27 Sep 2012

I'm back and.... with an announcement!

Firstly, let me apologise about for going AWOL for a week.  

In the true spirit of motherhood I thought there'd be no time more appropriate to update my poor neglected blog than at 5am, whilst up and feeding my baby.........

.....MY.....BABY.......!!!!!!

Seeing or using these words together in a sentence is still so amazing and unbelievable to me. I simply cannot yet grasp the enormity of what that means. It is the most wonderful and awe-inspiring thing to have ever happened to me and I think it'll be some time before I can utter the words "my baby" or "my daughter" without a) grinning like a mad thing and b) pinching myself to check I'm really awake.

Because yes, if you didn't already know through other forms of the social media grapevine, Husband and I welcomed our daughter Philippa Beatrice into the world last Thursday (20th) at 2.28pm, weighing 6lbs 14oz.

Everyone, meet Pippa!!






So, I do apologise for the week-long drought in blog posts, but I have been kept somewhat busy by a very beautiful and, as yet, still miraculous-seeming little girl!

I shall do a separate post on the birth story and also probably something on my reflections on my first full week as a first-time mummy, but for now, I shall get back to focussing on my task at hand. Pippa is currently riding the highs of a milk coma at her habitual halfway pit-stop, so I'd best get her back to the land of the living and finish her feed so we can both get a few more hours' kip in!!





(Please excuse the disheveled appearance....but I really couldn't care less right now! The very fact that I've even posted a photo of myself, minus make-up, at 5am AND avec specs is a miracle in itself, but as it is a Thursday today and I so lamely missed last weeks' instalment,  I thought I ought to bite the bullet and make this my 'Embrace the Camera' offering for this week!!)



So, lots of exciting, photo-heavy and potentially poorly written, baby-brained posts are to come. I apologise in advance to those of you without babies or any interest in them. You may find my next few weeks' worth of blogging somewhat monotonous.  Tough!  I have a feeling I shan't be doing a whole lot else for the foreseeable future. And that's just fine by me!


12 comments :

  1. Congrats! She's beautiful. And mommy-snuggling-new-baby pics are ones you will treasure, makeup or no makeup. :)

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    1. Thankyou Sarah! You're right, I shall make sure I get a lot of these taken. She is going to grow so quickly!

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    1. Thanks Heidi, I'm so content right now!

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  3. Love the name, she's a beauty!! Looking forward to the birth story momma!

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  4. Thank you Emily Kate, we love it too....she has been given lots of nicknames already which we also love. A rare thing! I shall upload the birth story soon - before I forget all the grisly details haha!

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  5. What a great name! I was in your shoes 6 months ago- I miss it already:) Congrats!!!!

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    1. Thankyou! I'm making sure to savour every moment!

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  6. Congratulations!! She is beautiful :)

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    1. Thankyou, I am biased but I do happen to agree!!

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  7. So many big huge congratulations!!!!!

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    1. Thankyou Alice! Your blog is a huge inspiration to me and one of the reasons I started writing mine, so thankyou doubly!

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