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Her name is Niamh Katherine Flaherty. Niamh is an Irish name and, depending on who you ask, it’s pronounced Neev or Ne-uv. We say Neev.
Niamh was our first choice all along, but we didn’t like the anglicised spellings of it, and we were wondering how difficult it would be for her to have a name like Niamh outside of Ireland.
We will be homeschooling her so she will be spared teachers calling out, “Ny-am” at roll call, etc.
If she winds up thinking Niamh is too weird of a name, I can console her by telling her that I thought Saoirse (sear-sha) and Arwen were pretty cool too. 😉
Our daughter was born yesterday afternoon at home. I helped to deliver her because Becky’s labour was very fast! Our midwife was only about a half hour away, but by the time she got here, our baby had been born.
Mum and baby are doing great. *phew*
We would like to tell you her name, but we haven’t decided on one yet.
Our friend, Peter Griffiths, makes a range of knives at his workshop and gallery out in Takahue: shark-knives.com.
Pete doesn’t use the computer much, but if you email or call, his wife, Sabrina, would be able to help you.
If you’re in the Far North of New Zealand, you can also drop in and check out the Long Flat Bottom Workshop and Gallery, where Pete makes the knives.
Wood Craft, Permaculture Gardens, Knife Sharpening, WWOOF Hosts.
274 Takahue Road
09-408-3685 (Please call during daytime NZ hours)
Just a quick note to let you guys know that Becky is selling a 100% wild ginger beer bug.
Reed Brian Flaherty was born on July 7, 2010 at 9:33am. He weighed 3.535kg (about 7 pounds 13 ounces). It was a natural birth in every way. Becky and baby are absolutely fine. During Owen’s birth, Becky had a very rough time. This time, she emerged without any tearing at all.
Becky may want to share more about the birth later, but I want to thank our midwives, Tania and Leeann, of Far North Independent Midwives, for their incredible assistance with this birth.