Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thirteen, no way!

Our eldest turned thirteen today, I cannot believe I have a teenager all of a sudden.  I am so thankful for this girl she is a dream, she is my near miss. Beatrix was born under an emergency caesaren four weeks early, she just stopped moving. I had Cholestasis of pregnancy a nasty condition that just drove me so batty, I have had it with all my pregnacies but this one was the worst, see It went undiagnosed and therefore untreated.. I almost lost her that day but thanks to some snappy decisions by the obstetritians and the foetal monitering dept at the Mercy she made it.
After much deliberation we named her, I say much because we are known to take 64 days, Beatrix was actually lucky I think it only took us less than two weeks. She is named after a painting called Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rosetti, one of my favorite paintings.

And here she now is at thirteen, this girl puts her heart and soul into whatever she does, whether it be her friendships, her school work, an intensly intricate drawing , her guitar playing or just hanging out with her siblings.

 She is made of gold and we are keeping her.


  1. I love that painting. Beatrix really is an incredibly, sensational girl! I adore her.

    1. Thanks Carmen, she is one of a kind and we are very lucky.

    2. I dont know the painting but Im glad to know the story. You lot are a pack of heartbreakers! Thx so much for posting the pics and as the wogs say "Congratulaitions" Your Fan Samantha xx

  2. She is beautiful - as is your writing about her. All the best for the transition to adulthood. I loved teaching adolescents and creating with them the wonderful and challenging experiences that are the things they remember. Jean