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The youngest face on facebook


Hospital Baby Pictures, a thing of the past?

Remember when you had a baby and the hospital would send a photographer around to take a picture of your baby and you would buy a package of pictures in a little card/frame, fill out the birthdate, height, weight, and of course the little pumpkin’s name to send out to friends and family? Do they still do that?

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I know when my first daughter was born in 1994 they took pictures of her at Shmeisani Hospital and my husband was supposed to pick them up in a couple of days. Supposed to being the operative words here. He never picked them up, and although I had never been one to rely on him for such things I was at his mercy.

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Traditionally, the woman is not to leave her home for forty days to give her body time to heal. Now, I didn’t believe in this practice, but I also wasn’t one to make waves. I really wanted those pictures and daily would remind him to go get them, but he did not. This was before the time of digital cameras and although I had a roll of film in the 35mm camera I borrowed from my sister in law, the film was not loaded correctly and any pictures of me pregnant as well as those newborn pictures were not to be.

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Times sure have changed as I will show you through the interactions of a friend of mine on facebook.

My friend, Claire, lives by the motto: facebook. because I’m worth it.

Yesterday, she, with her husband, Roy, and three year old daughter, Orla, welcomed baby Neve into the world.

Baby Neve born 15:07 weighing 10lb 2oz...Ouch is all I can say! Yesterday at 4:38pm via Mobile Web

Imagine that. An hour and a half after little Neve made her entrance, her mom announced it to her facebook friends from all over the world on her mobile. I think that is just way too cool.

We had been following Claire’s progress from the beginning when she posted the ultrasound pics all the way to the end with Claire trying every labor inducing technique from old wives and google searches. And with a baby that big, I can definitely understand her desire to get this thing over with! And move on to things that burp and poo, cuddle and coo.

We all thought a Valentine’s baby would be absolutely lovely. Neve had other thoughts. This little sweet potato would be neither early nor late, she would be completely punctual. She hit the due date like a master archer hit’s the bull’s eye.

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Here is a look at Claire and her attempts to nudge Neve.

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Claire is counting down to Baby’s due date
10 days
February 4 at 4:22pm via Countdown Calendar

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Claire waitiiiiiiiiiing
February 4 at 8:20pm · Comment · Like

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Claire is currently bouncing on a gym ball
February 4 at 10:30pm · Comment · Like

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Claire still bouncing
February 5 at 12:04am · Comment · Like

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Claire has a poor little vomitty girl…and she’s never sick! I don’t want to go into labour any more!
February 5 at 2:03pm · Comment · Like

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Claire is counting down to Baby’s due date
9 days

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Claire suggestions for bringing on labour please anyone
February 7 at 12:05am · Comment · Like

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Here’s where I come in:

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almondjoycie Claire, here ya go. Good luck.
29 ways to induce labor at home naturally without 9 hours of yoga!

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almondjoycie These actually sound tasty!
Jump Start Your Labor Cookies: Shopping for Two
www.shoppingfortwo.com

2 1/2 c. flour 1 1/2 t. baking soda 3/4 t. cinnamon 1 t. ground ginger 1/2 t. ground cloves 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. cayenne pepper 8 T. butter 1/2 c. sugar 1 c. brown sugar 1/3 c. molasses 1/4 c. egg whites
February 7 at 12:29am · Comment · Like · Share · See Wall-to-Wall

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Claire is counting down to Baby’s due date
8 days

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Claire drinking some foul ‘third trimester’ herbal tea thanks Caroline  LOL
February 7 at 1:47pm · Comment · Like

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Claire panic over…facebook widget restored to health so I’m safe to go into hospital now without losing touch whenever baby decides to arrive! :O)
February 7 at 3:07pm · Comment · Like

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Claire just had a lovely roast dinner cooked for me by hubby as i’ve been totally useless at even standing up today without my legs giving way
February 7 at 8:59pm via Mobile Web · Comment · Like

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Claire Crocheting ickle flowers to sew on an ickle cardi i’ve made lol

Claire takes a break from her mouse to make this sweet cardigan

February 7 at 11:23pm via Mobile Web · Comment · Like

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Claire found the buttery spread in the cupboard this morning as it was awol from the fridge…and pregnancy brain doesn’t exist?!
February 8 at 11:28am via Mobile Web · Comment · Like

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Claire is counting down to Baby’s due date
6 days

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Sharon …..breathe…
February 8 at 8:53pm

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Claire i can’t she’s pressing on my lungs!

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Claire just felt a big PING in my tummy and thought…’ooh here we go’…but it was just a big kick :o(
February 8 at 8:57pm · Comment · Like

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Claire bouncing again!
February 8 at 10:26pm · Comment · Like

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Claire is counting down to Baby’s due date
5 days

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Viv Friday will be the day, I have a hunch!
February 10 at 3:58am

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Claire Out for tea with my lovely hubby on our own for once as auntie is babysitting. Ordered chillii…hope it’s hot!!!
February 9 at 7:53pm via Mobile Web · Comment · Like

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Claire is counting down to Baby’s due date
4 days

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Claire can’t decide between pink or white icing
February 10 at 3:34pm · Comment · Like

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almondjoycie pink. it will definitely put a smile on your face.
February 10 at 3:50pm ·

The candy says "think pink"

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Claire Bad night again despite goin to bed early. I swear it’s a baby elephant in there i can’t even turn over without pulling a muscle lol
February 11 at 10:01am via Mobile Web · Comment · Like

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Claire videos her belly and the funky contortions made by her restless babe.

