Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Baby Andy is here!



Beautiful baby Andrew Owen Kirk (Andy) arrived to our family today (September 23, 2008) at 2:56 PM. He weighed 8 lbs 2 oz. He has a little blonde hair (unlike Caleb and Cara who had tons of long black hair.) I was started at 8:30 this morning, at 37 and 1/2 weeks because of high blood pressure. I had to be treated with at least five hours of antibiotics so the nurses tried to keep things slow. When the five hours of antibiotics had passes we discovered that he was posterior so I was stuck at a six for over an hour. He flipped by himself and within a few minutes he was ready to be born. Delivery went smoothly and quickly. Unfortunately they had a few concerns, mostly his low glucose, so after we held him for an hour he was taken to nic-u for a couple of hours for observation. It almost drove me crazy waiting in my room not knowing what was going on. He is doing great now! It is fun to have a newborn.



The kids came and saw him as soon as he got to the room.



He does lots of grunting and talking. Caleb especially loved holding him.



I am sure that Cara will be a great little helper. She likes to be the mommy and will certainly make a good second mommy to Andy.



I will be out of the hospital on Thursday morning hopefully ready to be the mother of three. Thanks to my mom for taking the kids while I am recovering.

19 comments:

Stefan said...

congratulations!!! We are very excited for you. What a beautiful family. Good luck with 3. We are glad it all went well and that you both are healthy.
Love lots
Stefan and family

Laura said...

Congratulations Carrie! He is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the update!

The Johnson J's!! said...

Happy Day!! Congrats you guys!! He looks just like Caleb!! He is super cute, and I can't wait to see him!! I am glad that everything went well for you, and that his sugars are back up!!

Cathie said...

He really is goregous. I want to hold him again today! I hope that you are feeling better. Love you tons!

sorichfamily said...

congratulations!!! he is just so cute! i'm glad everything is going well! great job on that delivery! and don't worry...you will be a great mother of three...all pockets are great mom's! love to all the kirk's...and nuzzle his little neck for me! we're so happy for you all!

Emily said...

Congrats! How fun to have a new little one at home. And he most certainly looks like a Kirk - no doubt about it!

Karlenn said...

Congrats, Care!! He is beautiful. How fun that he is a grunter. I love that. You look fabulous. Good luck with three kids! Hard, hard, hard. But worth it.

Kathy Schroder's Sass said...

He is so sweet welcome to the land of 3 children insanity. It will totally hit you I promise. By the way I didn't get to hold my baby for 5 freaking hours after birth and by than he would barely nurse it was horrible. Good luck godspeed and I pray for sleep for you!!

Erica said...

I love him! He is just perfect. Don't listen to the scares of 3, that is when life gets fun! I keep looking at the five of you and it makes me happy. I LOVE having 3 kids. I hope I like 4....

Tom said...

Congratulations! Thanks for posting the pics. Great looking family and new addition!

Nicole said...

Congrats Kirks!!! He looks like a sweet baby! I am glad all went well!

The Scott Six said...

Congrats! I love new babies - they are definitely sent straight from heaven. Enjoy!

Emily said...

Congratulations Kirk Family, can't wait to see what it's like to be a family with three kids, we'll watch you guys for pointers! He's beautiful!

Dave and Mel said...

Congrats!!!! That is so neat. I am glad everything went well.

CoreyTina&boys said...

yay! Wow you weren't kidding when you said she was ready to have ababy when I chatted with you the other day! He really doesn't look like the others did. he's so cute and look at thos cheeks! Congrats! You guys are troopers! Love you, hope to see you in a month or so!

bill, katie, and co. said...

What an exciting time! Your baby is beautiful. Isn't it so neat having a baby in the house again? I absolutely love it...but could do without the sleep deprivation! Hang in there. I am thinking of you!

The Ravsten's said...

Yippee!

Sara said...

what a beautiful family, congratulations Carrie! he is such a handsome boy! you just eat as many subs and cookies as you want, you deserve it!:)

Unstoppable Lindsey said...

CONGRATS! He looks like a Kirk! I am so excited for you two...this little guy won't phase you at all. You are both still going to be the most crazy-busy people in the world. Good thing you have two other little helpers that will make sure you still party..even with this sweet little addition to the family!

Welcome Silas..ha ha...I mean Andy!

Sure love you all,

Lindsey