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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.

Saturday, July 24

Daddy's back

Okay, I read a poll yesterday that said 40 percent of pregnant women said they crave sweets, while 35 percent yearn for salty foods. My first thought was...where is the statistic for those of us that crave both?

Finn can independently and at will pull up to our couch (which is very tall for him) and get down by himself, too! This is a new development in the last few days. I feel like he is making progress and it is so good to see. So he is obviously getting transitions (what we've been working on what seems like forever!) so now we need to focus on cruising (furniture, not in a car!).

Finn, Austin and I met my friend Amanda and her two kids Taylor (6) and Gavin (3) and my friend Stacey and her son Dillon (6) at the Splash Pad in St. Louis Park yesterday. After some initial hesitation, they all had a blast. Finn was too little because he can't walk and there isn't any standing water...but he didn't seem to mind. When we arrived, there were a lot of big kids there (it was a field trip we think), which sucks because they over run the place and intimidate the littler kids. It really is geared more toward 2-8 year olds. After a while they left and everybody had a good time. Austin waited (patiently!) in line for a LONG time to get to play with the big water gun. I was/am very proud of him for waiting. So I had to take a picture when he FINALLY got to play with it:

Well, Jim is finally home from his 4 week travel schedule. He has to go back next week (and potentially several more partial weeks), but this should have been his last full week there (it has been Sunday through Friday every week so far!). It has taken a toll on our family, but we survived. We have a low key weekend "planned" this weekend, so hopefully we can get things back on track and feel "normal" again!

1 comment:

kborn said...

I can't believe there was a line for that gun! And that Finn gets to go back to play today!! Q and Ted had a blast at that park last year ... but they could walk...well, Ted was still learning, just held on to a pole and got wet. :)
As far as cravings...I crave peanut butter--salty and sweet! AND I just crave food (and tons of caffeine, and beer, and wine, and all those things I shouldn't want)!!!