with their babies, Artemis and Oberon. Mila and Artemis played like there was no tomorrow and by the end they were inseparable. Delna, Aaron and Adam came over for waffles and then we all went to the zoo!