Friday, July 29, 2011

Baby Girl is Here!

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

As some of you rightly guessed, I've been missing in action because babygirl decided to make an early appearance this weekend. Yes, she's here! The Kinky Gazpacho Family is officially now a party of five. Thanks to all of you for your well wishes and fabulous suggestions for baby names and labor techniques. Turns out labor was super fast and thanks to my pre-selected labor songs I was able to make it through without drugs and with minimum cussing and screaming on my part. I was pretty proud of myself. Here's the song I listened to the most to help me get through labor. It's India Arie's, This Too Shall Pass and was my mantra as every contraction came on.



Thank you, India. Even though after that experience I joked that I should name babygirl India, I did not. El esposo and I did, however deliberate quite a bit on choosing the right name. Our daughter in fact, had no name for the first 30 hours of her life, but I'm very happy with what we chose. And I have to be honest, el esposo really gets the credit, as the name was his idea. I know you all want to know what it is, right? Well, I figured I'd have a little fun here. I'll give you three clues what her name is and anyone who guesses correctly will be part of a drawing to win a free, signed copy of my novel, Substitute Me. Even if you've read it, you can still gift it to someone who hasn't. So without further ado:

1. Babygirl is named after a fictitious African princess

2. Babygirl's name means 'help or helper' in Latin

3. Babygirl shares her name with an opera penned by Verdi.

4. Bonus clue: Babygirl's name is pronounced the same in English and Spanish even though its origins are neither English nor Spanish.

Happy guessing!

Peace and sweet baby feet.

24 comments:

Melissa in Bxl said...

Congratulations on the birth of Aida!

Wendy (Colombia Mami) said...

Aida! But somebody beat me too it. I very happy to hear that all went well. What a blessing is India Aire!! Video has been a theme song of mine for quite some time.
Check out the music of a Galician Rapper, Aíd!

Mama Violet said...

Congratulations! Aida is a beautiful name.

Tere Kirkland said...

Oh, I love the name Aida!

Congratulations!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Aida is a beautiful name! Congratulations! Love the music too!

Afromorena said...

Congratulations!!! Aida is such a beautiful name!! I hope you and the baby are doing very well. Many blessings to your family ;D

rainbowlens said...

Congratulations to your family on the new addition of Aida. That's awesome to read that your labor went well. Take care!

ykw said...

Can't wait to meet this wee girly!

iamatraveler said...

Congratulations! I love the name Aida!

Michelle said...

Congrats!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!

Nikkie said...

Yayyy!! I hadn't seen a post in a bit so I knew she was coming! Bless up:)

kate said...

Great name! Muchas felicidades!!!!

Ola said...

Congratulations!

Erin Michelle said...

Congratulations! Welcome baby Aida!

Chloe said...

Congratulations, Lori! Glad that you finally got to welcome Baby Aida into the world :)

Olivia said...

Felicidades a todo from across the ocean!
Olivia

JBH said...

Welcome to our world, baby Aida! What a beautiful name:-)

evelyn.n.alfred said...

Congratulations. Aida is a pretty name.

@RVSNewark said...

Congratulations on the birth of Aida! - I'm glad to say that I saw the play of that name on Broadway when Toni Braxton was in it (her last performance in the role). It's was a great play and Aida is a lovely name. Felicidades!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Congratulations!!

I love the name Aida too.

Waiting for Zufan! said...

Felicidades!!! Awww, babies. You make me want another one. :)

Kate said...

Lori, I just stumbled across your blog and saw that you had a baby girl! Congratulations, and wish I was still at CH Library so I could meet her in person! :)

Cheers,
"Ms Kate"