Saturday, May 14, 2011

She arrived.


That's right - she!

Susannah came into the world three and a half weeks ago. Chez clutterpunk is besotted.

Our family has been enjoying a quiet 'babymoon' with the help of my wonderful parents and sister. Justin has been home, the boys have been eased into the new reality, and we've been well fed and rested!

I've enjoyed a great gift - the space to sit around drinking cups of tea, cuddling my delicious newborn girl and working with her on the breastfeeding (which was a bit bumpy to start with but is now well-established).

Tomorrow, we are heading into our first week alone as a family of five. And although I'll miss all the adult company and spare hands, I'm more excited than nervous.


But first, S and I are enjoying our first 'girly day' alone. Sensibly, she's spent most of it sleeping so far. As for me, I've finally cracked out the craft... wheeeeeee!



Life has resumed. It feels good.

62 comments:

  1. Congrats on Baby S! You need to change your "About Me" section now :)

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  2. She is beautiful, and a lovely name too :-) congratulations!

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  3. Oh gorgeousness! Congratulations! What a dear little girl she looks. Enjoy! :)

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  4. Congratu-frikkin-lations Gina!!! She's super sweet, no wonder you're besotted.

    (Woot on the craft returning too, but for this post, mostly Congratu-frikkin-lations.)

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  5. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!
    Congratulations and welcome Susannah to the world and to blogland!

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  6. Just beautiful! Congratulations to all of you Gina. Having a daughter is a wonderful thing (I may be biased on that score).

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  7. Awww, She is beautiful! Well Done you guys! Enjoy snuggling that new born babe, Congratulations! xxx

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  8. Congratulations Gina! What a blessing, little girls are truly wonderful. She's gorgeous and well done. x

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  9. Oh Congratulations little family and welcome little baby girl! She is soooo cute! We're having our first in September. All very exciting and a bit nerve-wracking! xxx

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  10. Wow! Three weeks. Congratulations to the happy family. Wonderful to have such good support too so you can recover gently. Cherrie
    PS Susannah is one of my favourite names too!

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  11. aaawww congratulations that is wonderful news shes beautiful, well done you ;-)) enjoy her and the rest of your lovely family, dee x

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  12. She is delicious!!Well done!!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  13. Congratulations to the entire family! What a little sweetie.

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  14. Congratulations. She's delicious!!
    I'm so impressed you've already got your craft on!!
    Look after yourself.
    Andi x

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  15. Congratulations. She is beautiful. You are very clever.

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  16. Oh, what a beautiful little girl. Congratulations. I'm so happy for you!!

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  17. I'm so pleased to hear everything went so well and what bliss to have that space for the first few weeks. The whole world of girl-craft has just opened it's door....hope you are not already drowning in the inevitable pink avalanche!

    Girly days rock (although any one-on-one time is great when you are outnumbered in the kido department)

    Congratulations to you all.

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  18. You are both gorgeous! Congratulations and enjoy!!!! Nic xxxxx

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  19. WONDERFULLLLLLL A girl - wow wee you can make all those lovely girly things!!!!

    I am trying to think of some really wise great advise words but cannot. Sheesh! Though I am impressed you can even get your head around craft - ALREADY!!!

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  20. Awwww.... she's adorable and totally deserving of every besotted gaze or cuddle.

    Congratulations!!
    xx

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  21. congratulations, oh the wonderful world of girl crafting that now abounds! Nice Hexie there, now what are you making?

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  22. congratulations!!!
    What a beauty!!!

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  23. You both look beautiful, congratulations!!

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  24. WOWeee! Big congratulations to you and your whole family.
    She's adorable xo

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  25. Hooray for the Clutterpunk family. Congrats Gina xx

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  26. Welcome to the world little one, and much love to all at Cutterpunk.

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  27. Great!! Having a girl is so nice. Congratulations.

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  28. Oh, congratulations! Beautiful baby girl with a beautiful name. *sigh*

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  29. such wonderful happy news well done you and how gorgeous to have a girl

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  30. Congratulations Gina. Susannah is just beautiful. (and I love how happy you look)

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  31. What a wonderful pink blessing! Now how are YOU?
    Look after yourself too. So very beautiful she is, happy for chez clutterpunk!

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  32. Woo hoo! The world's seemingly longest gestation has come to an end - and three weeks early at that. Congratulations to Chez Clutterpunk and well done on evening up the boy:girl ratio at your place. You look so happy and she looks delicious. xx

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  33. Congratulations! She is gorgeous! x

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  34. A baby girl, congratulations. After two boys you'll find miss S an absolute angel ( : welcome and congratulations.

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  35. Yippeeeeeee!!!!! A girl. I am so thrilled for you guys. xx

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  36. My whole being lit up when I saw that photo! Susannah is a beauty. I can imagine her trying to boss her brothers around and them playing along because she's the littlest. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

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  37. Oh she is just BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations to you all, such fantastic news!! xx

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  38. Congratulations! She's soooooo cute!

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  39. Oh, Gina...well done! She's lovely! Enjoy her...
    Wendy

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  40. Oh Gina - congratulations!!! I am so happy for you. A gorgeous baby girl (we're rather partial to girl-childs around here!!). Love to all and hope the transition back to 5 is a smooth one :) Kx

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  41. A girl - how wonderful!! She looks like such a cutie. Congratulations to you all. Liesl xx

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  42. She's a blooming beauty. And sometime soon I'm going to need a wee cuddle. And within the next day I shall crawl out from under my rock and reply, proper like, to your email (sorry, sweetheart - didn't want you to catch gastro)...

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  43. Oh this is the most fabulous news. Welcome wee Susannah! Congratulations Gina - I am overcome with joy for you all. This is SO wonderful, so truly truly wonderful.

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  44. hey susannah! yo mama's the greatest :) welcome to this crafting world

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  45. Congratulations to you and all the family. So beautiful and wonderful. Enjoy many newborn snuggles.

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  46. Congratulations! And we now have families that are precisely in balance :-)
    She is absolutely beautiful and she looks so much like you! (My Mum and Dad are here and they said the same thing.)

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  47. What wonderful news! She is beautiful Gina.

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  48. oh wow, how absolutely delicious indeed!!
    congrats Clutterpunks, what a beautiful sight.
    mwaaaaaaaah ♥

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  49. Huge congratulations to you Gina and your gorgeous family! She looks absolutely adorable! Enjoy!

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  50. Congratulations! What a blessing!

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  51. Wowo! She's a cutie, and what an awesome suprise she is! Pleeeeeaase bring her to NCB for cuddles! And pressies, of course! But for now, enjoy!!

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  52. wonderful news! congratulations!

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  53. You look so in love!! Keep on keeping on!! Congrats and welcome to the life of being a family of 5... It's a roller coaster ride with ups and downs but definitely one you wont wont to get off!!

    xo Steph

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  54. Aaaww! A huge congrats to you! What a beautiful bub!
    x Alisa

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  55. awwww. cluck. cluck. cluck. she looks like a teeny tiny bundle of delicious. xo

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  56. She's gorgeous Gina...congrats. x

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  57. Oh, she's lovely!!! Congratulations :)

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  58. HOW CUTE!
    Keep us posted!

    Bellaxx

    Your new follower!

    www.bybande.blogspot.com

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