Eabha and Séamus welcomed their daughter Sadhbh on the 26th of August at 7:52 pm weighing 7lbs and 9 oz. When I arrived in the room, baby Sadhbh was peacefully sleeping in Mamo’s arms, dad Séamus and older brother Donnchadh were somewhere in the hospital and Eabha resting in bed.
Originally a c-section had been planned for the coming Friday, but due to changing circumstances, the doctors ultimately decided to move it to an earlier date. With a change in dates, preparations to welcome the newest member of the family had been thrown off course a little bit. And so it happened that Sadbhb didn’t have a name yet, when she was born.
Eabha later on told me that her father is a Gaelgóir and she grew up speaking Irish at home. Being fond of the language and having a love for Irish names, Eabha and Séamus decided on Sadhbh Ellen. Sadhbh meaning ‘sweetness’ or ‘goodness’ in Irish and Ellen after Séamus’ mother.
Sadhbh is just about 19 hours young in the below gallery, pictured with mom, dad and big brother.