Hi Erika - nice to see someone else who's in Europe. I'm American, but I live in Scotland now (been here for 12 years now). We were in Northern Ireland last summer, visiting friends. We really want to get down to the south at some point...I've heard it's lovely (one of my co-workers has family in Ireland, so she goes over to visit a lot...not sure exactly where in Ireland, though).
Mothering is a great place! And Congrats on your daughter!