As I mentioned on Friday, I had found out that something VERY special was winging its way to me in the post.
All night I couldn't sleep tossing and turning worrying about missing the post man, let's face it no one like an 'attempted delivery' card.
I was awake at 6:30am, I watched BBC news until around 8:30 when harry woke up and we went down stairs and had breakie then I heard the lovely sound of a delivery van pulling up! This was it, he was here!!! I ran to the front door and opened it before he had chance to knock, it was our usual royal mail delivery man, he's got to know us with the millions of parcels he has to deal with addressed to me (eBay addiction) and he's also used to seeing me answer the door half naked too, when I've ran straight out of bed to collect parcels. I think he was shocked to see me fulled dressed with brushed hair for once. I signed and ran in with my box.
I was honestly feeling like a child at Christmas, inside this box was something I'd wanted and thought about for many years.
I opened up the brown box, harry sitting on my lap, I'm sure he could tell I was excited. I was taking pictures because it was all so lovely, inside the box was beautiful purple tissue paper wrapped with blue ribbons and lovely little flowers. I new what was under it but still the butterfly's in my tummy bubbled. As I opened the tissue paper I filled with emotion, my beautiful reborn baby was here.
Not just any reborn baby, but one made to look like my little man when he was small. Now I no some people will think that reborns are 'odd' or 'scary' but ever since I saw a documentary about them years ago, I new I wanted one. Me and my mom have always shared a love for dolls and Teddy's, and both of us having our own dolls houses, reborns to us were just artwork, not weird at all. I no some people choose to take them out like real baby, and each to there own I would never judge, personally I wouldn't do this myself, but whatever people feel comfortable doing is there own business.
I had been looking online for a while seeing all the different babies and artists. I then came across Happy hearts nursery, somethings just clicked, the website felt friendly and welcoming, more of a love for reborns than doing them just for 'business' the previous work was amazing, especially the portrait babies, babies made to look like a picture provided, this is exactly what I wanted, a portrait baby harry. I had to send a email. Just to ask.
I got back a lovely email from debs, she was so friendly. Not pushy at all, I then had to convince hubby. Luckily he new how much I had wanted one, and the fact it would be a keepsake of what harry was like as a baby, he said go on. Not that he liked them, he thought they were scary. But I went ahead and debs was so helpful, I provided her with as many pics of harry as I could so she could help me decided what kit to choose. I decided and the ball was a rolling. From then I've had lots of emails, lots of update pictures, she just wanted him perfect, and I couldn't be happier with the artist I choose. Ever thing I wanted him to be she advised and gave me the best :)
So here he is, my reborn baby harry.
I think he's a piece of art, he's going to be a piece that we keep forever and pass down hopefully through the generations.
My in laws have called me strange and odd for having it, but stuff them, I love it :)
Harry's not too fond of the doll, his response when we opened the box 'ohh noo' I think this was because he has the exact same blanket as him, he thought the doll had stolen his manky blanky!!
What's everyone opinions on reborns?
Well I can't thank debs at happy hearts enough, what a star, she's brilliant.
Here's a little video she put together of him being made, she truly is amazing at what she does, i wouldn't even no where to start.
(My pictures don't do a bit of justice, because my cameras not the best)
What's everyone opinions on reborns?
Love Lucy x