Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vero's Baby

On May 3, 2015 the newest little member of our church was born. She doesn't have a name yet - not an unusual thing with babies here in Mexico. Nine months isn't quite enough time ;)

She weighed 5 lbs 6 oz - she's a tiny little thing! 
Nicole's hand - size comparison

Nicole and baby girl

Me and the little munchkin 

After visiting for a little while, they started bringing out food. 

We hadn't planned on eating, but boy were we thankful for what they put in front of us! Homemade tortillas and chicken with red sauce. (Anyone notice a theme in the food I've been eating lately??)
Something about the people here - they know how to turn a little bit of nothing into the tastiest, most satisfying meals. 

Nicole and I

No this isn't a random picture - look a little closer. Notice anything? 

A pincher bug! 

See the roof in this picture? In Spanish we call this a roof made out of "lamina". I don't know what it's called in English...laminated roof? It is sheets of metal. 
Well it was pouring rain and apparently the pincher bugs were trying to escape the downpour. They started dropping like flies, about every 30 seconds one would land right next to my plate. 
I tried to reason with myself in the in-between times. "You're not actually scared of these. There's no reason to jump when they fall. This is normal for the family that lives here! Don't make a big deal of it." Sigh. Mind wars :P 

Thankfully the family was very gracious and were not offended by me and Nicole's dislike of these bugs. The baby's grandpa ended up just standing by the end of the table where I was sitting so he could swipe each bug off the table as it fell and smoosh it on the floor. 

Because of the rain, it got pretty chilly in the house. Hot cinnamon tea was brought out for us to sip on while we visited. 

My tea
After sipping on tea, we sat around visiting and cuddling the new little baby. We began telling stories and laughing...I felt so bad for Sis. Vero - she's a very happy lady and loves to laugh. Unfortunately she had a c-section so every time we'd make her laugh she would try unsuccessfully to hold her laughter in while clutching her tummy. No matter how hard we tried to talk about more serious topics, it'd always end up in someone popping up with a witty reply. 

Trying not to laugh too hard

Sis. Vero's parents came from Veracruz to be with her and the baby for the first couple of weeks. They are the cutest little couple - married for almost 50 years! 
The grandpa was especially adorable. For some reason, he took a liking to me and told me that although he was leaving the next day to go back to his pueblo, he'd never forget me. Aww! I wish that they could move here to Puebla and come to church with their daughter. 

I will let you all know when the baby gets her name. We are supposed to submit our suggestions to be voted on in the near future...



Mary Frances said...

Oh THANK GOD for Grandpas!!!

Mary Frances said...

Cuuuuuute baby btw! My name suggestion is Isabella!!!

The Wakefields: Missionaries to Mexico said...

@Mary - Thank God for 'em, YES! Haha!
I will add Isabella to the suggestion box!!! Thanks for the suggestion!


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