Saturday, 8 June 2013


The long wait is over.  Mairi and John have a beautiful baby daughter - Harriet Barbara.  This is a little sister for Ishbel (aged 6 years) and Alastair (aged 5 years).

We are all thrilled with the new addition.  This is makes grandchild no. 4 for us.  (We have Indy in Vancouver who is coming up for 2 years old.)

She came 2 hours before midnight of her due date of June 7th.  Isn't Mother Nature wonderful that after 40 lunar weeks' gestation the baby enters the world right on time!

She is perfect in every way and looks exactly like brother Alastair when he was born.  Also she seems content, as indeed Alastair was. 

She is to be called  Harriet Barbara. Harriet is a family name on John's side and Barbara is my name, her maternal granny.  However it is also the name of my mother-in-law, Barbara MacLeod nee MacKenzie or familiarly known as Barbara Sergeant because everyone in Gairloch were MacKenzies and this was a name that was used because her father was a Sergeant in the Seaforths.  She was born 1900 and married Donald MacLeod, Achilitibuie. (They had 2 children Iseabail and Iain - Harriet's Grandpa.)

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