Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Baby's Arrival and Postpartum Hospital Style

Thank you all for your sweet comments and congratulations on the arrival of our second beautiful baby boy. Just like I did when baby T was born, thought I'd do a little wrap-up post here for those who don't follow me on instagram.




Baby boy had a very speedy arrival into the world! Baby T's birth was fast for a first time but at least then we had time to finalise the admission paperwork before things really got started. This time around I was answering the admission questions with my newborn baby in my arms! I'd been regularly waking for the past week or so with contractions around 3 am that eventually stopped every time, so I wasn't sure if this was another false alarm at first, and stayed for a while at home.

I foolishly thought that the midwife was just being encouraging when we arrived and she suggested that it wouldn't be long before baby arrived. We actually made it to hospital just in time. I took her a little more seriously when I had to start pushing and she reassured me that they could deliver the baby themselves if the on-call obstetrician didn't arrive in time. He did. Just! While baby surprised us all and arrived before my OB had returned from her holidays, the lead midwife was the same one who had helped us deliver baby T, so it was really special having her there.


Wanted to share my 'first days with a newborn' outfits that I posted on instagram. To show that you that everyone's different post-baby and you shouldn't set overly high expectations on yourself. Just relax and enjoy your baby! They don't care what you wear, they just want lots of love and cuddles.

There were a few comments left on the blog, especially near the end of the third trimester, where people commented that they were surprised I wasn't wearing trackie dacks/sweats/joggers or pyjamas in my pregnancy. Part of that was having the third trimester capsule wardrobe to make dressing easy, and also because I knew that the comfy clothes would become my 'uniform' in the newborn days. In pregnancy you want to be comfortable yet you still have some energy to put into picking nice outfits. With a newborn, your focus is on them only. Although you might try find clean clothes to wear at least, style is not a priority!

What I wore:

Singlet: Best and Less red stripe breastfeeding singlet
PantsJuicy Couture original drawstring pant in 'Silver Lining'
Bracelets: the usual

Why I wore it:

This was my 'fancy' outfit for visits from extended family. I packed and wore my pyjamas most of the time in hospital, but kept a clean nursing singlet and pair of trackie dacks for when extended family members came by to say hello and meet baby. In the early days with a newborn, comfort is key, so this is as 'pulled together' as I looked.


Last worn: trackie dacks. (Can't find a pic of this singlet on the blog, although it's an old one).



What I Packed in My Hospital Bag (Second Time Around)






What I wore:

JacketNew Look Petite print kimono (on sale, 70% off!)
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
TankJeanswest Carla maternity cut out tank (non-maternity version)
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual

Why I wore it:

This was what I wore to take baby home from hospital, and also what I wore while I was in labour! I always lay my clothes out the night before, so when I went into labour in the early hours of the morning I thankfully had some clothes to grab. I didn't want to be walking through the main hospital in my pyjamas!

I was pleased I'd taken the time at home to put some clothes on. When we got to the hospital the contractions were so strong and fast as I'd hit transition in the car. It was drawing a lot of attention as I had to keep stopping as we walked to concentrate on getting through every contraction. They really shouldn't have the maternity ward at the back of the hospital...I lost count of how many staff members offered hubby a wheelchair to get me to the birth suite!

It was nice to have some 'normal' clothes with me to change into to take baby boy home too, although as soon as we got home it was back to pyjamas again ;)


Last worn: blue kimono, maternity tank, denim shorts, Havaianas.





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99 comments:

  1. You two look gorgeous together! I can absolutely imagine that with a newborn dressing comfortably is key. Taking a 'fancy outfit' to hospital is a great idea, looking great!
    Christina | https://caliope-couture.com

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    1. Yes it was handy having it, didn't do that last time, but I felt a little more special going home this time! :)

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  2. Congratulations on the birth of your second child, you must be elated! Thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
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  3. Yayy!! Congratulations again!! I would be the same way, regular clothes to and from the hospital and then comfy clothes the first few weeks with baby :)
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    1. Yes comfy clothes are essential!

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  4. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy!
    ~Jessica

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  5. Awww, congrats! You two look so sweet together! I'm glad to hear that you made it to the hospital in style :) I'm sure I would be dressing the same way as you are. Comfort is definitely key!

    Mili

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    1. I'm just glad I wasn't in my PJs with all the attention our arrival brought, haha!

