Yes! Our baby girl is now officially Shira ("Shee-rah"), which means "song" in Hebrew.
I know I had said before that we already decided on a name, and in fact, we thought about a different name - but when we had her in our arms, somehow it didn't feel quite right. So we started considering other names, and after a week of holding everyone in suspense, we finally made the announcement.
Precious moments, hours and days are speeding by - all too quickly. I have noticed that Shira started gaining weight and developing adorable baby chubbiness. Some of her little newborn outfits already seem tight.
This new Mommy has developed the useful ability to fall asleep whenever and wherever at all possible - at any hour of the day or night; sitting, standing or lying down. I'm pretty sure all Moms out there had a similar phase with their newborns.
Other priorities (except, of course, nursing, changing, bathing and cuddling with baby) are very simple - meals, showers, clean clothes for Mommy and Daddy, washing the dishes and keeping up with laundry.
I'm lucky to receive lots and lots of help from my dear husband; also, we have a group of volunteers here who deliver meals for new mothers - something I appreciate very much. I know that within a few weeks, we'll probably fall into a routine which includes at least some cleaning and cooking, but for now, the home-made food that is delivered right to our home is such a blessing.