Tuesday, December 2, 2014

piper pearl


 
it's a girl. piper pearl arrived in just under 3 hours, born at home, one of the most beautiful births i've been to. i'm so so proud of my daughter, she labored with so much grace and beauty i had tears all the way through. it was an amazing honor {tears again} to be there holding her, soothing, supporting. it was all more than any of us could hope for. we have a baby!!!!!!!! xxxxxx

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  1. It must have been wonderful! To have grandchildren seems marvellous to me, maybe, one day... In your pictures there is so much joy and love, cherish these first moments with little Piper!

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    1. it is the MOST wonderful thing karin-ida, feeling overwhelmed and truly blessed. thank you! xxx

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  2. wonderful! God bless this baby!!! those two pictures speak of all the joy! happy for you! may this baby be blessed and sustained in all things!

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    1. thank you elizabeth so much, i so appreciate your lovely blessing! xxx

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  3. So exciting and I love her name.

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  4. I'm so happy for you! I'm so sad that I missed out on my home birth with Maddy, but it makes me happy to hear when someone gets to have one!

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    1. it was amazing amy, but every birth is. and look at maddy, what a treasure she is! we are so relieved and thrilled pipers birth has happened with such a wonderful outcome! xxx

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  5. As I wrote on Instagram, dearest Lori, I am all a tremble with excitement and delight for you and your family! Welcome Piper Pearl. You will make this world more beautiful still.

    Let the knitting commence! (I loved the pale pink yarn on your last IG picture Lori: I'm wondering which yarn it is?)

    Stephanie x

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    1. thank you so much stephanie, for your kindness here and on ig. the yarn is a gorgeous blush {it's dyed with madder root, the faintest peachy pink} merino wool by camilla fiber co., gifted by a lovely friend. i'm making a gown for little pearl. :) xxx

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  6. Congratulations! Such a happy day!! My son was born in exactly the same way as your new grandbaby, only without the presence of a dear grandmother like you. So happy for you all!!

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    1. aw, thank you so much!! my son was born the same too, and also without my mother. she would have worried too much over a home birth, so we didn't tell her until baby was earthside. :) xxx

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  7. Much love and congratulations xxx

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  8. Oh Congratulations!! Her name is adorable! Sneding love to this little one.

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    1. thank you melody! i will give her a little hug from you! xxx

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  9. Congratulations to you all. Piper Pearl, born at home, we wish you lot of milk :).

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    1. thank you lucia :) hee hee, what a sweet wish. my daughter was like me, almost too much milk. xxx

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  10. Hello dear little Piper Pearl. You are a beautiful baby and have been born into a beautiful family.

    I'm sending my very, very best wishes to you and yours. xxx ooo

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    1. thank you dear frances. i will give our little pearl a kiss and hug from you. xxx

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  11. Many good wishes to you, your daughter, and your granddaughter! What a wonderful way to come into the world.

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    1. thank you so very much, it is so true, if every baby could have such a gentle beginning. xxx

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  12. Congratulations to your daughter and the whole family! You all must be on cloud 9. :-) LOVE the name!!

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    1. yes! floating off the ground here. so thrilled relieved smitten, a new grandbaby!!! thank you anke! xxx

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  13. Lovely lovely news. Hugs and kisses to you all!

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  14. Congratulations! Such joy. And I smiled at the beautiful photo of the weighing. When my littlest was being similarly weighed at home by the midwife, it drove me CRAZY that I didn't have a camera in my hands. So I'm happy you captured the moment for your daughter, and so exquisitely. Hugs to you all!

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    1. thank you so much, oh my goodness it is so difficult (in the best sense of the word) to be doing it all!! i was support for my daughter and 12 year old granddaughter present at the birth, photographer, and useless teary eyed person. i love the home weighing and like you didn't get one of my son at his home birth. this photo is cropped, the original image shows the delight on my daughter and 2 midwives faces too. so priceless. thank you so much wsw. xxx

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  15. Welcome to the world, Piper Pearl!

