There’s somebody we would like you to meet…
On a quiet and cold Winter’s night, we welcomed our precious daughter into the world. With Mummy’s dark hair and long fingers, and her Daddy’s lips and olive skin, she has stolen our hearts and become our world in just three short days of her time here on Earth. It already seems like she has been here forever, a piece of the puzzle we didn’t even realise was missing.
Eleanor Joy Steendam
9 pounds, 53cm
Welcome Eleanor, we have been waiting so long for you – already loved beyond measure and beautiful beyond words. We are, as expected, blissed out with our girl, running on sheer adrenalin, happy hormones, next to no sleep, kind words, and busily falling head over heels for our Eleanor. Our daughter. Wow.
I will be absent from the blogosphere whilst getting to know my daughter, my role as a Mother and all that this new adventure has in store for us as a new little family. Thank-you for all your beautiful thoughts, prayers and well wishes we have received on Facebook and Instagram. Our hearts are full to bursting.
Pink Ronnie says
Oh my, she’s beautiful! Congratulations!!
Congratulations Emma and Matt! Welcome little Eleanor Joy! Eleanor is absolutely beautiful. So happy for you. The names you have given her are exquisitely lovely. Enjoy motherhood.
Congratulations Emma and Matt on the birth of your precious daughter Eleanor! She is absolutely divine. Every blessing for this special chapter in your lives xxx Elise
Congratulations. Just gorgeous. We also have an Eleanor. Enjoy!
congrats and enjoy you little bundle…………
I wish you so much happiness. Your baby Eleanor is just adorable. Enjoy this previous time with your new born
Robyn C says
Congratulations Emma and Matt, no one can explain to you the overwhelming love you will feel towards your child until you experience the joy yourself. I would like to share a favorite poem with you xx
To my darling daughter
Before you were conceived
I wanted you
Before you were born
I loved you
Before you were here an hour
I would die for you
This is the miracle of Life !
Congratulation! Eleanor is just beautiful. Best wishes to you both and I hope you can really enjoy the next few weeks. It’s such an amazing journey. I’m a bit biased when it comes to Eleanor’s. My mum is Eleanor as is my little 5 year old. She gets Ellie from most but Eleanor from many who just think the names is gorgeous and when English people say it it is even more beautiful! Best wishes to your little family xx
Congratulations!! She is so gorgeous! Enjoy these precious moments.
Wow, I’ve been waiting for this post for a while 🙂
Congratulations, she is simply gorgeous. Enjoy your new role, all the best to the three of you, from far away Hungary.
What a lovely surprise as I opened your blog today! Eleanor is just beautiful, both the name and your baby!
Congratulations to your family.
Congratulations. She is beautiful.
Congratulations on having a beautiful little girl. All the best as you settle into mummyhood.
Oh she is adorable! Congratulations! Looking forward to lots of photos of gorgeous Eleanor and enjoying the journey of parenting. Your world has forever changed and all the better for it!
Oh Emma! A million congratulations to you and Matt! what a wonderful post to introduce us to sweet Eleanor! She looks delightful! Go now….enjoy her, soak her up, stare at her, then run back and stare at her some more…well done the both of you….she chose her parents well xx
Great to see Eleanor. Thank you so much for sharing photos of her.
Wish all of you the very best.
Jo @Countrylifeexperiment says
Congratulations. She is just lovely. Enjoy the ride!
Julie Maloney@Country Living by the Sea says
Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous. xxoo
Congratulations!!! She is so so beautiful…… enjoy
congratulations, she is beautiful – your world will never be the same again! flick x
She is so precious – congratulations on your perfect daughter and I hope that the parenting journey is kind to you xox
Congratulations! What a beautiful little baby girl. Enjoy this special time!
So glad to see your beautiful daughter has arrived safely and that you are all doing so well. She looks so gorgeous tucked up in the cradle. . Congratulations and best wishes to your new family.
Congratulations! She is perfect. Enjoy this time. xx
Jane @ Shady Baker says
Just perfectly gorgeous Emma and Matt, congratulations xx
Oh she is so very beautiful and oh so precious!! Enjoy every minute. Congratulations xx
OMG she is ADORABLE……..Congratulations to you and Matt and it is such an amazing time (and exhausting too). You always think you will know how you feel when you see your baby afterall you know you are having a baby but that moment, words can’t express the emotion. So happy for you both that she has arrived safe and well…..enjoy parenthood….the first year is a doozey…..you are both very clever…would just love to give her a little cuddle now…All the best Regards Kathy A, Brisbane
Anne@Grit and Giggles says
Congratulations! I am so happy for you and Matt. Enjoy getting to know your little girl, she is precious. I hope you do get some sleep and that you fall a bit more in love with her every day. Welcome to the world little Eleanor, may it bring so much to your life and may you bring your everything to it. Enjoy this time with your little family Emma.
As a side note Eleanor is the name of my niece, Eleanor Grace, she is a gorgeous, red headed, cheeky, smart almost 1 1/2yr old now.
Tears in my eyes, so happy for you Emma, and I don’t even know you! But thank you for sharing your life and this amazing new person with us, enjoy this journey and I look forward to reading more of your adventures when you return xx
Congratulations! I am so thrilled for you. Enjoy getting to know your Eleanor.
Eleanor is just beautiful. Congratulations to you and Matt on the safe arrival of your precious little bundle. Enjoy taking time out to get to know her and begin your new lives as a family of three. Oh my she is so sweet and all the hair is just the cutest. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your daughter. xx
congratulations again she is just a little doll! enjoy her
love the close ups of baby hair! I always do that as it’s so precious just like her dear little face