31.3.13

The happiest kind of news.


Hello... I hope you're having a beautiful Easter break.

In the spirit of celebrating new life, I'd like to share some very special news with you. On Thursday I'll be 20 weeks and half-way through my pregnancy. We are overjoyed and feel so very blessed.

On Friday we'll collect Daddy from the airport for the last time. We can't wait to return to normal family life together as we prepare our nest for our littlest member.

 (A very big thanks to my brother Chris for photographing this very impromptu pregnancy shoot this afternoon.)

78 comments :

  1. Congratulations! That's fantastic news. Xo

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  2. Wow, great news! Congratulations. I hope you're feeling well xx

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  3. Congratulations Claire such beautiful beautiful news. So glad that Paddy will be home and things back to normal for all of you:) Your brother did a wonderful job of taking these photos. xx

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  4. Oh there you are, glowing and beautiful. I'm so happy for you x

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  5. congratulations! i have had a hunch for a while now even though you have been keeping quiet about it. beautiful photos x

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  6. Oh Congratulations Claire, such magic news... and superb photos to go with it! Beautiful light. Take care Mama xo

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  7. Congratulations! That is such wonderful news! You look so happy!

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  8. Congratulations beautiful Claire! You are looking incredible. And Eulalie a big sister...wow! Are you going to find out the sex or keep it as a surprise? Hope you are feeling well. I can't wait to follow your joyous journey x

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    1. Thank you! Definitely a surprise... x

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  9. Aww, that´s lovely - enjoy! :-)

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  10. oh yay!! congratulations lovely. x

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  11. Congratulations Claire, that is simply wonderful.
    Ronnie xo

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  12. Hooray! Happy Easter lovely people. Kellie xx

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  13. coming out of lurkdom to say congratulations, we are at 20 weeks this tues

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  14. Congratulations! Such beautiful photos and very wonderful exciting news x

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  15. Wonderful news for your little gang. mel x

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  16. Glorious, beautiful news. I had a hunch. Congratulations xx

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  17. Congratulations! Lovely news :-) Mel x

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  18. You are glowing xx exciting times ahead!!

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  19. knew it knew in KNEW IT!!!

    so very happy for you guys.

    you are looking fabulous ms claire! hope you're feeling good too.

    rachel xo

    ps i'm well past that cute bump phase you are sporting here. into waddling, back holding, totally unglam territory.

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    1. haha I was waiting for the "I knew it's" to start rolling in! My attempts at being cryptic failed miserably! x

      And I was surprised at how pregnant I looked in these photos - I don't feel big at all. Maybe it's the skirt? Maybe it's denial?

      I'm sure your waddle is utterly graceful beautiful lady xx

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    2. you look lovely! you bump is glorious! messages hidden amongst the writing are sometimes more obvious once the news is finally revealed. Lovely, lovely news. Happy Easter & hopefully things are so very less tiring for you now! xxoo

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  20. HURRAH!!! So happy for you and your lovely growing family! xo

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  21. SO wonderful Claire, and what a beautiful way to announce it. Your brother did a great job! much love, to you all. B XX

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  22. Congratulations! What beautiful photos! x

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  23. Oh what wonderful news - I had an slight inkling with the lack of blogging etc (much like me!). Huge congratulations to you all, lovely family xx

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  24. Congratulations! Beautiful photos!

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  25. Beautiful. Congratulations! (I'm 27 weeks!) :)

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  26. Oh, I have been waiting for the bump pictures. It was totally worth the wait - these are beautiful Claire. I have been thinking of you all over the last few weeks, so many congratulations to you all again. That bump is glorious xx

    ps. In awe over that skirt too lady. That's one super stylish belly xx

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  27. Claire! You beautiful woman!!! Congratulations to you and your lovely family. xxxx

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  28. Congratulations, Claire! You look beautiful. Such an exciting time for you all.

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  29. Such beautiful news!! Congratulations to you all! xx

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  30. How wonderful Claire. Congratulations to you all xo

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  31. Congratulations! On both the baby and the return to normal family life(it must have been doubly hard having him away while pregnant).

