Welcome to the world, Grace

5 April 2017

Well, this post really does seem a long time coming!

Introducing Grace Lilian Gardner.

Born on 22nd March 2017 at 07:46am, weighing 8lbs exactly.


I'm very excited and proud to introduce you all to my little Peanut, who turned out to be Team Pink! Gracie is 14 days old today, and it's been a whirlwind two weeks since she entered this big wide world.

Being a mother is by far the best thing I've ever had the privilege of doing so far in my life, and so far, everything is going unbelievably well. Grace sleeps like a dream (usually through the night too...I know. What a star!) and is such a calm and contented baby. Our midwife was really impressed with Grace's development and her focus is incredible. Not only that, but she's breastfeeding really well, and is near to being back at her birth weight within 2 weeks.


Dan and I are utterly besotted as you can imagine. In fact, Dan has gone back to work today as his paternity leave has sadly drawn to a close, and he's already sad not to be around every day. In his two weeks off, Dan was such a source of support. I had a drink in my hands without asking for one, he cooked every single meal, tidied every single room in the house, and probably did more wash loads in 14 days than he's done in his life! I'm exceptionally lucky to have such an incredible fiancee and father to our girly.


Today is mine and Grace's first day just the two of us, and so far, so good! We've been for a nice walk with Max, and I didn't find the pram/dog lead mix as stressful as I thought I would. I've put on two washloads, written thank you cards to family and friends for our beautiful gifts for Grace and have done some online shopping. I'm actually pretty impressed with myself! We're now eagerly awaiting Dan to get home from work so he can have a snuggle with Gracie and we can have a nice dinner together and take Max to the park to throw a ball for him.

I've had lots of people asking if I will be posting about my labour story, and I will be! So keep an eye out for that this weekend. I can't wait to tell you all about it, as I actually really enjoyed labour and would do it again in a heartbeat!

Thank you all so, so much for your love and well wishes on the birth of our little Gracie. It's utterly amazing to have our Peanut here in the flesh and get to breath that wonderful baby smell in every day. I hope you join us for our new journey as parents on the blog!

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