first dara mogendorff pictures

We went home from the hospital last night, after just over 24 hours. Everyone was feeling great, so after waiting out a rather severe thunderstorm we decided that we would get much better rest at home, and I think that turned out to be the case. The only slight worry was that Dara wasn’t really nursing properly, but we were advised that we could use a little formula in a cup and have her sip from that, and that she would catch on with the nursing thing. This seems to be the case – she ate well from the cup a couple of times in the night, and this morning she really seemed to be getting the hang of nursing.

Anyway, I just posted up some first pictures – hope you like them. Also Emma put a comment on the last post about Dara’s name: Dara come from both Hebrew and Gaelic – it means “compassion” or “wisdom”. Christiane is for two of Emma’s great-grandmothers: Christina Sutton and Ethel Christian. (preferred pronunciation is a condensed Krischan rather than Christi-anne).

Toby is doing great with all of this so far, he was very happy to meet Dara, and very excited to tell his friends at school the good news. We’re lucky that he’s sleeping through the night, and didn’t get woken up by her crying last night (not that she’s crying a whole lot, but it’s a good sign). I also just got round to putting up some pictures of him from last month – you’ll see how big he suddenly seems now that we have Dara!

3 Responses to “first dara mogendorff pictures”

  1. Helen says:

    Lovely pictures, she is so beautiful. Well done!

  2. Rachel B says:

    Hooray! I am soooo happy for you guys.

    She is completely adorable (as are the photos of Toby and berry picking). Congrats. I can’t wait to see her. Love to all of you.

  3. Robin (not bro) says:

    Congratulations you lot – well done! She looks lovely

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