Jun 25, 2011

Baby is here, and thank you LiEr!

Delyth Lyn arrived at 10.30pm on 15th June. She was the biggest of my three girls at 8lb 4oz and is also the most chilled out of my babies so far. In case anyone is curious, Delyth is another fairly common Welsh name, just like Carys and Ffion. It is pronounced "Dell-ith". I feel very lucky indeed that she is so calm and happy, given that my first daughter screamed incessantly for her first three months of life. Her demeanor is certainly making my first few days as a mum of three a lot easier to manage than I was anticipating. Here's the little love before she was even a day old...



The big sisters are in heaven! They felt like they were waiting an eternity to be able to meet her. 9 months must seem like forever to a five and a six year old. Now that we have her to cuddle and fuss over, Carys and Ffion are made up.


She hasn't worn much of the knitting and crochet that I made for her while I was pregnant yet, but she does love the blanket that I hooked a couple of months ago :) It was a free pattern I downloaded from Ravelry called "Rainbow Ripple baby blanket" by Celeste Young, and was very quick to make. It only took three skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn.
We made it to the hospital to have her, but only just. I was admitted at 9.30 and had her just before 10.30. They had just about enough time to get me in a room and in a gown and get the doctor in there! We had to fill in all the hospital admissions paperwork after she was born. It was also the first time I've managed to give birth without being pumped full of Pitocin and I have to say, it was a totally different experience. No pitocin and no time meant no epidural and I found it so so much nicer that way. I'm just so happy that my body co-operated this time around and I got to give birth with minimal medical intervention, albeit rather hurredly! It's made recovery a lot faster for me and I can't help wondering if Delyth's Zen composure is somehow linked to not being put through a long and intense labour with medication like my other two had, then again, maybe it's just who she is. I almost can't imagine having a calm child!?! The other two are raging stuntwomen, so I don't really expect it to last ;)

I have a blogosphere thank you that I want to send out to LiEr, who many of you know writes Ikatbag, where she makes fabulous sewn creations, plus plenty of recycley toy goodness that of course I'm well impressed and enthused by. LiEr, being really sweet and lovely just sent us a welcome to the world baby Boardman parcel, full of gorgeous things that she'd sewn. I've taken a photo so that you can see how totally cute this stuff is.
Six reversible bibs in many different prints of brushed cotton, a snuggly fleece blanky, and one of her fleecy baby balls with ribbon tags and a jingly bell inside. She also put in a cute little homemade card for us and a load of cool little wooden shapes for the big kids to paint up and play with. Thank you LiEr! The personal value of handmade gifts is immense and I'm really touched that you did this for us. I hope that I can get something in the mail to you and your girls soon too. I have to figure out nursing in a sling so that I have both hands free to knit and crochet ;)

Oooh, and I thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how alike my girls looked as newborns. Most people comment that we have a brunette now, but both my other two started out with dark hair like their dad's too but had started to go blonde by about eight or nine months old.

Paul goes back to work on Monday, so we'll see how well I cope with more children than hands when that happens! We've actually got plans to go to see a wild animal exhibit that's being brought to the local library. I'm curious to see how wrong that can go, given that last time I took my kids to an animal exhibit at the library when they were toddlers, we had to leave because their volume settings were malfunctioning and the igunanas were terrified.

61 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Congratulations to everyone. She is beautiful as our all your photos. This was such a wonderful {postpartum} post as well. Wishing you a speedy recovery and of course, Delyth a very charmed life.

Panya said...

Llongyfarchiadau! She's adorable, just like her sisters. :-) Love the names!

MaryAnne said...

Congratulations!!! She is gorgeous, and it was so fun to see the photos of your other girls. They all definitely related!

Your blanket is gorgeous, and LiEr's package looks perfect for your family! She has to be one of the nicest people on this planet!

Good luck with your outing on Monday, and I hope Delyth stays calm for you!

dys·func·tion said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Congratulations to you and your family. Your daughters are all beautiful, and I love the names that you and your husband have given them.

All the best.

Amy said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on your new baby girl. Hope she keeps her sweet temperament. :)

Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

Congratulations!!!!!

What a beautiful name! And what a beautiful baby!!!
It sounds like you had a fast labor- I'm sure that was a blessing. :-)

mrs. c said...

