Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Penelope Claire Kirk is Here!

After what seemed like an endless summer pregnancy, our baby girl was born Friday, August 27th.  We spent the last couple of weeks worried about her and the possibility of a c-section, as she was in a breech position.  When we checked into the hospital on Friday morning, prepared for a procedure to try and turn her, we learned she had turned all by herself and was ready to meet the world! And meet the world she did!  Penny arrived at 5:48 in the afternoon, measuring in at 7 lbs, 1 oz and 20 and 1/4 inches long.  We marveled at not only how "easy" her delivery was and her beauty, but how much she looked like Cooper!  When they placed her on my chest seconds after her birth, I felt the biggest sense of deja vu!  It was like seeing Cooper as a newborn all over again!  I suspect as she grows older, she will look less like her brother and more like our Penny.

We had many visitors in the hospital.  Grandma and Grandpa Graham, Uncle Clint, Nonnie Kirk and Aunt Amanda.  Our friends Christie and James, Dana, Mariella, and Bill, Libby, and Cassy Morgan.  Now we are thrilled to be home as a family of four.

Cooper, not sure what to think of the new baby:

Ready to go home!

First day home with Mom:

First day home with Dad:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Life's Just a Bowl of Cherries!

This past weekend we attended a birthday party for our friend at the beach...we stayed until Cooper needed a nap and had a lot of fun.  Cooper learned how to eat cherries...hold by the stem, bite around the pit, then throw the pit and stem into the pit bucket. It was super cute!