Monday, November 29, 2010

Apologies for my absence my friends but I have been kinda busy...

After months and months of me writing about the much anticipated arrival of our precious Baby Bouw, it is with enormous pride and joy that I am beyond thrilled to announce that SHE is finally here!!! Yes, that's right, IT'S A GIRL!!!

Our beautiful little darling, Allegra Isobel Bouw, arrived fashionably late on Friday 26th November at 11:11pm weighing in at 7.7 pounds! Like Mummy, Allegra seems to have a thing for numbers (note the 11:11 & 7.7)... I will explain more about this soon!

We are hoping to check out of the hospital tomorrow afternoon and I can't wait to share all the details with you once we are settled at home. BUT for the time being I couldn't help but to show off some pics of our gorgeous girl and the most amazing day of our lives to date!

Introducing Allegra Isobel Bouw!

Our very first cuddle!

Love at first sight... for the both of us!

Daddy in absolute awe of his little girl.

There's nothing like Mumma's milk!

So sweet!

Daddy and daughter!

Still in shock that little miss has
such a head of brown hair! :)

And again... just so divine.

As I said, I will no doubt be back soon with LOTS more photos and to share with you the story of the most magical and intense day of our lives!

Oh and I have kept you in suspense regarding all of the purchases I have made for Allegra over the months including the details of her nursery... I promise some of these details will be revealed in true style VERY SOON... so stay tuned :) x


  1. Hi Sonja,

    A huge CONGRATULATIONS... and oh my gosh, she is soooo sweet and adorable. Been waiting for photos of little BB, and here she is finally joining you. I love the name.. and I am sure you will enjoy all the happiness and laughter that Allegra Isobel will bring into your home...Can't wait to see the nursery. And you are awesome, how did you manage to still update photos whilst still bein in hospital ?? You go girl !

  2. So excited for you both....what an amazing time in your life. It really does make the word miracle mean so much more.
    She is beautiful and you look like it all went well, which makes it that much more enjoyable.

  3. Wow, a huge congratulations to you both, she is truly beautiful... you must be so thrilled! Enjoy every moment and get as much sleep as you can... and take a billion photos. It's hard to believe now, but in a few short months you won't remember her as she is right now (hard to believe I know!) and you'll rely on photos to remind yourself how small she once was!! congrats again, now you can join me in writing about mummyhood -- the good, the bad and the BLOW-OUTS!! xo

  4. Hi sweet! Had been thinking of you over the past few days as was sure your little cherub would have arrived by now. Your precious bundle is so adorable and I love the name Allegra, so pretty. What a beautiful little poppet. Hope you are doing ok after the birth and can't wait to hear all the exciting details and to especially see some nursery pics. Big hugs to you and your little family - Amanda xx

  5. Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful baby girl! I hope all is going well and you are getting to know each other a little better every day. And updating your blog while still in the hospital? Wow, that wouldn't have been possible in Belgium. ;-)

  6. Congratulations. She's so beautiful. And oh so jealous.... you look fab after just giving birth!!!

  7. Congratulations! She is gorgeous and I love her name! Cant wait to hear more and see Allegra's nursery xx

  8. Congratulations beautiful!! What an incredible name for such an incredible little bundle of love! ps- cannot wait for nursery pics!!!

  9. Oh Sonja, a massive congratulations to you both...she is DIVINE! Awww a little girl...they truly are MAGICAL! You will love this journey's amazing & I'm so happy for you! Her name is so perfect! I can't wait to hear more about it all & to see more photos of the gorgeous little Miss. ENJOY! Soak it all in Honey!

  10. Congratulations!!!
    Such a cute little baby girl.
    <3 Nicole Lisa

  11. hey sonja!
    reading and loving your blog from verrrry cold austria!
    congrats to your adorable beautiful little daughter, she is to die for!
    wishing you and your little family all the best, and i so look forward to pics from the nursery!

  12. Awww she's beautiful!!!

  13. hi sweetie had to pop in and congratulate you and hubbie...very exciting news and she is Gorgeous!!! wishing you and & your family all the best and cant wait to see more pics especially the nursery.lots love melli xoxo
    p.s Luv LUV her name:)

  14. Congratulations to you!! And a big warm welcome to your princess - she is stunning.
    Enjoy every second together xx

  15. Congrats! What a sweet pea! She is beautiful and I love her name :) Glad to see Mommy, Baby, and Daddy are doing well.

