And we’ve named her Billie Jemima – born last month, ridiculously healthy and definitely on the larger end of the scale at 4.37kg. Don’t be fooled by the photo below though – this babe does not sleep. Ever.
We’re all doing well though… and even with the hardships that come with a newborn, it really is such a magical time.
I’ve been sewing/crafting a few things for her room – like cot and bassinet sheets, covers for the change table and a matching lamp shade (I did a course with The Handmakers Factory for the lampshade), but have on the whole been rather non-interested in sewing myself. Doesn’t stop the inspiration going through my head though… or the thought of being able to sew formal dresses for the little miss later down the line!!
I’ve also crafted a few little things… felt softie toys. More for me than her, really ;)
I’ll probably be silent on here for a little while longer… but I will be back. There are too many ideas floating around in my head for sewing projects for no come back.
What a sweetie! And a gorgeous name! Looks can be deceptive, she looks such a quiet sleep baby! Enjoy and cherish every moment 💜
Yep – looks can reeeaaally be deceptive! Thanks Ali! :)
What an absolutely beautiful baby. Congratulations! I love the rabbit!
Thanks Meg :) That softie felt rabbit is a seriously divine pattern!
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful little girl! Think of all the little dresses…
Thank you! I most certainly am :)
Congratulations . She’s gorgeous. I have 2 girls (4 and 2) and sewing time gets greater the older they get, especially as they get excited about picking patterns and fabrics for their dresses and skirts.
Well that’s a relief to hear – at the moment that seem so very long away though :( At least I’ll have it to look forward too! Thanks, Angela :)
Congratulations! She is just beautiful.
Thanks Alison :)
Congratulations and a warm welcome in this world to your lovely and sweet little daughter!
Thank you very much! :)
Congratulations! She’s gorgeous. Sewing mini girly things…. what fun.
Yes I’m rather excited at the prospect of sewing mini girly things!!! Thank you :)
How wonderful. I imagined that was the reason for your silence. I’m sure you are dreaming of little girl things that will be such fun to make. Congratulations and enjoy!
Thanks Mary :) I’m really looking forward to sewing sweet little girly things!
Congratulations to you! And many blessings to you little family!
Thanks so much, Kathy :)
Congratulations, she is absolutely gorgegous. I made a Maggie rabbit (boy verson), for my first son too. Second son now sleeps with it each night.
Oh lovely!!! It’s such a gorgeous pattern – I’ve got the Dandelion Deer one cut out and ready to go, but that will be a while to come now I think :P Thanks Andrea!
Congratulations! so sweet! :)
Thanks Heather :)
Congratulations, gorgegous baby. Enjoy and hope to hear from you soon here!!!
Thanks Joza – me too!
A very hearty congratulations, Melanie! Is that Liberty I see peeking out from every corner? Love the yellow bedding and that bunny! A good friend of mine gave my DD1 a stuffed white bunny when she was born. She slept with it for years, and now it is in her treasure box.
Gotta love Liberty. I had so much of it in my stash that I felt it was high time it got sewn with and enjoyed! Thanks you :)
She’s a beautiful baby!
Thanks Gayle :)
Congratulations, Melanie! And welcome to the world, Billie Jemima, you’re a beauty!
Thanks Jen! :)
Congratulations! So excited for you guys. She’s a beaut. Also…. you *May* have stolen my baby name so if I come down the pipe with a Billie in a few years please don’t judge! xoxoxo
This does not surprise me – you do have excellent taste ;) When I came across the name Billie… all other girls names did not matter! That was it.
haha – thanks Heather :) xx
Congratulations! I hope young Nillie Jemima develops a sleep pattern before much longer, otherwise, you will become punch drunk from lack of sleep yourself. Lovely looking little one. Take care of yourself.
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I’m sure we’ll get there (eventually…), Karen :) Thank you!
Congratulations! All the best to you as you begin this chapter. She is such a precious little one.
Thank you so much, Tomasa :)
How wonderful to receive your happy news on the safe arrival of your beautiful daughter. Congratulations.xx
Thank you so much, Mary :)
congratulations, and hope you all start getting more sleep :)
Thanks Beth! I guess ‘this too, shall pass’ is the order of the day ;)
Oh my goodness! What a sweetie-pie! Congratulations!
It took me a while to get back into the swing of sewing for myself after Taco’s birth, and to even want to get back into the swing of it for that matter. It’s such a transitional and transformative time, those early days with your baby. I hope you are taking good care of yourself, too.
Thanks so much :)
Yes, I can totally see that being a thing for me too. It’s too early to know when at this point in time though, all I know is I can see myself returning to it…. just not now. I’m getting there :)
She’s a beauty, just like her mama. Congratulations!!!