You are amazing! I am a elementary school teacher and several of our teachers had babies this spring and they are still complaining! You seem so calm and serene and your sweet baby is too! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your wonderful family.

cygnetsmall said...

Congratulations! She is just beautiful -- especially love the picture in the green and white onsie with her sweet little legs tucked together (my oldest always did that pose). Three is a wonderful adventure, enjoy every minute. :)molly

Irene said...

Big congratulations from a big Chicago fan of your blog!!!! New baby is gorgeous! Sending you vibes for many uninterrupted hours of sleep soon!

the Marvelous Mrs. M said...

She is stunning!! Congratulations!

Melissa Jagears said...

my first baby got "kicked out" with pitocin and screamed for 8 monhts. We always said she was angry at getting kicked out before she was ready.

my second baby didn't do the pitocin either and he's a happy calm baby--and stayed that way. So maybe there's something to your thoughts there. Here's hoping your calm baby follows suit with mine.

Congrats!

Amy said...

Aww, so glad to hear the news! Congratulations! She is beautiful just like her big sisters. So happy for your family.

Traci said...

I have greatly enjoyed your blog for quite some time. You are such an amazing person and mother. Your new little one is lucky to have you! She is darling and looks so much like her sisters! Congrats to all of you.

Jen said...

3 beautiful girls-what a blessing! Big sisters are doing such a great job already. Congratulations to your family!

Contracorriente said...

congrats from Spain!!!!!!

Sian Lile said...

aw beautiful! llongyfarchiadau!

Sarah Slaven said...

Congratulations she's adorable

Sonja said...

Aw, congratulations!

Joxy said...

Awww congrats :-) She is gorgeous!

giozi said...

Congratulations. She is beautiful :). I would like to have a new one, in fact she has already name Chloe :) but my husband doesn't want any more :(

Leah said...

Congratulations, she is GORGEOUS! I'm so happy you had such a great birth experience, and I hope your recovery is fast. I have said many times that if I were going to PLAN to have a 3rd baby, instead of just accidentally having a 3rd baby, having the first 2 close then the 3rd 4-5 years later would have been great. My 2.5 then 17month age gaps were poor planning. :)

My kids have been the exact same way as well. Dark like daddy for the first 6-9m then blonde. People are so confused by it!

Mrs BC said...

Congratulations on the safe & happy arrival of your new little one! She is beautiful, & does indeed look exactly like her gorgeous sisters.
x

Julie said...

She's beautiful! Welcome to the world, little Delyth!

Playing by the book said...

Congratulations to you all! Lovely to hear little Delyth had a relatively peaceful welcome to the world.

Care said...

Congratulations, one and all... what a beauty! They all DO look alike!

Rashmie @ MommyLabs said...

Congratulations to you and everyone in the family! I'm from India and have followed your blog for sometime now and have been reading each post too :)
She's beautiful and takes after her sisters. I loved the photo of each of them when tiny.
How awesome that 10 days after your delivery, you are able to blog. Yes, the credit also goes, as you said - to your calm and peaceful baby :) Take Care...

Sharon said...

Congrats!!! She is beautiful! ♥

Andrea and all her wisdom said...

Yaaaay! I checked in last week wondering if you'd had your baby yet. :) I'm happy it went well and wish your family the best of health and luck. Have a beautiful summer!

Juliane said...

Congratulations! Delyth is gorgeous (all of your little girls are). Glad that everything went smoothly for you. I love seeing the picture of all 3 girls as infants. there is definitely a resemblance!

Enjoy being a mum of 3. I bet the big sisters will gladly help you so you won't have trouble with more kids than hands :).

RaisinCookies said...

Oh, congratulations! You make beautiful children. As a mother of three daughters, I say, ENJOY!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! I have 3 also and my wee-one is so relaxed and easy going, 'almost' makes me want another one. She sports a welsh name, too! Loved the pics of all 3 as babies, mine all look alike and it's hard to tell them apart in pictures. My hubby calls me a xerox machine.
Enjoy!

Julianna said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. Congratulations to ALL of you. Can't wait to see what crafty goodness she grows into. Yay!

