But she seems to be settling in despite the lack of other babies crying or pinging machines here. She's back to listening to Radio 2 and has been sleeping through the Wimbledon tennis and the Grand Prix. She even slept through incredibly loud thunder cracks that made me jump.
We've been organising ourselves and trying to remember to eat and sleep. We've had some great help already, and thanks in advance for what I'm sure we'll need in the coming weeks and months. Thanks also for all the presents - she's going to be a very well-dressed baby!
The main thing we have to remember is that she is well, lovely and fun and we're very lucky and excited to have her. She seems OK with us. Although I'm sure we're still on probation. Some of the looks she gives us...
In Russia they have an interesting diminutive form for names. While in England, Katherine becomes Kat and Alexander becomes Alex, in Russian the names your family and friends call you can often be longer. With me it's Ninotchka.
My Daddy says, "are you hungry my little Ninotchka"?
Uncle Pete, Dad's brother, came to visit me today. He said he was going to check I was ok, but I don't think he's using that Stethoscope right.
He also wanted me to swear I would be an Arsenal fan. We will have to see about that!
Great Granddad Oleg Andronov wanted to to have a baby girl called Nina, but he didn't get to have a girl, instead he had two boys George and Igor.
George had Michael, and Michael had Finley.
And Igor had Alexander and Peter.
By this time the name Nina hadn't been mentioned for a long time. Sadly Oleg had died before Alexander was born.
Alexander and Katherine had wanted to give their child a Russian name and had kept things very quiet as to what it would be. A boys name had come to mind early, but the girls name was undecided. The name Nina suddenly came, just a week before Nina came herself.
It was only after the name was announced to everyone that George and Igor mentioned that Oleg had always wanted a baby girl called Nina.
Nina had her first visitor today Grandma Daley. She was very happy about the visit, and the cuddle. But after a while it was all a bit too exciting and it was time for more napping.