Little Polly was born on Monday morning at 11.15am.
She weighed 4.05kg (a whole pound more than Matilda!) and was 54cm long.
So far this little bundle has been a perfect angel, feeding and sleeping well! I almost don't want to say that out loud just in case I change it.
Matilda is being an excellent big sister too, giving Polly lots of little cuddles and holding her hand.
We came home on Thursday and these quiet days already seem like they are slipping by too quickly.
Patiently as ever of course. The weird thing about being this pregnant is that you don't really plan on doing anything because you keep expecting to be going to hospital and then when nothing happens you have all this time on your hands to fill.
So I made Matilda an outfit (rather than finish cleaning my house or do my tax). Which she then agreed to model for me but only if her toothbrush could be used as the perfect accessory (we love to carry our toothbrush around with us, we do not love to brush our teeth though!).
I bought the material to make these pants last winter and never got around to it, so I am glad to finally have them done. And at the last minute I decided it needed a matching top and luckily I had bought enough of the floral fabric to be able to make something.
You have to love the internet for this kind of thing. The fabric was bought on a bit of whim really and I didn't have any patterns. After a quick search around the place I used this tutorial for the top (using the 2T - 3T measurements at the bottom which were great except I'd make the ruffle straps a fair bit wider next time). Then I decided the top needed something a little extra, so I used this tutorial to add a pocket (I made mine a couple of inches smaller in width and depth).
I used Leslie's Kidlet pants tutorial again for the pants, after testing it out on Matilda's PJ pants last week. I love this pattern, they are so quick to make and I really like the fit of them. Luckily for me, Matilda is only a few weeks older than cute little Mae so I can just go with the same size that Leslie makes for her. Yay!
So thanks everyone who takes the time to put tutorials out there, I love them :) And they are way better than working on your tax paperwork.
Because I went a bit mental last weekend trying to get ready for the baby and the baby isn't here yet (6 days until my due date) we've had a bit more of a relaxing weekend this week. And the best part is tomorrow is a holiday up here too, yay.
I had a lovely breakfast here yesterday with a friend of mine from Melbourne who was up for the weekend (and I left Matilda and G at home which you have to admit is kinda nice sometimes).
I've even managed to do a little bit of sewing. I made myself a little nappy wallet (from this tutorial)... to keep the big girl nappies separate from the itty bitty baby ones.
And I made Matilda a new pair of pj pants using this pattern. I want to make Matilda another pair of these with some cord I have but I thought I better make a pair to try out the sizing first (I think I need to allow a little more space around her hips). So she has pj pants to match the cot sheets I made her last winter which have now been handed down to her soon to be little sister.
I'm hoping the cord pants might become a reality tomorrow but we'll see - I'm also trying to not really plan anything until the baby gets here so I'm not bothered when I haven't got something done.
And I really also want to finish the massive spring clean (in autumn) that begun last weekend. I'd say about 50% of the house is spotless done and the rest of the house is probably about 80% of the way there, so it would be nice to finish it up - but I won't be completely stressed out if it doesn't happen. At least everything is pretty tidy and I'm on top of the washing, clothes are even folded and put away! Just got to try and keep on top of Matilda's daily toy pulling out until the baby gets here at least.