Archive » March 29, 2007
By Joanne A. Calitri
Karen Regan, the gentle, good-natured principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, gave birth to her first children on March 3. One boy, Liam Cornelis Regan, was delivered at 7:16 am, weighing 4 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 18 inches long. His sister, Sophia Cynthia Regan, was born via C-section at 10:42 am, weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 17 inches long.
“Being a new parent of twins is completely amazing,” Regan said in a recent interview. “The feeling of love for these two little beings is like nothing I have ever felt before. I wouldn't trade it for the world.”
When I visited the foursome, Karen looked her glowing self, even after feeding the babies every two hours around the clock. Brian was glowing too.
“It's incredible!” he beamed. “Being a new parent of twins, it's hard to describe the love you have for these two little sweet peas. I'm excited about the future and all the new adventures we are going to have as a family.”
The Mount Carmel Parent Board gave the Regans a special gift for the new arrivals. Board President Sean Connolly organized a collection for a double jogger (Karen is an avid runner) and diaper fund, a helpful addition since Karen and Brian go through 20 diapers a day. Many Mount Carmel parents have visited with meals, a huge relief for the new parents who are busy feeding the twins.
Karen plans to come back to work by September, in time for the beginning of the 2007-08 school year. Meanwhile, Regan says stand-in principal Mary Ann Bognar, who is also a fourth grade teacher, “is doing a fantastic job.”
As far as plans for future babies, Karen and Brian said that question is best asked (and answered) at 2 am, when the new parents are up for the third feeding and diaper change of the night.
“But seriously,” Regan intervenes, “the twins are such a blessing to us, and we will see what the future holds when the time comes.”
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