It's a BOY!
My sister Amy gave birth to a healthy baby boy in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. He was born at about 5:20pm (Tonga time), less than 3 hours after arriving at the hospital! His name is Melino Alovili Halapua. Melino means peaceful - Alovili means determined. 'Iva (2yrs) has mixed feelings about the arrival of the 8lbs 6oz, 20 inches long Little Brother. Right now she is clingy and wants to be held like a baby too but I think she'll adjust and be an awesome Big Sister.
We got the exciting phone call on the night of Wednesday April 29th - the night before my husband Shawn's birthday. But, since Tonga is one day ahead of us and 4 hours earlier, Melino was actually born on April 30th and hence shares the same birthday as Uncle Shawn! Shawn got a baby for his birthday - how cool is that?!?
I am excited to go meet Melino in June and spend time dancing in tutus with my little buddy 'Iva. I can hardly wait to witness these two siblings in action!