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It’s a Girl!

baby I’m delighted to announce that my partner, Manuela, gave birth to a baby girl in Tralee General Hospital.

baby2The time of birth was Saturday, May 9th at 8:52pm. 

We’re going to name her Róisín Elena – the Elena for Sant’Elena, the island in Venice where my partner was born. 

The new baby weighed 3.3kg, and was quite tall. She barely fit into her newborn clothes.

It was a long labour, but all was well in the end. We’re both delighted!

I can go to bed happy.

I just wanted to say thanks to all the people who have wished us well over the pregnancy including our families, our friends, our customers, the people following over on Twitter and the readers of this blog!

There’s new little ice cream eater in this world!

And if her mother and father are anything to go by, she’ll have some appetite!

Below is a short video.

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25 Responses to “It’s a Girl!”

  1. May 10th, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Lily says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful. Enjoy every minute

  2. May 10th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    kimme says:

    What a beautiful baby! Many best wishes you to all :)

    ~kimme

  3. May 10th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Diana says:

    Oh Kieran, she’s absolutely adorable! Just perfect!

    My middle name is also Elena, as is my daughter’s. :)

  4. May 10th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Tartelette says:

    Congratulations to you both! It’s Mother’s Day here in the States so Happy Mother’s Day to Manuela!

  5. May 10th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Rachel @fairycakeheaven says:

    Congrats to you both!! Baby is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  6. May 10th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Marybakes says:

    Congratulations to yourself and Manuela – she is just beautiful! I love then name Elena too!

  7. May 10th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    laura says:

    Wow! She is absoultely beautiful and so calm and peaceful, just taking it all in. It must be a sensory overload for new borns, from the warm red place out into the world of bright lights! Enjoy every second of her newness!

  8. May 10th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Sue says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!!!!!

  9. May 10th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Grannymar says:

    I am thrilled for you both! Enjoy every moment.

  10. May 10th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Hendrik says:

    Congratulations!!
    Am I wrong or is she already oredering her first scoops in the top picture?

  11. May 11th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    manuel says:

    congrats to all of you……so very happy for you guys…..

  12. May 11th, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Thomas says:

    What wonderful news. Huge congratulations!

  13. May 11th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Caroline@Bibliocook says:

    That’s great news – congratulations to you both! Time will fly from now – my own Little Missy is six weeks old already and thriving. Enjoy yourselves!

  14. May 11th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    David L says:

    Many, many congratulations to you and your family.

  15. May 11th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Phil says:

    Congrats Kieran and Manuela – she’s beautiful.

  16. May 11th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Monika says:

    My most sincere congratulations! She is cute as a button.

    I wonder what will be Róisín’s favourite ice cream when she grows up :-)

    Very happy for you both.

  17. May 11th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Trish & Mike says:

    Congratulations! to both of you, she is a little princess. Trish & Mike

  18. May 11th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    le craic says:

    She’s adorable – congratulations!

  19. May 11th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Martin says:

    Congratulations (and girls are best, I should know I have three)

  20. May 12th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    gillian says:

    Oh she is such a cutie. Congrats to you both and welcome to little Róisín.

    Am all emotional now remembering HoneyB at that age. She is a whole 2 now and the time has flown by. Enjoy every minute :-)

  21. May 13th, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Anna says:

    She’s beautiful, congratulations!

  22. May 13th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Claire says:

    So beautiful! Congratulations to you both :)

  23. May 15th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Emma says:

    Beautiful, beautiful baby!!
    What a lovely video….

    Well done all!

  24. May 22nd, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    George says:

    Comhghairdeas Go maire bhur mbabaí a shaol úr.

    Roisin is pure gorgeous.

  25. July 3rd, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Ariana says:

    Late to the party, but wanted to send you a huge congratulations! She’s absolutely beautiful (look at that full head of hair!)

    Also wanted to say your photography skills are amazing, you’ll be so glad you mastered the art before your baby came into being. I kick myself for not starting sooner when I see Jasper’s newborn pictures.

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