This time three years ago I was taking sideways glances at our third and final child in her plastic crib as I lay stilled by an emergency caeserean. Our little Emily was born at 4pm on March 4th and has been a joy in our lives every day since then.
Issie and Juliette loved their little sister from the start. Issie was just over three and half and Juliette at 21 months was my 'wet nurse' which was very handy when I'd had a rough night.
Today Emily turned 'free'.
Emily was very excited to turn free and we spent the morning down at the breakwater cafe where Emily wore her newly opened birthday dress and took her new dolly out for a milkshake!
I made Emily a Louisa dress by Compagnie M from a vintage floral sheet and she had to have a Poppy doll (pattern by HopSkipJump) to match her sisters. I actually made one of these dolls for Emily for her first Christmas but it disappeared into thin air so I made her a new one.
As you can see, dolly has a dress made of the same fabric as Emily's. The waitresses at the cafe made a fuss over Emily and delivered her a little cake with a candle on it. Emily loved it.
What a sweetheart. We love this girl so much.
Happy Birthday Emily!!!!