Friday, February 24, 2012

She's here! Elle est là...

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Dear friends,
Our daughter was born of a sunny afternoon, on February 15.

Our daughter, not quite 2 days old (Feb. 17 2012)
Not quite 2 days old

She is doing superbly and everyone here is well - predictably exhausted, but utterly smitten with this little being - so strong and so vulnerable at the same time. Even P'tite Mignonne is in love.

(We have chosen not to share her name on the Internet - it was either that, or not sharing pictures here at all. We'll have to find her a cute nickname for the blog! :) )



I'll try and write more soon, but on top of caring for a newborn entirely on our own, my computer fried a few days before the birth. Getting a new one is not quite at the top of my list right now! ;)


Amies lectrices, amis lecteurs,
Notre petite fille est née le 15 février, par une après-midi magnifiquement ensoleillée.

Our daughter, not quite 2 days old (Feb. 17 2012)
Pas tout à fait 2 jours

Elle se porte à merveille et tout le monde va bien ; nous sommes épuisés, comme de raison, mais émerveillés par ce petit être à la fois si vigoureux et si vulnérable... Même la P'tite Mignonne est sous le charme !

(Nous avons décidé de ne pas diffuser son nom sur Internet : c'était ça ou je ne montrais pas de photos...)

Feb. 24 - 9 days
Ce matin, à un peu plus d'une semaine

Je vais tâcher de réécrire plus longuement un de ces jours, mais en plus de tout le reste, mon ordinateur m'a lâchée quelques jours avant la naissance, et j'ai d'autre priorités pour le moment que de m'en occuper... ;)

115 comments:

Lisette M said...

She is so beautiful! Looking at her brings back the joy I felt when my first born was born. Many blessings Isabelle!

Julie Culshaw said...

Congratulations and good wishes coming your way.

Tania said...

She is totally gorgeous! Enjoy your time with her - your readers will still be here when you return.

Lilian said...

Congratulations Isabelle! And thank you for sharing pictures of your lovely, pretty baby!! She is truly adorable.
(And I'm glad that P'tite Mignonne is 'cool' with the new situation.)

Tracy said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you & Seb... She is an ANGEL! Oh, so beautiful and sweet. And so pretty in your lovely handknits for her. So glad all is well. And that Miss Cutie is taking to the baby too. ;o) Be taking good care and enjoy these early days. Thinking of you and sending happy wishes! Kiss the baby from me :o) ((LOVE & BIG HUGSS))

paco peralta said...

Regardez-la, elle est belle ... Félicitations Isabelle .. Tout le meilleur pour vous, pour l'heureux père et sa petite fille.

Anna van Schurman said...

Beautiful. She shares a birthday with my niece! Congratulations and best wishes to all!

KarenV said...

Congratulations Isabelle, she's beautiful! Glad you're both doing OK :)

Lori said...

congratulations, Isabelle, she is gorgeous.

CGCouture said...

There's never a right time for computers to bite the dust, but they seem to invariably pick the absolute WORST time.

Your daughter is gorgeous! May she soon sleep through the night and be a minimal fuss baby that brings much happiness and fulfillment. Blessings to you and yours! :-)

Summerset said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

owlmazingmakes said...

congratulations! she is adorable! i love her in her little hand knits...aww :)

Evie said...

Félicitations. Elle est si belle.

TinaTx said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

Marie-Noëlle said...

Quelle merveille ! Merci de nous montrer son adorable frimousse, cela me donne presque les larmes aux yeux. Choyez bien ce trésor et beaucoup de bonheur à vous 4 (je n'oublies pas Petite Mignonne)

a little sewing said...

Many hearty congratulations to you and Seb on your beautiful new daughter, and to the wee one on her new parents :)

Sharon said...

Isabelle, she is gorgeous! Congratulations and Best wishes to you all!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congratulations Isabelle! I know that she will bring you much joy! Best wishes to you all!

LisaB said...

Congratulations, Isabelle and Seb! She is beautiful! Best wishes to all of you.

Nathalie said...

Félicitations! Elle est adorable!

Wendy said...

Congratulations on the birth of this beautiful little girl! She has simply the sweetest face. Love to you both!!

Teddylyn said...

She is beautiful and wears your creations so well! Enjoy each moment...life's greatest miracle?

Lynda in LV

Deb L said...

She is beautiful and looks so cozy and warm in her knits! :)

MariaDenmark said...

Congratulations!
She is adorable and looks very comfy in all her knit wear.
Thank you for sharing her picture!

Mary Beth said...

What a beautiful dark haired baby! Congratulations to you both.

Nicole said...

Wow she is absolutely beautiful - I can't wait to see her in more of your hand made knits! Congrats to all of you!

judidarling said...

Mazel Tov! Such a sweet face! Take good care of yourself--and enjoy every glorious day with your little girl.

valerie said...

