Wednesday, 6 August 2008

finally...

she's here!

she's here... she's gorgeous... we are totally smitten, baxter included : )

more pictures, more details, perhaps even a birth story? yes, yes, very soon...
for now i just want to breathe her in.

89 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! Enjoy her -- she's gorgeous!!

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  2. Oh gosh - enjoy!! She's beautiful. Congratulations, love her name. Hope you're feeling good. x

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  3. Alicia11:04 am

    Congratulations! She's beautiful!

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  4. fantastic!so glad she has arrived safely, well done:)

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  5. Oh congratulations to mommy and family. She's a doll! I hope you're both snuggled together and resting well! ^_^

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  6. Huzzah!!! Happy Birthday, Mae Anne! Congratulations to you all, wish I could be there to see your new little beauty in person (sniff, sniff). She looks so lovely! Best wishes and lots of love,
    Sarah (and Tony, too!)

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  7. oh congrats Leslie & I LOVE the name-perfect!

    Enjoy, they are small for such a short time

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  8. Congratulations - what a beautiful baby and a beautiful name.

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  9. Congratulations Leslie, she is just lovely.

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  10. Every child is special but the one that makes you a mama and papa for the first time is amazing. It is an incredible experience and a journey that has only just begun.
    She is beautiful!

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  11. Congratulations Leslie! She is so beautiful and so new!
    Rest up and enjoy your gorgeous girl.

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  12. Oh wow, congratulations, she's gorgeous! And I love the name. Well done!!!

    Looking forward to a birth story :)
    In the meantime enjoy the precious newborn days.

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  13. Gorgeous photo, beautiful name. I hope you're feeling well - enjoy every moment of these early days, they're so amazing and you only get them once.

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  14. Congratulations on your beautiful little girl.

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  15. Welcome beautiful little Mae! Well done Leslie, can't wait to hear more. Enjoy this lovely time.

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  16. Wonderful news, she looks adorable! Congratulations!! Enjoy all the precious 'firsts' with your little girl. Just lovely!

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  17. She's gorgeous! Congratulations!

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  18. You make preeeeeetty babies!

    Well done guys. Enjoy the baby moon :)

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  19. Just beautiful...a blessing x

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  20. Well done to you all! Congratulations, take care and enjoy the hazy baby daze.

    xx

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  21. yaaaaay!

    Congratulations Leslie - she's so beautiful.....

    Glad to hear all is well, I'm looking forward to hearing all the gossip after you've had a big, long rest!

    Love to you and the whole family,

    Leah xxx

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  22. Congratulations and well done! Enjoy this special time!

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  23. Congratulations! She's just beautiful.

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  24. Well done, she's gorgeous. Super cute photo, too!

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  25. Congratulations on the arrival of beautiful, sweet Mae! So glad all is well. xo

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  26. She's beautiful - very dainty! Congratulations. Enjoy every minute.

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  27. Delurking to say.... GORGEOUS!! Well done. Enjoy evey moment!

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  28. oh my goodness, i have a tear in my eye ... what a fitting result for such a journey. She is beautiful, and I can't wait to meet her ~ enjoy this amazing time. Congratulations!!

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  29. leslie,

    she is absolutely stunning...i have a tear in my eye as i write this, knowing all that it took to get to this point and having spent this past couple of days wondering how you are (while working on a special little something for sweet mae :) and you're right, breathe in every moment, cherish every snuggle and of course, remember that gorgeous newborn smell...
    congratulations to mummy + daddy - i am so ecstatically happy for both of you :) you have an amazing, beautiful, love-filled journey ahead of you...
    i hope you're feeling well, too...

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  30. OOhhh you are so clever as she is just lovely and she looks like she has been well looked after so far.

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  31. Congratulations! She is adorable - beautiful name.

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  32. babies, babies everywhere. Congratulatiuons, she's lovely.

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  33. Congratulations. She is adorable! I just love those little fingers pointing out of the blanket there. Lovely name too!

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  34. oh, leslie. mae ann is adorable. just perfect. keep enjoying the breathing. wow.

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  35. oooh, she's gorgeous. Congratulations. Mae is SUCH a pretty name. Enjoy yourself and will look forward to updates.

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  36. Well done, well done! She's beautiful and what a lovely name. Happy babymooning.

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  37. kirsten5:16 pm

    well done, well done!
    what a sweetie.
    and enjoy that baby smell - it is truly precious. :)

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  38. Oh congratulations Leslie. She's lovely - I've come over with a bad case of the cluckies (again!) Mae is a lovely name.

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  39. Oh congrats!!! She's too cute, and I LOVE her name!!!

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  40. congratulations, just beautiful

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  41. So sweet! Congratulations.

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  42. Beautiful, congratulations

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  43. congrats she is adorable.....enjoy her...she is only so litte for a short time.

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  44. congratulations!!!!!
    She's gorgeous,and such a beautiful name.

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  45. oh congratulations, she is just gorgeous....and a beautiful name for her too!

