Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Everyday Moments..

Searching for fairies in the herb garden..
Snippets from my studio..
Currently reading this gorgeous book..
Tallow meeting her cousin Hamish..
Spots and stripes on the washing line..
And morning tummy time fun..

Much Love
xxx

Joining the fun and inspiring images at The Shack hosted by the gorgeous Em.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

One Month..


Dearest Tallow.. 

You are one month old today.. and what a month it has been! Everyday has been such a wonderful adventure as we learn a little more about you and watch you grow. And my how you've grown!  Your little 0000 onesies are getting smaller each day and I was so delighted this morning to find that you are fitting into your big girl outfits.  You are such a content little possum, happy to sleep in anyone's arms and as cuddly as can be.  You chirp like a little birdy, sneeze like a chipmunk and when you're hungry your Daddy is sure you sound just like a baby goat. Miss Tallow, you're personality is shining more and more each day and we can't wait to see what you have in store for us next.

You Like:
Milky
Bathtime
Nature & Bright colours

You Dislike:
Being swaddled
Pacifiers of any kind
Keeping your socks on

We love you so much Tallow and can't imagine what life was like before you arrived.

Much Love
xxx
   

Monday, 28 October 2013

43/52..

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Tallow: Enjoying a sweet afternoon nap with her grandfather, 'Jimpop'.

Joining in with Jodi's 52 project. 

Much Love
xxx

Friday, 25 October 2013

Grateful..


Today I am grateful for...

My beautiful husband.. His love and devotion brings tears to my eyes. 
My precious Tallow.. I can't believe we have been a little family for nearly a month already. Each day is such a blessing.  
My amazing family, especially my mum.. Without her help, my world would be one giant pile of washing.
Restful nights and inspiring days.. Seven hours sleep never felt so good. 
Happy times.. Our little cottage in Mildura found the perfect new owner.
Wonderful opportunities.. It's such an honour to be selected amongst a truly inspiring group of bloggers. 
New adventures..  Family walks on the beach and delightful weekend outings. 

What are you grateful for today?
Much Love
xxx

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Everyday Moments..

Pretty florals waiting to be sewn..
Yes indeed, the dress ups have begun..
Beautiful orchids from Tallow's grandparents..
Ideas are flowing - It's so lovely to be writing again after a few weeks away from my journal..
A Sunday afternoon wander in the park..
The cutest little orange Mary-Jane's around..

Much Love
xxx

Joining the fun and inspiring images at The Shack hosted by the gorgeous Em.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

42/52..

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Tallow: On her first family picnic in Maleny.. Already fascinated by nature and marvelling at the trees above.

Joining in with Jodi's 52 project. 

Much Love
xxx

Friday, 18 October 2013

Thank You..

There is so much I want to say.. But it seems no matter how much I search, there is no phrase that quite explains how blessed I feel to be experiencing the immense beauty of life as it is right in this moment.  To be a family, so full of love and wonder, after all that we have shared, through the darkness and the storm clouds, the sweetest rainbow is now shining such joy in our lives.  And as Tallow fills our world with love, we know her big brother Cohen will always be watching over her and guiding her journey from above. 

These early weeks really are a whole new world, a surreal alternate reality with four seasons in each day.  Sure the nights are long, sleep is precious, life is messy and we are wondering if we will ever eat a meal together again.. But oh my, it all seems so trivial and fleeting when compared to the remarkable gift of  motherhood and the sheer joy of holding your child in your arms. 

Thank you so much for sharing this journey with me.. especially over the past year and a half.  Your support and kindness has so often helped me through the days when it all just seemed too much.  Words of care and encouragement have enabled me to find my voice and rekindle my passion and with our little girl's arrival, each sweet message brought with it such love and happiness.  I can't wait to share all your beautiful comments with Tallow one day. I am forever grateful for this amazing community. 

Much Love
xxx
     

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Everyday Moments..

A peek inside Tallow's room..
When Daddy's in charge of outfits - They seem to be inspired by Punky Brewster..
Tallow's gorgeous little Tree Child dress from beautiful Tara..
Love this fabulously cheeky expression..
A rather lonely little cold cup of tea..   
Warm Spring days, perfect for washing.. (which there seems to be a remarkable amount of lately)

Much Love
xxx

Monday, 14 October 2013

41/52..

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Tallow: A precious afternoon moment captured by her talented Aunty Phoebe

Joining in with Jodi's 52 project. 

Much Love
xxx

Friday, 11 October 2013

In & Out..

41 Weeks.. 

11 days old..

Much Love
xxx

Inspired by this lovely lady..

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Everyday Moments.. The Babymoon Edition

The nursery is now complete..
Morning snuggles..
Nursery details - Including a beautiful pear from Melinda..
Flower power baby..
Beautiful lilies that blossomed outside Tallow's room on the morning she was born..
These two make my heart sing..

Much Love
xxx

Joining the fun and inspiring images at The Shack hosted by the gorgeous Em.

Monday, 7 October 2013

40/52..

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Tallow: One week old.. Already so curious and ready to explore the world.

So excited to finally be joining in with Jodi's 52 project


PS. Thank you so much for all your beautiful kind words here and on Instagram.  We are so very happy and enjoying some very precious babymoon time.  Pop by my Instagram to see how we are spending our days. 
Much Love
xxx

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Introducing..


Tallow Frankie Bluebelle Slingsby

Born on Sunday the 29th of September at 10:26am
8lbs 4ozs

Our precious little adventurer, the rainbow baby we have been waiting for joined us on a beautiful Sunday morning and has had us lost for words ever since. We are completely and totally in love and feel so utterly blessed to be parents to this amazing soul. 

Looking forward to sharing her journey into the world, the story of her name* and a special tour of her nursery very soon.  Right now I'm going to enjoy some more newborn kisses and cuddles.  
Much Love
xxx

*For those interested, Tallow is named after the beautiful native Eucalyptus tree, 'Tallowwood'. It's a gorgeous tree that stands strong and graceful in the forest and is for us a symbol of the new life and strength that this precious rainbow baby has bought to our lives.  It also happens to be the name of our favourite beach in Byron Bay.