Sunday, September 03, 2006
Visit from Abi Da
Conrad's brother, Hubert came from NJ to visit Isabelle for the first time. In Conrad's family each of the brothers have a nickname. Huberts is Abi (which is apparently a short form of Hubert). Conrad's is Mamu (which means the littlest guy, since he's the youngest of four brothers. Ironically he's about six inches taller than all of his brothers) For "Uncle" they tack on the word "Da." So Isabelle will call Uncle Hubert Abi Da. He loves her and Conrad loved introducing his brother to her. He is the first Micheal to meet Isabelle. Of course, Conrad's mom is dying to meet the fourth Michael grandchild. She called the other day to see how the baby was doing and told Conrad that she was dreaming about holding her.
I think it's so important for Conrad's side of the family to see Isabelle while she is small. Although Conrad can't go yet with work etc., Isabelle and I are planning a trip to India while I am still on maternity leave. It will be so good to meet the family members that I haven't yet met and, of course, to introduce our sweet Isabelle. I understand it's customary to throw a big party when a baby is born. When our neice Alana was born they had 250 people over for a big catered party to celebrate...now that's a birthday party!