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17 March 2013

Baby Lilian is here!

Hello!  Long time no see.... sorry.  I have other priorities in my life right now.  Our little girl arrived two weeks early on 3.3.2013, a great date for a birthday!  She weighed 6lb 4oz, but has been feeding well and regained her birth weight in the first week.  

I had a relatively uneventful pregnancy (apart from the move from Greece back to NZ and the fixing up of our house after it had been rented out for 7 years) but the midwife was a bit worried about Lilian's growth rate, so I was getting ultrasounds every second week for the last few months.  It turns out that it was a good thing that she decided to come early as there was a true knot in her cord that had not yet pulled tight thankfully and my placenta was not very big.

Me ready to go in for the induction...


My husband and I decided to use hypnobirthing as our method of birthing and I am pleased to report that it worked out really well for us and I didn't have to have any pain relief in spite of having to have an induction (due to my waters breaking) and be on a syntocin drip all day on the Sunday.  


We are all doing really well and Lilian is eating and sleeping nicely and not crying much at all.  She seems like a very contented wee baby which is nice.


I haven't done any crafting since we have been back in NZ other than to make some adjustable width 'elephant ears' for Lilian's car seat capsule...

She loves having her head massaged for her bath...

and sleeping with her hands up by her face...


I hope all is well with everyone in blogland!  I do intend to get back to card making at some point, just not sure when yet!

Ciao!

Arabella Chickie in Auckland, NZ



29 comments:

Danni said...

Congratulations! she is precious!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girl! Enjoy these early days, the are too soon a memory!

Joey said...

Oh Arabella its wonderful to see you pop up hunny!!! x

Many Many Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful daughter, the pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing with us :) So pleased Lillian is doing well and you are well.

Joey xx

Anita said...

Congratulations Arabella! I was hoping you would post something to let us know when your wee one arrived :) She looks beautiful and very content. You have a gorgeous family. Sending you hugs!

Chrissy said...

Congratulations Arabella...Lillian is just gorgeous, love the way she sleeps..how cute is that.Glad all is well, look forwrd to seeing you crafting again..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Frea said...

Hi Arabella, congratulations on your gorgeous little girl! What a beauty she is, and you are looking well and happy! Enjoy your pink cloud sweetie, so happy for you! Hugs Frea

Carla S. said...

Congratulations, Arabella! Your baby daughter Lilian is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful pics of the whole family! You look radiant! Her birthday is only two days different from mine (March 5) so it's definitely a good time for a birthday - lol! Take care - so happy to see your post!

Granmargaret said...

Congratulations. I am glad you are both well. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos.
Best wishes

eva said...

congratulations!! she is adorable! thank you for sharing pics of her!

Evy Goyens said...

Congratulations! A few days ago i was wondering about you and the baby ;-)I'm glad to see that everything is fine! She looks so sweet! And you have chosen an lovely name! Enjoy the precious moments now and in the future!

Hugs, evy

Faye said...

So nice to hear from you and see some lovely pictures. Love and hugs to you and your family. X

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwwwww big congratulations Arabella
Lilian looks adorable. Thanks for sharing such gorgeous photos.
Take care
Hugs Sue

Mary J said...

Hello Arabella! Congratuations - Lilian is soooo adorable! She looks so alert in the photo with you both!

Would love to see more photos when you have time to post them!

ttfn

Mary xxx

Larissa said...

Congratulations Arabella! She is so sweet!

Hugs,
Larissa

Maria Therese said...

Awww she's so cute!! Congratulations ♥♥

Loopylou. said...

oh oh oh oh oh!!! oh Arabella hunny I so wish I lived close enough for a cuddle with her, she's just gorgeous hunny. Huge huge congratulations to you all, awwwwwww she's so cute!! :)
hugest of hugs Lou xxxxx

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Congratulations Arabella! She's beautiful and I'm glad that it all worked out well! Best of luck to you and your family!

mforquer said...

YAY!!! So happy she is here safe and sound...she is GORGEOUS! Congrats Sweets!!
Hugs,
Melissa

ccroll said...

She is totally adorable and I am so glad all went well and you are lovely Lillian are healthy and at home!!

Huge hugs and so happy for your family!!
XOXO
Christy

Leah Crowe said...

Oh my gracious, what a gorgeous family! Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful Lillian! :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely beautiful post mum! Gorgeous photos of our littlest girl and her family.

I am so looking forward to a cuddle.

Biggest hugs and lots of love to you all.

Granny Av or YaYa or whatever :)

Janine Vegter said...

congratss
van harte gefeliciteerd

RiNNE said...

What a beautiful baby girl!! So glad you are all doing well!! Congratulations!! You are absolutely glowing, mama!! Sending lots of hugs!!

Sarah said...

Oooh Arabella, I was only thinking about you today and wondering when baby was due - and here she (and you!) are!!

Isn't she just adorable and soo cute!! Beautiful name too. She looks so alert in the family picture and you and your hubby look so proud and happy!!!

Ahhh early baby days, no time for anything apart from baby and sleep (when baby lets you - well that was my experience anyway!!).

So lovely to have had an update and looking forward to when you post again.

Sarah

PS - If you do have a spare moment would you mind emailing me? I'd love to have your address to drop a card in the post.

Debra Miller said...

Congrats Arabella - she is beautiful!! Hugs Deb

Dana said...

Congrats on your beautiful baby girl.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Congratulations Arabella! Your wee blossom is gorgeous!! I've just come back to New Zealand recently too, so it's lovely to know there's another crafty kiwi mama out there! Enjoy those early baby days, they go so quickly!! If you ever fancy the idea of a newborn shoot, check out my talented sister Jani Shepherds website - http://www.janishepherd.com/index2.php#!/HOME. Her work is amazing! Hugs, Wends xxx

...just Barbara said...

Congratulations - she's adorable!! I love her name too and the last picture of her sleeping is so dreamy... I just want to join her. :D Those elephant ears are hilarious and don't forget you can add "crafting Lilian" to your list. he he he Take it easy and enjoy these wee months - she'll grow up so fast that you won't even know it. (Believe me... it's still happening to my kids!) *Hugs

Trina said...

OMG, I'm so late! She is adorable! I love how it looks like she's looking at the camera in that family shot. Congrats!!!