Baby Isabel is Home

Isabel was born at 10:32 on November 14th weighing 7lbs 11oz. We came home last night, and she’s settling in nicely.

Anyway, I just wanted to write a quick post to say thank you for the massive response to her arrival. The cards, e-mails, facebook messages, tweets… it’s overwhelming! I’m still going through things in between feeds, cuddles and snoozing so please don’t think I’m ignoring you if I don’t get back to you all straight away. Love to you all, you guys rock :)

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82 comments so far

  1. Jenny said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I am super glad things are settling down okay! And what a beautiful name. Congratulations, Jem & Karl. :)

  2. Melissa said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’m so happy for you, Jem! Seems like you’re all doing fine and that’s awesome!

  3. Meggan said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I am so thrilled and happy for you all! Congrats on Isabel and remember to take care of yourself too. :)

  4. Tracy said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    How nice you’re all home now. Enjoy your little family :)

  5. Hanna said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I have wished everything good for you already so many times, but never mind that. I am just so happy for you all. <3>

  6. Robmarie said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Congratulations, Jem! Much love to you and baby Isabel <3>

  7. Amelie said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Welcome back <3 i’ve="" said="" all="" the="" rest="" already="" :p="">

  8. Amelie said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    …And I think my comment went weird with the <3. oh="" well.="" :)="">

  9. Kristina said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, I’m so happy and excited for you, congratulations (: <333>

  10. Cristina said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Hooray welcome Ninja Baby Isabel!!

  11. Annie said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Congratulations. It’s good to hear that Isabel is settling in nicely. :)

  12. Malin said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Congratulations! :D

  13. Vanesa said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    OMG congratulations!!! :D

  14. Hev said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    WE WANT PICS!!!!!!!!! Hee hee, I am glad that you got home ok. Congrats again Jem. I am so happy for you. Sorry I didn’t have your present finished, but I was waiting to see what you had first.

  15. Anthony said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I don’t think anyone expects replies from you at the moment. We all know what’s more important. :P Congratulations to you.

  16. Shannon said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Congratulations!

  17. Anna said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Oh, congratulations!! =D Lovely name, too.

    Have been reading your blog for years but seldom commented, but have checked in often recently to see the development (slightly stalkerish, I admit. But with the best of intentions!)

  18. Peter said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Wow, congratulations! I can’t believe you actually have a baby. :)

  19. Riitta said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Here’s one more, because I’ve only been stalking and not commenting anywhere: CONGRATULATIONS! I love the name, and I’m glad everything has gone well for all of you. :)

  20. Michelle said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Congratulations :) Isabel’s a beautiful name.

  21. Amanda said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Congratulations Jem, I’m sure she’s an absolute beauty. <3 steal="" sleep="" wherever="" you="" can!="">

  22. Rachel said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Congratulations! =) I’ve been following your tweets, but don’t think I ever got round to actually congratulating you. I’m a bit slow sometimes. XD
    Isabel is a gorgeous name, great choice. :)

  23. Aisling said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Awww, she has her own tag, already. <3>

  24. Tran said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Congrats Jem! All the best for you and your family. Keep well :)

  25. Vixx said:
    On November 21, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Congrats to you both. Sooooo happy for you! :D

    Can’t wait for the full birth story.

    V xx

  26. Katie Havok said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Congratulations on getting her home, and take all the time you need to get settled/nested/whatever. All your loyal fans will still be here, waiting patiently. :)

  27. Mar said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Congrats! Glad everything went well and that she is settling in.

  28. Sebastian said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 4:12 am

    congrats!! Being a Parent makes life the best thing in the world.

  29. Melissa said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Congratulations!

  30. Audrey said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Lovely name and congratulations to you and Carl! Enjoy this time.

  31. Kyan Blue said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Isabel.
    She’ll be a supercute kid, I can tell. ;)

    Congratulations.
    I don’t think you’re the type of parent to freak out about raising kids the right way, obsessively play Mozart near her crib, and waste money on alarmist parenting books. But just so you know: if you want to do the right thing for yuor your kid, everything works out just fine in the end.

  32. Zaphiie said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Aww, Isabel is a BEAUTIFUL name, congratulations! I ‘discovered’ your site just a few days ago through Review.me and ever since have been waiting with baited breath for the news. I love your blog, can’t wait to read more :) Congratulations again,
    – Zaphiie

  33. Christina said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Ah, congrats! Pictures, pictures, pictures! :)

  34. Mumblies said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Congratulations to you both on the safe arrival of your beautiful baby daughter. Having seen her, I predict that she will be musical in her abilities. She’s just perfect :)

  35. Chien said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Congrats Jem :D

  36. Vasili said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I’m so happy for all of you. Take all the time you need to make sure she’s taken care of before jumping back onto the internet bandwagon. :D

    Oh, and did anyone guess the date or weight correctly? :)

  37. Clem said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I’m so happy for you! :D I checked Twitter multiple times that night even though I should have been asleep, because I was so excited. When you first tweeted that you were on your way to the hospital, I was thisclose to actually squealing out loud.

    Congratulations to you and Karl! And, really, Isabel is lucky to have such awesome parents.

  38. Donnie said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Congrats!

  39. Kerry said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Congratulations!
    That’s a cute name. :) Good to hear that everything’s going well.

  40. Lilian said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Pics or it didn’t happen ;)

  41. Melissa said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Cheers, Jem! I’m so happy to know that you all are doing well! <3>

  42. Yvonne said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Congratulations!!!!! We want to see photos!!!~

  43. Kaela said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations! It must be awesome to be a mom now. :)
    Again, congratulations!

  44. Britney said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Congrats! Isabel was born on my birthday. :)

  45. Lemm said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Congrats Jem! :)

  46. Luufie said:
    On November 22, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    That’s so awesome! Congrats on your new baby. My niece was born on the same day, but she was born a bit earlier in the morning I think.

