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Friday, October 15, 2010

British motherhood

My British cousin Livvy was pregnant the same time that I was and she would send over the cutest photos. This funny shot of Livs and her dad was taken in Dorset when she was six months pregnant. :)

58 comments:

wonderchris said...

Love those pics - that first one is too cute!!

Would love to hear the day-to-day of life with Toby....which will hopefully include Toby pics - I never tire of those!! :)

my little apartment said...

Joanna, what is Bo short for?? that is such a cute name for a little gal.

also, I just scored the same PB rug that Jenny got for you-- eek! I'm so psyched, I've had my eye on it forevs...are you still liking yours?

feel better and have a lovely weekend!
xoxo - dean

kate reymann said...

Oh I am SO looking forward to your posts next weeks. I honestly think the internet was invented so parents wouldn't feel so alone in the world. I hope the weekend is better. Sick kiddos and being sniffly yourself is no fun at all.

Joanna Goddard said...

Bo is her full name actually! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

dean, that's awesome about the rug! we love it. it sheds a bit at first but if you vacuum it a few times, it's not a bit deal.

Diana Mieczan said...

Very cute photos and that pram is beautiful! Sorry, you didnt have a good week. I hope that you all will get better over the weekend..(drink a lot of tea with honey!)...I am really looking forward to your posts next week. It will be fun to read about all the laughts and the cries...Hugs and have a relaxing weekend

esdelope said...

Absolutely lovely pram! I share in everyones thoughts that I look forward to hearing a bit more about your experiences next week :)

Becca

13bees said...

wowza - that is one heck of a pram!

Lacey in the City said...

I love a great pram! I am looking forward to reading your day-to-days with Baby T.

Sarah Chenault said...

Joanna,

That is so funny. I have a British cousin that is from Dorset too! She lives in Norwich now, but I wanted to share. We're 2 years apart and I'd love to go share a pregnancy experience with her.

Karena said...

So adorable....and it is very special to share an event like this!

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Nicole said...

I can't wait to read all about it! Hope Toby and rest of the family is feeling better. xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

no way, sarah! dorset is so lovely with its rolling hills. i've never been to norwich, but i'd love to take a road trip all around england someday.

Marie said...

The 2nd picture is BEAUTIFUL (all caps needed)(and the 1st one very cute)xx happy friday :)

Hayley Anderson Photography said...

My niece is named the same thing! She's now a beautiful & hilarious little four year old and the name couldn't be more fitting for her. I just love that name for a girl.

hip hip gin gin said...

Oh my goodness, that pram is nothing short of fabulous!! I hope when the time comes to be pushing my little babes around in one just like it.
Can't wait for next week's parenting series, so excited!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Love that pram!

PoetessWug said...

Looking forward to upcoming day to day posts! :-)

Giovanna said...

that pram is so fabulous. my cousin in italy has a similar one. why do you think they have luxurious, stylish prams in europe and we have sporty bugaboos here? i'd probably still go with a sportier one and tell myself i'd go running with it, but the contrast is interesting.

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Joanna, you should definitely drive through England! My husband and I did it (and Scotland) for our honeymoon and it was amazing.

Bo is an awesome name. Hopefully she won't braid her hair into cornrows and wear a red swimsuit ever - the jokes that will insue.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Haha aww the first photo is cute!! Congrats to your cousin too!! =)

Melissa Blake said...

I can't wait for your series next week, joanna!

And your cousin is adorable! :)

Lace.and.Likes. said...

look at that carriage!!! lovely photos.

Copious Couture said...

That is so cute!!!! I love that shot of her in front of the church! It looks like it could be in a magazine!





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pws said...

Wow, what an awesome pram!

Can't wait to read about your experiences with Toby :). I'm coming up on the tail end of my first trimester (can't come soon enough) and I've been totally fascinated reading other people's first time parent stories!

gemma said...

she is adorable!

discoverdiscard said...

i wish i grew up in Britain!

Café Bellini said...

Looking forward to reading about your experiences!

Victoria said...

The pram is amazing- where is it from? Enjoy your weekend recovering with your sweet boy. Oh, and welcome to motherhood:) You will have MANY more weeks like this ahead but they make it SO worth it!

