28 March 2017

Welcome to the world, little one

Early last week, I got to birth this human being into the world. 

Weight, perfect. Length, long enough. Name, still deciding. Even though he does not have ginger hair, I decided to keep him. This is of much relief to the Builder, as he is very smitten with the squishy and snuggly bundle of joy. We are happy and healthy, swimming in a sea of love neither of us have experienced before and feeling grateful this little person chose us to be his parents.

This is the fourth trimester, a time to bond with my baby and learn how to be his mother. While I navigate the sleepless nights and days, endless nappies and his feeding schedule, my body is busy healing too; the next forty days will be intentionally slow, as I take time adjusting to all the changes. Dear readers, this means no posts for a little while. When I return, I will have many words to share, on my pregnancy, birth, and trying to raise a human, plastic-free and zero waste.

xErin
  1. So happy for you!!!

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    1. Thank you :) I am very happy too!!

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  2. Congratulations to you all from the UK

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  3. Hi Erin, he is so beautiful, congratulations to you both. You are doing the right thing, just concentrate on you and yours for a while, it is a special and fleeting time. You will both be wonderful parents, I just know it.
    Kindest regards
    Fi

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    1. Thanks for your words of wisdom and kindness :) We will do our best.

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  4. Congratulations! And well done to you amazing mumma for all that you are to create and grow this incredible little one.

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    1. Such sweet words Clarissa, thank you.

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  5. Congratulations! Concentrate on your little family and enjoy this time :)

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    1. It's hard to concentrate on anything else, that's for sure. But ma enjoying every fleeting moment :) Thanks you for the well wishes.

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  6. Anonymous3/30/2017

    Congratulations - enjoy this magical time, Claire

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    1. Thanks, Claire. It is indeed magical.

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  7. Anonymous4/02/2017

    Congratulations, enjoy your little one. xxx Deb

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  8. Anonymous4/03/2017

    Congratulations !! Enjoy ! You are absolutely right to take this time for yourself and your family !
    Kind regards from France :)
    ps: He might become ginger later on ;)

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    1. In some light, the hair looks to have a slight ginger tinge. I keep my fingers crossed.

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  9. Anonymous4/03/2017

    I've just hopped onto this page for the first time to read this special post. Congratulations! I heard about your blog after reading an article in the SMH this morning.

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    1. Welcome to this little blog and thank you for passing on your congratulations, it was very sweet of you :)

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  10. I've never been on your blog before either. But a big congratulations! I will be pooping back to read some of your recycling posts. I work in commercial cleaning in Bristol and try to promote green cleaning as much as possible. I am also looking forward to lots of pics of the baby!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and your kinds words. I think that's great you promote green cleaning. There are no enough cleaning businesses that do! All the best.

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  11. Congratulations! He looks adorable! I wish you quick recovery and countless unforgettable moments with the little one!

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    1. Thank you so much :) I was fortunate to have a quick recovery. The moments have most definitely been unforgettable.

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  12. Congratulations! What a bundle of joy he must be! Soak it in, forget about us (but can't wait to hear about your experiences raising a little human plastic and waste free). xx

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    1. Thanks so much :) I look forward to sharing it too.

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  13. So happy to hear the news. Enjoy his first days! I never write but I always read you.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to write. I'm enjoying all his days.

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  14. Claire5/02/2017

    Congratulations Erin and The Builder, he is beautiful. How wonderful <3

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    1. He is beautiful and wonderful, even when I'm changing his nappy at 4am :)

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  15. I hereby congratulate the proud parents of the newborn and hope the best future for him.
    Mary from TrustMeter

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    1. From two very proud parents, we say thank you.

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  16. Congratulations, all the way from Belgium! He looks beautiful!!! And whoopwhoop for planning on raising him plastic-free and zero waste.

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  17. congratulations , he is soooo cute !! do you do cloth diapers and wipes?
    We did because it was economical and my son was alergict to disposables, now I'm proud to say zero waste ! just curious to how other families do zero waste with babies...

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