Ottilie Dorothy.


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World, let me introduce you to our daughter- Ottilie Dorothy Chappel! <3

We welcomed our baby girl at 4.40am on the 9th of September, and it was the most magical and overwhelming and beautiful moment of our lives. Jason and I are head over heels in love with Miss Ottilie, and can’t quite believe she’s ours!

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It’s taken me a good couple of weeks to finally get round to posting here about Ottilie’s arrival, because as any new parent learns pretty sharpish, the first few days are a whirlwind adjustment period!

I’ve also been laying low and spending some time recovering after my labour and delivery, which was not at all the experience I’d hoped for or expected! We found out the week I went into labour that Ottilie was laying ‘back to back’ inside me, which meant it took me days and days of prolonged, hideously painful contractions to make almost no progress at all! After three full days of labouring and getting to only 4cm dilated (my body did *not* want to let this baby go!) I wound up needing some strong pain relief, which was a blessed relief I can tell you!

Delivering Ottilie was the most incredible experience of my life, and my goodness, I’d have a hundred babies for that single moment of having a warm little body placed up on my chest, and the overwhelming joy and relief and bliss that washed over me as I looked between her and Jason. It was better than I ever could have imagined, and even though the labour had been so intense and long, I remember thinking to myself just minutes after she was born ‘I’d do that all over again!’

I was a bit unlucky and suffered a compressed nerve during my labour which has left me with a temporary paralysis in my left ankle and foot, so I left hospital on crutches! I’m slowly slowly getting better and more steady on my feet though, and have managed a fair few trips out just me and Ottilie this week which feels amazing!

Now that I’m getting up and about again I’m hoping I’ll be able to get back to blogging a touch more frequently! I’ve missed updating here so much, but I hope you’ve not minded there being a little break whilst I’ve recovered and adjusted to the amazing whirlwind that is life with a new baby!

Big kisses to you all, from me and Ottilie Dot! <3

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  • Cathryn Daws

    Ahhhh congratulations again! Looking forward to more blog posts.

  • From Lucy With Love

    Congratulations Rosie and Jason! She is GORGEOUS! Well done you for getting through that delivery but, like you say, it all pales into significance once she arrived – so beautiful. Sending lots of love and thoughts your way and can’t wait to see your little one grow up <3

  • Emma Farley

    What a beautiful little girl and what an ordeal! My son went back to back when I went into labour so I feel your pain!

  • Becks

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful unusual name as well, I love it! I wish you and Jason all the best with little Ottilie, I’m sure you will be the most fabulous parents.

  • Fi @ this and that blog

    Oh congratulations on a beautiful new addition to your family. She’s just beautiful and the name Ottilie is just adorable – great choice! Enjoy these first few weeks watching her grow. xxx

  • Bethan

    Congratulations, such a beautiful little girl and I love the name! Sorry to hear the delivery was difficult but hope you’re feeling better now. xx

  • Kenzie

    She is sooo cute! Cannot wait to see how she grows into a person! :)
    x Kenzie //

  • Becca

    Congratulations. She has such a lovely name <3

  • woodenwindowsills

    That is just the most gorgeous photo!! Must have felt so relentless being in labour so long, but what a bundle of joy you got in return! Hope you’re managing to at least rest up a bit and I can’t wait to see more! Alice xxx

  • Emma

    Congratulations! she’s beautiful. Excited to see more of her!

    Emma x

  • April @ aprileveryday

    Congratulations to both of you! I can’t even imagine how magical it is for you both! Glad that you’re starting to feel better now though!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • NatalieLeanne

    Congrats! What a sweet picture.

  • WhatLydDid

    So sorry to hear that your labour was extra painful and difficult! Miss Ottilie is simply gorgeous and I can definitely see both yourself and Jason in her darling little face. I wish her confidence and kindness, every day of her life.

  • Ala

    Biggest congratulations to you both, she looks utterly precious. Hope you have a speedy recovery xxxx

  • Jade @ Captured By Jade

    Huge congratulations to both you and Jason; Ottilie is so precious, and I just love her name.
    Sorry to hear your labour didn’t go too smoothly, wishing the rest of your recovery be a speedy one!

  • Lauren S

    Oh congratulations to you both, she is adorable and it sounds like it’s going joyously so far :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Anya Johnson

    Congratulations! Such a beautiful name (and face). Happy to see a new post but 100% understand your absence – enjoy that wonderful little lady of yours!

  • Cerys {mascara & mud}

    Huge Congratulations! What a cute pic, go easy on yourself xxx

  • Betty

    Ottilie Dot!!! She’s just a poppet! I’m so sorry that your labour was so intense and your poor foot!! Sending mountains of ‘get better’ wishes and a speedy recovery!
    Betty x

    The Betty Stamp

  • My Two Mums

    Welcome to the world little one.

  • Alliyah

    What a beautiful baby! I’m glad to know you’re recovering, giving birth is no easy task.

  • Anna

    aww she is so cute!! congratulations <3

  • Immy May

    Aaaah MASSIVE congratulations to the both of you! Ottilie is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to experience that feeling one day, I can imagine it is the most magical thing ever. What a wonderful journey you are on, so exciting! Immy x

  • Hardy and Hay

    Congratulations, you guys! Ottilie is beautiful, and what incredible name she’s been given… lucky lady! I hope your foot and ankle get better much soon, and that life as a family of three is wonderful. Autumn walks together must be the most lovely thing! xxxxxx

  • Mo Ray

    Congratulations to you both!!! Ottilie looks incredibly adorable and I’m happy to hear the three of you have been enjoying your time together however fast it may seem to be going by. I wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to reading your stories again :) xx

  • Heymallorie

    Congratulations, what a gorgeous name!xo

  • Michelle

    Oh she’s just completely gorgeous! She was always going to be a bit of a heartbreaker though wasn’t she? Sending you lots of luck for the recovery of your foot and I cannot wait to find out more about this little cutie. I love that in this photo she’s already fist pumping, what a cheery little chaffinch.
    M x

  • Caitlin

    Congratulations!! She is absolutely stunning! I’m loving the name – it’s so unique!

  • Megan | DENTON & LOU

    Huge congratulations to you and Jason! So glad she arrived safely and you are recovering OK. Enjoy this special time x

    Denton & Lou

  • Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic

    She is so adorable! <3 Congratulations! Hopefully you'll get better soon :)

  • Peta

    Congratulations lovely, she is absolutely beautiful. What an incredible moment that must have been. Sending you all lots of lovely well wishes, hugs and resting vibes xx

  • Lizzie Woodman

    Beautiful baby and beautiful name! Congratulations to you both. Hope you’re on the mend now! x

  • Elizabeth Rebecca

    She is so adorable – congratulations!

  • Tamsin @ A Certain Adventure

    Glad to hear you’re recovering from labour – it sounds so hard but also totally worth it, she’s completely beautiful! And what a sweet name you two chose. Congratulations Rosie :) xx

  • Lyndsay

    Congratulations! She is just beautiful <3

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Travel & Lifestyle Blog

  • Jesse Lili

    Congratulations Rosie! She’s a really beautiful little girl xx

  • Natalie Redman

    Such a cute baby. Ive also never heard that name before!

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