Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 and The Best Christmas Gift Ever

Happy almost 2012! Hope everyone had a lovely, relaxed, and festive Christmas!

This year has been a big one for me. I published two more novels, a novella, watched my best friend get married, and started to marinate a baby. All in all, I thought it couldn't get much better.

And then this happened.

Baby Boy TR! Only hours old, weighing 3.3 kilos.

Due on 7th January, his arrival into the world on Christmas Eve at 3:44 pm GMT was a surprise! Mr TR was dying for a Christmas baby and I guess Baby TR was listening. Let's hope he continues to be as compliant... somehow, I think not.

Since then, life has been a bit of a blur! We made it out of the hospital on December 27, and indulged in our own little family Christmas dinner and festive celebrations. Opening gifts and scoffing turkey (without heartburn) as my new baby snuffled in his basket, well... I couldn't help thinking life, in that one moment, really was perfect.

Today, he's one week old and to my very biased eyes, adorable.

Thank you, India Drummond, for the super cute puppy!

Cuddles with his bunny friend.

Okay, enough baby drooling (literally, ha!). I'll be taking next week off the blog to enjoy life with my new little man.

In the meantime, have a very happy New Year! All the best for 2013. May there be plenty of wine, Twizzlers and coffee in your future.

103 comments:

  1. Gorgeous little man! I love all the photos - keep them coming! So are we going to get a name soon? Although Baby TR is super cute! Enjoy every second and remember...Peppa Pig :))

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  2. Aww, he's so adorable! Congratulations again :)

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  3. Oh, he is just adorable! I can't wait for a cuddle! I'm so glad you're all doing well. Happy New Year, lovely friend xxx

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  4. That was some year, Talli, and thank you for sharing it with us. Enjoy parenthood - it really is a blast :-) xxx

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  5. I am so happy for you, he's gorgeous! Happy New Year to you and your family - I think 2013 is going to be amazing for you! :D

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  6. Congratulations, Talli. Lovely photos. Hope 2013 will be a wonderful year for you all...C : ) xx

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  7. Massive congrats Talli (and Mr TR) - what a fab Christmas present! So glad you're both well - life will never be the same again! :)

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  8. He's such a sweetie! Wishing all three of you a wonderful New Year!

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  9. Congratulations Talli. May his life be happy and healthy.
    Well done.

    Yvonne.

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  10. So, so cute :)
    Enjoy time with the men in your life.
    Happy New Year!

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  11. Oh Talli! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! Talli you wonderful woman you!!!

    Look what you and Mr TR cooked up!! Awwwwwwwwwwwww!! Too adorable for words!!!! Awwwwwwwww!!

    Huge and humungous congratulations!! TR Junior is totally wonderful!! yay! take care
    x

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  12. Congratulations Talli, he is beautiful! Happy New Year!
    x

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  13. Just perfect. Huge congrats Talli, enjoy every second. Xx

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  14. Oh, congratulations, Talli! Your baby is beautiful. What a lovely Christmas you've had. Truly truly beautiful. Best to you and your family in 2013.

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  15. He is adorable. I love the rich color he has. My brother and I had that dark coloring too. No pink and white sweetness for us. We did, however, manage rosy. Sis, on the other hand, was a classic peaches and cream baby and still is, lol!

    Happy New Year Talli! Enjoy the time with your little man. I loved that period with my son.

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  16. He's simply gorgeous, Talli. Beautiful pics too. Keep them coming. :)

    Happy New Year to you and the men in your life!

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  17. Oh, Talli, the best XMAS present ever. My mother-in-law's birthday was on Christmas Eve as well and she loved that! He is just adorable. Enjoy every single moment, honey, because they fly by very quickly.
    karen

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  18. Excellent!!! Guess this tops even the books??? Enjoy being a mum. Every single second. Blessings!

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  19. Awww congratulations! He is gorgeous, enjoy your new role as a mum, life is never quite the same but I wouldn't swap it for the world! Happy new year to you all :)

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  20. Congratulations and what a surprise!! Your own little Christmas miracle. Take the week off and enjoy time with your new little family member.

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  21. Oh, Talli, he's adorable! What an amazing Christmas gift! Happy new year, and all the best to you and your family in 2013!

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  22. What a cutie!! Your little man is so adorable! :) Happy New Year! Wishing you and your family all the best for 2013! x

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  23. Congratulations to you and Mr TR. Baby TR is absolutely gorgeous. Sending him lots of hugs. x

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  24. I LOVE THOSE PHOTOS! Awww he's lovely. Congratulations, Talli, I'm so so happy for you!

