Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Arrival of Nora Moore

Some of you may have wondered where I've been the last little while. Those of you who are already grandmothers will understand. I am quite besotted with my new and first grandbaby - Nora Moore. She arrived on July 12th, after a long labour, but both Mom (Emily) and babe are doing well. She weighed in at 8 lb. 5 oz., and 21 1/2" long, has lots of dark hair, long fingers and feet, and is a mellow baby. I've just had the treat of spending time down in Victoria where Nora and her parents live. Lots of time to hold this little bundle, as well as to help out with household responsibilities. It is quite something to see one's own child become a parent, to see such tenderness and in-love-ness with their new infant. I find I am just a little pre-occupied these days, wondering how they're doing, how Nora has changed. The great thing is that they live down island from us, about 2 1/2 hours away - not so long to drive when there is such a lovely bundle awaiting one at the other end. Quilting has taken a bit of a back seat for now, but I think you'll understand why!