Tuula Vintage – a.k.a. Jessica Stein, a.k.a. one of the original Australian fashion bloggers turned global trendsetter – has welcomed a beautiful baby girl with her partner.

Offering a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into her perfectly curated Instagram life, Stein posted a picture of herself, her partner and her 12-week-old baby girl at the Sydney Children’s Hospital.

“We have been pinching ourselves all day, every day for the past twelves weeks since our beautiful daughter arrived,” she said. “I always knew it wouldn’t be easy for me to become a mother, but I never thought these first precious months would be so hard for her. We’re still living in a hospital a few hours from home and taking each day as it comes, learning from and loving every moment with her.”

Couldn’t get much happier… ????????

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Stein had a difficult pregnancy, and was admitted to hospital at 24 weeks after being diagnosed with preterm premature rupture of membranes (a.k.a. broken waters) at 20 weeks.

When she first announced her pregnancy, she explained this was due to ongoing trauma after a serious injury in her teens. 

“I experienced multiple pelvic and internal injuries after being hit by a car at 16 with ongoing pain and limitations, and was warned of what might never come to be,” she wrote at the time. ” I’ve always wanted to adopt (as my incredible mum was) and my partner and I had been talking about it again just before this unexpected miracle happened.”



Stein didn’t reveal the name of her bébé, but did thank her 2.6 million followers for their well wishes and patience.

“When I get a moment or need for distraction from hospital life I will be posting some unpublished or favourite photos from old travels, until we’re all happy and healthy enough for home, then travelling as a family,” she said.

“I would be lying if I didn’t admit this is extremely tough, but so is she.”

Congrats guys!

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We have been pinching ourselves all day, every day for the past twelve weeks since our beautiful daughter arrived. I always knew it wouldn’t be easy for me to become a mother, but I never thought these first precious months would be so hard for her. We’re still living in hospital a few hours from home and taking each day as it comes, learning from and loving every moment with her. We are hoping to be back home in the coming weeks to settle in and enjoy our new chapter together. Until then, I wanted to thank everyone for your well wishes and patience. When I get a moment or need for distraction from hospital life I will be posting some unpublished or favourite photos from old travels, until we’re all happy and healthy enough for home, then travelling as a family. I would be lying if I didn’t admit this is extremely tough, but so is she ????

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Photo: Tuula Vintage / Instagram.