Friday, 10 May 2013

Pipi Grace

Yesterday at 4.15pm we welcomed our little darling girl, Pipi Grace into our family. She is 7 pounds 5 of perfection.

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My labour was beautiful and so different than my others. Despite an extremely long latent phase again! my midwife tells me that this is just a characteristic of my births), the second half went really well and fast – we went into hospital around 3 that afternoon and I had her a short hour and a bit later in the pool. We were able to share this magical moment with my sister, Holly, who was an AMAZING support, and got to cut Pipi’s cord. My midwives, Donna and Pania were AMAZING too – it was great to receive hugs and kisses from them at the end. You could tell that it was more than a job for them.

We also had heaps of other support and love around us during the whole process with my Mum looking after the kids since Monday (when the first contractions started – I told you the first bit was looonnng); as well as heaps of other friends from church texting me messages of support, bible verses and praying for us during this time.

Pipi means Phoebe in Maori , which means radiant. Phoebe also was a women in the bible who aided the apostle Paul.

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We are all enjoying drinking in her beauty (especially Noah).

Jenny x

26 comments:

Imogen Eve said...

Welcome Pipi Grace x

Congratulations on having such a beautiful labour.

Leonie said...

My heart skipped a beat when i saw the title and photo if this post! CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is gorgeous and so thrilled that it was a wonderful birth. Pipi is a wonderful name. Enjoy this very special time xx

Bron said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new addition. Xxx

Suz said...

Congratulations Jenny! Lovely news:)

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

She is beautiful Jen!! Congratulations to you all! xox

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

small + friendly said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! Wishing you a blissful time with your newborn.

Christine said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and I love her name.

Max said...

Conratulations to you all, wonderful news! A beautiful baby with a beautiful name x

Ange - Tall, Short and Tiny said...

Congratulations!! She looks just perfect - enjoy this special time getting to know your baby girl xxx

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Jess B said...

Oh, I'm so glad you got the water birth you wanted! What a great story of love and support. And hello, beautiful Pipi!

CHD said...

Congratulations on the addition of a new sweet girl to your family. I hope you enjoy the lovely time of adjusting to a larger family. Cx

Stella Rutherford said...

Aww!!! She gorgeous, and I love her name!!! (Might be slightly biased, as my dad is also self-named Pipi). So glad you had a beautiful labour, hurrah all round!

ButterandBuntings said...

Ohh congratulations! Her name is just the best! Lovely story! I just posted about my birth as I love birth stories!! x

thingsforboys said...

Congratulations Jen! She is beautiful, just like her name. So glad to hear it all went how you wanted xx

A little bit Country said...

Jenny you look beautiful! Many congratulations, she is just perfect and I love her name. xo

Hootnz said...

Congratulations on your little Pipi, so gorgeous and you look radiant with joy....lovely to hear it was such a beautiful experience for you. Enjoy!

Amy Seven-Stitches said...

Congratulations. It so wonderful to hear that the birth was straight forward and everyone healthy. Great 52 week portrait too.

Melinda said...

Congrats - I ADORE the name. In fact I love all of your kids names and we obviously like the same sort of names because I have a Noah as well and if I'm lucky enough to have another daughter we're going to call her Poppy :)

Enjoy this time with your new little girl. It looks like Noah is going to be quite the doting and protective big brother!

jacksta said...

congratulations! Stoked the birth went well!

Miriam said...

She is just so, so beautiful Jenny. Congratulations on such a wonderful little one and I LOVE her name it's wonderful xxxx

Rhiannon said...

Ohhhh I love her! And her name! Well done, Mama.
It's also so lovely to hear someone talk about birth in such a positive light. I love it. It really is such a special thing.
Enjoy your babymoon xx

lovestitches said...

Congratulations! Just in time for Mothers Day :) And yay for a good birth too, they seem to be getting rarer by the day. Shes beautiful.

Leonie Kuypers said...

Congratulations to you all - she is adorable! So glad you got to experience a water birth - I loved the two I had. And Donna's postnatal care is just as awesome as her labour and delivery care!! Blessings xo

Miriam Bucknell said...

I just found your blog ☺(the bonus of IG) I love her name and am guessing you had Donna Foote as your midwife? She's the bomb!!!! Your sewing is fab . Miriam