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.