Monday, July 18, 2011

hello world

Born on the full moon in mid-winter.

She swam into the world and right into her Daddy's arms at 4.47am today, the 19th of July 2011.

She is dark and beautiful with big, curious eyes and cherub lips.

Her name is Poet Winter Smith...and she's perfect.

(The birth details will come...but just quickly it was a beautiful and blissful few hours. I have never felt more 'in' my body than what I did early this morning. The entire experience was an honour and a privilege).

144 comments:

  1. Congratulations! She is just lovely, as is her name! Were you excited to find out she was a girl?!

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  2. oooooooooo... so beautiful! congratulations. welcome to the world little beauty. i love her name. wishing you lots of good feeds & long sleeps! x

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  3. congratulations jodi, daniel and che. she's just beautiful. x

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  4. Oh Jodi, she is breathtakingly beautiful. And adore her name. Yay you - you very clever pair! x

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  5. Woweee, how beautiful, all of it. Welcome darling Poet xxx

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  6. ps. Today, 19 July is my husband's birthday. Good people are born on this lovely day xxx

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  7. Dear Little Poet, welcome. sweet little girl you are so blessed.
    Congratulations and so well done Jodi.
    xxx

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  8. Welcome little Poet. Congratulations to you Jodi.

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  9. Congratulations, to you and your family. Such a sweet time, enjoy.

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  10. congratulations- she looks beautiful. gorgeous lips! and a lovely, lovely name. x

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  11. oh dear, beautiful girl, beautiful name and beautiful mother. And she looks just like you!! Congratulations.

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  12. Congratulations to you and your little family. Welcome Poet!

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  13. congratulations to you and your family. she is gorgeous! xx

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  14. Such beauty! Welcome, Poet Winter.
    Elise x

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  15. congrats!! so exciting & beautiful!

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  16. Gorgeous jodi.
    All of it.
    Huge love and congratulations to the four of you.
    xx

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  17. Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl xo

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  18. Congratulations, sweetpea. 'honour' and 'privilege' are fine, fine words. And I agree. Beautiful people are born on this day.

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  19. Wow, what a beautiful name! Congratulations, enjoy your new little girl and that wonderful baby smell!
    Rach x

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  20. what a beautiful name! congratulations & take care.

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  21. woo hoo. welcome to the world, poet.

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  22. Isn't she lovely!
    Happy Birth Day, Poet!
    What a sweet name. Enjoy your babymoon, Jodi.
    Congrats to you, Daniel and Che x

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  23. She is just breathtaking, and she does have cherub lips! A little beauty, and her name is lovely. Rest up, you have done an amazing thing. Congratulations to you and your boys.
    Love Rhiannon xx

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  24. Congratulations Jodi and family!

    Love the name, she looks perfect!

    x

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  25. Aaahhh, Jodi!! I'm so happy for you!! Welcome sweet Poet Winter!

    Congratulations to the whole family, what a perfect little addition! Gorgeous lips, gorgeous name, gorgeous family...

    Your little Poet born exactly 6 months after Lalie! 19 is a special number!

    Can't wait to hear all about the birth. Enjoy this blissful experience :) xx

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  26. Congrats on your new little one, she is absolutely beautiful!

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  27. Lovely, lovely news. Happy babymoon days....enjoy all. :) x

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  28. A big congratulations to you and your family. What a beautiful girl. Well done

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  29. Congratulations and welcome to Poet, a weaver of words.

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  30. Congratulations to you and your family Jodi. She is just so beautiful and her name is devine. Looking forward to hearing about your birth story. x

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  31. On a full moon in midwinter ... So lovely and such a evocative name. Keep well and warm :-)

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  32. Oh she is just so beautiful! Enjoy every precious moment with your newborn - and such a gorgeous name xx

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  33. so happy for all of you. enjoy this new found love with your newborn. her name...i am in love x.

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  34. oh she has your lips...lucky girl.

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  35. Oh Jodi, she's perfect and precious! What a name too, just so gorgeous. BIG congratulations to all of you. Enjoy these first sweet times. Kellie xx

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  36. Just gorgeous and absolutely wonderful! Congratulations, she is a little beauty and I love her name. x

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  37. wow, she is breathtaking, well done mama, hope you enjoy the time to breathe. sweet dreams:) x ashley

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  38. Ohhhh. she is so Perfect! Welcome to this world beautiful Poet! Congratulations to you!

