Happy April! Aunt Molly played a nasty trick on Daddy this morning and told him Ryan & Kyle had chicken pox and Keira and I were exposed! Poor Daddy forgot it was April Fools Day! Hope everyone had some fun today!
Today was my Mommy's last day at home with us before she goes back to work on Monday :(. So we went with Aunt Marykay and Jack to the Aviary! Jack was brave enough to feed the birds but not me! I didn't like them all flying so close to us! But the flamingos were really neat!
I'll miss being home with Mommy when she goes back to work!
Wow what a weekend! It started with the zoo on Friday, then Saturday was "Daddy and Caileigh's Day of Fun!" We went to Kidpalooza at the Convention Center while Mommy and Keira went to Big Joe's basketball game (he won!). We saw Cinderella's castle (but Cinderella wasn't there, only Snow White) and I got my nails painted blue & pink! We rode a train, feed some animals and ate ice cream. Then Mommy and Daddy went on a date :) so Grandma & Grandpa came over and watched me & Keira.
Then today we went to Dora the Explorer Live! downtown. Jack was supposed to go with us but he was sick so Syd came instead! It was really neat and the best was when Dora found her teddy bear at the end! Then we all went to Big Joe's championship game but unfortunately he lost. But it was exciting and we're really proud of Big Joe. Now I really need some sleep!
Yay its Spring! Mommy and I celebrated by going to the zoo even though it was only 45 degrees. We saw the polar bears, a sleeping gorilla, leopards, tigers and a cute baby elephant that Mommy wanted to take home. Keira as usual slept through it all. The best part was when I climbed up the rope ladder all by myself!!
After dinner mommy & I met Grammy & Aunt Ashley at the dress shop and I tried on all kinds of pretty dresses for Aunt Ash's wedding! Did you know I'm going to be a flower girl and throw flower petals on the ground for Aunt Ash to walk on? My dress is so pretty - I can't wait!
Good luck to Big Joe and St Sebastian Varsity boys in the state playoffs this weekend!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!! We celebrated at the Harp and Fiddle with my aunts, Grammy and Pap Pap! Even Keira had fun even though she slept the whole time. My Mommy showed me the spot where she met my Daddy 9 years ago today!!
Happy Parade Day! Even though Daddy was getting lots of sun in Florida the girls still went to the parade to meet all the Duffys. Keira slept the whole time while everyone took turns holding her. It was a little chilly but still lots of fun!
Keira had another doctor visit today - her two month appointment. She's doing great, right on the 50th percentile for weight and height. She's 10 lbs 11 ounces and a smidge over 22 1/2 inches long. Poor kid got two shots and an oral vaccine as well :(.
Happy Baptism Day Keira! What a special day for Keira. It didn't start out so great as she screamed and cried all morning but she did great in church. Father Joe came back to baptise Keira just as he did with Caileigh. She slept and then when she woke up she just looked around and smiled for pictures! God must be smiling on her because we had a beautiful day !
Two Months Old !! And what did we do? Well we went to get Caileigh's haircut and then visited Daddy at his office! And surprise! We met Aunt Amanda and Grammy for lunch too! Keira was so good, she just smiled and laughed the whole time!
Yay March! Spring is finally getting close! Caileigh is getting better every day from her adenoids procedure, trying to be brave with the ear drops. Its hard to see her so out of sorts and crying all the time, its like the 2 yr old tantrums all over again!
Little Miss Keira is doing well, sleeping anywhere from 4-6 hours at a stretch at night which is nice for Mom! She has her big baptism on Saturday so we'll finally be able to take her out of the house (ha ha!).
Thanks for all your prayers for Caileigh - her procedure went well and she is getting back to herself. She had a rough time in recovery trying to calm down but did much better when she got home. She is not a fan of the ear drops though so hopefully she'll get used to them.
And the 2 week countdown is on for Keira to get out of her brace! The dr said her hips seem good and no more clicking. He also said, "boy she doesn't miss many meals does she"!! Those legs are getting chunky!
