Introducing… the new addition

Everyone at Parchment Place is once again celebrating…  the long anticipated arrival of Bumpkin, who has officially been renamed Abigail  – or just Abby for short.

I have no doubt in my mind that Abby’s journey into the world was much like everyone’s on this earth. She just followed the light, and here she is, weighing in at 9 pounds and 13 ounces on the 2 March 2012 at 4.44am.

There were times when I felt like this was never going to happen, even though it was inevitable. Especially recently, when I would wake up every morning and wonder why on earth I wasn’t in labour yet. Finishing up work was a good idea, but it also gave me an extra 40 hours a week to think about Bumpkin/Abby and when she was going to arrive into this world or not.

So… here’s to sleepless nights, permanent exhaustion, and being an on-demand feeding machine. But despite all that, here’s to the satisfaction of finally being a mother to a real little human being, and not just to our great big fluffy cat. It’s going to be an awesome journey for us as a family and introducing Abby to the real world outside of the womb.

Thank you to all of you with your supportive words and advice while I have been impatient about the impending arrival. There will be times from now that Parchment Place may get a little neglected – you’ll just have to bear with me though for the time being.

Xoxo LkH and Baby Abby


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  1. Congratulations!!! At last, she’s here! And she’s so beautiful 🙂 She looks older, not like a newborn who has been soaking away too long in the bath 🙂 What a gorgeous wee thing she is. Enjoy the journey, it is the greatest you’ll ever go on.


  2. She is so so beautiful! Many congratulations 🙂 Dont worry if blog gets behind. It will take a few days/weeks to get into a routine and you will be busy staring at her cute little face and toes and fingers. Xox


  3. She is the most beautiful little girl ever! And she arrived on my son’s birthday (smart of her). Of course we may forget and accidently call her Bumpkin from time to time. Hope she doesn’t mind. Thinking of you and hoping you are doing well. Get a close friend to come over and change the nappies while you have a rest on the couch. I did that for my godson’s mother in October. Made all the difference for her. Congradulations again!


  4. Congrats Momma Leigh!!!
    Welcome to this Wild and Beautiful world Abigail…now all the more precious for having you in it! 🙂
    I am sure your Momma has already told you how many people were impatient and eager for your arrival…so it is wonderful to finally see you here!
    Chick – she is a truly gorgeous little girl…so happy for you, Mike and Abigail….Before you were a couple and now you are a family – perfect and complete! xxxxxx
    Please get on Skype!!! Missing you madly!
    Rest up too…catch those moments to nap when little Abby is napping….
    Man – just too too precious for words!
    MWAH to you both!!! Congrats to Mike too! 🙂


  5. Thank you everyone!
    Its been a hell of a challenge for the past week, but we are getting there. Abby lost a load of weight very quickly, so we are working really hard to try and get her back up to her birth weight. Loads of feeding, and loads of sleeping, and I’m trying to do the same when I can as well 🙂


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