Sunday, April 24, 2016

Cecilia Week 3

I can't believe it's already been 3 weeks. We went in to get a weight check for Cecilia and she's up to 7 lbs 14 oz. She's eating and sleeping well. Sleeping happens mostly during the day and her awake time is from 5-10pm but she is going 3-4 hour stretches most nights now.

Maeve is enjoying the big sister presents that she has received like the Curious George and Minions matching games from Grandma Brigid and Grandpa Ed. She's also awaiting Grandpa Ed's arrival this upcoming weekend to help her with her new puzzles since Grandma Brigid isn't very good at them :)

Last weekend we celebrated Grandpa Steve's birthday and Maeve visited Grandma Jan at Church to watch her play the organ. I also liked the new big sister shirt from Grandma Jan so I could take these pictures of Maeve and Cecilia.

Maeve is enjoying big sister duties like holding the baby and helping daddy feed her a bottle. She's also pretending to be a baby and get in the baby's chair and sitting on Mommy's lap when I'm holding Cecilia.

Enjoy the pics!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Week 2

Cecilia has been busy in her second week of life. She's gone on 2 walks, enjoyed the Farm babies at the Minnesota Zoo, took her first bottle and got her first bath at home. Maeve is enjoying her role as big sister (mostly) and enjoys getting presents and putting the baby in the swing. Both girls are sitting on Mom's lap in the first picture and Cecilia resembles her sister in the pack-n-play with her arms up while she sleeps. We are enjoying the nice weather in Minnesota!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Cecilia Week 1

It's hard to believe that 1 week ago around now (about 9:30pm) we were headed to the hospital for what we thought was just the baby moving down into position causing some mild discomfort. After calling several family members and friends that were all out of town, our neighbor stopped by to listen for Maeve in case she woke up and Scott drove down to stay the night with Maeve. Since we were 2 1/2 weeks before the due date, we didn't think this would be the time that our baby would arrive. We were wrong! We checked into the hospital and things were progressing enough to be admitted. We knew we'd welcome our baby sometime on the 2nd of April. After an easy labor with the help of an epidural (relative to Maeve's drug free labor), we delivered a beautiful baby girl at 10:15am. The hardest part for us was having to wait so long to meet her (12 hours of labor in the hospital vs. 2 hours with Maeve).

Aunt Marj was gracious enough to watch Maeve for most of Saturday until Jan and Steve arrived home from Hawaii. The Kirchner clan came to the hospital that afternoon and brought Maeve to meet her baby sister. She loved her Elsa doll, stickers, and markers from Cecilia!

We both loved the name Cecilia Anne and were so excited to give Maeve a little sister. Cecilia is the Patron Saint of Music and also Kate's Confirmation name. Anne is Kate's sisters name and also the name of family members on Eric's side. I think most people convinced us that we were having a boy but Maeve always guessed a baby sister and she was right.

We welcomed Cecilia home on Sunday night. Grandma Brigid had arrived earlier in the day to meet her 6th grandchild and will be staying for several weeks to help out and see Aunt Anne who will visit at the end of the month. We also visited Great Grandma Joanne today to introduce her to her second great grandchild. It's been a fun week getting to know Cecilia and to watch Maeve welcome her baby sister.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Cecilia Anne 4.2.16

We are thrilled to introduce Cecilia Anne Kirchner. She was born on Saturday, April 2nd, at 10:15am. She was a surprise arrival at about 2 weeks before her due date but weighed in at 7lbs 3oz and 21.5in long.

With Love,

Kate and Eric