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  39. congratulations! a lovely lovely picture and a beautiful name.x

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  40. Wonderful news, congratulations to you all! She is adorable. Must be great to have now one of each :) Welcome little Poet to this mysterious and beautiful world! x

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  41. Congratulations and blessings.
    Beautiful name.

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  42. Poet Winter looks very content, it's such a lovely gentle way to enter into the world. Full moon blessings to you all.
    x Sandi

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  43. Welcome Poet. She is beautiful. Congratulations to all of you, a beautiful family of four. I'm so happy for all of you:) xx

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  44. Oh! Congratulations Mama and Papa! She is adorable and her name is just beautiful. All our best wishes for a blissful time getting to know each other.

    xx

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  45. Poet. iMagical mid-winter baby; welcome to the world knowing it will be a better place with you in it.

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  46. Wow Jodi - congratulations to all of you!! She is divine. Beautiful name. Have a blissful time getting to know each other.
    xo

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  47. She is a spectacular creation. What a good God we have! Congratulations guys. I adore her name. Beautiful x

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  48. Oh, congratulations! She is just perfect. xx

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  49. cant wait to lay my eyes on this little piece of perfection (i'll bring pie, naturally).

    xo em


    p.s i know you already know, but i think you are excellent!

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  50. That is the best news ever ... Welcome Poet Winter - you don't realise it yet but you have a gorgeous family to take care of you.
    Congratulations.

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  51. Absolutely beautiful Jodi. Congratulations!!

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  52. Such a sweet wee girl! Well done you clever things. Many many congratulations.

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  53. Congratulations, she is so beautiful. And what a wonderful way to enter the world. Enjoy your first precious moments.

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  54. I have a HUGE smile on my face right now after reading your post!!!! SO happy for you all, congratulations Jodi and welcome to your gorgeous family Poet :)
    Love her name.xxxxx

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  55. A beautiful name for such a precious little thing. Congratulations to you all. I wouldn't expect anything else than a blissful birth from you.

    I'm so happy for you Jodi and can't wait to see and hear more about this little angel. xx

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  56. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. her name is perfection, as is she. well done, mama : )

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  57. congratulations beautiful lady! cherub lips are perfect. enjoy it all. x

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  58. congratulations! and welcome to the world precious Poet. she looks like perfection and i am sure you are all in awe of her today. i am even on the other side of the world through this computer monitor! enjoy every minute of day one and all to come with your daughter. with love xXx

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  59. oh Jodi I nearly burst into tears of happiness for you (and I am at work!). She looks like you. Oh adorable little thing.. Beautiful name...cannot wait for your birth story. Big big hugs lovely. Rest well and eat lots! Lou xxx

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  60. Congratulations, sweet lady (and Daniel and Che) on your lovely little lady.

    Can't wait to hear the birth story...but enjoy these special first few days...I can only imagine...x

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  61. CONGRATULATIONS Jodi mother of 2! Welcome beautiful daughter and sister. Those lips are sublime, as is her name. I don't comment on blogs very often these days but had to come out of hibernation to send my love on this very special occasion xxxxx

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  62. OH Wow!
    Congratulations to you both and welcome to this great big wonderful world Poet Winter!

    xxxx Felicity

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  63. how wonderful, a perfect baby girl. enjoy your babymoon :)

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  64. Jodi! Well done you! She is abso-freakin-lutely gorgeous. Love the name too. Welcome Poet. You chose well!

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  65. Jodi! Well done you! She is abso-freakin-lutely gorgeous. Love the name too. Welcome Poet. You chose well!

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  66. Welcome Earthside Poet ( a beautiful name)
    What clever, beautiful and powerful woman you are. I am so glad you had the birth you hoped for xxx

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  67. Congratulations! What a beautiful baby and name. Blessings to all of you. Enjoy this wonderful time.

