Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The next full moon...

A month ago on the full moon I gave birth to this little treasure.  Here's a few snaps from the last month that has been.  There's been much eye gazing and breastfeeding, sweet moments as she grows and moves and reacts to us...  Many dashes out to the school bus with a freshly awakened baby and attempts to keep those teeny tiny toes and downy soft head warm...

(sixteen days old here)

... and today - our first warm day in a while - great to see those little legs out! 

Happy days to you and yours... xx

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Homebirth of Savannah Bronwyn

Sharing something very special here... 

A sublime memoir and a terribly terribly proud moment in my life when I took control of my body and family and did it my way. At home. x
Super-big love to Lou for capturing it. xx

for slideshow password: paul

Come back here and let me know if you made it without a hanky!


Monday, October 8, 2012

One Week

I do declare, we have had a beautiful past week.

My baby girl is now one week old and we are all completely smitten with her.

There has been many moments to savor and cherish.
:: teeny tiny fingers and toes
:: snuffly snorts
:: brotherly and sisterly doting
:: peaceful baths
:: family meals - although most often I prepare it and then sit on the couch feeding while my family and Nanny enjoy it! Not to bother - I'm certainly not going without.
:: itty bitty nappies
:: a couple of outings and coffees
:: lovely messages on the computer
:: a brilliant account of the birth via the amazing Lou (more on this later)
:: beautiful nourishing simple meals prepared by ourselves and 2 dear friends
:: a daddy that gets to see his wife and baby so much more than he would have if we had been stashed away at hospital
:: some very moving moments of respect for having a homebirth
:: the smell of soft velvety newborn hair
:: a bonus 19 hour visit from my bestie (of which in our 12 year friendship have introduced 1 husband and 7 more children over 3 Countries and 3 States and many many smiles and miles and tears...)
:: relishing in those deep eyes while they are open
:: those kisses and cuddles that only a mama and a baby can know that happen at 12, 2 or 4 a.m. 

I was pretty apprehensive about having four children.

I had no idea that the love would just quadruple. 

Lucky us.

Friday, October 5, 2012


grown by 2 feet. 
delicious little pink feet!
life is good.

Monday, October 1, 2012

hello world

Without any further ado... We would like to introduce
Savannah Bronwyn
born at home last night in water into her mama's hands
8lb 8oz
pink and gorgeous

all busy falling in love.