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  16. what a sweet little peanut ~ so happy for your whole family, lori :)

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    1. she is melissa! so beautiful. thank you so much. xxx

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  17. So I guess it's OK that I shed a tear or two also!! Love the name and as a British trained midwife I am SOO pleased with her wonderful safe home birth! Loved doing those............Yee Haaaaaaaaaa

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    1. i sometimes regret not taking the training to become a midwife susan, how wonderful you are!! thank you so much, it was beyond perfect, my daughter calls them her midwife angels. what a blessing. xxx

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  18. Dear Lori, this is always the very best news! Congratulations to all! I hope everyone will settle in nicely, surrounded by love. xo

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  19. sending every blessing to piper pearl and her family xoxo

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  20. So very happy for you and your family. What a gift!

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  21. Lori CONGRATULATIONS!! and am so happy for you. God Bless piper pearl. A big hug for her.

    Hugs,
    Shantana

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    1. aw thank you so much shantana! i'm so happy to see you again, i hope all is well with your beautiful family! xxx

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  22. sweet blessings! piper pearl is the loveliest name...
    savor this amazing time ♥

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    1. thank you catie! my daughter and i keep saying that, enjoy every moment, it's so precious. little pearl is already 5 days old! xxx

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  23. such happy news!!!!! Hope the girls are all well!!!!
    Congratulations and hugs + xxxxxx to all you !!!
    Love, Ale

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    1. thank you ale! they are doing SO well, i'm just so thrilled for them both, happy healthy baby and mama, could not ask for more. and so happy i am so close by. :) xxx

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  24. dearest lori and family
    what joy, welcome to the world dear Piper Pearl
    sending our very best wishes to you all
    claire, andrew, madeleine and ethan - sussex, england

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    1. dear claire, thank you so much, to you and your family. i love finding messages from you here, would you mind sending me your address? my email is lorix5@hotmail.com thank you again xxx

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  25. Welcome to the world Piper Pearl! <3

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  26. welcome sweet baby girl
    i love your names
    and i love the image of you
    inside the beautiful belly of your mom!

    thank you Lori
    for sharing!!
    xx
    Patrice A.

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    1. thank you so much dear patrice. we almost didn't get the images, i had been traveling so much and we kept putting it off. luckily we managed to take some beautiful images a week ago, very happy! xxx

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  27. Dearest Lori,

    Once more my warmest congratulations to you, your daughter and husband and the rest of your family! What a joy to bring such a beautiful baby girl into the world.

    Madelief x

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    1. thank you very much madelief, it must bring back such sweet memories with your beautiful girls. i am beyond thrilled to have a baby in the family again. eek!! xxx

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  28. congratulations, grandma! And congrats to your daughter and your family!!!

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  29. Welcome sweet Piper!
    xx All the best to you & your family.

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  30. Wow! Lovely names for a lovely little girl! Congratulations to all the family!

    I have a friend since many years who is a midwife and who has delivered hundreds of babies - and she still thinks that she has the best job in the world, that each birth is unique and fantastic.

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    1. thank you irene!! i can imagine what a job it would be. she sounds the perfect person to be one, and is so right, every birth is a miracle. i almost went that route, wanting to be a midwife or a doula. i think i would have loved every bit of it too. xxx

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  31. LORI! Congratulations to you and yours! What a precious new gift to your family :) It made me tear up a little with joy seeing the beautiful pictures and reading your sweet words. I'm so glad that everything went so smoothly. Welcome to the world dear wee one!

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  32. Welcome to the world, sweet Piper Pearl. May love and warmth surround you always...

    So happy for you and your family, Lori!

