Friday, July 07, 2006

Another MTK on the block: welcome ZENO!

He finally arrived last Thursday, June 29 at 7 am in the morning: Milo's brother saw the day after a very brief and pretty easy labor spent mostly at home! Zeno Maurice Pietro, a marvel of 3.9 kg and 52.5 cm has been blessing our days in the last week! He's so far the easiest of babies: sleeps a lot, eats a lot too (breast feeding kicked in in no time, he got it right away the little smarty!) and barely cries; when he does he sounds like a little angel, nothing to do with Milo's operatic performances!!! Milo has been a little overwhelmed by the event, he noticed I was gone for a few days and even if he came to the clinic regularly daily, I think was very apprehensive. On the other hand, he's been very affectionate with Zeno, lots of kisses from the very first encounter and every morning the first thing he asks is about the bebé...
I'm fatigued as every mom at this stage, but also pleasantly surprised by the ease of this second birth...have been itching to post in the last week but, as you can imagine, times are a little hectic! Luckily a hord of grand parents and siblings invaded Paris, bringing not only their love but also some serious support: a heartful thanks to my sister for jumping on the first plane and dedicating some quality time to Milo and sneaking the most decadent chocolate cakes into my room, and to my parents for taking such good care of us this week! The Belgianite and I are proud and melting with joy!

11 comments:

Alice in Austria said...

ooohhhhh...CONGRATULATIONS!! I had a *feeling* that something was up! ;) I am glad to hear that everything went well & fast and that Zeno's an uncomplicated baby! I can't wait to see pictures ... one day when you have time to post some? ;) For now just relax and take your time to recover from it all! lots of hugs!!!

Guillaume said...

Congratulations!
I like the name Zeno, it reminds me Italo Svevo's great novel "La coscienza di Zeno" (but I hope he won't have the same character...)

KRISTELL said...

Congratulations on the birth of your little Zeno (what a beautiful name!!!)take good care of yourself and wish you and your family all the best. Please keep us posted with the events!!!

Lilian said...

YAY!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! Wonderful news! I was actually wondering about you everyday and hoping everything was well.

Zeno is a nice name that (at least to my ears) sounds good in pretty much any language like Milo - and it's a strong name too (at least that's how I feel about it).

What a coincidence, Zeno was born on the very SAME day as my nephew Malton, with the same weight! (Malton weighed 3,990 kg almost 4!). I just don't know how long my nephew was/is. We also drove to Maryland to help them and were able to give lots of attention to my older nephew, who's a little younger than Milo. (when you have time, you can see Malton's pictures in my blog).

I'm very happy for your family!! Well, and I don't know if you care for the World cup or not - but Italy may win!

Sara said...

Congrats!!!!! All the best to you guys :)

Samantha said...

Congratulations!!

giovanni said...

Dear Clo and husband and Milo, my congratulations! Milo and Zeno, two nice names, two boys who can become friends. I just came home from a trip by car to Sevilla, traveling back with my two "children" who are friends with each other... and me.
Un abbraccio

sydney said...

Congratulations ! What great news !
it has been a long time since I have visited your blog. Well, congratulations... I need to take time and read your blog now.Loads of hugs.

jujuly25 said...

Congratulations to the parents !!

Juliet said...

I feel so bad. I've been watching to see when you would post about the new baby. I saw your latest post, not knowing there was one right before it. I feel so bad. Sorry. Congratulations to you! I do hope that you will post photos soon!

Jo Ann said...

Congratulations! :)
And for the last names, as an Angolan (Portuguese tradition), I have both my parents' names. It FITS in the passport :)