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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, June 3

What a day!

We had our last ECFE class of the spring yesterday. It was a good group of parents, so it is tough to not have that support network any more. However, we are going to try to still get together weekly at the same time at local parks, so hopefully that will replace it, at least for the summer. It is fun to see how much the kids have changed since the beginning of class.

This morning we had PT. Julie was very impressed with Finn again this week. Hey, I'll take it. She is so good at getting Finn to crawl properly and of course, I didn't even think to bring the video camera. If I don't catch him before, I promise I'll bring it along next week! We continue to work on crawling (obviously), transitions to and from standing and cruising.

After PT, we headed to St. Cloud for a play date with our friends Holly and Odin. Wow, what a big boy Odin is! He is one month younger than Finn (actual) and he is WAY bigger and can do a lot more things (like climb stairs and go down slides!). I don't notice the size so much with other kids, probably because Odin is the closest to Finn's actual age. Auntie NaeNae had the day off, so she joined us, which Finn (and Odin!) loved. We had lunch at AppleBee's and then headed to a local park.

It was a blast. We couldn't have asked for better weather and even though Finn didn't think he needed to sleep on the way to St. Cloud, he was really good and not crabby (I think being outside and having Auntie there helped a lot in that department). Finn even liked the swings, which he usually gets a little freaked out on. After Holly and Odin headed for home, the three of us went to Auntie's work so she could show Finn off. Finn was so tuckered out that he fell asleep before we got there and it was just down the road! He was a hit with all the girls there (what a little flirt!), then we dropped Auntie off and headed for home. Finn was able to fall back asleep and slept the whole way home; waking up just as we pulled into the driveway...how does he do that?!?! What a wonderful day! Can't wait for them to possibly move to St. Cloud so they are twice as close or half as far :)

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