Well all the teasing about Caileigh snoring will soon stop because she's getting her adnoids out next Friday. Our visit to the ENT revealed she has enlarged adnoids which prevent the fluid in her middle ear from draining & in turn caused her hearing loss among other things. But it should stop her snoring, her runny noses and improve her hearing! So please keep her and the doctors in your prayers next Friday for a smooth procedure.
Well thanks to her older cousin Meghan, Caileigh's favorite phrase has become "I popped your personal bubble" which she likes to say while shaking her head and her finger at you and adding a hip shake for good measure. What it means, no one except 7th graders are sure. Its either that or "hey sista!" coupled with the
"Alligator Crocodile" cheer - we'll try to catch that on video.
And little miss Keira is smiling all the time now! She's looking all around when you talk to her too. She's doing good with her brace - only 3 1/2 more weeks to wear it!
Well "pukey" I mean Caileigh is doing better just a small ear infection. Keira meanwhile is now 9 lbs 6 oz and a little over 21 inches! She's in the 50th percentile for height and weight. Way to go Keira!
I know this site is for Caileigh and Keira news but today I wanted to add that its been 17 years since my dad passed away. 17 years, almost as long as I knew him. Seems like a lifetime but also like yesterday. Love you dad!
Busy weekend here mostly doing puke laundry. Caileigh got hit with a bug Thursday night and spent most of the night throwing up poor kid. She felt better Saturday but it came back again tonite so hopefully it will pass soon.
We had a Steeler party for the Super Bowl and Caileigh helped decorate with streamers and balloons and waived her Terrible Towel the whole game. She was disappointed that she didn't get to go to the Super Bowl this time (and so was Keira!). Don't tell the Rooneys but every time we have a baby the Steelers win the Super Bowl!!
Well Keira had her first professional photo shoot today. Darla (Riveting Edge Photography) came out to the house and took all kinds of pictures of Keira and Caileigh. Caileigh did an awesome job posing for Darla and helping out with Keira! I posted a few of the early proofs she sent us and can't wait to see the rest!
Well poor Keira has to wear a harness brace for 6 weeks and then 4 more after that when she sleeps in order to fix her hip. She doesn't seem to mind much but Mommy sure does!
Caileigh is having lots of fun at preschool these days. She learned the "days of the week" song and sings it all the time. She is doing a great job helping with Keira's baths ans diaper changes. She was especially excited when she got to help Daddy give Keira a bottle the other day instead of Mommy feeding her.
Well "little Keira" is not so little anymore! At her appt today she weighed 8 lbs 4 ozs! Up from 6 lbs 8 ozs just a little over 2 weeks ago. WOW! Her hip is still out of the socket from her birth so we have to see an orthopedist and get an ultrasound. She may have to wear a brace for awhile.
Meanwhile Caileigh's ears looked fine so hopefully the fluid is gone and we'll wait to see the ENT in a few weeks. She does seem to be hearing better or maybe she's just listening to us now ;).
Busy morning for us as we went to the library for storytime for Caileigh. Then we read a few more books, colored a bit, went to lunch, the drs, post office and got the car washed! Everyone was happy to nap when we got home!!
Well today was Keira's first official outing with everyone and we went to Aunt Bridget's house for Patrick's birthday party! Just like her sister did 3 years ago when she went to Big Joe's birthday party Keira slept the entire time! Never even opened her eyes! And now she's up so its off to bed for mom!
We're back to the pediatrician's tomorrow for both girls so will update with news after their visit!
Well its been a few weeks but having a new baby around is alot of work (says Caileigh!). Keira and her big sister are both doing well. We've had lots of visitors and everyone has been so generous - we can never thank you enough! More pictures to come soon!
I'M A BIG SISTER!!
Welcome baby Keira Marie!
I am so excited! What a great day ! Baby Keira was 6 lbs and 13 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Everyone said she looks just like me! Thank you everyone for your prayers, God is certainly good to our family!
Happy New Year!! Sorry no updates in awhile, its been a whirlwind couple of weeks! Today we went sledriding with my cousins at the golf course near our house! Check out the video of my daddy going really fast down the hill! It was the best time!