Beautiful! Congratulations to you both!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Margaret said...

Oh Isabelle,
I don't know what to say ~ I just want to cry! She is beautiful, and I am so overjoyed for you. Thank you immensely for sharing her photos! She is la belle petite! (my French is not like your English ~ I don't think I have that quite right, but I mean, the small beauty). =) Many, many blessings to you all, and to the Little Darling, and I wish you a wonderful early spring with her. Enjoy! (And if you cannot write much.... never mind! Babies first!) =)

Love,
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Oh, my, she is gorgeous! Felicitations!

Claudine (couturearts.wordpress.com)

Lisa L said...

Congratulations Isabelle! She is simply beautiful!!

Sylvie said...

Comme elle est adorable ! Et le cardigan lui va très bien. Gros bisous.

Shirley said...

Isn't she sweet! Congratulations to you both.

Paula said...

Congratulations. She is gorgeous.

cidell said...

What a darling! Congratulations to you and Seb!

Heather said...

Many congratulations to you both on the birth of your beautiful daughter. She look gorgeous in the clothes you knitted.

Amanda S. said...

Congratulations on your newest addition! I see she is already getting good use out of all those sweaters you knit her.

Christine said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful

.x.Helen.x. said...

She is absolutely beautiful. Many congratulations from my little family to yours. Don't worry about being online, make sure to spend all your time enjoying your little one and taking care of yourself. The blog will be here when you are ready to return. Hugs xx

Julie said...

congratulations!! she's beautiful.

nowaks nähkästchen said...

What a beautiful little girl you have, Congratulation!

And take your time and come back for blogging when you feel so, there are other priorities in life.

Elaray said...

Elle est très belle!
(Forgive my poor, high school French!)

Leslie said...

Congratulations! She's absolutely beautiful.

KarenP said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

Mlle Poisse said...

Félicitations ! Congrats !
Elle est absolument magnifique, et très bien vêtue évidemment...

Susie said...

Congratulations and best wishes from Australia. She is beautiful.

AECDesigns said...

Congratulations! She's lovely!
And her nickname should be something yarn related to follow the WIP tshirt you had before her arrival! ;)
Homespun? LOL

Anonymous said...

oh la la ! La voilà ! elle est adorable ! Félicitations à tous les deux ! En effet l'ordi peut attendre ! merci de partager cela avec nous... prenez soin de vous biz si je puis me permettre.
Valérie

kbenco said...

Your daughter is beautiful, and looks very warm and beloved in your hand knits. Congratulations.

Dana said...

Congratulations! She's so beautiful!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter.

m.aziz said...

Congratulations to you both on the new sweet addition to your family! Wishing you much happiness in the years to come.

Adrienne said...

Congrats!!!

cathymk said...

Congratulations to you both! She's beautiful!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

She is beautiful! Welcome to the world, little one, and congratulations Isabelle and Seb.

Susan said...

Hooray and happy days! Welcome to the world little one. Your parents are all you hoped they would be. :-) They are working to make the world a better place for you.

Sue said...

Congratulations - she looks adorable in your hand made knits!

Sewing Geek said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

Nakiloe said...

Félicitations!!! Elle est adorable ^^ Plein de bises à toutes les 2!
Aude

Mel said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Helene said...

Elle est si jolie que j'en ai les larmes aux yeux ! Bienvenue à ta fille, et beaucoup de bonheur à tous les trois... plus "P'tite Mignonne".

Bluebell Design and Dressmaking said...

Congratulations to you all!

Sheri said...

So beautiful; so perfect!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, your little girl is beautiful.
Mary in Thailand

Anonymous said...

I really cannot understand why you do not want to give her name -_-

moleymakes said...

Many congratulations to you both. She is simply adorable.
Get ready for broken sleep, constant feeds, smelly nappies. It's all so worth it :)

Tiddy and Charlie. said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful :o) c x

karin said...

Congratulations, she´s adorable!

patti said...

What a beautiful daughter--many congratulations to you and Seb--wishing you many years of joy!

SEWN said...

Congratulations!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Congratulations ~ she is adorable :)

Annette said...

Félicitations - elle est si belle!

LaNegraSoledad said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful , she's perfect. Happy Babymoon

barbara said...

She's WONDERFUL! Congratulations! :)

Tany said...

What a beautiful baby girl!!!! Congratulations and my very best wishes for you, your little treasure and your family!! Take care and rest as much as you can...
Big HUGS!!!

Maria said...

Oh what wonderful, wonderful news!! I am so happy for you and your little family Isabelle.

Vicki said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

felicitations aux parents et je souhaite à cette jolie petite fille une vie remplie de joies , d'affection et de creativite
merci pour cette photo
amicalement
michele

Gilly said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful

Emilie said...

Félicitations à vous tous, elle est vraiment mignonne.

Kat said...

