Meet Orla McElhinney: My niece


I am immensely proud to introduce you all to my precious little niece, Orla McElhinney, born a couple of days ago: 11.04.2017 at 15:38 weighing 8pounds and 6oz. What an absolute bundle of joy she is!

orla x

I can’t quite believe how incredible it felt to hold such a delicate and pure little soul in my arms – someone so extra special and remarkable! I have never oohed and aahed over a baby before, I used to think all babies looked the same, but by goodness: I’m in love.


My Gran Rundell holding her 52nd grandchild

Β It’s so bizarre that my parents are now ‘Gran & Papa’; my brother is now a daddy! Time just flies by. My Gran Rundell held her 52nd grandchild in her arms yesterday (her face in the photograph above says it all). She was beyond proud! My brother is going to be an excellent Father and I couldn’t be happier for him!

I just wanted to write a brief blog post and share some photographs to introduce you all to the new light in all of our families lives! Isn’t she just an angel? Welcome to the world, Orla McElhinney.


Gran McElhinney with Orla (my mum!)


Papa McElhinney with Orla (my dad!)



My boyfriend, Alastair, with Orla.

And, lastly, my brother (Aaron McElhinney) and his girlfriend, Shannon Brogan, capturing their first family photo with Orla McElhinney. And of course – it is my wonderful(!) photography!

I am beaming with pride at how perfect Orla is; I can’t imagine how they must be feeling! I’m so excited about what the future holds for Orla. One thing is for sure though: She is going to be absolutely spoiled!!


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  1. Kayleigh Zara
    April 18, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Congrats on becoming an auntie! Orla is such a beautiful name too x

  2. Aqy
    April 19, 2017 / 4:56 am

    Congrats on being an auntie! Your niece is sooo adorable oh my! I’ve never held a newborn baby before, the feeling must be pretty scary! Your grandma has 52 grandchildren?? That’s insane! Haha. xo

  3. April 19, 2017 / 8:10 am

    This amazing! congrats and I just know you will be an amazing auntie!!

  4. April 19, 2017 / 9:06 am

    I had a little tear in my eye reading this, it’s such a magical moment! Orla is just adorable! They say there’s one better feeling then becoming a mum/dad and that’s becoming a grandparent, so I can completely understand the big smile on your beautiful Gran Rundell’s face, 52nd grandchild and because she’s a beautiful little girl! Congratulations on becoming and auntie and to all of your family!

    A beautiful name for a beautiful little girl,

    Tasha x

  5. April 25, 2017 / 7:48 am

    Orla is such a pretty name Charlene, she’s adorable! Wow, 52nd grandchild? That’s pretty amazing! Congratulations to your brother and his other half. Such a lovely day welcoming a new loved one into the world!

    Tabitha 🌷🌷

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