Kirei is beautiful in Japanese. Guapa is beautiful in Spanish. Mei-li is beautiful in Chinese. Those are the words I would use to describe my three week old niece Sienna. She’s so special, above-average in so many ways to me, because she is a combination of three nationalities.
Upon first glance, she looks really Asian. Especially when she’s sleeping.
But when she opens her eyes, she sometimes looks Latin and other times Asian. She doesn’t cry when strangers pick her up, but she does look intently at you and perks up when you speak to her in a high pitched voice. She’s happiest when swaddled tightly like a burrito and will happily fall asleep on your chest. She’s such a mellow baby except when it’s time to change her diaper or change her clothes. During the first four hours of my visit, we had to change her diaper 4 times and her clothes 3 times. After her bath, three adults scrambled to dress her in record time to soothe her baby cries of distress which only ended after she was dressed and wrapped up tightly in a blanket.
Sienna is so beautiful — we are all enchanted by her.