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  68. what an amazing name. lovely, lovely news Jodi. congratulations and lots of love x

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  69. So beautiful, congratulations. Enjoy it all. xo

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  70. Welcome to the world, tiny Poet Winter! How beautiful! Congratulations to you all. I look forward to hearing more!

    xoxo

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  71. beautiful name for a beautiful girl, and what sounds like a beautiful experience. rest up momma! congrats to your beautifully complete family.

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  72. Welcome to the world sweet Poet! Love her beautiful lips. Love the name. Also my girl's middle name, almost her first (I just love the way it sounds and it is my mother's maiden name)

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  73. Congratulations Jodi and welcome to the world Poet! You look like an angel in your mama's arm. Much happiness to the new family of 4! xx

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  74. Wonderful...so beautiful.
    congratulations to you all.
    x

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  75. Sending love and congratulations! What a beautiful name.

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  76. Poet! What a beautiful name! Big congratulations :)

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  77. Beautiful! Welcome to the world Poet and congratulations to you all!

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  78. Congratulations! Beautiful girl and a BEAUTIFUL name :)
    Lot's of love your way xx

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  79. wow! congrats jodi and welcome to the world little one - what a beautiful name!! wishing you all blessings. thanks so much for letting us all know! you were ready and then she arrived. how perfect!

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  80. Big, warm congratulations to you Jodi and welcome to the world little Poet... beautiful name!
    The photo is perfection. You're both gorgeous, it's truly a heart warming shot.
    You are such an inspiration to me, you represent all that is sacred and pure about motherhood. Well done xo

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  82. Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous... And what a beautiful name!

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  83. What a beautiful baby and I love her name x

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  84. Congratulations! So lovely! I can't wait to read your birth story. xox

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  85. Congratulations to you and your family. Such a beautiful peaceful photo and I LOVE the name you have chosen for your gorgeous girl. Look after yourself and your Poet!

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  86. Congratulations. She is a beautiful baby and looks as though she has her mother's lips. So sweet.

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  87. Beautiful! Congratulations!

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  88. congratulations new family! she is beautiful and so is her name. lots of love to all of you! xx

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  89. congratulations! what a beautiful name and it sounds like a beautiful birth, too! how wonderful.

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  90. What at beautiful post to see when I woke up this morning! I am so happy for you & your family, lovely lady. You've always been an inspiration to me and now you are even more.

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  91. Hurrah! Congratulations Jodi, Daniel and Che. Poet is beautiful. Perfect. An amazing new babe and an empowering birth. I look forward to hearing about the journey.

    And on the full moon in mid-winter. Just as you hoped. That photo has made me all teary..how I miss that sweet smell of a new bub. Take a big whiff of little Poet for me please. xx

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  93. Beautiful baby. Beautiful name. Congratulations :)

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  94. Oh my goodness Jodi!

    Congratulations to your beautiful family. Welcome Earthside Poet. We hope you had a wonderful journey over the Rainbow Bridge to arrive so gently in your Daddy's arms and snuggle into your beautiful Mumma. YAY! :) So much love to you all. And congratulations Ché on becoming a big brother! :) How exciting! :)

    ...And forgot to write, SO very very glad that you had such an amazing birth experience. Always so wonderful to hear.

    Sending you all bundles of love xxx

    PS - LOVE the blanket you knitted too. Poet looks beautifully warm and wonderfully snuggled in her Mumma's gorgeous knitting! :) xxx

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  95. Congratulations Jodi, Daniel and Che! She's gorgeous, as is her name. Hope these coming days are beautiful. xx

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  96. Congratulations! She is cute as a button. Love the name!

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  97. Oh, I just keep coming back to look at her photo! xx

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  98. so wonderful, enjoy all those cuddles x

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  99. Congratulations! Beautiful girl, beautiful name. My great-grandfather's middle name was Winter, and I've always thought it was a great name.

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  100. Congratulations! she's just perfect.

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  101. Oh Jodi - how wonderful, how truly wonderful. A beautiful girl. The biggest congrats to you all. xxx

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  102. aaahh! you made my eyes watery! congratulations jodi!!!! welcome amazing little girl! (and you look beautiful)

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  103. Yay! Congrats. She is a beaut! Wonderful name by the way!

