1. A week ago we arrived home from the hospital. It’s been a crazy week of ups (cuddles! presents! baby!) and downs (baby blues, lack of sleep, hormones).

    But overall it’s been wonderful. The Engineer and I are very much in love, and very much in awe of the fact that we made her and she is ours to keep.

    With the maid to clean and the parents to feed us, the whole things has been rather relaxed and lovely. I’m sure things will change, but for now we are taking things one day at a time and feeling great.


  2. The Best Excuse

    I know, I know, I’ve been away for ages.  But this time I have the best possible excuse:


    Elspeth (Elsie) Nora
    Born 18 July at 5:05pm
    4.43 kg (9lb 12oz), 54.3 cm

    She is perfect. We are delighted. The Engineer’s Family are all doing great and will be back soon with further updates. 

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  3. "don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. just dance."
    — anne lamott (via graceinplace)

    Yes. This is what I need to remember today!

    (via runnergirlwannabemama)

  4. mrsbutton:

    Yesterday marked 41 weeks of this pregnancy.

    But really it didn’t, because we didn’t make it that far. Instead labour was induced on Thursday night, and our wee button arrived on Friday afternoon.

    Elspeth Nora, 9lb 12oz, gorgeous and cuddly and sleeping on my chest as we speak.

  5. The Engineer and Wife are now The Engineer’s Family. Baby Engineer (aka Elspeth Nora) arrived on Friday at 5:05pm. She is huge (9lb 12oz) and long (54cm) and wonderful.

    We are home now, and very happy.


  6. mrsbutton:

    When heavily pregnant women are not in touch for a while, people tend to make assumptions.  If you assumed my absence for a couple of days was because I was in hospital meeting the button, you were (unfortunately) wrong.

    I was just on the couch, waiting, wishing, hoping!

    And now I’m leaving the internet until the baby comes.  Hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m back with some very exciting news.  In the meantime, I’m keeping everyone in suspense.

    See you on the flip side!

  7. I want to go camping.

    (Source: tarassein, via gemmaisagem)


  8. I got a letter from my Granddad yesterday.  His letters are full to the brim with him, and always make me smile.  This one was no exception.

    But my favourite thing this time was that the whole letter was printed in a fairly uneven grey.  And on the bottom, under a fold, was a handwritten note that said:

    I wish I knew how to replace the ink cartridge

    The letter is sitting on the desk beside my laptop, and every time I see it I smile and giggle.

  9. Almost there! #bump