This means “chubby” in Kurdish and is considered also a very big compliment especially for a baby. Lava’s mother calls her little girl ‘xapa gyan,’ and ‘hanasakam,’ or ‘my breath,’ as well as Lava Lu, and many other cute nicknames.
Lava and her mother are so lovely, and always a joy to spend time with. They are back with us in our community house in Jaffa after Lava was kept days at the hospital after her bronchoscopy on Saturday night, but now has been discharged to wait for another procedure next week.
Thank you for your prayers for her.