You’re too kind, Mel – thank you :) I could say the exact same thing about you and your little girl! So sweet! xx
Thanks Pamela :)
Congratulations! So beautiful. Glad to hear you are all doing well. xx
Thank you :) I’m still hanging to see photos of you in your wedding dress! x
Scratch that… I see them now… and both it and you look amazing! Love it!!
Congratulations! Little girls are so much fun to sew for.
Thanks Jean – I’m looking so very forward to this part! (and all the parts, really) x
What a beautiful little miss – and so lucky to have you for her mom! Sending you hugs and love across the many miles!
Thanks Karen :) You’re too kind! x
Congratulations Mel! She’s lovely. Sleep deprivation is hell. I hope you’ve got some people to entertain Billie so you can sneak off and catch up a bit. Xxx
Thanks Rach :) I’ve had amazing support since the birth, so I’m very lucky in that regard. I’m very mindful of what you said re PND. We’re all doing great, with a very hairy moments thrown in every now and again to keep us on our toes! x
Congratulations 😊 and am glad you’re still crafting in some way x
Once you start, you just can’t stop ;) Thank Jenni!
She’s beautiful, congratulations to you both!
Thank you so much! :) xx
Beautiful name! Enjoy those newborn moments as much as you can… they really are fleeting. All the best to you and your family! :D
Thanks Lisa :) I really am enjoying it (apart from the occasional lousy moment where it all seems too much) and the fleeting part is already fleeting! Watching a person grow from scratch is quite the something, eh?
Thank you :) x
Thanks Brenda! :)
Congratulations! She’s simply gorgeous!!!
Aw, thank you! :) xx
Welcome to the world, Billie and congratulations Melanie! What a sweet little face.
Thanks Morgan :) x
What a cutie! <3<3<3
Thanks, Ping! :D xx
Congratulations Mel!! She’s gorgeous. Xx
Thanks Bella :) xx
Congratulations! Such a beautiful baby! Enjoy.
Thanks, Bernice! :) x
Congratulations to you and your husband. She’s beautiful. Abbey
Thanks so much, Abbey :)
Congratulations! She is so cute. Enjoy!
Thank you :)
So beautiful. Your best creation yet!
Very much so! Thanks Katherine :)
Congratulations to you both and welcome baby billie! Shes a beauty. Look at her pointy little ears! Hope sll is well. Babies seem to either eat well or sleep well but not both, and i think its probably less worryibg to have one that eats but doesnt sleep (like i had!)
Yes I agree with you there :) I’m now getting used to this new normal, at any rate :) All is very well – apart from the odd/daily occasion where I feel like I’m losing my marbles!
Thank you! :)
Congratulations on your adorable baby girl! Enjoy this special time!
Thanks Sheryll – we are!
Best. Make. Ever. She is adorable. Well done!
Pretty much ;) Thanks Annie!
Congratulations! She’s gorgeous! I’m glad to hear you’re all healthy and well.
Thanks so much, Michelle! :D
Congratulations!! She is beautiful! Yes, you’ll have lots of fun sewing for her, at all stages. Enjoy these specials times.
Thanks Evelyne – we certainly are :) xx
So many congratulations! She’s beautiful <3 I know how chaotic things can be with a new baby (or even and older one haha)! Focus on her and come back here later!
Thanks Amy – I hope you’re still doing really well with your little man!!! x
She’s so beautiful! Many, many congratulations. Enjoy your time with her….we’ll be here when you get back.
Thank you so much! :) x
Congratulations – that’s wonderful news! Love her name.
Thanks, Robyn!! :) x
Congratulations, she’s beautiful.
I think that perhaps the nicest thing anyone said to me about my awake-for-23-hours-a-day new baby was that babies who are awake all the time are very, very smart, and just don’t want to miss anything.
Wishing you much joy in your gorgeous baby and a sewing friendly nap or three.
haha, you’re the second person to say just as much! I’ll take it ;)
Thank you – I’m really looking forward to the sewing friendly naps!
Thanks Emmely! :)
My eldest had a tee that said… sleep is for the weak. She still believes it to this day (now aged 9!).
😂 I may have to get one of those!
If you want to keep your sanity, nap with her. Not nights, but naps.
It helped me.
Thanks Mary – I’ve had to instigate the exact opposite to keep it together – now she-who-never-naps, comes for naps with me!
Congratulations Melanie! having a little girl is so great! I know I’m partial, but for sewing it’s much more fun
I agree with Kbenco, babies who don’t sleep are the smartest and most curious ones ;-) but it’s sooo hard as a parent. I’ll tell you the same thing as people around me kept telling the first months: it will get better over time! hard to hear but true
try to enjoy as much as you can, and when you don’t enjoy, well, you’re just a human being!
Gosh, what a beauty! Massive congratulations! Crossing my fingers that you’re able to get some rest!
Congratulations and joy to your whole family. My babies didn’t sleep and both are very smart young women now.
I’m a little late, but extend my heartfelt congratulations on the birth of your daughter. Hope all is going well!!