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  104. Also - what a special person she will be. A cancer (I am one too) born under a full moon couldn't be more perfect.

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  105. What a cutie. You must be so proud. Congratulations! It was a nice surprise to see her this morning.

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  106. Welcome little babe, you've chosen a good family. Enjoy your beautiful time with your newborn, Jodi, Daniel & Che.

    All our love, Anna Chris & Rosie. xxx

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  107. welcome earthside sweet baby poet. she's a beauty!

    well done jodi, you clever thing.

    enjoy your babymoon. looks like a lovely nest you have there!

    ... and give the top of her head a big sniff from me. yum!

    xoxo

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  108. she is beautiful. i love her lips! congratulations to you all. my lyla was kissing her little face on my laptop. so sweet. Enjoy this precious time. xx

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  109. Wonderful!!!!! She's so sweet and perfect and I LOVE her name. Mama, you look amazing! Love to you and your family.

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  110. CONGRATULATIONS! She looks so nice - I know her grandfather David is very proud about you two girls.... All the very best - Andrea and Ozzie

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  111. What a beautiful picture! Congratulations to you and your family! I wish you a peaceful time to get to know little Poet ...

    Fine

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  112. Congratulations, all my very best wishes to you all. She is so beautiful and a beautiful name. x

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  113. Congratulations Jodi! She is absolutely precious. And I adore her name. x

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  114. congratulations! i have just discovered your blog, it is beautiful, so is your daughter. enjoy her. special moments. x

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  115. big huge congratulations. indeed those lips - gentle kiss. i'm so happy for you Jodi and for the whole family. Welcome poet!! funny i just suggested the name Story to my sister as a middle name for her bebe who will are still awaiting.
    i love that you birthed on the full moon. it's perfect and she's perfect. xoxo

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  116. My heart is filled with warmth. My eyes have a little tear...
    Beautiful. Love the name and love how you quickly described the birth.
    Welcome to the world little one.

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  117. Oh fabulous! I've been waiting waiting waiting! Perfection! Welcome Poet. What a beautiful name. Biggest love Jodi.... a beautiful little girl! x

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  118. congrats! jodi, she is beautiful just like her mommy. love her name, too.
    xo

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  119. Sweetness all wrapped up. Well done to you both. xxx

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  120. Welcome Poet! She is just divine...just like her Mummy!
    Enjoy this blissful time with your newly expanded family.I'm looking forward to hearing what i know will be an empowering birth story.

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  121. Oh congrats :) Welcome to the world little Poet Winter...she is absolutely gorgeous. Those cherub lips! xx

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  122. Well done to you all and wlcome, baby Poet. Enjoy your daughter. xxx

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  123. congratulations! she is beautiful. love the name

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  124. Welcome to this world little Poet! Blessings to you all!

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  125. ps. i've posted some of your gorgeous bump pictures on my blog today, hope that was ok lovely xx

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  126. gorgeous mum, baby & handknits. enjoy your babymoon.

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  127. She is gorgeous. Congratulations! Enjoy the magic.

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  128. welcome to the world little precious earthling! Wishing you and your parents/brother a wonderful journey together!

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  129. Congratulations! What a lovely name you chose.
    Tania

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  130. Oh look at her...so adorable and precious!!
    I love her name :)
    Congrats to you all Jodi.
    xx

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  131. New post please, i don't care that you live next door- i cant get enough of that squishy baby.

    xo

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  132. What wonderful news. Lots of love & best wishes as you get to know your little girl more & more each day & as you start your journey as a family of 4 XO

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  133. This is oh so lovely. hello little wonder and all the best wishes from across the world. Congrats a lot for mummy and daddy and of course the big brother!! :) Have a nice time.

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  134. Congratulations - she is beautiful!

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  135. Congratulations to you Jodi. I've been following your blog for sometime now & was excited to revisit after some time away to see that you had your baby. She is darling. Best wishes to you!

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  136. Congratulations on the safe arrival of Poet- what a lovely addition to your family!

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  137. ohhh I feel all teary, Poet is absolutely perfect, just perfect Jodi...♥

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  138. Oh my, she is just perfect! Congratulations!

    xoxox

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  139. Your children have such lovely names.

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