Our 'little charm' has finally arrived! We are now officially a party of five (oh how I loved that show!).

Lois Betty Brennan came into the world at 6.10am yesterday morning. She weighed 10lbs 4ozs. 

keeping it real - this girl does not like having her nappy changed!

blankets made by my mum for me as a baby

I am so happy that I was able to have her at home and she was born in the birthing pool (although she had shoulder dystocia so I was standing up for the final push!... oh and I just looked that up online - I shouldn't have!!). It was distressing and I know it was a bit lot panicky at the end but she's a strong girl and we're all fine. I was in active labour for about an hour, she was far quicker than my other two.

I was well and truly in shock for most of yesterday, I had mentally prepared myself to go into hospital and she just came so fast (about 6 hrs total). I was also shocked she is a she!! Overjoyed that her siblings have a sister and our family is complete (my husband has just added 'almost'... he would like us to get a tortoise!).

To celebrate Cindy has kindly offered a giveaway - a fabulous 20 euro gift certificate to spend at Fluffy Sheep Quilting!

You could treat yourself to some lovely goodies like these...


To enter the giveaway please leave one comment on this post (any additional comments will be deleted).
Please, please, please make sure you leave contact details in your comment (unless you know I have replied by email to you) - if I can't contact you then you can't win!

The giveaway will end next Tuesday 29th January and the winner chosen by Mr Random.org

I know you'll all appreciate this is such a special time for us and I may not be able to reply to all your comments - I'm changing nappies instead!!

p.s. For those of you wondering, if Lois had been a boy we were planning on the name Stan Peter John (the middles names are my grandfathers and my dad's names).