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  6. I think you look super well for someone who has just given birth! And your going home outfit is lovely. I don't think I'd be in any state to put together an outfit that nice. I hope everything continues to go well, and you enjoy your two lovely little chaps!

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    1. Thanks :) If I hadn't laid it out the night before I wouldn't have looked half as pulled together, haha! I didn't the last time around, just wore a version of my 'fancy' hospital outfit then!

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  7. Congratulations, beautiful mother. I really like how sincere your messages are, enjoy these precious times. Xx

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  8. Congrats again dear Mica !

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  9. I'm impressed that you kept your style not only throughout the last trimester, but also just taking the time to pick out clothes before going into labor and all! I'm reeeallly lazy and comfort is key, so I probably would have been that person walking in with pajamas and wild hair haha.

    Congrats again, Mica! :)

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    1. Oh my hair hadn't even been brushed that morning, but luckily because I had my clothes laid out the night before I was dressed. Win some loose some, haha!

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  10. Huge congrats to you on the arrival of your baby!! He's so cute

    Rachel xx
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  11. Aww, I loved seeing these pics of you and your precious little one--so sweet! I hope to be just as stylish in my 3rd trimester and especially in my going-home outfit! I don't remember what I wore home with Jona but I doubt it was that cute!

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    1. I just wore a version of my 'fancy' hospital outfit last time around, it's fun looking back on the photos :)

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  12. Congratulations on your new baby! It was such a sweet moment and I loved learning the story of how he arrived. I'm so impressed with your style too, I will have to keep this in mind when I do have a baby coming :)

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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  13. Oh my goodness, I've been out of the blogging world for what seems like forever and I come back and you've had your second baby! CONGRATULATIONS MICA!!!

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  14. Awww this post is sooo lovely! The baby looks soo precious and you look so happy and radiant, too, I'm soo happy for you, hun! :) Thanks for sharing these with us. <3

    Kay
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  15. How wonderful you had such a quick deliver, and I bet it was special to have your same midwife there. I appreciate you talking about a post-baby body and encouraging women to not stress. I think you picked great clothing!

    Amy Ann
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    1. It was wonderful having her there! It felt so nice having a familiar face in the room as my OB couldn't be there.

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  16. Mica, he is precious :D I'm so glad you had a fast & safe delivery. Enjoy every minute of this time. They grow up so quickly. That midwife was awesome! So glad you had the same one!
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    1. Yes she was an angel! Was so nice having her again, and having a familiar face :)

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  17. Congratulations! You look so radiant and happy, I wish you and the baby plenty more happiness to come! :)

    Velvet Blush

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  18. So happy you two are doing well, Mica! Congrats, my dear! Such an amazing experience!! And let me tell you: You look absolutely wonderful in both outfits, Mica!! <3 <3

    xoxo Ira
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  19. Mica, it's very, very, VERY cool news!!! I congratulate you with this super-chic moment in your life! I read the post and felt incredible happiness which was everywhere - in ever your word and in your smile! Wanna feel the same again, wanna have the second baby!!!! :)

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  20. That is a bit silly having the unit at the back of the hospital, but I'm glad you made it there in time and everything went well. You're really lucky to have had a quick birth too, so it wasn't as prolonged and exhausting as the multiple day ones can be. Seeing as it's you, I'm sure your style wont dwindle too much now you have a new born. You love fashion too much!

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    1. haha yes I credit acupuncture with the short labour, although this time it made it a REALLY short labour, ha! I'm lucky both babies arrived fairly quickly.

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  21. Lovely! I lived in Cotton On lounge pants and BF wrap tops during my hospital stay which were as comfy as PJs but slightly dressier - mind you I didn't actually leave the room until Day 4!

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    1. I think I crossed the hallway on day 2, maybe 3? To bath baby...and that was it until I went home, haha! Too busy trying to sleep when baby does to go for walks ;)

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  22. I had planned in wearing the outfit I wore to the hospital as well when I left it, but as my labor started with my water breaking that wasnt really an option.

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    1. Oh wow! Like in the movies! :D I never had that kick off my labour either time, I can't imagine that being a fun experience!

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  23. It's nice that you made an effort to dress well even when you were going into labour!
    xo
    Siffat
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    1. If the clothes hadn't been right there after being laid out the night before I wouldn't have done it!

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  24. He's a cute little guy :) Great advice on the early days! I'll keep them in mind. Out of curiosity, why didn't you accept the wheelchair?

