Our new niece, Emily Grace arrived into the world on the 16th October. I was so excited I trekked off to Melbourne to visit at the hospital on Saturday 19th after the boys tennis lessons.
First I wanted to stop for a cute gift...I purchased little baby girl nappies and attached these fun labels from Happy Home Fairy. I just popped them in a basket from Kmart which I thought would continue to be used afterwards.
thought flowers would be nice for my Sister-in-law! How many times
does the new Mum get forgotten in all of the gorgeous new baby haze? I
just loved the bright colour of these flowers!
this is where I surprised myself. My new little niece was delivered
at the same hospital I delivered all 4 of my boys. I had not been back
to the hospital after having Jayden. This was the first time.
arrived at the maternity ward and felt a wave of emotion hit me out of
nowhere. That feeling of love that hurts your chest and makes it hard
to breathe. The emotion that only another Mother could possible know. I
had walked into that hospital 4 times with my big belly, anticipation
and excitement and walked out 4 times with a new little baby boy. Each
time so special and amazing and miraculous. Each time my heart burst
open a little larger with love for these children I am so so grateful
for. I am so thankful for the experience of pregnancy, of labour, birth
and the ability to care for these precious little lives and to watch
them grow. I am so lucky to have 4 healthy boys who test me and teach
me everyday, who push my buttons and turn my hair grey. I can't think
of anything I ever wanted more in the world than to be a mother and I am
lucky enough that my dreams came true.
So yeah, all
of that emotion was building up inside me as I made my way to the desk
to ask which room we needed to visit. Then I heard those new little
baby newborn cries and the tears started rolling down my cheeks.
Thinking of all of these women that had just become mothers maybe for
the first, second or 10th time and knowing that it didn't matter how
many children you have after each baby you are overwhelmed with all of
the same intense feelings of love.
I knocked on the door and entered the room and of course, feeling a
little safer now I had a big cry. My poor Sister-in-law Lea was wondering what the earth was going on!
couldn't help looking at her and feeling so proud of her for creating
this little miracle. Proud of all of us Mums out there who grow these
babies and give them our everything once they are earth bound. We are not perfect but my goodness we do the best that we can.
I couldn't wait to get the gorgeous new little baby Emily in my arms. She was just so tiny and gorgeous.
Here's introducing Emily Grace...
to Robbie and Lea on the birth of your amazing little girl. Wishing
you all the love and happiness in your lives together in your now
complete family. xoxo