There’s somebody we would like you to meet…
Our baby ‘sprout’ came into the world last week – in quite the hurry, and on her due date. Her. A girl. Now we have two beautiful daughters to call our own, sisters to be best friends and grow and laugh and learn together. I’m so very happy that our Eleanor will know the awesome love and companionship of a sister.
Harriet Gwen Steendam
7 pounds 3 ounces, 53 cm
Welcome Harriet – just as sweet as your big sister, with peach fuzz dark hair (which will no doubt turn blonde like your sisters), long fingers just like Mummy’s, olive skin just like Daddy’s and carrying your great-grandmother’s name, also like your sister. You are similar to Eleanor, but different all at once. You are Harriet, and you are so very loved baby girl. I can’t wait to see the little person you will become, there are so many unanswered questions at the moment: will you be placid and easy going like your big sister? Will you rock our worlds and be entirely different? Whatever the case I can’t wait to discover all that is Harriet – just the way you are. The world is waiting for you baby girl, but for now we will keep you close and snug and warm by the fire in our cosy farmhouse on the hill, hibernating these golden days away getting to know you and this brave new world as a Mother of two.
Two gorgeous girls. I am the Mother of girls. Plural. It’s true: my heart just expanded overnight to fit you in, like everyone said it would. How were you never there to begin with though? But perhaps you always were. Our little peach Harriet Gwen.
I will be absent from the blogosphere whilst getting to know my new daughter, my role as a Mother of two now and all that this new adventure has in store for us as a 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.