Welcome to the world, Eliza Grace

February 9, 2012







Baby C, aka Eliza Grace, was born in the early hours of last Thursday morning at King’s College Hospital in south London, weighing 6 lbs 10.

Although she looks a lot like Alex, especially with her dark hair, she’s inherited my impatience gene; she took just under 10 hours to make an appearance from start to finish (I was induced, a process the doctors said could take anywhere from 1-4 days).

I have to admit that her name wasn’t our first choice; we were so utterly convinced she was a he that we’d already picked a boys one out for her, so it was a bit of a happy surprise to be proven wrong at the 22 week scan. In terms of her actual name, Eliza is a family name from the 1800’s on Alex’s mum’s side, and one he suggested but we both really loved. We’d picked Grace as a middle name from the start because it fits really nicely and ‘Amazing Grace’ was one of the songs we had at our wedding.

So far we’re getting on really well; Alex and I have spent a lot of time just staring at her, and we’re both in awe of this amazing person that we made.


  • Melaina25

    February 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    She’s gorgeous! Congratulations!

    1. gillian

      February 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks so much! Really loving being a mum so far 😀

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    February 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    She is so pretty! Congratulations! I love Eliza – very now but classic too 🙂

    1. gillian

      March 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      A very belated thank you so much! Loving being a mum so far 🙂 x

  • Emily

    April 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Hello, found your blog through the Britmums blog hop. Love the photos of your bump stages, how great to have that! Your baby girl looks beautiful and I just have to say what a gorgeous name Eliza Grace is! x

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