so tiny, so precious - Tuesday, July 20, 2004

self portrait in hospital with the tiny one

Wow how incredible this all is. I have so many thoughts and feelings to share... but no time right now.
I need to devote it to the most precious little girl ever... my daughter.

Here we are at 5 hours old in the hospital! I have had an hour and a half's sleep yet I feel brilliant. Never felt better.. must be the endorphins/hormones.

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the arrival of Maeve - Monday, July 19, 2004

The Cox family: Simon, Jen and Maeve

We are proud to announce the birth of our beautiful new daughter, Maeve Nelli Cox. Born at 4.13 am on Saturday the 17th of July 2004. Weeighing in at 2.67kg and 47cm "tall". This is the most wonderfulthing I have ever done.

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bye bye belly - Friday, July 16, 2004

39 weeks

Its come time to say goodbye to this belly I have gotten so used to.

It's weird. Very soon I will not be pregnant any more. I will not be able to use the pregancy card to get a seat on the bus! I will not get stared at in the street. It all feels quite sudden after 9 months of growth!

I guess I'll let you know how it feels when baby come out!

Now we are ready for D Day.

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first wedding anniversary - Tuesday, July 13, 2004

the happy couple

Congratulations Ben and Mira on your first Wedding anniversary!

May you have a wonderful family day together (all 3 of you)

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staying alive - Monday, July 12, 2004

saturday night fever man

I just love the signs in Singapore. This electrical warning sign always reminds me of Saturday Night Fever. Must be the flares! He's WAYYY too cool to be on a warning sign!

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memories from Mum - Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Fear of extinction

Mum amd Dad sent me a beautiful gift yesterday. I walked to the post office to collect it.
It was my own baby book. From when I was born. Pictures of Mum pregnant, tracings of my feet. A lock of my hair. All the landmark events in my very early life ( I got my second tooth on Simon's 4th birthday!).

Its beautiful! (and the illustrations and type of early 1970s Mothercare are brilliant!).

So many photos, so many memories!
Now we are waiting to get some baby pics of Simon so we can compare ourselves to our own little one!

Thankyou! I hope I can be so dilligent with my baby book.

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last lunch? - Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Escalator man, Roxy Square

Met the "gang" from Batey for lunch today. So nice of them to organise it! Jason who I haven't seen since May, Les, Ellen, Suz, Alex and Tim who flies of on Sunday. I could tell I looked bigger because they hadn't seen me in a while. More stories of fun at the office then off to Funan to fix my scanner.

Its all getting closer and closer. I find myself not sleeping quite so soundly, getting little jabs of pain, and generally feeling a bit heavier all over. My wrists hurt! I think that's from "helping myself up". And after long walks my feet feel a bit dead! Still generally I am good! Still lots of shores to do... but I am ticking them off slowly. Am alos busy building a baby site. It should be done soon (I hope in time).

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bigger and lower - Monday, July 05, 2004

blurry big belly

37 weeks and much lower... and more movement... and braxton hicks at last!

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meeting maya - Sunday, July 04, 2004

more Maya

Simon met Maya today. It was lovely watching him watch her! She really is so beautiful! Tiny with long skinny limbs ( a supermodel already!). Cris and Peter look like absolute naturals. I hope we are so calm and organised one week after our "birth".

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37 weeks - Friday, July 02, 2004

belly in the lift doors

The lift that takes us to our top floor appartment has mirrored doors. What a great place to capture the ever expanding and getting lower belly!

projects:All Things Girl relaunched today. With a brand new look and brand new sections the current edition, "Editor Style" tells you about all the women behind the magazine. Come and have a look and tell me what you think!

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