Monday, April 18, 2011

A Little Baby Girl

Last week, on the 12th April, at 00:30am, Little Miss Boo Dogg joined our family. She decided to come 2 weeks early, and Michael, Boo Dogg and me have been welcoming her, getting to know her, and loving her. 

I went into labour early on the sunday morning - my waters broke, but no contractions came. The hospital sent me home to see what happened, and if no contractions came, to come back at 7am monday morning to be induced. I was induced monday morning (hellish and horrible), and then our darling was born just after midnight that night, weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces, and 51cm long. It wasn't easy going - I lost a lot of blood, had dangerously low blood pressure, and fainted in the shower and scraped the living daylights out of my spine (luckily no more serious injuries than that). But I'm on my way to fighting fit now. We had four nights in hospital after she was born (Michael stayed too), and now we've been home for 2 nights, getting into a baby rhythm. 

Michael and I have decided not to put any 'identifying' pictures of our baby girl out there in Internet world, but I do have a picture of her perfect little feet to show you:


Aren't they just the sweetest? She is such a darling. 

Hope all your sewing is going well - I'm sloooowly getting through my blog reader! 

31 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, congratulations. I'm glad you're all well and fighting fit. Now you have another person to sew for. Sewing for children opens a whole other world of cute and adorable fabric and patterns.

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  2. Congratulations! Don't babies have the most adorable feet? And hands too, so tiny. Have fun getting into the baby rhythm :)
    Ashley x

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  3. Congratulations. I'm glad you and the baby are doing well.

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  4. Congratulations on your new addition! And what lovely feet she has :) x

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  5. Congratulations and I'm glad to see that you are well.

    Take care xx

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  6. Congratulations Rachel, sounds like quite an ordeal, but well worth it! Her little feet are indeed perfect!

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  7. Yay! I had a feeling you'd already welcomed her into your family.
    Glad you're doing well after what sounds like a bit of an ordeal.
    Looking forward to seeing her on her first visit to Tessuti.

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  8. Oh, how lovely! A huge congratulations to you both. Her feet are gorgeous (as I'm sure the rest of her is!).

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  9. Congratulations, Happy that you are all well! xx

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  10. Oh Rachel, such lovely news! Congrats to your little family of three. Look forward to meeting her xxoo PS Baby Bjorn is at the shop

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  11. Congratulations. Hope that all is fine and you are recovered from the less pleasant moments. Aw, five gorgeous toes. I hope you are happy, happy, happy.

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  12. Wow, so tiny! I'm glad to hear you are all doing well. Congratulations on such a special event!

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  13. Congratulations on your little girl, I can see some gorgeous little dresses coming up on your blog in the next few months! And wow, what a birth story to remind her with when she's a teenager and being horrible to you....

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  14. Congratulations!!! Oh, she is marvellous and I am delighted she is here safe and sound. I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles during the birth (eek!) and am sending you lots of get well wishes.

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  15. Congratulations on the birth of your little girl! Now get ready for all the fun! Ha ha! x

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  16. Congratulations! If the rest of the baby matches the foot she's beautiful!

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  17. Congratulations! That is one cute baby foot. Glad you are well!

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  18. Congratulations!!! How very exciting. I hope you all are doing well and enjoying your first few days of being a family of three.

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  19. Congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful world of children - it is such a precious place :)

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  20. Wahoo! Congrats to you and the fam, pet!

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  21. Congratulations, dear! Welcome to the world, Little Miss Boo!

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  22. A big congratulations to you and your little family!!! :)

    ♥ Casey

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  23. Congratulations! I'm glad you're both doing well!

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  24. Congratulations!!!! Glad you survived and are on the mend. Those tiny toes are soooo adorable x

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  25. Congratulations! The first few weeks are the hardest (I know, I had a baby in February) and you're probably just getting friendly with the world of sleep deprivation, but it's worth it for such a cutie and it shouldn't last that long. I can really recommend the Baby Secrets by Jo Tantum if you want some good advice on routines and sleeping.

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  26. I've been away on holiday in an internet free zone - such good news to return to. Congrats. Gorgeous baby toes, nibble nibble nibble. I bet she smells delicious!
    lore
    x

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  27. Congrats! I've been so busy and meaning to check in for AGES! Yay to your lovely family and wishing you all the best for all the ups and downs this year ahead! Lots of laughter I bet! xoxo

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