Baby news (not mine!)

Those of you who have been hanging out here for a while would no doubt remember me having mentioned my best mate Jules.  We have known each other since sitting together in Year 11 Chemistry a whopping 19 years ago!  Holy cow, putting that down in words makes me feel really old.....

Moving right along...

You perhaps read this post over two years ago when Jules and her handsome man got engaged, followed perhaps by this one later that year about their beautiful wedding.

And then there were these posts where I mentioned Jules' diagnosis with and ultimate victory over Hodgkin's disease smack bang in the middle of all of the wedding arrangements and planning.

Well I am here to add another chapter to the book of Jules.  A very sweet chapter that began on Monday the 6th of July just gone, weighing 8lb 13oz.

Meet Noah James...

He is the most delightful bundle of fair haired, sweet smelling, arm flailing baby-goodness you could possibly imagine and I got to hold him when he was just two hours old!

This picture is not of me holding him though - my thumbs are a LOT more attractive...

Sophie is rather smitten with him too and chatters away about "baby Noah" at random intervals

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When it came to making his card, I had one single idea of what I wanted to include on there - the word "boy" in the swirly frame from Frames with a Flourish but other than that I had no concept of where I was going to end up with it!

I was very pleased with where I did end up though, which was here...

Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Frames with a Flourish, Defining Alphabet, Polka Dot Paper: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Kraft, Whisper White Ink: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Bone Scorer, Paper Trimmer (for scored lines in Kraft), Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Frames with a Flourish, Defining Alphabet, Polka Dot Paper: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Kraft, Whisper White Ink: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Bone Scorer, Paper Trimmer (for scored lines in Kraft), Stampin' Dimensionals

I also made a little book that could be used as a visitor book in hospital so that everyone who came along to see the little man could write a message to him and also to Jules and Grant

Stamps: none Paper: Hand Drawn Designer Series Paper (Level 3 Hostess), Riding Hood Red Ink: Baja Breeze Accessories: On Board Lots of Letters, Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze striped grosgrain, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaller, my very own handwriting!

Stamps: none Paper: Hand Drawn Designer Series Paper (Level 3 Hostess), Riding Hood Red Ink: Baja Breeze Accessories: On Board Lots of Letters, Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze striped grosgrain, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaller, my very own handwriting!

It was the simplest thing to make, which worked out well considering that  I would be visiting them within two hours of his birth and didn't know all the details (like his name for example...) prior to his arrival!

I had planned to include the details of the baby shower we threw for Jules in this post too, but having already written rather a novel about his actual arrival, I'll save the baby shower for another day...  You won't want to miss it - if only for the amazing CAKE....!