18.9.13

life with marguerite




Thank you so much for all the congratulatory messages welcoming our precious Marguerite. I still can't really quite believe she's here. The past two-and-a-bit weeks have absolutely flown by. With Paddy already back at work, our blissful babymoon has come to an end... but I'm planning to continue the rhythm of slow days at home and easy outings to the beach for all the necessities - fresh air, vitamin D and gelato!

Eulalie has been absolutely amazing. I am constantly in awe of her and how grown up she has become. She has demonstrated some pretty incredible patience over the last couple of weeks and showers her baby sister with love and gentle affection. So many people have commented on the resemblance of the girls - it's kind of crazy how similar they are! At times I feel like I'm looking at newborn Lalie all over again. I think it's rather nice that Marguerite so obviously belongs here.

Sometimes I can't believe how smoothly it's all going... I keep waiting for everything to fall in a heap (which I'm sure it will, several times over)...but at the moment I'm just soaking everything in and really enjoying her, something that I found hard to do first time 'round, with the added stress and anxieties that came with being a first-time-mum.

Marguerite is easily settled, but loves to be close. At the moment I'm co-sleeping all night and cuddling all day, but I don't mind. This time around I know just how fleeting these early weeks are, so I'm not getting frustrated... I'm just embracing it and enjoying it while it lasts.

I've had a couple of friends and family members comment on how happy I seem to be - and I am! I realise now how exhausted and moody I was feeling throughout my pregnancy. With babe finally in arms, I'm feeling happy, content and energised.

Life with our little Marguerite is very sweet indeed.

** The little poesy on the table was given to me at the hospital by Lalie. She chose it all by herself. So sweet.

23 comments :

  1. Claire these pictures are heart melting. I'm so happy that things are going so beautifully for you, enjoy every moment of your sweet, sweet girls x

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  2. love that grown up sleeping position she is in with her hand under her cheek, so cute. i'm sure she is very taken with her big sis. lovely pics. so glad you guys are happy and doing well. x

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  3. so lovely. Second time around I think you enjoy all the love and cuddles all that much more. xo

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  4. Beautiful. Congratulations!

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  5. such beautiful images of your new little one.

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  6. Oh Claire, that's so lovely to hear. I'm so glad that you're able to just be and enjoy it all... such a precious time! xx

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  7. Oh, Claire!!!!!!! I wish I could see you in person and give you hug right now. Marguerite is so perfect, just like Lalie. Just like you!!! I'm so happy for you. These photos are gorgeous, as always. Maybe we can Skype sometime!!!!!

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  8. Such gorgeous girls...they are so sweet together...like it was always meant to be.
    And of course your photos are beautiful.
    I am so pleased to hear that you are happy and are enjoying being a mother of two!

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  9. oh claire.. so precious. every single photo. i feel like i want to say congratulations, but that's not quite right, so i think i just want to send you happiness, love & joy! (looks like you've got an abundance right there already). x kk

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  10. so wonderful to hear from you and of your happiness. your girls together are divine and are bound to have such a special bond i'm sure. sisters really are a comfort and joy, as i'm sure you know. thanks for giving us a glimpse into the early days. you've captured them beautifully.

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  11. So good to hear (because I am terrified of someday having a second baby!). Marguerite is precious. As is Eulalie. Congratulations again xx

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  12. I read this, and my heart just swells for you guys. You are doing so well! And that is a wonderful thing. Lots of love xxxx

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  13. so sweet... in love with 4th photo

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  14. Love, love, LOVE her! So precious, tiny and beautiful. How can a complete person be so little? Oh she is a perfect little girl!
    Bella xx

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  15. I just came across your blog and I'm loving all the photos!! thanks for sharing!
    www.talithaphotography.com

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  16. These photos.. I love everything about them!

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  17. She is so cute, you have taken these pics of your own or hire a photographer for newborn photography .

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  18. Well, that's rather precious!

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  19. Pics of newborn are really beautiful, do u also provide services for wedding photography.

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