    (Now brace yourself for the next crazy year...)

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  25. He's just gorgeous Talli. Thank you for sharing your photos. All the best for 2013 :-)

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  26. Awww! Congrats! He is absolutely adorable! I could just hug him. :-)

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  27. Congratulations again, Talli! He's a cutie! And what a day for him to turn up in the world!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  28. Congrats! He's so sweet! Sending you love and joy!

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  29. Beautiful! Best Christmas gift ever for you I'd say. Congratulations!

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  30. Congrats, Mazel Tov, and he's extremely beautiful, handsome, adorable and perfect.

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  31. Happy New Year, Talli! Enjoy your bundle of Joy! He is so handsome and adorable. Congrats to you and TR!

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  32. Wow, what a wonderful story. You are truly blessed!

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  33. Gorgeous! Wishing you and your family and very happy new year and wonderful 2013 and "Lang may Baby T's lum reek!"

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  34. Oh my gosh, Tally, he's beautiful! You made me cry. :) Congratulations!!!
    And now you get to learn the fine art of typing with one hand while nursing the baby with the other.

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  35. Congratulations to you and Mr TR. Lovely pics of a really cute little man.

    PS I have read the Pollyanna Plan and liked it a lot - am going to post about it on Carole's chatter in a few days

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  36. He's so gorgeous, Talli! All the very best for 2013, though nothing will top that little lad.

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  37. Many congratulations, Talli. I hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you and your beautiful boy.

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  38. This is absolutely amazing! Happy New Year!

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  39. Congratulations! He is TOTALLY adorable! And his cuddly animals are perfect!

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  40. Oh, he looks like a contemplative little fellow! Congratulations, Talli, and all the best to you in your exciting new year.

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  41. Talli, he's adorable! I'm so happy for you1

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  42. You're not biased, he IS adorable! Congratulations to you and Mr. TR. Have a great New Year! :D

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  43. Oh Talli. So beautiful.
    Congratulations!!!

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  44. Happy New Year!!!
    Congratulations!!! He's just adorable.
    Rest and enjoy.

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  45. Amazing, Talli! What a fantastic year for you - and I love how baby TR heard his daddy and decided to be your Christmas gift. :-)

    Many congratulations, petal! Beautiful photographs. Love how so much can change in a year - always so much promise out there. x

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  46. What a wonderful Christmas surprise!!
    Have a joyous and prosperous New Year!

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  47. Congrats on your beautiful bundle of joy Talli! Baby TR was even photogenic when he was only a few hours old, and he's getting cuter everyday! Love the photos! Try to get some sleep, and enjoy your beautiful family! Happy New Year! Julie

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  48. Congratulations, Talli! Baby TR is sooooo cute. I just want to kiss his little feet!

    All the best for you and your family in 2013!

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  49. Hi Talli - Congratulations to the TR family ... what an entrance .. you sound blissfully happy ... just enjoy life now you're 3 ... delighted Baby TR complied ... that's wonderful .... Happy Happy New Year to you all .. Hilary

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  50. You done good!!! :)

    Happy New Year!

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  51. Huge congratulations!! He is absolutely gorgeous, well done you.
    A fabulous end to 2012. All the best to your family for 2013 x

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  52. He is sooooo adorable. Being a mum really is the best. Enjoy! xx

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  53. So adorable and cute! Congratulations! Enjoy your time with him!

    Nas

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  54. Oh, how handsome!!!!!

    CONGRATULATION Talli to you and MR. TR. What an AMAZING Christmas gift. How special for baby TR to be born on such an awesome day. Christmas Eve at time for LOVE....


    ALL THE BEST HONEY!!!!!!!!! Sending a HUGE cyber HUG!

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  55. Oh my goodness! Perfection! So adorable. The best Christmas gift ever.

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  56. Congratulations! :) Thanks for sharing the photographs--it's great to see him.

    Happy New Year!

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  57. Not biased at all - he's adorable! Congratulations :-) And Happy New Year!

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  58. Your baby is so beautiful! He looks so cute snuggling up next to his stuffed animals. Congratulations Talli!

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  59. Enjoy your little Christmas gift, Talli. It doesn't get much better! It is a cliche, but birth really is a miracle! You enjoy that little fellow now!