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  32. CONGRATULATIONS! What wonderful news :)
    To be honest I thought you may be announcing any day since the post you did with the 'good new coming' teaser.

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  33. How exciting! Congratulations :)

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  34. You are positively glowing Claire! Congratulations pretty lady!

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  35. Oh!!! Congratulations to you, such wonderful news and you look so beautiful. I hope you are well, much love xx

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  36. oh beautiful, i love the one of lalie riding your bump. i've always wondered about that part of subsequent pregnancies - is it uncomfortable, natural to set them there, etc.? either way, adorable. so very happy for you and yay for paddy being home for good this friday!

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  37. Congratulations Claire :) You look beautiful - and how exciting that Eulalie will become a big sister xx

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  38. I did wonder..... congratulations xxxx

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  39. Felicitations! You & Eulalie look so gorgeous! All the best x

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  40. Congratulations Claire. This is such wonerful news xx

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  41. wonderful news :) i had a sneaking suspicion that you were pregnant!
    LOVE your skirt too! You look great :)

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  42. Congratulations! What lovely news :) And beautiful photographs too!

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  43. Excellent news! What a wonderfully special time for you all xx

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  44. Sweet photos.. and congratulations Claire! It's such exciting news :)

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  45. Beautiful! You are stunning. Things are only going to get better now the FNQ heat is over. Congratulations! X

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  46. Congratulations.. Such wonderful news. Enjoy this special time. Sam x

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  47. Wonderful wonderful news Claire! So lovely and such a special time. Keep well and happy, Steph xxx

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  48. Claire! I haven't visited for ages (I'm a total insta-hussy) BUT I'm so glad I did this morning and read your wonderful news. I'm so very pleased for you and your beautiful family! You look amazing you really do xxx

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  49. I couldn't think of better news to hear over this Easter ... Congratulations Claire and family. You look simply divine and I hope that you feel wonderful x

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  50. Congratulations! you are glowing and rosy and beautifully round - such a sweet time! Here's two a relaxed second and third and a new, squishy baby!
    <3 <3 <3
    -Kristen

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  51. Congratulations! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

    And on an unrelated note - your daughter is hands down best dressed in The Land of Oz! Always delightful x

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  52. Absolutely wonderful news!!!

    Congratulations...may the next 20 weeks be bliss and lots of time together preparing that nest for your little one.
    X

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  53. What magic news! And to have your hubby home will make this next chapter all the more amazing. WIshing you beautiful days lovely lady :) x

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  54. Congratulations Claire :D

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  55. You are a gorgeous mumma, Claire. Congratulations! xx

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  56. These are such sweet picture - you look great!

    Congratulations!

    xo
    cortnie

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  57. Congratulations! And what great photos of two very photogenic people!

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  58. eeeeee! congratulations claire. happiest news indeed! xo

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  59. I've already shared my congratulations, but I wanted to say YOU LOOK FABBO, LADY! I'm thrilled for you (and just a little bit amazed that you and Paddy pulled this off while he's away so regularly. Nice one!!) x

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  60. I'm so happy for you Claire, so exciting! x

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  61. Congratulations! Such beautiful photos to share the news x

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  62. Lovely beautiful news. congratulations. x

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  63. congratulations!!
    beautifull photos...

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  64. I had a hunch that you were expecting :)
    This is the most wonderful news Claire, congratulations to you all.
    x

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  65. Oh, that bump! I miss mine so much.
    You are certainly glowing, you look fantastic!
    Congratulations, I wish you all the best.

    http://maltmemories.blogspot.com

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  66. Such wonderful news Claire!! I am so thrilled for you! xo

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  67. Very exciting news, congratulations to you and your family!

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  68. Congratulations!! You look fab for 20 weeks
    Love the skirt can I ask where you got it from.
    I'm 15 weeks myself. All the best in your journey
    Can't wait to read more about it

    www.gen-y-mum.blogspot.com

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  69. You are glowing Claire! So beautiful. Once again, congratulations to you and Paddy! xx

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  70. hi, i've been out of the loop on my favourite blogs lately so catching up on this incredible news. huge, huge congrats claire.....such wonderful news. xxx

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