Welcome little Nathalie

I am a bit late with this post but the past weeks have been crazy. On the 18th of May our baby girl was born. At 07:30 am she decided that it was time to stop harassing her mother and see for herself how the world is like. With 3640 grams ~8lbs and 52cm ~20.5 in she is not the smallest baby around and has actually the same size as her brother #Nathancuty when he was born.

Cuddle cuddle

The birth went without complications and the baby girl and her mother could spend time together right from the beginning. After two nights in the hospital they were allowed to leave and mommy recovered well thus far. When the girl was born it was a rather busy time at the hospital as five other women had given birth just the previous day. Due to this we did not get a family room for the first night but luckily got one for the second night so I could stay with both exhausted ones in the hospital. Funny enough my wife’s friend had her baby boy just seven hours prior in the same hospital! (my wife was overdue and her friend had her baby few days earlier than “calculated”).

#Nathaliecuty with a big bunny

Nathan spent those two night with his grandparents without too much trouble for them. Only at night he got upset without his parents around and wanted his grandparents to get us. So far he is very happy to have his baby sister around and kisses her all the time when he gets the chance. He is actually kind of overdoing it as he wants to spend each moment with his sister and is very excited when she is awake. He is very very good in waking her up! By now he also realized that he is not the only important person around anymore and he tries to have as much time as possible with his mother.

#Nathancuty with his sister #Nathaliecuty

After our Nathan got his fair share of names with Nathan Yiran Antti (first name easy to pronounce in English/German, then the second one in Chinese and then the third name in Finnish) we decided to bless our baby girl with the a similar naming arrangement. So now we have Nathalie Yishi Amalia here as our bundly of joy. The Finnish names of our children even got a little meaning as Antti was the name of my mother’s uncle and Amalia was the name of my mother’s grandmother.

I would love to write more but a certain Demon of Destruction is blessing us currently with her presence for the next three months and I need to make sure that not too much is destroyed in the end.

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45 thoughts on “Welcome little Nathalie”

    1. For now I only hope that he will learn that his sister ain’t able to play with him yet. He can be a bit “rough” when cuddling her so there has to be someone around all the time with him these days ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Congrats and amazing new addition to the family finally! Looks like Nathan will get along with Nathalie ๐Ÿ˜Š Good luck with the next three months. Sounds like it will be a rollercoaster ride…but you handled it before so it should all be okay in the end ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. In fact Amalia seems to be a name spread all around Europe, especially in the old days. Many royal families had a few Amalias around! In Germany is also a very old and big library named “Duchess Anna Amalia Library”. It is interesting that my great grandmother had that name when coming from a middle class family in a country which is no longer existing thanks to the Soviet Union (Ingria)

      1. My comments always go in spam :/ wp doesnt like my comments very much!!! Ooh welcome to the 2kids parents club ๐Ÿ™‚ very exciting ๐Ÿ˜‹

  2. Your daughter is so beautiful! And I was really glad when I read that you named her Nathalie as well, pretty fitting for a fusion of genes and different cultures! You will give her a crazy time writing learning how to write her name :-)))

    A wonderful blessing and addition to your family. I’m sure she will bring so much joy and lots of changes in your life but yes, having a daughter is a special gift.
    Enjoy every moment and stay calm with the “Demon of Destruction” !
    Looking forward to read about your next story about her.

      1. I know exactly how you feel. Its a challenging role to raise children. It’s more than the physical stress, it is what we do for them that will mold them to grow up as responsible adults.

        I have respect to parents with more than 1 kids,raising them, and being hands-on.
        My hands are already so full with only 1 :-)))

  3. My congratulations to you, wife and Nathan. So that’s the spelling..for the English versioin of Natalie?

    You must be very busy and abit tired. Do enjoy the little darling and my very warm wishes for your Nathalie as a part of the family hug.

    1. Well Nathalie or Natalie are pretty much the same, both are used in English speaking countries (as well as Natalia).
      Indeed we are very exhausted but I still have it much easier than my wife who has to take care of the little one when she is hungry every few hours

    1. Thank you so much, naming the children was some long work for us. Whileas the first name was decided on very quick we came up with the other names just days before they were born ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. She is so adorable! I love the names you gave your kids that are so well thought out and include all heritages. Congratulations to your whole family! ๐Ÿ™‚ I should catch up on your blog posts, I have been away for a while.

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