Friday, January 14, 2011

an introduction and a hiatus


Eloise Juliet arrived safely on January 6th, weighing 3100g (6 pounds 13 ounces) and measuring 51cm. Her arrival was text-book - no dramas and completely natural. I can't find a single bad thing to say about the care we recieved from the midwives at the RPA birth centre, it was better than I could ever have hoped for.

We are settling into life with Eloise quite well. She is feeding like a champion and is generally very placid. I feel incredibly lucky, albeit a bit sleep deprived!

In the last few weeks of my pregnancy I made a ton of stuff for Eloise - cuddle blankets, toy storage bags, I finished her quilt (in the pic above), tiny dresses and even a rattle - however I have not had the urge to write about it all here. So I am going to take a little break from my blog - my days are now filled with feeding, nappy changes and many many cuddles, which is certainly enough to keep me occupied. I hope to come back to it in the future, however I am not sure when that will be.

Thankyou for all your emails and messages - I have read them all, but have been a little busy to respond to them as quickly as I might have usually. Wishing you all a belated happy new year and hoping that 2011 brings you joy.


Photobucket


And with the current situation in Queensland breaking so many hearts I urge you all to support Toni's awesome effort to raise some much needed money for the people who have been affected by the flood disaster.

17 comments:

rachelmp said...

Congratulations Renee, and Eloise is so beautiful. Welcome, and I hope you are enjoying every minute of being a mum

Maree: said...

Congrtatulations she is just Gorgeous..enjoy Motherhood...Lovely Name
cheers

Poppy Cottage said...

Congratualtions on the birth of your beautiful daughter. Enjoy your time together.

Much love to your family.

Colette

Kate said...

Congrats again, and what a gorgeous name! Go enjoy your time with her; it'll go so fast :-)

Miss Holly said...

So so so happy and excited for you! You are in for the most fun of your life. Miss E. is just beautiful. Just enjoy every second!

Lynda said...

Such fantastic news Renee - congratulations to you and your husband - Eloise is a beautiful baby (with a beautiful name). What a Happy New Year.

Chookyblue...... said...

welcome Miss Eloise.......she is gorgeous........I just got a new niece too.....

Suzy said...

Congratulations! Eloise is so beautiful, and I love her name. The quilt looks beautiful too!

Enjoy all those precious newborn cuddles, the time flies so fast. And I'll look forward to seeing some of your creative projects some time in the future when life settles down.

Dolores said...

I am late but I am so very glad your New Year is off to a wonderful start. Eloise is so precious and she is lucky to have a mom who creates.
A very big congratulations to you and your husband. Take all the time you need away from the blog. You will see that babies grow so very quickly and she is much more important than anything else. Have fun!!!

sunflower said...

Hi Renee,
I am a new blogger. My compliments for your family, blog and cat as well! I have one too, as you can see on my photo profile our cats look like twins. I am glad to follow your blog. Bye.

Leanne said...

Enjoy every minute with Eloise they are very precious because with in a blink of an eye she will be 21.

Sarah said...

HOW on EARH did I miss this post!!!!

I have been thinking about you for AGES and wondering when will the baby arrive. Then decided the baby had to have arrived and wonderng how YOU ARE. It is a new world - total change - you wonder how you filled your life before baby hey!

I decided this morning I was going to email you - then could not find your email and thought - oh I will jut send one in the last post and WA LA a picture and post!!!

Yes take a break from blog land - but make sure you take care of yourself and remember to breath. Join a mums group (probably have already) and rediscover a new identity as a mum.

ANYTIME you want to chat or debrief or even moan I am here - so thrilled for you.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

I'm late to the party but congratulation!! Beautiful name for a beautiful girl :)
Enjoy this time. It goes so fast! And remember we are always here xox

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Congratulations!!! Only 2 months late lol! Hope you two are getting on well. What a special time :) Take care xox

Free Hosting Templates said...

Awww the baby is so cute!!

Julia @Mélanger said...

Sorry it's been a while since visiting.

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on the arrival of your baby girl, Eloise - beautiful name.

It can be a challenge, but it's so rewarding isn't it? My bub is now 7 1/2 months. Time goes so quickly.

I hope you're enjoying it.

Best wishes! x

Sanna said...

Congratulations!

She's lovely (the quilt is gorgeous, too), and it sounds like you're doing well.