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  60. Ah, he's so beautiful! I love the photos. It's really special to have a baby at Christmastime.

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  61. What a year for you Talli! And may 2013 be just as special xxx

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  62. Wow, congratulations Talli and family!! Happy New Year!

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  63. Awww! He is sooooo cute!! CONGRATS and Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  64. He is so cute! :) Give him a hug and kiss for me!

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  65. Ah, so adorable! Congratulations Talli!

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  66. Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful! & so wonderful to hear about your wonderful year! Enjoy, and have a beautiful New Year...

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  67. Oh what a sweetie pie!!!:) Congratulations!

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  68. Congratulations Talli and Mr TR - he's beautiful!! Enjoy every minute of his babydom - it goes by so quickly! xox

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  69. Congratulations to you and Mr. TR. Enjoy every minute. He is adorable and perfect. xox

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  70. What a beautiful Christmas present! Congratulations!

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  71. You may be biased, but you're also right-he is adorable! Best wishes to you and your new little one. There is nothing quite so wonderful as a brand new baby. Congratulations to you all!

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  72. Huge congratulations Talli and Mr TR. He is gorgeous and I'm trying my hardest not to feel broody!

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  73. Your little man is utterly,utterly gorgeous. The pics are wonderful - maximum cuteness, love 'em. Have an amazing 2013, Talli. xxx

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  74. So happy for you....all the best and enjoy your days with your little man.....

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  75. TALLI!!! You may be biased, but he definitely looks perfect to me. What a fantastic Christmas gift for you and your family <3 Much love and congrats to you.

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  76. Oh, Talli--LOL! He's just too cute to be real! I absolutely love looking at pix of little baby TR!!!

    Super congrats to you! What a wonderful Christmas gift. And here's to a shiny new year~ *hugs* <3

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  77. Congratulations Talli. He is super gorgeous. Love that picture with the puppy!

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  78. He is adorable! There is no better gift in the world! Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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  79. Definitely, definitely not biased! He is absolutely perfect and makes me smile every time I see a photo of him! Have a wonderful New Year! Xx

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  80. Talli, I've been following your baby journey on Facebook. What an awesome Christmas present! My best to you and your family! Your little one is precious. xoxo

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  81. I've said this before and I'll say it again: Baby TR is beautiful! What an awesome Christmas present indeed :) Congratulations again :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  82. A precious child and a lovely lady! Happy New Year, Talli and again, congratulations! I am very happy for you!!! :)

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  83. Just catching up with old posts - that second picture is so adorable, I'm almost - almost! - moved to be a little bit broody. But then as 8 year old boy whirlwind enters the room, I realise I still have my hands more than full.

    Congratulations!

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  84. Congratulations Tali! What an amazing start to the year!

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  85. Massive congratulations, Talli - wishing you and your family a very happy New Year!

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  86. Oh what a perfect gift! Wish you and your family many blessings for the new year!

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  87. What a perfect Christmas gift! He is absolutely beautiful. I have been absent in blogland these last few months due to concentrating on my Uni studies, and am only catching up now. I was eager to find out if your baby had been born yet.

    Congratulations!

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  88. Congratulations Talli! He is gorgeous! Wishing you a Happy and healthy new year!!!! Isabelle xx

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  89. WOW...congratualtions! I had a baby boy once too (he's now 10) - what an absolutely gorgeous baby boy! Well done mummy (& daddy, I guess... ha ha)

    Huge hugs and a little kiss for baby
    Vanessa :)

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  90. Heartfelt congratulations! What a beautiful baby! I think 2013 will be fabulous for you all xxcatherine

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  91. I'm not biased; he's adorable. Congratulations!

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  92. What a perfect Christmas! Congratulations! You're not biased. Your bundle of joy is indeed adorable.

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  93. Hi Talli! Yep, I'd say he's a quite a gift. Heartfelt congratulations to you and your husband. I'll be back very soon to catch up here.

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  94. Due to security reasons Talli have started yet another blog
    Yvonne's Poetry Corner, blog address is yvonnelewis68.blogspot.co.uk

    Hope the new little man in your life is ok and may he have a happy healthy life. God Bless him.
    Yvonne.

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  95. He is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! You have to be the luckiest lady. Congratulations and hugs
    Madeleine x

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  96. Congratulations, he's PERFECT!

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  97. Congratulations! :) May his life be long and beautiful.

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Coffee and wine for all!