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  46. Congratulations. Beautiful sweet name. Girls are so much fun to dress up...the possibilities of cuteness are endless. Well done.

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  47. yay...there's not much for me to add to the many comments above. Congratulations to you both. It's quite amazing to share the journey you've been on, without ever having met and living only a few suburbs away. How quickly the months do pass and what a gorgeous girl you now have to love.

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  48. what a beautiful girl she is.
    congratulations to you both. x

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  49. She's adorable! Congratulations*

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  50. Congratulations on the arrival of your gorgeous girl with an adorable name.

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  51. Lovely name for a sweet little girl. Congratulations!!

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  52. belinda8:49 pm

    Oh wow, she's so sweet.
    And what a beautiful name,
    every good wish to you and your husband.
    Take care and breathe, breathe, breathe in that exquisite baby scent, it has magical healing properties for mothers :)

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  53. Yayyyy! Wonderful to know she's arrived, beautiful name, best wishes for all that lies ahead together.

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  54. what a gorgeous little girl...enjoy every minute of it...

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  55. Congratulations Leslie, it certainly has been an incredible journey for you and your husband and now the most amazing experience has begun...she's just beautiful!

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  56. Mefuza11:31 pm

    Congratulations!! Enjoy your time with her!

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  57. so sweet! hooray, i'm glad she's here now.

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  58. Bog huge congrats to you and your family! What an amazing blessing

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  59. oh little mae! do you know how long they've been waiting for you?!!
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    leslie! she's here! what a pretty name for a pretty girl. so happy to finally meet her. i am over the moon for your new family of three.
    loves, lindsay

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  60. christine3:08 am

    she's delicious! i got goose pimples when her picture appeared.... best wishes to all of you.

    i need your address leslie when you have a moment.

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  61. Hi Mae!! Such a cutie, congratulations leslie. I hope you're feeling well. It's such an amazing time. Matilda is 3 weeks old today and I still can't believe it. Have fun!

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  62. welcome to the world pretyy angel. well done!! great pix!!

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  63. barbie murphy9:16 am

    Take your time Leslie and enjoy. Sending lots of love over seas.

    xoxox Barbie

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  64. Beautiful name for a beautiful little girl.
    Both my girls were born in August. Her birthday (if she is in Melbourne) will always be the time that the Magnolias are in flower, and the Wattle and blossom is starting.
    Congratulations and enjoy.

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  65. oh she's just beautiful, I ran across your blog from Nikki Shell and am so impressed with your work that I must come back :D get settled and rest (ha!) my lil one is 4 months now, so I am still remembering those early days.. Enjoy every second!

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  66. Congratulations! She is just gorgeous!

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  67. You clever girl, you! And what a stunning name - my girls have lovely old-fashioned names like that too. I am so very happy for you all...And look at those long fingers. The hands of an artist.
    PS I'd love your address at some stage - I'd love to send a wee thing to Mae.
    Much love,
    Nan

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  68. oh my goodness, what a dear little thing she is, and what a lovely name you've chosen. congratulations to you and your new little family!

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  69. Anonymous7:02 pm

    big congratulations to you and your family!! such a blessing!!

    joanna
    www.candlelight.hk/blog

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  70. Nancy8:11 pm

    Congratulations to you and your family! Welcome to the world little Mae. Hope you are doing well also Leslie and enjoying every moment.

    Nancy xx

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  71. Congratulations...she is absolutely gorgeous and Mae is a lovely name.

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  72. eee! i'm so happy for you, and i love her name!

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  73. So wonderful and precious. Congratulations!

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  74. Oh she's so lovely. I'm sorry I missed the announcement. Big congratulations onefamily you've done good.

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  75. Oh Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful - so happy for you - enjoy every minute!

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  76. Oh bless her she's just beautiful! Congratulations :)
    xx

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  77. Congratulations! Both baby and name are super beautiful.

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  78. Leslie, she is beautiful! Congratulations, I can't wait to hear all about her arrival.

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  79. Congratulations! She was very well worth of waiting for! So beautiful little new person in the world :)

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  80. Sorry for being so slow Leslie, but huge, huge congratulations and welcome to beautiful Mae! She's completely gorgeous, no wonder you're smitten! And you know, that only gets worse! I still can't believe it when I discover every day that I am even more in love with my girls!
    Congratulations again!!
    Manda (treefall)

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  81. Congratulations to you all and may you know much joy as little Mae grows into the woman you will gently lead her into being. May she be blessed protected and grow in grace, joy, creativeness and peace.

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  82. Welcome, welcome, welcome!

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  83. congratulations! she is perfect!
    can't wait to meet my own, but still 8-13 weeks to go... 9 weeks in work...

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  84. arrrghhh! congratulations- she's beautiful leslie! i am so, so happy for you all. take god care,
    melissa xx

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  85. Oh mae! I am in love with you! Congrats Keating family. Enjoy this beauty.

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  86. Congratulations! She is beautiful!

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