Monday, June 25, 2012
PHOTO UPDATE: It's a girl!
After three boys, it's a girl at last!
Bob says: Hooray for GIRLS!!!
Happy Birthday our darling princess
Mishali Clara Banach Sainsbury
born 25th June, 2012
at 4.29pm, weighing 2.630kg
a birthday shared with Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour
A mummy in love
A daddy in love
Waiting for sissy
... and now a big brother ...
Mishali and mum - first hold
A happy mummy and inquisitive big brother ... gentle pats now Toby.
Mishali is an (uncommon) Indian name meaning Devotee of Krishna - recently I met someone online named Mishali, I heard the name and that was it! It was love at first hearing. Clara is my maternal grandmother's name; also my neice's middle name, Claire is my middle name and my Aunt's name. Banach is my maiden name.
Mishali is a tall and slender baby. She has blue eyes, is very pink, very fair and she has the longest fingers and toes I have ever seen on a baby. She has Toby's ears and nose, and Aunty Sally's face. She is a calm baby, she didn't cry much, just wriggled around in her crib, sucked down a bit of oxygen in the plastic cone of silence, and stretched her arms and legs. Her eyes are open and she is looking around, she is very light, but not much smaller than Toby, the small weigh difference between them at birth is in the size of their heads; Toby's is humungous, Mishali has a normal head.
She will be a daddy's girl. Daddy held her first, as I held Toby first, and she just lay in his arms yawning and looking around a bit. When it was my turn she cried, but settled quickly. Toby had a pat of her, and kissed her forehead, but he was more interested in trying to feed her with his plastic spoon. He knows she is sissy and he knows she is coming home tomorrow, but he quickly lost interest as he was cranky ... and he's a bit of a spoilt boy.
There is so much to say so little ability to write. We are over the moon and back, and just want her with us. We are so grateful to Mrs M, there are no words at a time like this. I will do my best to tell her what she means to us when I see her tomorrow.