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Baby Demo

What can a five-month-old do? Here’s a video we made today for a class Aunt Tracy teaches at Missouri State U Med School. The one we made of me demonstrating the same tasks didn’t make the cut.

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Posted by on September 12, 2010 in Family, Kids


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Kiera Movie

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Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Celebrations, Family, Pictures


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Photo Shoot with Grandma Kelly


Posted by on April 17, 2010 in Kids, Pictures


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Yes, we have more photos

Lots more on Flickr.


Posted by on April 13, 2010 in Kids


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What’s that name?

From the fyi department. Kiera (pronounced KEER-uh) is a Gaelic name with two meanings:

  • Lady; woman
  • Dark hair; dark one

It took us a while to decide how to spell it, and we landed here. It fits.

Jade is an English name meaning “precious stone.”   The Jade  gemstone held unique symbolic/mythical energy and powers in various cultures throughout the history of humankind. It most often shines in various shades of green.  It also starts with “J,” a middle name tradition in our family that is derived from the Clevelands here in Montrose (all of Jaimie’s brothers and sisters, and many cousins, have first names starting with J).

So, that’s our newest little girl’s name. And, not much of any of that had anything to do with why we named her Kiera Jade… 🙂


Posted by on April 12, 2010 in etc.


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More Kiera

Welcome to Day Three of the craziness, my tiny love.

It’s pronounced KEER-uh, just in case you wondered. And she’s still perfect. The plan is to head home to the little village sometime today, but we haven’t seen Kiera’s or Mommy’s doc yet today to give us the green light. Will be going to meet Great-Grandparents on the way home.

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Posted by on April 10, 2010 in etc.


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Hello Kiera Jade!

She’s amazing, just like we figured she’d be. Wide-eyed and curious from her first minute, some dark curly locks, and oh so happy so far. She looked familiar from the start. Last night she seemed to sport the Bartmann look; today we’re seeing lots of Cleveland.

A house (still) full of beautiful girls! (I’ll have to get used to peeing outside and brushing my teeth in the kitchen…). Her big sisters all fell in love with her at the birthday party last night.

Let’s run the numbers, for all you baby statiticians:

  • Born 4/8/2010 at 7:47pm
  • Weight: 7 lbs 7 oz
  • Length: 20.5 inches
  • Some curly hair and dark blue eyes

More gushing: her Mommy is my hero, and her big sisters are such naturals. We had her name picked out for about 8 months–then switched gears a few hours before she was born–then went uncommitted. So, after flip-flopping for a while we woke up this morning and realized she’s a Kiera.

Here are a few pics, and we’ll keep adding more to Flickr. She can’t wait to meet you.


Posted by on April 9, 2010 in Family, Kids


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