BATTLE GROUND - Sadie Ann Kirsch was born premature on Feb. 16, 2008.
The daughter of Jeff and Sarah Kirsch of Battle Ground, she weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces and was 13 inches long. Sadie spend 12 weeks in the NICU at Legacy Salmon Creek in Vancouver, and she was able to go home on May 10. This beautiful baby now weighs just over nine pounds and is 21 inches long.
Excited to welcome Sadie home was her big brother, four-year-old Joseph Kirsch. Her proud grandparents are Jim and Bonnie Kirsch of Naselle, and Jim and Katie Engel of Chinook. Also from Chinook are her great-grandmother, Ernesteen Litschke, and aunt and uncle, Tammy and Jim Engel. The family was very thankful for the numerous thoughts and prayers for Sadie from other wonderful family members and friends from across the country. We're glad you're here, Sadie!