Gloria’s new grandbaby has arrived: Alia Alexa Samaniego. Her parents are Gabriel, Gloria’s son, and Fani — big brother is Gabrielito. All seems good; mother and baby are doing well. Fani will have a lot of help with the baby during this first month; there is a strong culture of support for new mothers from the women in their lives — mothers, aunts, grandmothers, sisters. Everyone assumes the new mother needs care herself as she recovers from childbirth and cares for her baby. I really like the tradition.