Julianna said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. Congratulations to ALL of you. Can't wait to see what crafty goodness she grows into. Yay!

Our Little Slice of Life said...

She is just lovely! Blessings to all.

RosieDreams said...

Congratulations!!! May you be blessed with that chill third child who is happy slowly joining in with all the fun you guys create around there. :)
And sending you super-star mama vibes for your husband's return to work. I had my third last year and vividly remember my anxiousness at the thought. It was way easier than I thought. Thank god.
Congrats again!

Miriam the Mommy said...

Mazal tov from Israel! Woohoo!

Vacskamati said...

Congratulations, she's beautiful! Love the 3rd photo especially. Best wishes to you from Hungary. :D

rainbowmummy said...

Love to you all xxxx

little seamstress said...

Your girls are all beautiful. Congratulations on the birth of your third beautiful girl! I LOVE reading your blog. We just made the newspaper swords yesterday for granddaughter #6's third birthday party.

Jamie said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby! I'm glad you enjoyed (well as much as can be) the birth of your baby. I've had my three w/ no drugs and I honestly feel that, while it is hard work, it isn't THAT bad. And it kind of feels good too!

gitta said...

She is beautiful! :)
Congratulations from Budapest, Hungary!!! Best wishes!!!

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! Your blog is my fave and you're such a good mum! How do you do it all? Congratulations on the new addition to your beautiful family! When you have the time, tell us how you get it all done, really@

Roberta said...

Congratulations on your beautiful, healthy, generous daughter!

I wish you all years of joy.

bward said...

I've been reading for a long time but have never posted. But your new baby is so cute, how can I not! My kids love working on projects inspired by your blog. Congrats on the new baby!

Maiz Connolly said...

Congratulations! Delyth is beautiful, and I could see in the first picture that she looks A LOT like her sisters. I have 3 similar-looking boys, and it is hard to tell their baby pictures apart without the dates!

Glad to hear it was a quick birth and that she's so mellow... sometimes you just need that, and they seem to know it, right?

Nomad said...

Congratulations, you babies are bee-you-ti-ful!
I love your blog, and am MOST impressed with the lovely long and coherent post just after birth!
.....and as a mum of two 7 and 11(years old that is...) you officially made my ovaries quake with anticipation at the lovely baby pics and newborn stuff...Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Oh, she is beautiful! Congratulations!

Still Playing School said...

Love it! My daughter had the shirt she is wearing in the first picture and I miss it!!!

c & b said...

Congrats! She's so cute! Can't wait to meet her one day, perhaps at one of Iv's Last Sunday brunches.

christina

Swati said...

Welcome to this world Delyth! Wishing you happiness always.

xo, Joan said...

Oh, happy day & welcome Delyth! Looking forward to reading about the antics the three of them will be creating together! Much love to all! xoxo

Spring said...

Congratulations! She's a beauty and looks so content to be with her sisters!

Yo' Mama said...

Congratulations!! What a beauty!!

nina said...

Magnifique !
Félicitations pour ce beau bébé.

The art of valoree said...

georgeous photosof the new addition! how exciting for all of you! sending many good vibes from one crafty momma to another! :)

memamah3 said...

absolutely beautiful.. congratulations!!

Concetta said...

Enourmous congrats! Beautiful name. Enjoy these precious days.

Anonymous said...

Lindsey, Delyth is a beautiful girl, just like Carys and Ffion!! Congratulations! Give Paul, Carys, and Ffion hugs all around. I can't wait to meet the little one! Hope you guys are having a lovely summer!! Love to all, Melanie Bingham

bridget said...

She's just gorgeous- llongyfarchiadau! Best to you and your family from Philadelphia!

dandelionroars.com said...

Congratulations! I've been so busy with my third that I completely forgot to check to see how you were doing! Glad to hear things are working for you. My third lttle girls is so much more relaxed then her big sisters were, it seems easier this time. Hopefully your LO will remain calm as well.

ginnie said...

Oh she is so lovely and she looks so much like her sisters! It makes me nearly want another but my little girl (darlin' love her to pieces)she was so much hardship and of the variety that wouldn't sleep, not one wink. I don't know if I could ever go back there. :)
Oh but what wonderful news! Delyth is such a little sweetie! Congratulations!!