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    1. Some people might want a wheelchair in labour, but I’m one of those people that have to stay active and move through the pain. Sitting or lying down is the worst for me getting through contractions. Last time they asked me to lay on the bed while they setup the monitors and checked everything, it was horrible. This time around they just had to try wrap the monitors around me as I stood and swayed at the side of the bed, ha!
      After having to sit in a car on the way to the hospital and actively try not to push, the last thing I wanted to do was repeat that in a wheelchair! Walking wasn’t easy, but the movement helped me.

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  25. Congrats! You look amazing! Enjoy the cuddles!

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  26. Congratulations! Enjoy these wonderful early days of baby number 2!

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  27. Phew! You really did make it just in time! You must have been the best dressed mum in the maternity unit!

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    1. Yep, we were cutting it close!
      You really don't see the other mums! (Private rooms!) I'm sure there are some who looked impeccable each day of their stay. I was happy looking kinda like myself ;)

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  28. Congrats Mica! Cute little guy & I hope you both are doing great. You look fabulous in both the outfit!

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  29. Still rocking great outfits even after having the little guy-- I love it! I'm so glad you and baby are both doing well!

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  30. Congratulations Mica! He's here! Yay. Enjoy every precious moment of those first days and weeks! Xx

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  31. Congratulations on your new arrival - such a blessing. I have two little boys {aged 3 and 18 months} and you can already see the great friendship that is forming between the two. I am actually pregnant with my third - due in October, so I might go back through and see some of the pregnant outfits you put together for some inspiration. It's always nice to see an Australian blogger writing about outfits that you can actually purchase :)

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    1. Oh congratulations on your third! It's sweet seeing the brotherly love between the toddler and the newborn, I'm looking forward to enjoying it more as they grow older :)

      Good luck with 3! I'm struggling with the two, can't imagine any more, haha!

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  32. Awww you look adorable, stylish and happy. I can't wait to see what you and your little one get into first. This is going to be a magical time as you know so enjoy every single precious moment. They grow up super fast.

    Hugs to you
    KaSonndra
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    1. They do grow so quickly, definitely!

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  33. lovely looks and the baby looks adorable! congratulations ones again!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  34. Awwww congrats!!! You look fabulous! Enjoy the new chapter of your life!
    xoxo Lynda
    http://fashion-petite.com/denim-trends-wir-sehen-blau/

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  35. You look gorgeous and congratulations again! You definitely are one chic mama! :)


    Macarons and Mischief

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  36. Congratulations!! Wishing you lots of happiness!

    Darriyan♡ | www.darriyancateland.blogspot.com

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  37. Ahh congrats Mica! He looks adorable, and I'm excited to read more about him - things go by so quickly in the younger years. You look so happy and still so fashionable!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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  38. Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love your going home outfit! So much more stylish than I was with either of my boys...

    Happy Mother's Day, Mica!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Much more stylish than the last time too where I just wore my hospital clothes, hehe! I was lucky to have this laid out in advance.

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  39. this is so sweet! you and babe look amazing!

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  40. Ahh congrats on such a beautiful New Born! Wishing you and your new family the best!

    Xx,

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  41. Congrats on your sweet new baby! He was ready to get here in a hurry!!

    Brooke
    Pumps & Push-Ups

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    1. He was, didn't want to keep us waiting!

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  42. Oh congrats!! You look and baby look so happy and peaceful!

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  43. This is lovely news!! Congratulations on your new born.

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  44. Congratulations on your little bundle of joy!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  45. Congratulations Mica... some babies come really fast, my mother was notorious in our family for delivering quickly. Her last one was my baby sister who took 25 mins fRon beginning to end. Thank you so much for drooping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment ♡

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    1. Oh wow I can't imagine such a short labour! We would never have made it to the hospital!

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  46. Oh wow congratulations, he is beautiful! You must be so happy to have him here xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  47. Congratulations Mica. I loved seeing the photos of you with your newborn and reading about his rapid arrival! xx

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  48. Aww congratulations you super momma!!! That's so sweet to see you hold him and I wish you and your family all the love and happiness in the world! xxx

    Tatyana
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  49. I'm with you 100% on the jogging bottoms, pjs thing. I wore maternity denim shorts and maxi dresses right up to going into labour with Felix as I had time to make an effort - then left hospital in a pair of joggers and a London Marathon t-shirt... I've never done the London mara but a few clubmates volunteered in 2014 and were given loads of spare tees to bring back, ha ha! I chucked it after that :-D

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    1. haha yes it's a marked difference in pregnancy and post-baby outfits in terms of care factor!

