Friday, February 29, 2008

Introducing my little star

Three weeks early and weighing 6lb 7oz, my little shining star was born on Friday 22/2 in Perth. We didn't have a name picked out for our little "Bebe", but after 24 hours of getting to know her we were guided to name her Phoebe Ostara.

The name Phoebe means "bright, radiant; the shining one". Ostara is the goddess of the dawn (her name translates to East), and represents new beginnings and divine balance. I look forward to seeing how the energy of her name transpires to bring her joy and success as she grows up :-)

I was supported by friends around the world who were lighting candles and saying prayers for the safe delivery of Phoebe and the wellbeing for both of us. Knowing that these intentions were being offered on my behalf was an incredible source of comfort and strength for me. Thank you. Having been surrounded by boys all my life, it's a joy beyond measure to have this precious little girl enter my life.

As for Blaze, our big boofy blonde wonder dog, well, let's just say he doesn't have a clue what's going on -- he's just wondering what this little lump is, and why the heck it's taking ALL the attention of everyone in the household...

Thank you everyone for your emails, text messages, smoke signals & phone calls. How lucky can one girl get?


Indigo Connections said...

Welcome to the world Phoebe Ostara! We all know you are here to bring greatness. May this life bring you joy in all ways.

Congratulations momma, daddy, big brother, and blaze!

Bright Blessings,

Tammi Riedl
Indigo Connections, Inc

Lori-ann Engel said...

Welcome to the world, little one!

Congratulations everyone!

Nicole said...

Awwww... how beautiful! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

To Anita and your Husband,

Congratulations to you both on the birth of your lovely daughter Phoebe Ostara.

Best wishes for health and happiness.

Affectionately, Ailsa.

Melina said...


Wow, lovely to hear your beautiful little Phoebe entered this world on a leap year!
How special is that, I'm so happy for you and your family and as her name sounds

I'm sure she will bring you much joy and happiness in to your life.

Stay gorgeous as ever and thank you for sharing :) Blessings of love and light all around


Anonymous said...

Dear Anita,

I am Alessandra Harmel, one of your subscribers and a fan from Brazil.

All I can say is Congratulations! ... And all I can wish you and Phoebe Ostara is joy, happiness and prosperity throughout your lives! May both be blessed by the Gods and Goddesses, and have your path illuminated by the stars.

Hugs and Kisses,


Patti said...

Daughter and Delight both start with a D! (most days anyway!!!)

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl - AND for sending this inspiring newsletter today -
I was searching for an Irish Goddess, and I just found her in Dana!

Warm regards-

Angel & Cutie said...

Anita, she is so beautiful! Certainly living up to her name!! Blessings and Love to all of you!

Anonymous said...

I have been running a little behind on my email... Just found the announcement today!

PHOEBE! What a beautiful name that is! And what a beautiful photograph of the two of you! Thank you for sharing with ALL of us, all over the world!

Congratulations and brightest blessings!

Briannan Moon

Anonymous said...

Congrats! How wonderfully you've incorporated your practice into your birth! I think that dogs do well with baby blankets to smell so they learn that the baby is part of the family. We have cats but I vaguely remember reading that when my son was a baby (6 years ago).
Blessings and Blessed Be
-Celeste, Goddess Talk Blog

Anonymous said...

Dear Anita,

Congratulations on the birth of your little baby goddess! I too am pregnant now (5 1/2 month now) and can imagine what a joy it is to hold her in your arms.

I love your newsletters and look forward to them every Monday Thank you for sharing your light with me.

Warmest regards,


Kim said...

Congratulations to you and your family Anita...on the birth of your beautiful Phoebe...:)

Lady Rose said...

Congratulations and bright blessings now and always! A truly lovely name too. :)