Monday, November 28, 2011

one

Violet Jean - born one year ago today. Who can believe the year with our youngest little member of the family, has flown by so quickly?

While the bump was still smallish - around the 6 month mark







A (mainly) calm and drug-free four hour labour with midwives and Daniel, whilst the kid's slept in the next room.  It was 4:40 in the morning. A beautiful and healthy 7 pound 14 girl, which we already knew. It rained that morning and continued to rain all week, which was soothing and restful during those first few days. We enjoyed a few days in hospital as the only mother and baby in the ward. I was worried that I would forget all the baby skills.. it had been so long. But somehow it all came back so quickly.

I still can't quite believe it's been a year. Happy first birthday Violet!

27 comments:

Susan said...

happy birthday violet!

Jode said...

Happy Birthday Violet...and congrats to Mum and Dad for making it through the tough first year!
We were there just a few months ago with our girls...it really does go so fast doesn't it!!
Enjoy
Jode x

OurGangof7 said...

Happy Birthday Violet!!

kirsty@shoproomstudio said...

happy happy birthday Violet!

x

Gooseberry Jam said...

Ooh...Happy Birthday Violet! So peaceful, Nothing like a new born...Makes me rub my Belly! I'll be there again soon... Enjoy your happy day together. :)

sl.tudor said...

O happy birthday little one..it was my little ones 6th birthday today..and i will be a mum again next yr for the 7th time...had to tell someone its a big secret at the moment...
love
sara

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Little Violet! Our little Carys was going to be named Violet...but on the day we decided it wasn't the right name for her! Suits your little one so well though! x

Zara said...

Sweet Violet. Happy Birthday. x

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet baby girl! It does go way to fast!

Hazel said...

Happy Birthday Violet, what a lovely photo of you too!

Naughty shorts! said...

Happy birthday bella Violet. xo

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

Such exquisite photos! I love the look of adoration on the big kids faces. God I love babies. Happy Birthday Violet, what a beautiful name.

Christina said...

How very beautiful! Happy birthday miss Violet. And the best best of wishes for the coming year. :)

Tammi said...

Motherhood is so like riding a bike. I felt with the almost 8 year gap between Dawson and Kaizer that I had forgotten too but all it came flooding back :)
Happy Birthday gorgeous Violet.

x

Tania @ Out Back said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet little Violet!

Evi said...

Beautiful photos Tania - thanks for sharing them.

And a happy day to your sweet Violet!! x x

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Happy birthday to your sweet baby girl! Such a beautiful name too

jodi said...

sounds SO similar to Poet's arrival - four hour calm labour, 4.47am birth, followed by a week of heavy rain!

Happiest first birthday sweet Violet. And happy birth-day Muma x

Bee Girl said...

Happy Birthday to Violet! And Happy Birthing Day to you, Momma!

dixiebelle said...

How lovely... happy birthday to your little sweetheart!

purplepear said...

Happy first Birthday to beautiful Violet!

cathy@home said...

Happy 1st Birthday Violet
xx

Christine said...

Aww, Happy Birthday, dear Violet. xx

one claire day said...

Oh wow, the first year just whizzes by, doesn't it? Happy Birthday Violet! x

Kim H said...

Happy Birthday, Violet xx Lewi's 12th birthday is today. The time surely rushes by waaay too quickly, doesn't it. xx

Paula said...

Tania, this is such an important milestone. Happy (belated) birthday Violet. Lovely photos of you and you beautiful family xx

Catherine said...

Happy 1st birthday Violet. Thank you for sharing such a special moment with us. xo