It’s a girl

We have a new granddaughter who arrived this morning at 4.30. She’s called Maggie and weighed 7lb 14 oz. She was supposed to be a home birth but there weren’t midwives available because of illness and the bad weather. She’s now home before the heavy snow that is predicted and we are going to take her big brother up to meet her. He has been staying with us on the boat. He was nice and cozy in the dinette bed but I was worried that he would be woken by the sound of the ice creaking and groaning round us in the night. He has been addicted to Happy Feet, the penguin movie, which we have on the boat for him so it is very appropriate.

Well, we are off to meet the little girl!

Statistics so far:-

2141.60 Miles, 1209 Locks, 120 Swing Bridges, 82 Lift Bridges, 36 Tunnels


3 Responses to It’s a girl

  1. Carrie says:

    oh, many congratulations! How exciting – a tiny new life in the depths of snowy winter. And what a lovely Christmas present for your whole family.
    Thought of you today as I walked down to Croxley Green to find a bag of coal 😉

  2. nblazydays says:

    That’s a long walk – or have you moved nearer to us? We are well iced in here, just above Cassio Lock. The baby is lovely and luckily arrived before the great snowfall today would have made things very tricky. She wanted a second home birth but the midwives couldn’t make it so it was hospital at the last minute. We had our grandson here for the night last night, thank goodness for the Happy Feet DVD! Hopefully will see you in the New Year if there is ever a thaw.

  3. Carrie says:

    I’m above Iron bridge lock, i think it’s called, bridge 167. I’ll knock another time and say congrats in person. Hope you’re keeping warm.

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