  47. Medli said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Congratulations Jem! I am so happy for you, Karl, and Isabel. We were worried about you, and glad to know that you are safely home. Once again, congrats.

  48. Michelle said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 2:43 am

    I know I said it already, but congratulations to both you and Karl! I am so happy for you both. Isabel is a gorgeous name.

  49. Andre said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Congratulations on your baby girl, I know she’ll have a beautiful and prosperous life.

    Congratulations again.

  50. Georgina said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Congratulations on your beautiful daughter and new addition to your family! :)

  51. Dhini said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Congratulations Jem!

  52. Chans said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Once again congratulations to both you and Karl with the birth of Isabel. I’m glad to hear she is settling in OK.

  53. Jenny said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    awww congrats :D enjoy being mommy, it’s quite a job. hehe. and don’t worry about online life, we all understand and we’ll survive even if you’re not here.

  54. Erin said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Congratulations again! Enjoy those tiny baby cuddles. =D Newborns are so terribly charming. I swear, I’ve seen more teeny tiny babies in the last two weeks than I have in my life and it makes me crazy with anticipation.

    I’m so very glad that everything went smoothly for you both. xoxo

  55. Vera said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Your daughter has a lovely name. Glad you’re both OK and settling in.
    I was almost tempted to join Twitter because of you, but luckily you and your mom don’t protect your tweets so I’m still safe :P

  56. Misha said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Congratulations!!! Isabel is such a cute name :) You have got to post pictures! :D

  57. Katrinia said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Congratulation to you and Karl on your new family.

  58. Julie said:
    On November 23, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Congratulations! :) Isabel is a nice name.

  59. Lucy said:
    On November 24, 2009 at 1:50 am

    So happy for you Jem! Congrats again on becoming a mother (and Karl on becoming a father)! I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. Glad to hear that you’re back home with baby Isabel (which, btw, is an absolutely gorgeous name!). =)

  60. Shari said:
    On November 24, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Congratulations, Jem and Karl! Cheers to the new addition to the ninja family! I’m glad everything went fine with the delivery. :)

  61. Olivia said:
    On November 24, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Here is your 56,378,453th congratulations! :)

  62. Rammi said:
    On November 24, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Congratulations! Yay for the #ninjababy!

  63. Darnielle said:
    On November 24, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I’m struggling to work out how I completely missed this news despite following both you and Aisling (who apparently tweeted more about Isabel’s birth than anyone else!) on Twitter and having your blog on my feed reader for THIS LONG! I need to pay more attention.

    Anywho, congratulations! I adore the name Isabel as it’s also the name of my paternal grandmother, who was an amazing lady! Excellent choice.

  64. Lisa said:
    On November 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Congratulations with the new family member! We can all already tell that you and Karl are going to be great parents for little Isabel.

  65. Scott said:
    On November 25, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    :D I, like Amelie, have said congrats, etc. But congrats! <3>

  66. Shannon said:
    On November 26, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations, yet again! I have been neglecting my feeds of late, and stupid me just found out about this today while accidentally coming to your front page (the bane of RSS?)

    I’m sure your kid will be very cool.

  67. Joyce said:
    On November 27, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Isabel is a great name. Congratulations! I’m glad she’s home safe and healthy ( :

  68. Martin said:
    On November 27, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Congradulations and best wishes to all three of you!

  69. Ali B. said:
    On November 28, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Welcome home Isabel. And congrats to mom and dad!

  70. Noellium said:
    On November 28, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Congratulations, Jem. :D I love the name you chose for her. ^^

  71. Adrianne said:
    On November 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Ah, I haven’t been visiting you in a long while. Now a new mommy? Congrats to the little angel and I also think Isabel is a beautiful name. My late aunt who passed away last year was also named Isabel, so in some ways, it’s a true blessing. :)

  72. Caity said:
    On November 29, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Congratulations, Jem! :)

  73. Ana said:
    On November 29, 2009 at 11:17 am

    This is a bit late, but congratulations! Isabel is a really pretty name ^.^

  74. Jessi said:
    On November 29, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Congratulations Jem. Yes, I’m actually commenting. This is the first time I’ve visited your site in a while. I want to apologize. Even though it’s been only a few months, I’ve had time to think about how immature I was being. I don’t expect you to reply, or even think twice about this message, I just want to let you know I’ve put on my big girl panties, and I want to put the past behind us, even if you already have. :)

    I guess I kinda want to make it official.

    It’s scary to ask you to believe me when I say I -have- done a lot of maturing since the last time we talked. Only because it’s scary for myself to think that I’ve matured as much as I have in such a short time. But I want to let you know that I admire you for putting up with my crap and not even blowing up the slightest bit.

    But like I mentioned above, I don’t ask for a response or anything. Just your forgiveness would be enough for me.

    Good luck with Isabel, and I’m very happy for you. (:
    G’day,
    Jessi.

  75. Rosemary said:
    On December 2, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Congratulations! I’m glad everything went smoothly for you :)

  76. Emily said:
    On December 3, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Congrats! :) I’m glad to hear everything has been going well!

  77. Courtney said:
    On December 3, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I am, once again, very late, but a huge congratulations to you. Love from me to you and Isabel! (Oh, okay, and Karl, too.) :)

  78. Trish said:
    On December 7, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Congrats! I’m glad you both are doing well. I hope you post some pictures. XD

    Isabel Turner…that’s pretty catchy.

  79. Jordie said:
    On December 17, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Eeek, I’m so LATE. But congratulations anyway. ;) Isabel is a pretty name.

  80. Val Garner said:
    On January 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Congratulations! Birth is such an amazing miracle it seems. What a beautiful name. Enjoy her every minute.