Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ruby and Stella

Well these are our girls!  They arrived very unexpectantly (at 35 weeks and 5 days) on 4 May 2010 at 10.47 and 11.31pm weighing 2.26 and 2.28kg, Ruby Jane and Stella Maree.  Identical girls, we are absolutely thrilled!!!  There were in the hospital for 2 weeks and it was a tough time when I was home and they were not, but we got there.  I was lucky enough to have the birth I wanted - both naturally with an epi.  It was an amazing experience actually and I feel a little sad that I won't be doing it again!   They are 3 & 1/2 months old now, I have been very slack indeed, or very busy indeed!!!  I will try to post more often now!

Here's my last photo of me pregnant, at 35 weeks... I was so ready to pop, I felt like there was baby everywhere!!!  Which there probably was!

I haven't had much time to myself since the girls came along, but I am so happy!!  I am in the middle of making them quilts, but still quite a way to go... they're mostly Liberty fabrics that I'd been hoarding waiting for a daughter (or 2 ha ha) to sew something for.  I'm planning on doing a 4" white border and then a bright pink and another colour for the other quilt binding, with hand quilting... when, I'm not too sure!  I'd like to get them done before Summer. 

We're getting the girls christened in October and I'm going to make them Christening gowns which I'm quite excited about... I will post some photos when I do them.  I'm hoping to find some fabulous lace at Tessuti's.

I hope everyone is doing well, I love reading everyone's blogs, even though I don't post much, I'm very jealous of all the projects everyone is doing, and hoping to have some time soon to do some things myself.  This really didn't take too long so I really should post more often! 

Sam x

1 comment:

  1. oh all of your pictures bring back such memories of those early days! And you're making their christening gowns - wow now that is impressive. I had to buy gowns for the twins as I just couldn't have found the time to make them.

    they are just gorgeous and you'll find it gets easier all the time! My 2 can now walk out the door, into the car and just need to be strapped in, they love to all play together and entertain each other and sure they keep me busy but nothing could be as hard as that first year so hang in there!!!!!!!! Looks like you're having fun with them