Notes from Holly St. said...

That pram is awesome! Can't wait for your posts next week. So funny that since I got pregnant and haven't been into cooking we've eaten A LOT of avocado toast for dinner as well. But it is pretty delicious...

J. Rene' said...

If I ever have a kid I would totally push them around in that!

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Bridget said...

that pram is goooorgeous.

carina said...

Love the pram! And love the name Bo. How cool. Can't wait for your stories Joanna. Avocado toasts:-D That's hilarious. It's so important for us women to be honest with each other about relationships and motherhood. It's wonderful, but its not always glamorous - and that's part of the charm.

Hope the next week will be better for all of you.

Carina

Leigh said...

That church is glorious! And the PRAM!!! OMG, I want to ride in it.

Caroline Royce said...

That second picture is so rad and looks awesomely retro! The shoes, the dress, the pram... Like something straight out of the sixties.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Silvercross pram.
I have a much more modest version and tourists keep asking to take a picture of it!
Now I´m saving it for my grandchildren.
xx
Hildur

la franglaise said...

Hi Joanna, your cousin's pram is so stylish! We are not going to christen our little bub, but I can't wait to get our English family together for a naming ceremony. Looking forward to reading about your experiences as new parents. Bon weekend! xx

Jenny said...

on the toast a bit of blackpepper on the avocado and cheese any kind on top is amazing my Dad ,loved it when we lived in Australia it was only when I was older living back in the bitter cold Ireland that I apprecaited just how good it is. Still a fav now I live in beautiful edinburgh!! I love the blog. xx

Maiz Connolly said...

My, oh, my... I'm six years into parenthood, and have eaten more avocado toast than you can imagine!

I just posted a bit about my daily life as a parent, in case you want to check it out:

http://thebroodinghen.blogspot.com/2010/10/date-night.html

I can't wait to hear what you have to say about your new parenting life, because I know you'll be sweet, funny and real!

The Mel B said...

I also wanted to join in with the "what a beautiful pram!" comments, and to follow up- are these available in the states? Where can I get one?

Shannon said...

YAY! i cant wait for the new posts! and i love this so cute and amazing backgrounds in each picture, much love.x

Seven said...

Is that a Silvercross?
Looking forward to more day to day posts :)

Rosa&Carlotta said...

these pictures are lovely!!! :)


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Chiara said...

Love that first picture of the "double pregnancy" !!!
Have a lovely weekend
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Johanna said...

Love this idea of early parenthood stories, Joanna!

Anonymous said...

I am currently pregnant with my first child and I would love to read some insights on what is life after your baby is born. Everyone says it's hard and so tiring... and it scares me so much!
I don't have any close friends with newborns around me (I just moved from Paris to North America) and I would love some friendly, real experiences!

Thank you for sharing!

Hailey said...

My mum used a vintage pram and said it was rather cumbersome to manoeuvre. I've seen some lovely ones at auctions and ebay and I think I'll turn against my better judgement when the time comes because they're just too beautiful. I know a friend who used a vintage pram as a bassinet, which I think is brilliant.
Does your cousin Livvy use this pram day-to-day, or was it for the special occasion? If this is the pram she primarily uses, I wonder if she could review its ease-of-use for us?

Lil said...

My Mum has an old pram like that, and when she babysits she takes my wee boy for a stroll round the block in it....so cute!

Melissa said...

That first picture cracks me up - I love it!!!

And Sherborne Abbey, wow . . . be still my beating heart!

diana said...

Oh, a SILVERCROSS! Wow, these are the sort of prams that can be passed down for generations! But, of course, not really suitable for NY...

Lovely photos; the good part about a bad week is that the next one will be better. (I hope) (let's hope) (I hope I'm not jinxing it!) (I'm bitting my nails now).

Dorset is the perfect place in the world to live, among a few others... I loved it.

TheBeautyFile said...

oh my gosh!! my husband and i eat avocado + muenster toast for dinner A LOT!!!!

Anonymous said...

In the second pic your cousin looks incredibly like you.

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Ondine said...

Spooky..I'm a long time reader of your blog and I'm a Dorset girl born and bred, with family now living in Sherborne no less!

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