Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New arrival

On Monday 5th September at 3:27pm we welcomed our beautiful daughter

Valentine

into the world in the peacefulness of our home.
She weighed 7lb 2oz (3.26kg) and made every second of my 34hour labour worth it.

Unfortunately on her way out she dislocated my coccyx bone so my recovery is taking a little longer than expected. But I have no doubt that soon enough I shall be back in the kitchen baking up a storm, this time with my daughter by my side. Xxx


19 comments:

  1. OMG!!!!! CONGRATS! 34 hours well done you!

    She is a cutie, what beautiful dark eyes she has!

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  2. Aw thanks - my midwives were kind enough to tell me that had she not come down sideways with an arm at her head then I would have had an 'easy 3-4hour labour...'

    But like they say, once you hold them the pain is all but a distant memory :)

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  3. Congrats! She is magnificent.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Congratulations, a thousand times over. She's just gorgeous.

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  5. Oh my God she is SO adorable!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!

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  6. Congratulations. What a darling little girl you have there. Hope you have a quick recovery so you can focus on enjoying her.

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  7. oh my gosh, congratulations! Valentine Lia is gorgeous and what a fantastic day to be born - the 5th September - which is also my birthday!

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  8. Congratulations! How very exciting. All the very best. :)

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  9. Oh!! Isn't she just beautiful. Congratulations, lovely! You're a star. Valentine Lia - what a gorgeous name. I am so so happy for you and your husband and your family. Enjoy this time :)
    Heidi xo

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  10. congratulations! She is beautiful! I actually cook more now that I have a little product tester around all the time :)

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  11. Oh my goodness! She is so so beautiful! (and thats coming from someone who normally thinks babies look like little pink gremlins :) ) What a lovely name too, im sure she will grow up to be just as talented as her ma and i hope you make a complete recovery as soon as possible, great news!!

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  12. Congratulations! She is beautiful!

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  13. congratulations, again and again! beautiful name for a beautiful babe. :)

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  14. What a beautiful baby! Sorry to hear you had such a long labor and that you have a dislocated coccyx bone (ow!!) ~ but yes, babies are worth it. :-)

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  15. Sorry to hear about your bone (we just learned this in anatomy & physiology lab so I'm trying sooo hard to remember where it is and failing) and hope you feel better soon! Your little girl is so beautiful! Congrats!!

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  16. Thank you all for your kind words - I'm also back in the kitchen (albeit for very short spurts) so stay tuned for new posts xx

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  17. Congratulations! She's a beauty!
    Hope you're doing better....really hard with a newborn not to be on your feet!

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  18. Just discovered your blog via pinterest, gorgeous food!
    Huge congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter, I hope you're recovering well, that was some labour! What a sweetheart she is! :)
    Sarah xx

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