Elle est magnifique ! Profite bien des ces instants et tant pis pour l'ordinateur !
J'espère que j'aurai le plaisir de découvrir bientôt sa jolie frimousse :-)
Des bises chaleureuses à tous les 3 et encore toutes mes félicitations !

Shashi Nayagam said...

Absolutely adorable and beautiful. Congratulations once again.

Sigrid said...

Congratulations with your beautiful daughther. Enjoy!

mochimo said...

She's adorable! Congratulations!

June said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

cindymen said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and so well dressed!

Christine D said...

Oh Isabelle she is beautiful!!!!! Congratulations!

Julia said...

Congratulations, so sweet!!!!

Tia (du forum) said...

Ooooh je te l'ai déjà dit mais elle est magnifique ta petite poussinette! Et c'est le gilet que je trouvais si mignon sur Ravelry, il est encore plus adorable portée! Félicitation pour ce si joli bébé!xxxx

Fonnell/Grammie/mom said...

oh she is so beautiful. I am so happy for you. I have enjoyed your blog from the start and I can't wait to see what inspiration your little girl brings to your life. Wishing you all the best to come!

hugs
Fonnell

Jules said...

So beautiful! As is her knitted wardrobe. I hope mom and baby are doing well.

Lisbei said...

Hello ma chère Isabelle !
Oh, quelle belle surprise en arrivant ! Félicitations à toi et à Seb pour cette petite merveille, elle est adorable !
Courage pour les premières semaines, toujours fatigantes pour les jeunes parents ... mais pleines de bonheur et d'émerveillements quotidiens, aussi !
Je vous embrasse bien fort tous les trois, et caresses à la minette !

Denise said...

Oh she is finally here with the most beautiful and sweet face! You and your husband are so blessed! So wonderful and I hope you are feeling well - rest when the baby sleeps!! Don't work while she sleeps!

Cindy Ann said...

Congratulations!! She is perfection. A real beauty. I know you must be over the moon. Enjoy these early days. They pass so quickly.

Karoline said...

Congratulations, she's gorgeous

marie said...

Bienvenue à cette magnifique petite fille (comme sa maman) et félicitations à ses heureux parents et à la marraine P'tite Mignonne§
Plein de gros bisous et tous mes vœux de bonheur à vous tous!

Alizée said...

Félicitations! Elle est magnifique, et ce gilet lui va à ravir! Bon courage pour la suite, sans oublier P'tite Mignonne!

Aysezhu said...

Congratulations! She is lovely

¡¡Enhorabuena!!

Mom (Míriam) said...

Elle est vraiement belle! Que Dieu la benisse avec santé et beaucoup de joie. Gros bisous.

Clinsette said...

Félicitations, elle est magnifique!!!!
J'espère que tu te portes bien.
Au plaisir de se revoir lors d'un tricot-thé!
Bises
Virginie

Robin said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!!

lutinette08 said...

Félicitations à vous trois, de la belle ouvrage, je vous souhaite beaucoup de Bonheur à 3.

treva e said...

she's just beautiful! Lucky you and Seb to have such a wonderful addition to your family. Many years of joy ahead.

millefeuilles said...

Dear Isabelle,

For a creative soul like yourself you have made the most beautiful creation of all. She is amazing and, dare I say, has the best of birthdays: it is also my son's birthday and I must confess that thanks to him February has become my favourite month of all.

Enjoy and look after yourself.

Stephanie

Karen said...

Congratulations to you both - what a little beauty she is, and how perfect in your tiny knits. I wish you many years of joy and knitting (and sewing) for her. Much love.

KayB said...

Woohoo.... Congratulations to both (or all three) of you. I am wishing you all the best for the future!!!!

Everlasting said...

Elle est tellement ravissante!
mes meilleurs voeux de bonheur à toute la famille.

Kristy said...

Oh she's so beautiful, I'm so happy for you and your family. Now the hard work begins!

Armelle said...

Plus belle en vrai ;o) Felicitationssss

anneke said...

congratulations!! she is b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l!! does she bring back memories!! I hope you have as much joy and excitement as we had when our first girl was born.

Hope you're okay and not tooooooo tired...

Jali said...

Congratulations!!! Happy to see her looking strong and well(and need I say lovely, sweet and peaceful as well). I am a February girl too and love everything about the month. Wishing the little one the brightest and happiest of futures!

la fée d'alia said...

congratulations !!! I'm so happy for you ;-) kisses !

Felicity said...

Notre félicitations à vous tous. Elle est vraiment mignonne.
Big Australian hugs from us.
The MOTH et Felicity xoxo

Marty said...

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter. When I first read your blog, "She's here! Elle est la..." I THOUGHT your baby's name was Elle, (also the name of a friend's newborn). Perhaps that would be an appropriate blog name for her. Elle.
Best wishes from Florida.