Friday, April 25, 2008

Iona

.... is my daughter's name.


Isn't she beautiful? She arrived just before lunchtime last Friday, via c-section as planned and weighing 6lb 6.5oz or 2.9kg. We are both well and came home on Monday. Now we're all just getting used to doing what needs doing.


I've got to a stage where I need to connect more with the things I was doing before she arrived - including my stitching and blogging. It would be far too easy to let Iona take over my life, but I feel that if I do that then I'll end up as depressed and isolated as I was last time and I swear I never want to go there again. I'd like to be able to enjoy the time I have with her.

39 comments:

Paula said...

She's gorgeous and I love the name.

suequeblue said...

She is beautiful-Congrats!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations Lesley! I have been anxiously awaiting news so was excited to see your blog highlighted in my google reader!! She is beautiful! Iona is one of my favourite names :)

Kitty said...

Awww, isn't she gorgeous? Welcome to the world, little one. I hope you have so much happiness in your life.

Congratulations Lesley - I was thinking about you this week and wondering if you'd got your new bundle. Iona is a lovely name - hope you are all happy and well. x

Lynn said...

Many congratulations Lesley, Iona is a beautiful baby girl... named after a beautiful Scottish Isle too ;)

Andrea said...

Congratulations!!!!! Iona is a beautiful name for a beautiful baby.

Lee said...

Oh my...such a beauty! Most newborns aren't nearly so photogenic!

Congratulations and I'm sending you many, many good wishes.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

She is gorgeous - with a beautiful name too! Congratulations to you all!

Lucy x

Mary said...

Lesley, she is just gorgeous. What a pretty name! Have been thinking of you all week and looking forward to seeing pictures! Congratulations!

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Sally said...

Welcome to the world, Iona, and congratulations Lesley! Your daughter is beatiful:)

Barbara said...

She's so perfect! Hooray for you! I'm just so happy that you and Iona are both well!! :D

Rowyn said...

Congratulations to you and all the family, she's beautiful.

Great name too. I remember being at a small castle in Scotland, and it was the last stop for ancient Kings on the way to be buried on the Isle of Iona. The whole story always intrigued me.

Christine said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful! Welcome home, Iona!

Kathy A. said...

Good job there girl!! Iona is stunningly beautiful. Love the name. Take good care of yourself. Will be thinking of you.

Anita said...

Congrats on your new baby girl. She is so pretty. Take good care of yourself and try to rest as much as you can. Thank you for sharing those precious picturs.

Daffycat said...

Iona is beautiful-congratulations!

Jessica said...

YAY! I am so happy for you!
I checked your blog everyday awaiting your news. What a little cutie pie!

Karoline said...

She's gorgeous, congratulations

Lesley said...

Congratulations!!!! Your new baby girl is so beautiful and I love her name.

I'm so pleased everything went well for you.I also think you are doing great by making sure you carry on doing the things that are important to you and that will keep you happy and contented.

Take care.

xxxx

Monkee Maker said...

Oooh! What a cutie! And your son looks like he's going to revel in his role as BIG BROTHER!

Many many congrats to you and yours, and as has already been said, a beautiful name for a beautiful baby.

:)

ps. I hope those baby blues stay away, they're the pits .... you know you've always got us if you need a break x

Carolien said...

Congratulations! What a lovely and o so beautiful baby she is!
I hope you will have a very happy life together!

Greetings, Carolien

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, congratulations!!!! She is beautiful ;)

Sonda in OR said...

Congratulations! She is lovely and big brother looks so handsome with her!

xstitch.nl said...

She is a beauty, congratulations to you all!! Good luck finding that balance!

Wendy said...

Iona is beautiful and such a lovely name for this sweet little girl! Congratulations to you and your family. I have very similar photos of the second one, of my babies and I just love how sweet they look sleeping.

Margaret said...

Congratulations on the birth of Iona. What a beautiful little girl and what a lovely name.

monique said...

Oh Lesley, she's so beautiful!! Congratulations!

kathyskreations said...

Lesley Congratulations Hun, wow she is lovely, oh dear I am getting brrody again lol.

Congrats again.

French Knots said...

A beautiful name for a beautiful girl. (Also a beautiful island, which holds special memories for me.)
What lovely pictures, especially the ones with her proud big brother.

Scotstitcher said...

Congratulations Lesley, your baby daughter is beautiful.

Hugs
Elaine

Chelle said...

Congrats! She's a cutie!

Paperfaerie said...

What a beautiful little girl and a beautiful name too. Congratulations

Vonna said...

I'm so happy for you! Doesn't she look much like her big brother? I'm so behind on my reading, but I checked on you today, just because I've been thinking about you....
Many, many congratulations!!! She's beautiful and I love her name - Iona, how perfect!

Von said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful, sweet little Iona!! You've chosen such an unusual, lovely name, unusual at least in my part of the world. My daughter will be interested as she likes unusual names, especially of a Celtic derivation. She recently gave her new daughter the middle name of Aoibheann! :)

Sal said...

Have just discovered your blog! You have the best gift in the world now! Congratulations!Iona is beautiful.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Iona is gorgeous!!! Are you sure the faries didn't leave her with you? She's so precious, Lesley! Congratulations to all of you. Bet the monkey is behaving himself now! Love and hugs,
Deb

Anonymous said...

awwwwwwwwww. They are so cute at that age. They grow up way to fast. Enjoy it :) Congradulations.

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