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Introducing..... Willow

Willow Alice Palmer born last Thursday 15th December. Oh my gosh, she was just perfect, and much bigger than anyone anticipated at 2.92kgs (we were expecting her to be only 2.5kgs at most and perhaps need special care for a week or so)! Still breech and with my low amniotic fluid becoming a bit of an issue, my Ob decided to deliver her at 37 weeks by caesarean. Little Willow cried as soon as she came out and is doing extremely well. We only needed to spend the usual 5 days in hospital and I feel almost back to normal. 


It has been a week of absolute happiness and contentment, with the usual side serve of sleep deprivation and the feeling of not knowing quite what we are doing! We cannot quite believe our luck and pinch ourselves that we are now a family. Willow was quite a few years in the making (we fell pregnant naturally with her five years to the month we started trying back in 2006) and worth every single second. I'll share more photos soon but for now I'm going to try to get some shut eye whilst my beautiful baby sleeps.


X


ps. I'm taking part in the 12 Days of Christmas over at Viv's blog today sharing some of my picks for homewares gifts for Christmas. 

28 comments:

  1. She is gorgeous. That's all I need to say. You'll do brilliantly with her ... just never question your instinct. And get some sleep! Yay!

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  2. Oh Julie, she's perfectly gorgeous! Congratulations and hope to catch up with you soon. xx

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  3. congratulations. She's absolutely gorgeous. So wonderful to hear your happy news!!!!

    I agree with other commenters, go with your instincts and you'll do great.

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  4. Beautiful baby and a gorgeous name. A wonderful gift for Christmas. Take care and enjoy! xx

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  5. Oh Julie...Im just so so so so happy for you ; )
    Have been thinking about you lately and wondering how you were going.

    What an absolute darling little angel you have before you..and her name suits her perfectly...ever so pretty.

    So very pleased that all went well for you lovely...thats fantastic news.

    Looking forward to more angelic pics of little Willow...and hearing about your little journey along the way.

    Rest up now...and dont put too much pressure on yourself to figure it all out...it takes time to find your groove...but it sounds like you are doing a fantastic job of it so far.

    Sending big hugs your way.

    Anna x

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  6. Angie - A is for LoveDecember 22, 2011 at 7:47 AM

    Congratulations! She is just beautiful. I almost chose Willow as my little ones name too - it's a gorgeous name. We opted for an 'Avalon' instead - bit fairy and ditzy, much like our baby!

    Cant wait to see more photos :)

    Angie x
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  7. Welcome to beautiful Willow! Have a lovely first Christmas together!

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS JULIE.

    Well done. Willow is beautiful and so is her name. Continue to enjoy these moments as each one is so so so special.

    A great idea getting some sleep when she does.

    All the best
    Bianca

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  9. She is beautiful, Julie. And Willow is a lovely name (it was on my list!). Well done guys!

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  10. A huge congratulations on the arrival of your gorgeous baby girl. LOVE her name and am so glad everthing went well for you. Take care and get plenty of rest at every opportunity x

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  11. Congratulations Julie, she's just perfect and such a beautiful face with perfect rosebud lips. Treasure every moment as it passes bye all too quickly. My little one (who took 4 years and 5 IVF attempts in the making) is now 11 and a half. Blink of an eye really. What a fabulous Christmas present fo you.

    Jennifer xx

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  12. Congratulations Julie, fantastic news! I love her name - so pretty, it really suits her - what a sweet picture.

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  13. Congratulations! I'm so pleased she arrived safely. She was a long time coming but I think you'll agree, well worth the wait. What a lucky little family you are xx

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  14. Well done! Congratulations! Willow is gorgeous - enjoy your first Christmas together.

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  15. gorgeous! congratulations and have merry first christmas together

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! ;-) so glad to hear your news xxx

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  17. Lovely news. Comgratulations. She's beautiful :) Marnie

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  18. Congratulations on the arrival of Willow! Babies who take a bit of time in the making have that extra little sparkle - enjoy your lovely baby girl :)

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  19. just catching up - congrats, she is stunning, happy new year!

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  20. Just Beautiful congratulations on precious Willow XX

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  21. sweet child! she's lovely, julie...congrats.

    hope you're enjoying the ride that is motherhood. x

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  22. She's beautiful, Julie! Enjoy your baby girl xx

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  23. Sweet little miss Willow. Wishing you and your baby a fab and healthy year. :)
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  24. BIG congratulations to you! What an exciting year for the three of you!

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  25. Congratulations Julie. Willow is gorgeous! Enjoy this special time.
    Michelle xx

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