Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday's Child Has Far To Go

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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Anonymous said...

Congrats to you and the family!

AmazingGreis said...

So sweet! Congrats to mommy & daddy and of course AUNTIE too.

The Notorious N.A.T said...

She's gorgeous! Congratulations aunt Kate - and to the rest of your family as well!!! What a miracle and blessing she is!