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Claire Especially for Vicky as she hates watching my tummy move! It took me ages to get these little clips (although she moves loads) cause as soon as I turn the camera on she normally stops!

Freaky Baby Move-ie [HQ]
Length:0:50
February 11 at 2:58pm · Comment · Unlike · Share

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Claire Poor Orla has woken up with one eye swollen and stuck together and her cold is worse :0(
February 12 at 9:35am via Mobile Web · Comment · Like

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Claire is counting down to Baby’s due date
2 days

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Claire My empty curry dish…now to wait!

"My empty curry dish . . . now to wait!"

February 12 at 10:12pm via Facebook Mobile · Comment · Like · Share

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Claire I have a recipe for labour cookies i might give a go this avo lol
Sat at 2:49pm

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Claire still waitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!
Sat at 12:23pm · Comment · Like

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Claire no I haven’t
Sat at 9:21pm · Comment · Like
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Caroline 😦
Sat at 9:22pm

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Claire lol. Just thought I’d put it there in case anyone was wondering
Sat at 9:23pm

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Claire valentines day tomorrow…bah humbug!
Sat at 11:27pm · Comment · Like.

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Joanne hey now…. fair cupid may shoot his arrow tomorrow and start your labour ! xx
Sat at 11:39pm

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Claire true true…that would be the best valentines present ever! And my only one too probably lol
Sat at 11:42pm

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Jessica Oohh! a Valentine’s baby
Sat at 11:43pm

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Sharon Is ur due date tomorrow?? xx
Sun at 2:20pm · Comment · Like · See Wall-to-Wall

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Claire Yup due on monday but not holding my breath. Orla was ten days late!
Sun at 1:05pm

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Claire just finished baking almondjoycie ‘s recipe she found for cookies to bring on labour! Scoffed about 5 so far heheheheh. Pic to follow!

labor cookies, aka labour biscuits

Sun at 6:17pm · Comment · Like · Share

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Claire i should be the amount of labour cookies I ate! I do keep getting contractions but I’m just not sure if they’re real or Braxton Hicks…or maybe another big poo lol
Sun at 9:48pm

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Tim Hmmmmm, eating nothing but curries and eating a few dozen biscuits, i’m starting to believe that you’re not actually pregnant and that you’ve just put on weight due to your diet !!!!!
Ha ha only joking, impressed you’ve gone the full term. good luck for when she finally decides to join you.
Sun at 10:34pm

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Claire Yeah I keep tellin people it’s just pies in there lol. You’re right it’s a great excuse to eat more :0)
Sun at 11:03pm

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Claire looks like I’m not having a Valentines Day baby despite my best efforts! Lets aim for pancake day instead then I can have JIFFY as a middle name hahaha
Yesterday at 12:11am · Comment · Like

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Can’t you just picture Claire facebooking on her mobile on the way to the hospital?

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Claire Waters broke 4.35…now off to hospital! See ya later gang x
Yesterday at 7:32am via Mobile Web · Comment · Like
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Katie CONGRATULATIONS CLAIRE!!! 10lb 2 Neve has arrived!!! Love to all of you!!!
Yesterday at 5:50pm · Comment · Like · See Wall-to-Wall

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Claire Baby Neve born 15:07 weighing 10lb 2oz…Ouch is all I can say!
Yesterday at 6:38pm via Mobile Web · Comment · Like

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Claire received oodles of congratulations from all of her friends and family

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almondjoycie Congratulations! How many cookies did it take?
Yesterday at 6:05pm · Comment · Like · See Wall-to-Wall

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almondjoycie Her nickname should be little cookie!
Yesterday at 6:05pm

Claire lol yes! I think I ate at least a dozen…it was a HUGE batch! Orla loves them too which surprised me as normally she hates spicy things

28 minutes ago


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Sadie Hey Lady Congratulations to you Roy and Big sister Orla!!! Have been out all day and FB wouldnt work on my phone Grrr!!! Im guessing C section?? xx
Yesterday at 6:26pm · Comment · Like

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Claire Nope…gas and pethadine :0). Never again!
Yesterday at 6:40pm

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Welcome to the world, Neve!


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5 comments on “The youngest face on facebook

  1. BRILLIANT! I love it!!! Of course I HAD to be the first to comment eh? xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. wahaaaa, isn’t she the cutest thing ever. please say her middle name is valentina :-p. a bit scary these days that you can tell a few hundred people what you are doing almost the instant you are doing it, but must admit it has its advantages.
    Little Neve Valentina (doesn’t matter what is her middle name, that’s what I’m calling her), welcome to earth where you will have many happy years and collect a thousand ribbons and teddy bears.
    PS: seems like those cookies actually worked

    • Woah that’s weird…her middle name WAS going to be Valentina but unfortunately she arrived that bit too late…it was the 15th Feb when she was born :o)

  3. awwwwwwwwwwwwww cute!! my sister is sxpectin too I can’t wait!!

  4. wow this is so cool, well done; it’s so weird seeing it like this!!! xxxxxxxxxx

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