Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Welcome Elijah John Henry..... Long post, lots of pics

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Here's our beautiful new arrival, Elijah John Henry, who came as planned on the 8th January at 10.15 weighing in at 9lb 3oz!! Yes I do have a habit of giving birth to big babies! Lily weighed 9 lb. I'm recovering well from the section - a lot better than last time. We only got home on Monday due to him having to stay in hospital an extra couple of days as he had jaundice. He is fine now though. He is absolutely adorable and is very cuddle. He likes his cuddles. I'm very tired as I'm only just starting to catch up with sleep after having none in the hospital for 6 days!. I did take some stitching in thinking I might have to wait a while for the csection but they did it straight away.
Here is a video of his first cry!!! Just as he was taken from me. (hope it works)

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Since I have been away I have started to recieve some lovely goodies through the post from the cross stitchers lottery.
Here's what I have rec'd so far:

This is from Stephanie which is absolutely stunning. She even sent some extras - the fabric of which I took into hospital with me. Thank you Stephanie.
Stephanies wallet
Inside Stephanie's walletExtras from Stephanie


This is from Cheryl who also sent me a couple of baby vests too. Thanks Cheryl. I love it.
Cheryl's pincushion

This is from Carol which is so lovely and is set on a real wooden box!! Very impressive. I can store my threads in there. Thank you Carol.
Carol's Peacock box

This is from Edgar. Great fabric and my favourite Season. Thank you Edgar.Edgars Pinkeep


This is from Dawn who also sent some extras. I really need that ribbon lol! Thank you Dawn - it's fab!Dawn's goodies

This is from Aniza - so sweet and I love the fabric colour. Thank you Aniza.Anizas pinkeep

This is from Yasmin. I adore the thread colour. Thank you Yasmin!!yasmins biscornu

Phew Loads of goodies.

Also as if that is not enough to show I also have finished the Simple Little Quaker design. Here it is stitched on 32 count lavender mist belfast linen using Dinky Dyes Amethyst thread.
Simple Little Quaker Jan 2008


Also I can show you what I stitched for Jeanne for the Frosty Friends exchange as she has recieved it now. It is by Beardie Designs and is called Winter pocket. I sent some extras too but didn't photograph them.
Frosty Friends exchange to Jeanne
lined with silk
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So going to be a bit busy now but will try to get on as soon as I can. All the best everyone. xx

50 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh, what a beautiful perfect baby. I guess I should not say beautiful about a boy, but he is beautiful How does Lily like her little brother?

You have received some really fantastic stuff from the Lottery. Wow!!!

Take care of yourself. Don't try to do too much too soon.

'Berta said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations!

Barbara said...

Hazel, it is WONDERFUL to see your post and to hear that you and Elijah are well. Wow, ten pounds?! That's amazing! He is absolutely gorgeous - but you've probably noticed that!

xstitch.nl said...

O my, congratulations on this precious addition to your family!! Elijah is just gorgeous!!
Beautiful stitching, yours as well as the lottery pieces!! Enjoy!

cathymk said...

Congratulations Hazel! What a sweet baby boy!!

Dawn said...

Congratulations he is gorgeous :) Born on my DD's birthday too!

You received some gorgeous goodies :)

Itching To Stitch said...

Hazel ~ Congratulations on the birth of Elijah, he is beautiful(and big) :).

The gifts you've received are so beautiful and so sweet of the people who sent them ;)

Anita said...

What a cute baby and Congrats. Now you can relax and enjoy the baby. Congrats on your stitching lottery win. What a great way to start the new year. Rest and take good care of yourself.

Vonna said...

What a sweet baby Elijah John Henry is :)
Many, many congratulations on your handsome baby boy!

Chiloe said...

Congratulation !!! He's sooooooooo adorable! I hope you start to feel better !!! What a great news!

Juls said...

Congratulations!!!! He is so precious!!!! Take care!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your new baby boy!

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

Congratulations to you and baby Elijah. He's truly beautiful. Rest, relax and enjoy all your lovely Lottery stitching pieces.

Kathy A. said...

Oh, Hazel he is just beautiful. congratulations on a job well done. and you finished some stitching too - you amaze me! Take care - will look forward to hearing from you again.

Ranae said...

Congratulations!!! He's so perfect.
You got lots of nice lottery pieces.
I love the Winter pocket.

Susan said...

He is beautiful-Congrats!

Barbara said...

Congratulations Hazel! Elijah is beautiful!

Congratulations too on winning the lottery! Absolutely lovely pieces!

And that pocket ah ... adorable :)

Dawn said...

Oh, Elijah is beautiful!! Congratulations:) What does DD think of her brother?

Becky K in OK said...

Congratulations on your new addition. He is truly handsome. Oh, my, your lottery pieces are wonderful!

Rowyn said...

Congratulations Hazel, he's absolutely beautiful!

Love the piece you did for the Frosty Friends exchange.

