Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve

On the eve of Sienna's first Christmas, this little one is getting excited!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Thank you

Sienna is now two months old, and with Christmas cards stacking up in the background, I realised it was finally time to take down all of the new baby cards.. despite the fact that they are still rolling in! I couldn't do so without some photos however (what a surprise!).

We were totally overwhelmed with the number of cards and sheer volume of presents that we have received from all over the world for Sienna. From the UK to Canada to Myanmar, distance has not limited your thoughtfulness and we want to thank you very much. Our local 'ex-pat family' has been very generous too, and we've loved receiving visits from many of our friends and colleagues here in Melbourne.

Here is just a selection of the cards and cuddly toys that we've received over the past nine weeks.. thank you to everyone for sharing in our happiness, making us feel so loved, and welcoming Sienna into the world. She can't wait to throw some smiles your way...

Wednesday, 18 December 2013


Sienna is lucky to have six cousins on her Daddy's side of the family. Here the eldest (Millie, aged 13) meets the Sienna (obviously the youngest!) for the first time.

No pressure to my brothers but we'd like at least one or two Hague family cousins too please! I promise babies are really... erm.. easy...!!!

The Woods have arrived!

Tom's sister and family have arrived from chilly Britain for Christmas! Luckily the sun came out to greet them so we headed to the beach...

Sunday, 15 December 2013

8 weeks old!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Our little Aussie

We have had lots of questions about Sienna's citizenship status.. is she Australian? or British? neither, or both? Well, luckily for this little lady, she will hold passports for both countries.

Sienna is an Australian citizen by virtue of the fact that Tom and I hold a permanent visa for the country, and she was born here. She will also be eligible for a British passport by descent, as Tom and I are both British citizens. Not only will she have two passports, but she becomes an Australian citizen before her mummy and daddy! We are not eligible to apply until next year. What a lucky little miss!

The logistics of actually getting these two passports has been somewhat complicated. Aside from the difficulties in taking a decent passport photo of a baby (and we did it when she was 10 days old!), the application process is fraught with complexity when you are an unusual case like us. After four appointments, a lot of mixed messages, more queues that I care to stand in, a sizeable chunk of dollars and a lot of journeys around the block with the pram by the grandparents to keep Sienna asleep whilst I did all of this... we finally have Sienna's Australian passport!

This is a bit of an administrative victory for me, and as the first Australian in the Hague family (but not on Tom's side as Bubba's cousins are Australian), I thought we should record the moment with some photos. Of course I did... I do not need an excuse for photos, do I?!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Mean mummy, brave baby...

 Today was Sienna's six week vaccinations... she was a trooper!