Announcing: Squidgy Is Here


If you follow on Facebook or Twitter, this is going to be old news to you now, but Squidgy is here!! And she’s a girl! What a surprise!! I was really expecting a boy, for some reason!

She was born yesterday, 13 March at 17:23 – that’s 5:23 PM for my American friends – weighing in at an astonishing 4.2 kg, or 9lb6oz. We made them weigh her again, because I didn’t believe that could be right. My bump was so small compared to with Ameli.

Full birth story to follow, but we’re very excited, happy and ecstatic to have had our home water birth, despite being at 42 weeks and 5 days according to the scan dates!

Thank you everyone for your support…


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26 thoughts on “Announcing: Squidgy Is Here

  1. Can’t believe I missed this! Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful! x
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  2. Maeve Medhurst

    Awesome..Congratulations..she’s beautiful and looks a lot like Ameli I think? xxx

  3. BIG congratulations again! SO pleased you got your water birth as planned πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Jorje! I appreciate it!

  4. Massive congratulations! And a home birth that overdue! Wish my midwives would allow that!

    • Thanks Josie. To be honest, mine didn’t ‘allow’ it either, but because I knew my dates 100% and knew I couldn’t have conceived when the scan says I did – with the exception of an immaculate conception! – I knew I wasn’t really overdue, despite what the scan said. I told them I’d be having a homebirth with or without their presence, and they said that in truth midwives have a duty of care to the mothers and if I didn’t want to go to hospital, they couldn’t force me, they could only make note of the fact that I was going against their advice, which was fine by me, because I knew my dates without a doubt.

    • Thanks so much Sally! It’s been a crazy month. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Lauren @ Hobo Mama

    Sooo beautiful! I love Ameli’s smile β€”Β very like Mikko’s upon meeting his brother. I am so happy for you that you were able to have your water birth. Enjoy your babymoon! Give that baby a squeeze for me. πŸ™‚
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    • Thanks Lauren! We’re loving all the love πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! I’ll try to remember to link up!

  6. Congratulations! She’s gorgeous, looks like a mini Ameli in the second pic x
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    • She really is the spitting image of her sister at birth!

  7. How exciting! I was expecting that you would have a boy, as well. There’s nothing sweeter than a sister relationship, though. Take care!!
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  8. Yippeeee! GO MAMA! That’s awesome, beautiful, wonderful news and she looks just SO dainty for such a lovely round weight. πŸ™‚ Happy happy days. πŸ™‚

  9. urbanvox

    aaaawwwww!!! so sos ooooooo cute!
    Welcome home Squidgy!!!! πŸ™‚
    Soooo looking forward to meet her and seeing you gguys to give you a hug and all! Oh! and we got pics to do!!!!! when???

  10. Congratulations. So pleased you got the birth you wanted.

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