Well it’s been a while now since my last post, but a lot has happened and I want to write about my experiences over the past 5 days, but it’s too much for one post… So let me start by introducing you all to my beautiful baby daughter and the rest will follow.

Isla Rae was born on Thursday 10th May 2012, weighing a dinky 5lb 12oz. I still can’t believe how tiny she is and how much smaller than Noah was. It’s also amazing how much she looks like Noah did as a baby but without all the hair. She has mummy genes!

She is a very good girl and we were totally surprised to find we had a baby girl, we were expecting a little boy. I think it’s because we have a little boy and everything is “him”, you just get used to it all being a little blue. Especially in my house, even the pets are all male!

40+5 days overdue, but we got there in the end. It was completely different to the experience I had with Noah from the week before hand right to the birthing story. I am happy to say that the birth went well and I am really over the moon with how that went, which has healed a lot of memories that were a little raw from Noahs birthing story. The after birth went a little pear shaped, but I will write about that separately.

The photo to the left is taken off my iPhone in hospital, she is 1 day old and wearing the outfit that we brought for Noah’s first outfit, we wanted to do the same for Isla.

The photo at the top of the page is taken when Isla is about 12 hours old, look at the state of my puffy face! Well, I had just given birth and been through a bit of trauma: so I’m sure you’ll let me off!

What do you think?

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  • Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Congratulations. She is just beautiful. I’m so happy for you. And it’s cute that she’s in Noah’s first outfit. We only dug our little guys going home outfit out the other day because I said I want Splodge to wear it home too.

  • Emma Button
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Congrats! You look so happy and I love the fact they wore the same first outfit. Hope you are enjoying motherhood all over again. xxx

  • Sandy Calico
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Congratulations! She’s adorable x

  • Kara
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Congrulations to you and the family! She is so beautiful and I adore her name x x x

  • Lisa @ Hollybobbs
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Congratulations she is gorgeous and you look so well in that picture!

  • Sarah Adams
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Welldone! Isla looks gorgeous, bet you are so over the moon that she is finally here. Makes me excited to meet my bump in a few weeks…although just been told she’s breech so not so good πŸ™ praying she will turn or its a nightmare contemplating a c-sec with a one year old at home as well. Congratulations on becoming a mummy of two. X

  • Donna Bird
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    awww, simply Beautiful Sonia, Well done you. Can’t wait to meet baby Isla and give her a little squeeze. πŸ™‚ You look beautiful as usual. Hope your little princess has settled in well at home now and Noah is enjoying lots of cuddles with his little sister. See you all very soon xx

  • Nadine
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Wow, Congratulations!!!! She is really gorgeous and by the way you dont look puffy, i happen to think you look bloody fantasic!! Well done you and welcome Isla Rae xxx

  • Monika aka mumonthebrink
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Congratulations! She looks gorgeous and so do you!

  • Lauren
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Congratulations again xx And there’s no need for the puffy face disclaimer. You look amazing xxx

  • Vikki @ Love From Mummy
    Monday, May 21, 2012

    Congratulations Sonia, Isla is absolutely gorgeous and so perfect too! What a lovely addition to your family and a beautiful little sister for Noah xxx

  • Kate
    Monday, May 28, 2012

    Hey sweetie I know Ive said on Twitter but uh she is adorable and you look HOT having just given birth. Man I looked like a Zombie. Congratulations and its a pleasure to meet you Isla Rae xx