Tag Archives: Newborn

The Nearness of You…

28 May

“It’s not the pale moon that excites me / That thrills and delights me / Oh no, it’s just the nearness of you….”

Every day that passes, Mark and I are closer to meeting our little person, our baby who we are so immeasurably in love with.

Our sweet little girl or our cheeky baby boy who we have been dreaming of and talking about for the best part of a year.

Everything is ready – the linen is washed and the cradle is warm and cozy.

The clothes are hanging in the wardrobe.

The bags are packed and in the car.

The car seat is in the backseat, simply awaiting its precious cargo!

Now it is just the equally glorious and torturous task of waiting until this baby is ready to be born, and to meet all the wonderful people who love it so.

“If you’ll only grant me the right / To hold you ever so tight / And to feel in the night the nearness of you”

Shelves which will be filled with special things and photos of special memories for our special baby

Shelves which will be filled with special things and photos of special memories for our special baby

Love hearts bought at Eumundi Markets when I was 6 weeks pregnant and sick as a dog!

Love hearts bought at Eumundi Markets when I was 6 weeks pregnant and sick as a dog!

My favourite saying bought by my cousin and BFF will serve as a reminder to me every day

My favourite saying bought by my cousin and BFF will serve as a reminder to me every day

The cradle our baby will sleep in is mine and my brothers' from when we were babies!

The cradle our baby will sleep in is mine and my brothers’ from when we were babies!

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This beautiful blanket was lovingly hand embroidered by my Nan - there are four of these garlands - one on each edge... A new family heirloom!

This beautiful blanket was lovingly hand embroidered by my Nan – there are four of these garlands – one on each edge… A new family heirloom!

This Steiff bear was bought for my baby in Germany by my Pop who died in April last year. He was so looking forward to his great grandchild that he bought this bear for him/her before we were even expecting. A very special man who is very missed by all

This Steiff bear was bought for my baby in Germany by my Pop who died in April last year. He was so looking forward to his great grandchild that he bought this bear for him/her before we were even expecting. A very special man who is very missed by all

All the little pink clothes are hanging ready to be filled by sweet little girl

All the little pink clothes are hanging ready to be filled by sweet little girl

Or a cheeky little boy...

Or a cheeky little boy…

I am dying to know which one it will be!

I am dying to know which one it will be!

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Old and Loving Acquaintances…

17 May

Any day now, my life as I know it, and my life as I have always known it for the last 28 years is going to change.

My darling husband and I are expecting a little bundle of joy to arrive sometime in the next two to three weeks.

I read a quote the other day that really resonated with me.

It read… “A mother and her unborn baby are old and loving acquaintances who cannot wait to set eyes on each other” – Thomas Verney.

I, most definitely, cannot wait to set my eyes on our most precious, infinitely adored little person, who I am already so head over heels in love with – be still my heart – what will I be like when he/she is here??

I suppose my heart will swell to be the largest it has ever been to fit all the love in 🙂

Bring it on, I say.

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Me at 31 weeks pregnant. I am going to miss my bump!