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Kiera Jean is Born!!!!


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Well, for those of you who have been checking the site every day to see if the new baby has arrived, you can consider your quest concluded because Kiera Jean Clancy breathed her first lung-ful of fine Scotish air. Yup, Kiera Jean is the name. Kiera is pronounced like Key- Air- ah. However, the Scots seem to say it a little more like Keera, which I seem to favor. So, that’s the first name, and the middle name is Jean, after my Grandma… And, for all those who know my Grandma, Yes! She cried. (Sorry I told everyone Grandma, but I doubt anyone’s too surprised.)
Anyway, it was a very quick labor, four hours or so. Rachel had been having contractions (I keep wanting to call them contraptions) for the last couple of days, but they weren’t consistent until late this morning. We figured we still had time, so we had lunch. Well, after the food and a brief rest, they were really coming on strong. By the time we got to the hospital, she had had more contraptions than Thomas Edison. Seriously, they were coming every three minutes, and hard. The first bed they put her in was really tiny, and her feet hung off the edge. But, we were both really excited.

rachel, small bed
This is the little bed that Rachel was on when we first got there. I thought it was cute the way her feet hung from the bed.

Most of that excitement had turned to pure focus by the time that we arrived on the labor ward, a floor up. While the nurses rushed around to get everything prepared, the moans that had previously accompanied each contraction had turned to screams. And, I even think that I heard a growl or two in there. And, then when Rachel shouted at the top of her lungs, amidst her prayers to Jesus, ” I CAN’T DO THIS!” The busy nurses, paused for a second as they looked at each other, as if to say with their eyes, “Ok, she’s ready.”
Sure enough, after only being in that room for 30 mins or so, Rache gave a few pushes and… voila, the first Scotish Clancy… was born. It was pretty sweet.

Look at the baby’s cute lil’ feet! Awwww.

For those who like the stats, the baby was 8Lbs 3 oz, and born on Feb 10, 2007 at around 4:30 pm (Uk time). Quite a bit smaller than Aria, who weighed in at 9 lbs 11 oz. But, what she lacked in size, she made up for in cuteness. The pics don’t do her justice, but we thought we’d throw some up there for everyone anyway. We’ll keep you posted on how things are going. Rachel will be in the hospital for a couple of days, but nothing to worry about, everyone’s fine.

Here, Aria is reacting with a mixure of joy and concern. Joy that she’s with this baby, but concern that Kiera’s crying. Watching the two of them was adorable. Oh, and for anyone worried about the baby catching chick pox from Aria. Baby’s got mom’s immunity for 6 mos according to doc.

Oh, I forgot to mention Aria’s reaction to her new baby sister. Well, I was a little worried about the whole jealousy issue. I mean, I figured when Aria saw her mother with another little baby cuddled in those arms, that she would just try and crawl over the ‘intruder’ to get to mommy right? Her reaction couldn’t have been farther from that. She was just instantly in love. “Baby!” She cried while pointing to the baby, and then instantly started making the “give-me-that” noises while holding her arms out to the baby. I took her in my lap and helped Aria to hold her, and Aria was just in her glory. She just started kissing the baby’s head very gently while making her distinctive “MMMMWAA” kissing sounds. It was very adorable.
Check out the pictures. You can click on any of the pictures in this post to view the full size image. But, there are more pics
up on the gallery too, so check those out as well. More coming.
Feel free to leave questions if I forgot to mention anything in the comments.

15 Responses to “Kiera Jean is Born!!!!”

  1. Ben Brenner
    February 11th, 2007 15:50

    Congrats on the new baby! I’m glad everyone is healthy. God’s blessings.

  2. AWHall
    February 12th, 2007 07:55

    From Rachel’s cousin…Congrats! Thanks for the pictures and details!

    Andrew & Melanie

  3. jayne
    February 12th, 2007 16:10

    YEA! So glad everything went well. Welcome little Clancy.

  4. Kerry Bowman
    February 12th, 2007 23:15

    We are so happy for you all!! What a beautiful little girl. :>
    Kerry, Terry & Abigail

  5. Prathap
    February 13th, 2007 04:59

    Hey Kaka,
    Congrats!! Say my Hi to Keera, Aria and Rachel.
    I was on the mission trip. Glad to hear the news.

    God bless!

  6. Kellie
    February 13th, 2007 16:31

    YEA! we are so happy for you guys! good job rachel!

  7. Sarah de Mello
    February 13th, 2007 16:31

    Congrats, you guys!!! Now you have two gorgeous daughters! What a blessing!

    Sarah, Rubens and Lydia

  8. D anelle Karlson
    February 13th, 2007 17:11

    Yea…this is such an exciting time…prasie the Lord she’s sooo healthy and more so…ADORABLE….go JOJITA!!!!!

  9. Nita Steiner
    February 13th, 2007 17:24

    Congratulations, John and Rachel! What a gift…I love reading your comments on the birth, John. Love you both!


  10. Beka & Jason
    February 13th, 2007 18:12

    We are so excited for you four and happy to hear it all went so well! Aria is cute with her chickenpox!
    Blessings to you all!
    with love,

  11. Tina
    February 14th, 2007 08:35

    Congratulations to you all. Can tell you are very happy and proud as well you should be! May God bless you all and keep you safe and as happy as you are now. Love and Prayers, Tina

  12. Tara Hills
    February 14th, 2007 08:38

    YAYYYY!!!! We are just thrilled to peices for you four! Aria is totally adorable in that picture with her mommy & sister — the chicken pox just make her cuteness shine through even more! And I’m always delighted to see her enjoying her fine green hat;) I’m so glad it’s blessed her this long. Welcome Kiera Jean – you are loved and everything is going to be OK!!

  13. Dave & Mary Goodman
    February 14th, 2007 13:46

    What a thrill to see the pictures of the new one.
    Congratulations! I always love to hear (read) the dad’s perspective on birth–it’s so amazing.

  14. Greg Halpen
    March 1st, 2007 16:53


    It’s greg Halpen. I took over your job at the crdit union. Just wanted to say hi, cingrats on the little darling and the photos are beautiful! Hope all is well!


  15. Jason and Kim DeVerna
    March 10th, 2007 04:42

    Congratulations John and Rachel! Welcome Kiera Jean! Glad to see another healthy addition to the Clancy international family!

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