Please help me welcome Nora Grace to the world.
My niece was born at 1:04 pm today in Atlanta, to her wonderful parents, Brigid and Steve.
I'm told she weighed in at 8 lbs and 4 ounces, 21 inches long and has a head of dark hair. My dad says Nora has brown eyes, too, but I've always heard of babies having blue eyes at birth. No matter - she apparently looks just like Brig. Everyone is healthy and doing well. Nora opened her eyes right away... and the birth apparently took a bit longer than expected because she has a big head.
Must be all those brains!
We've been very anxious for this little girl to join the family. During the entire pregnancy, we wondered, first, whether she was a boy or a girl. Later we fantasized about what kind of child she'd be. Very active in the womb, my sister and mom both discussed whether she'd be wild like her *aunt.*
I have always said there was nothing wrong with having a wild streak.
Every child is a gift from God, but this child is an even bigger gift - because we speculate she was hand-picked by her big sister, Maeve, who joined the angels in Heaven 15 months ago to the day.
Sometimes I wonder if Maeve sent a "wild child" because her health prevented her from being a terror.
However Nora turns out - we are grateful for the gifts, blessings and love she will bring to the family.
And I will be grateful if she has chubby cheeks - because I am desperate to kiss them incessantly.
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