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  50. Congratulations again dear Mica! Now you have a full house of boys haha! You definitely are one of the most calm and graceful mums I have seen and read out there! I like how prepared and relaxed you are dealing with all the changes! Do we have an initial for baby 2 yet? I beg baby T is adopting really well being a big brother. Actually, correction, Cooper is the ultimate Big Brother in the house :)

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    1. hehe yep Cooper is a great big brother. He's more used to baby boy than he was with the toddler when it was all new, now he's not as upset by the newborn noises. Still going to take him a while to warm up to his baby brother though!

      Have had a long time to think and plan for the changes, so it's been nice getting to experience it all now :)

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  51. Thank you all for your kind comments and congratulations on baby boy's arrival :)

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  52. YAY Mica!! You are SO AWESOME!! I love seeing your happy face with Baby Boy!!! And you ROCK for being able to post so soon! I hope I can be as organized as you!!

    xx, Sam

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  53. Well, since I didn't get a chance to congratulate you, now here's my chance: congratulations! Also, love the blue kimono you wore.
    My husband and I are currently trying for our first baby and so it's nice to find posts that are inspiring and informative. Kudos to you!

    Lisa Favre
    marblecrumbs.com

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  54. Wow such a beautiful post! Congratulations and look well too. Gemma x
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  55. you look so radiant and happy with your new born baby in arms...congrats to this new addition to you family. Such a precious baby!

    I totally understand what you're saying. I helped out some friends after they have just had a baby, I don't think people understand how difficult childbirth is for a woman's body...it is very very very important that a woman who just gave birth takes the time to rest as much as possible, especially since she also has to take care of the newborn.

    Both of these looks are lovely! Arrival of new life on this world always feels like an amazing miracle to me:):):).

    Lovely post!

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  56. Congrats for your second baby. I'm glad to know that he is a healthy little boy and you're the happiest mama!
    x,Abril
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  57. Oh my goodness how adorable! Congrats doll, you are already looking so amazing x

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  58. Aw what a beautiful wrap up post. Congratulations to you and your family. You seem to have the right people around you, so wishing you all the best. I liked your kimono in the last outfit as well. <3
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  59. Congratulations Mica! That first photo is totally precious and the both of you look so content and beautiful! Hope you're all continuing to do well :)

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  60. Congrats! You look so good for just delivering a baby! I looked like a drugged wreck (& I didn’t even get any drugs haha). Hope you get some quality time with the new one & also some time to relax!

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  61. I missed this post, so glad I got to see what you wore--great ideas!

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  62. awwww congratulation! I am glad to here now your family is getting bigger hehe ^^

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  63. Ohh my gosh, congrats! Still looking fabulous. Best of wishes to you and your family. Let the new member bring you joy. :)

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  64. Love reading this post! I'm praying to have a fast first delivery like you did but I know nothing will be in my control ahaha I'm actually packing my maternity suitcase so I'm putting a couple of special breastfeeding tops. The due date is around the corner (Sept 8th) and I have to tell you I'm a bit frantic right now!
    You look great! I hope I will have the energy like you to dress up and take a couple of shots :)
    xx
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  65. thank you for sharing the best part of your life loved the most your First pic just loved it best wishes from Asia

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  66. Aw! congratulations. So beautiful. You look totally fab!

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  67. Aw you two are so cute together! And omg how do you still look awesome after childbirth??

    Amy;
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  68. Congratulations sweetie! I love your cute and comfy post partum look, especially with that adorable happy grin on you face :)
    xx
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  69. Congrats on your motherhood, Mica! You're looking great as ever, dear! xoxo

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  70. Congratulation! I am so glad to meet the adorable baby ^^


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  71. I am so happy for you!! Congratulations :) Hope you're all doing well! Much love <3

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  72. Congrats again, Mica! Lovely Instagram round-ups, dear! xoxo

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  73. Congratulations and happiness to you and the newborn baby!!!

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  74. congratulations. enjoyed reading the post and you look gorgeous

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  75. congratulations! All the best wishes <3

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  76. Huge congratulations! And you look so radiant. Best wishes to you all and the baby is beautiful x
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  77. You are too cute, congrats dear!!!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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