The Cross Culture Baby Girl is Here!

Less than a week ago many of you were helping me decide a name for my baby girl, and I couldn't be happier to announce to you all the birth of Vera Fernanda.

42,7 cm long, weighing 2,4 kg and having the biggest, prettiest brown eyes, Vera was born on October 15th 2014 at 9:00 am. She is finally here, one month early but perfectly healthy!

I would like to thank everyone who helped me in the process of naming her, with suggestions, constructive criticism and most of all, with thoughtfulness and attention.

Vera seemed to me, the most appropriate name. She came to strengthen my faith in life and I couldn't be happier (and more exhausted). Her older siblings, Franz and Nina are ecstatic, as well as my parents and her aunts.


October 16, 2014 9:59 PM

Oh, lovely! I think Franz, Nina, and Vera is an absolutely brilliant multi-cultural sibling set, and I love how her name has special meaning to you.

For us metric-challenged Americans, little Vera weighs 5 pounds 4.7 ounces, and is 16.8 inches long.

October 16, 2014 11:44 PM

Congratulations!! Vera Fernanda is an absolutely beautiful name and perfect with Franz and Nina! Wishing you all good health and happiness!

October 17, 2014 6:48 AM

Congratulations, Alice and welcome Vera Fernanda! Pop back in from time to time when you are more rested.

October 17, 2014 9:17 AM

Alice! Parabéns! Congratulations on your baby Vera!

I wish you and your family all the best, and hope that soon you'll be joining us again on these forums!

By EVie
October 17, 2014 3:38 PM

Congratulations, and gorgeous choice! 

October 18, 2014 10:07 AM

Thank you everyone for the well wishes! I've been back home for two days now and decided to pop-in for a bit, while the kiddos are asleep. Franz has been helping me so much, he's my little assistant. Nina has proved to be like the baby's "guard dog". She'll sit quietly next to where Vera sleeps and every time she moves or makes a sound, comes running to tell me. She loves to stroke Vera's hair (she was born with a whole lot of dark hair sticking up) and can't wait for them to wear matching bows.

My mom is staying with me for a few months to help me adapt. New baby, new home, new city... After ten years I'm living in Rio de Janeiro (but on the other side of the bay in Niteroi) again. It's crazy, but it's my crazy and I love it. As soon as the doctor gives me permission we'll take an early morning trip to the beach. My grandmother says that it's good luck to "baptize" a baby in sea water. I did it with Franz when he was eight months old, but I'm yet to do it with Nina and Vera.

Well, that's about it. I'm very lucky to have a baby who sleeps well at night (she wakes up only three or four times for feeding and diaper change) and until now she hasn't proved to be much of a crier like her brother was.

October 18, 2014 12:13 PM

Parabéns e boa sorte!

October 18, 2014 10:33 AM

Congratulations! Beautiful name!!