Isla Jean, Pregnancy

Welcome to the world Isla Jean!

Regular readers (ha!) will notice that I haven’t posted in a little while, and most will be used to that, nothing new there then! In fact, I started writing this post well over a week ago, but it turns out I got a bit distracted, and this is the first chance I’ve had to pick the laptop up again since


So, this is just a quick post, to say Welcome to the world Isla Jean!

Isla was born on 1st May 2016 at 1859, weighing 6lb 11oz. Things generally went OK, and both me and Isla are doing well. I’m still a little sore as have got stitches, but they are slowly getting better after splitting in the first week. Can we say ouch!?

Isla has been steadily putting on weight since birth, and we were amazed to find out she was exactly the same weight at her 5 day check up as she was when she was born…to the gram! On day 16 I had her weighed at our local health visitor clinic (when I say local, I mean it is literally 2 minutes walk from our front door, very convenient!) and she weighed 7lb 6oz! It’s obviously all the feeding she is doing, she definitely seems to be a hungry baby, which in turn results in a tired mummy!

Chris is back at work this week, and we have so far survived! I do count the day as a success if I firstly manage to make it downstairs, and secondly if I manage to change into something other than pyjamas! Chris has been wonderful and he makes me a plate of food for my lunches so that he can make sure I eat enough and I don’t have to stress about making food while looking after Isla as well.

So how about her name? We had Isla in mind since just before Christmas when we found out we were having a girl. It comes from the Scottish island Islay, which is right next to the island Jura, which has very special memories for us. We used to spend many a summer up in Jura, and it was our idea of heaven. We decided that Jura wasn’t really a very good name, but loved Isla (Chris wanted it spelt Islay, I won…as usual! :P). As for Jean, it was my Grandma’s name. We’d been debating between Jane and Jean for a while, as we wanted a short middle name. And every child needs a middle name so they can be shouted at properly when they’re naughty!! Jane is my middle name, and part of both my mum and mother-in-law’s name (they’re both Janet), and also can be re-arranged to make Jean. But in the end, we decided on Jean quite quickly after she was born. I was worried that Jean might make her sound old, but I don’t think it does, and think it quite suits her

So as I said this is just a very quick post to say welcome to the world Isla Jean!

Isla Jean

One of Isla’s first photos

Proud Daddy with Isla

Proud Daddy cuddling Isla Jean

What a cutie

How cute is she!?


  1. sammioneill

    May 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    She is beeeeeeautiful 😀

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