Cheryl said...

Ive been eagerly awaiting your blog lighting up in my google reader! Congratulations Hazel! I love the name Elijah. What a beautiful baby boy.
Love all your stitchy pictures....what a treat getting all those lottery pieces....and the pieces youve finished too are also fab

Sam said...

Elijah is absolutely beautiful Hazel! Many congratulations to you and DH. Hope Lily is enjoying being a sister too :o) Make sure you get lots of rest and look after yourself xx

Carla said...

What a cutie!!! Congratulations!!!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Oh Hazel, he is soooo handsome!! I just love the name you picked out, too. Hope you continue to rest and recover and enjoy that squeezable bundle of love!

Your gifts and your Quaker project are fantastic.

Sally said...

Congratulations Hazel!! He is gorgeous!

Lovely lottery pieces and I love the pocket you stitched for the exchange. That's going on my wish list! Also love your SLQ. I knew you'd have it done in no time:)

Judith said...

Congrats on the little baby and what a beautifull pieces you have received.

Susimac said...

Many many congratulations Hazel - he is gorgeous.
What wonderful goodies you have received as well. Love your pocket you stitched for your exchange.

Deanne J said...

Hazel he is just beautiful!!! Congrats

Margaret said...

Congratulation on the birth of your adorable son Elijah. What a lovely strong name for a beautiful baby.

Aniza said...

Welcome home with Elijah! He's a definite bundle of joy!! I had C-Section too so please take care and have a good rest at home with your new baby. Enjoy your lottery prizes, You well deserve them...yay!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations!!! Little Elijah is beautiful and such a cutie. What a perfect sweet addition to your wonderful family. I'm so happy to hear you are feeling well and I hope you can catch up on a little sleep now that you are both home.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your new baby! Welcome to the world Elijah! I am glad everything went well. Your frosty friends exchange is great! Congrats on finishing your Quaker! It's beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Oh - welcome to Elijah and congratulations to you! He is so adorable :)

Love all the wondeful stitching and goodies you got with all your lottery winnings - and what an amazing pocket you've stitched, I love it!

The Silver Thistle said...

Congratulations Hazel! You must be very proud. He's perfect.

Hope you find your routine to settle into quickly and have fun with your new bundle of joy.

Carol said...

Oh Hazel, he is so beautiful! Congratulations :-) I adore his name!! You are so very welcome for the box - all your lottery goodies are just piling in - how fantastic! And I just love the pocket you made for the exchange :-)

Stitcher said...

Congrats on the birth of Elijah, he definately looks cuddly.

And what wonderful exchanges and finishes-truly stunning.

Jeanne said...

BIG congratulations Hazel! Elijah is just perfect and I'm so glad you are recovering well. The whole family must be so thrilled. All your stitching presents look lovely too - what a haul! It's amazing to me how you get so much done with taking care of your family and everything. I'll be getting your pocket pattern in the mail to you shortly! :)

Dianne said...

Congrats on your beautiful Elijah! I loved watching his first few minutes in the world.
Thanks for leaving me a message that you received your lottery win. You've gotten beautiful things.
I agree with the rest, take it easy and enjoy your new bundle-but take lots of photos!

stitcherw said...

He's adorable. I'm so glad that it went well, and that this time was easier on you than last. You did have tons of lovely pictures to show us. What wonderful surprises to receive, all of them were beautiful. Take care of yourself and make sure you rest.
Sue

Jenn said...

Oh he's beautiful! Congratulations.

Leena said...

Oh congratulations Hazel to you and your family, he's so beautiful! Enjoy your time with a newborn baby :)

Your pocket for exchange is really beautiful, great work! And all those lottery goodies! I have posted mine too for you, it should arrive in the beginning of the week!

jane said...

Oh your little Elijah is so beautiful! Glad your section went better. Take care!

Dawn B. said...

What a great looking little boy and guess he was just cold. Cute vedio. Wishing you a great and fast recovery. Thanks for sharring photos.

Nicola said...

Congratulations on the birth of your lovely baby son.

lena-lou said...

Much love and many congratulations for the birth of Elijah, he is gorgeous and does look so cuddly :-))
Congratulations on winning the lottery too :)

Take care xx

lena-lou said...

P.S. I love the exchange stitching you did the pocket is fab :)

Beatrice said...

All the best to you and your baby..What a beauty. He's perfect.
And all the best to your family.
Lovely gifts you have received!!
Happy stitching when you can!

Lucy said...

Big Big Congratulations for such a beautiful little boy!!!!! Love the sounds!!!

Petra said...

Congratulations on your beautiful son...he's sooo precious and sweet. Love the name you gave him. Your finishes (lottery pieces) are wonderful! What a lucky girl you are!
Petra

Singular Stitches said...

Hazel, Congratulations on the beautiful baby addition to your family! And, wow! what a big boy!
*HUG*

And some wonderful stitchwork you received!