Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Wow... without me really grasping 23/03/2010, it is here. Today is my 30th birthday. Not only am I a wife to a fantastic husband, but I'm also a mommy to an adorable two week old baby girl. I'm so proud, I can hardly stand it.

Except for being spoiled by Martin, and receiving Anke two weeks ago, sms's and phone calls, a cake from my sweet mother in law - I was completely overwhelmed by Sara's Blog... GO READ IT!

So you will understand why I'm so over excited!!! We haven't seen our friends since 2007. Oh the joy of hugging them tight (I promise we will not kiss you).

I'm a very happy 30 year old, who is very blessed.

The Latch

No one can prepare you... the first 24hours with Anke home was very hard. I called a nurse friend of my 7o'clock the next morning, in tears. "Can you come over?" I said in a very close to tears voice. It was just hard.

We could not get THE LATCH, and if you know anything about breast feeding... there is nothing without THE LATCH. So after pumping breast milk, and using a dropper, we got the milk on the breast and motivated Anke to latch... this went on for 4 days. Thanks to Carla (my nurse friend) and my dearest Mother in law and ANKE (breastfeeding is a team sport) we've got this thing DOWN!!!

In this photo Anke is chilling with her Daddy. She is one week old in the photo, time does go by very quickly.

Pre Anke

The week before Anke was born, my dearest brother in law Bernard, whom is a fantastic photographer, took some photos of my 38 week pregnant belly... follow the link to see a few.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Anke Louise Bravenboer was born on 9 March 2010 at 08:28 - we are overwhelmed and excited by this new addition to our family! Here's some pics, enjoy!