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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.

Monday, April 5

Inch worm

Lots to talk about. Maybe I'll pace myself and save some for tomorrow. First and most importantly, Finn crawled last night. Okay, not fully, but he was working SO hard to get to his Easter egg and he was able to go about a foot and a half forward to grab it. It was the closest to crawling I have ever seen him. He just couldn't coordinate getting his knees under himself, supporting his body with his arms and moving every other one to go forward. But he is getting it! It is an Easter miracle! Of course, no video. Sorry. We were so caught up in the moment, we didn't even think of it. Here is one picture Jim snapped at the last minute (don't mind Jim's toe!):We celebrated Easter with my mom's family in Bloomington at my cousin Joe's place yesterday. This was an important event in Finn's life because this was the first family event he got to attend! Many of my aunts, uncles and cousins had never met Finn, so it was a fun day to introduce him to everybody. I forget how big my family is until we all get together like that. We didn't make it to Christmas or Thanksgiving this year, so last Easter was the last time I had seen many of them and it was great to catch up. Oh and before going to Easter, the three of us went to church and Finn was a super naughty boy! To his credit, he was really tired and just wanted to go home to bed. He was sleeping seconds after Jim put him in bed; which made us a little late to Easter because we were planning on going right there instead of stopping at home for a nap...oh, well. Children have schedules of their own.

Here is Finn's Easter basket. The Easter bunny didn't come last year as seeing how Finn had been home from the hospital for one week at that point. So Jim and I got to pick a basket out this year...the closest one to a duck that we could find (I think it is actually a chick...but Finn doesn't really know the difference). The Easter bunny made up for last year. Finn got eggs filled with puff treats, a chick and a bunny that make animal noises, a nerf mini football, a light-up rubber ducky, and his very own toothbrush and toothpaste! He loved all of it.

We did a little "Easter egg hunt" in the living room and Finn loved that, too. We just put the eggs around the room and he went to get them. Here Finn is "finding" one of his eggs:Finn discovering all the wonderful things in his Easter basket. Don't mind the naked baby pics (I can't remember why Finn didn't have any clothes on...oh, well!)
Finn playing with this light-up rubber ducky (it was a big hit!).

Believe it or not, this IS the short version! Ha, ha.

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