Meike also inquired after Emily (my sister's baby) since she hadn't heard anything from (or about) Ireen -- I had neglected to tell her, bad me. So I told her that Emily had come on 18 December by Cæsarian section. Little Wiebke fortunately found the way on her own eventually, though Meike says she has a big bruise on her belly where the doctors pushed to try to get the child out. Everyone's doing fine.
They gave their regards to Stella, who'll probably be jealous she didn't get to see the baby :)