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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Thursday, April 15

Happy second 1st!

Most kids only get one first birthday, but Finn gets (and has earned!) two! It is his adjusted first birthday today. Man, what a crazy 15 1/2 months it has been, but I honestly wouldn't change our long, curvy and bumpy road because it has gotten us to today and we have a wonderful, happy, fun little boy...who may actually start crawling any day now :) Happy birthday, little man. Mommy and daddy love you more than you'll ever know.

In the last day or so, Finn has officially started army crawling. It is the funniest, most awkward thing ever, but he slowly inches forward and is so proud of himself. As with all things with Finn, he does it when he has the right motivation. So far, puff treats seem to work best! Is it wrong that I let my son eat off the floor in the name of learning to crawl?!?! I'm picking my battles and eating on the floor isn't one of them...yet anyway!

A belated happy birthday to Grandpa Egg (my dad) whose birthday was yesterday. And also our favorite Stacey whose birthday was also yesterday! Sorry the Twins game was soggy and they lost, but hope you still had fun! Our favorite Indiana mom, Meytal shares Finn "adjusted" birthday happy birthday to you, too! Too bad we can't celebrate together today. My aunt Angie's birthday is tomorrow, so an early happy birthday to you, too! Sheesh! I'm telling you, April is birthday craziness...July must be so hot, people stay in the A/C! Ha, ha.

We had ECFE yesterday afternoon. It was a good session where we talked about doctor visits and being your child's advocate. It is a touchy subject for me, obviously, but I was able to not dominate the conversation and just add comments/suggestions where appropriate. One mom of preemie twins had just gotten back from their well-child visit and was upset about their lack of weight gain. I know EXACTLY how she felt. But they are very healthy and active, so they will be fine. Her doctor just told her to add butter to everything...weird! I told her to add fortified formula to their milk, seems a little healthier to me than butter!

Auntie Becca and Austin came over yesterday after class. It was rainy so we didn't get to play at the park, but we decided we didn't want to make dinner and headed over to Psycho Suzi's where Pete met us for dinner. Yummy! We don't eat there often because it is kind of expensive, but their drinks are to die for and I'd eat the red rockets (mini corn dog type things) every day if I didn't mind weighing 400 pounds!

Jim is gone again this week. This time he is still in MN, but gone until Friday. Hopefully he will get back at a decent time on Friday since we have to get ready for the big party on Saturday!


Nikki said...

Happy Adjusted Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Finn.

Grandpa Ron