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  33. Oh Lori what a precious gift.
    I'm so thrilled for all of you.
    I can't even imagine the feeling of watching your baby become a mother.
    Welcome to the world Piper Pearl. xxxxxx

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    1. thank you so much kate. i remember my mom trying to describe it to me, what it's like when your baby has a baby. no words. someday, you will know. xxxxxx

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  34. Congratulations! Welcome sweet Piper ♥
    Best Christmas gift ever xoxo

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    1. thank you so much deb! she really is :) xxx

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  35. What wonderful news! Congratulations to all!

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  36. I need a 'Luke's button! Why isn't there a like button!?!? Congratulations to you all. Hugs, Sheri aka VikingCrocheter

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  37. Hi Lori, what a blessing to be gifted with such a wonderful present for the Christmas season. She is a lucky girl for having such a great gramma and what a privilege to have been able to see her being born. Her name is just perfect ! I'm am sure she is a precious jewel in your lives. Congratulations to you, your daughter, her husband and your family. So happy for you.

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  38. How wonderful lori, what beautiful mother and baby and pretty name. I'm sure that your needles will be even busier than usual...happy, happy days and happy life for little Piper...all the rest of your family too.
    lots of love,
    debx

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    1. thank you deb, yes, lots more knitting! thank you so much for the wishes! xxx

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  39. So happy to read this wonderful news, dear Lori! Piper Pearl is beautiful and so is her name! What a wonderful welcome into the world she had, it all sounds like a beautiful experience. And she is just the best Christmas present for your family.......congratulations to you all.
    Sending love Helen xox

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    1. thank you dear helen, your lovely comment is so appreciated. xxx

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  40. Congratulations !!
    A darling wee girl.
    My daughter is due in May 2015 and we are so hoping for a girl. She already has a little boy.
    Wonderful times ahead for you

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    1. thank you very much nicky! crossing fingers here for a healthy baby (girl!).

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  41. Oh Lori, how beautiful!!! I feel all teary, thinking about the miracle of birth and birthing and babies and all that wonderful stuff that I once did…….but am now honoured to be watching my daughter(s) do. And of course, your photography, is as always, perfect! Much love to you all and happy baby mooning!! xxx

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    1. thank you so much evi! it makes me teary thinking about it all too, all the years of pregnancy and childbirth, how much i loved it. we are so lucky to have it to remember and now share with our girls, we are SO blessed. xxx

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  42. Gorgeous all the way through —— momma, baby Piper Pearl (love the name) and grandmomma, a trifecta of beauties. Congrats Lori on this new bundle of love in your life♡

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  43. Your pictures are so lovely Lori and I send my warmest wishes for all! Congratulations on adorable Piper Pearl!
    Trista (met you at Tolt Yarns recently)

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    1. oh thank you so much trista, it was so lovely to meet you! xxx

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  44. Congratulations! How wonderful :-) And I love her name! x

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    1. thank you very much col! i really love it too, we think it fits her well! xxx

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  45. What lovely, wonderful news! Congratulations to you all. xoxo

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  46. Oh precious Pearl! So happy for you and the whole family Lori, congratulations again! xxx

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  47. I'm sitting here smiling ear to ear for you and your new grand daughter (and your daughter too). Piper Pearl! Everything about her is beautiful. Congratulations.

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  48. Oh how wonderful, what a sweet, sweet blessing. Congratulations to you all and welcome to the world Piper Pearl.

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    1. thank you annie, we are so very happy to have her here! xxx

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  49. What an incredible time for you and your family, so beautiful. Congratulations to you all. Xo's

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  50. Welcome Piper Pearl. Congratulations everyone.

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  51. Lori, I am a bit late for this party! Happy baby, congratulations! xoxo

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  52. Glad to hear it was an easy birth. Congrats to all! Tammy

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  53. Congratulations to all! (not quite sure how I missed this post....?)
    What a beautiful name.

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  54. Great article, Thanks for your great information, the content is quiet interesting. I will be waiting for your next post.

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  55. Congratulations to you all!
    It should be wonderful being grandma....<3

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  56. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

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xoxo lori