  16. Omg! I kept checking and checking and finally SHE'S HERE! Congratulations! She's so adorable, and YOU; look like a model after the delivery:) Did you get highlights? Or it was your natural color the whole time? Anyways, good luck to you guys!!

  17. Congrats, Sonja! She's beautiful! I can't WAIT to see what you've done with the nursery. I'm know it will be fab!

  18. Congratulations! She's so cute, I love her name and that full head of hair :)

  19. Oh my goodness CONGRATUATIONS!! I thought when there was no post on Friday that maybe you had your beautiful baby.

    She is beautiful. And what a beautiful name.

    Congratulations xxx

  20. Congratulations from my family to yours! She's absolutely beautiful.

  21. Hello Sonja,

    Greetings from Seattle and many, many congratulations to you all!! I've been reading your blog since stumbling into it a few months ago and love your style! I just had to finally comment not only to say congratulations, but also to comment on how wonderful you look just after giving birth! AMAZING!!! I also can't wait to see Baby Bouw's nursery and hear about the number connection as I myself connect everything to each other with numbers. Congratulations again - your baby girl is gorgeous, but then again she does have gorgeous parents! Much love, M. xoxo

  22. I've been thinking of you all weekend :)

    Congratulations! She is beautiful and what a beautiful name :)

    Congratulations again xx

  23. Congrats! She is absolutely georgous!!

  24. Allegra is too adorable for words...that photo where she is looking at you is just so precious. My two had dark hair like that when they were born, though neither is particularly dark now. Congrats on your very special combined recipe...sometimes overbaking works a treat! Toni x

  25. Congratulations Son, Allegra looks so gorgeous, you look stunning and Dad looks so very proud! You have captured some truely beautiful moments and I am so glad that you shared them with us! xx

  26. Bless!!! What a little sweetie pie! With such a gorgous name! Congratulations Bouw family! You have just beguan a beautiful journey.
    All the Best,Beck xx

  27. Awww, congratulations, such a cutie!

  28. congrats!!! you have a beautiful family. Allegra is just beautiful.


  29. Gorgeous...congrats! Flick

  30. hello there! i've loved your blog for the past few weeks when i popped over from madebygirl. congrats on your BEAUTIFUL little girl!!! LOVE her name. can't wait to see pics of nursery!

  31. Awww What A Beautiful buba Bouw, Too cute!! well done & congrats on your new addition the the family!

  32. Oh you lucky blessed girl what a little precious she looks to be. Enjoy her and I will live vicariously and drool.
    Love Susie

  33. OOOOh there she is...! I was hoping all was ok, glad to see your new baby! It's amazing how time flies...I recall when we first talked and there was no baby in,! :)) God bless you and your new family. OXOXO

  34. Congratulations Sonja!! Allegra is absolutely beautiful- you must be so proud!! Can't wait to see your wonderful journey :)

    xoxo Best wishes to the happy family!!!

  35. Oh Bless...Congratulations...what an angel you have before you so so happy for you guys...I got all teary reading this I know the elation and emotions of pure joy are so great they can hardly be expressed enough in words. She is beautiful...and beautiful name chosen...Happy..and I cant wait to see the nursery.
    P.S I was so convinced you were having a

    Sending big hugs

    Anna xo

  36. CONGRATULATIONS Mama Bouw!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And Allegra (sigh).... THE most beautiful name ever.
    Enjoy her. Enjoy the sounds, the smells, and make the most of this precious time.
    She is as beautiful as her Mama. Congratulations to Mr Bouw too!

  37. Congratulations, Sonja! Allegra is such a gorgeous name and so is your baby girl! Much love to both of you. Allegra is simply adorable! xo

  38. oh Sonja, i missed this post! Some beautiful news!! Congratulations, what a beauty! All the best xxx

  39. oh my sonja she is absolutely gorgeous,I've been thinking of you all week and i was so happy and excited when i noticed your post,all the best wishes for you and hubbie and CONGRATULATIONS!! love her name.enjoy motherhood gorgeous girl xxxx

  40. WOW, I am blown away by all of your beautiful wishes... thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! Mr B and I are absolutely loving every minute of having our baby girl home with us... it really is just the best thing ever! I promise I'll be back next week to share some more from our magical first week :) Much love... S x

  41. She is truly beautiful! Congratulations from Hungary!


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