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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.

Sunday, August 8

We're baaack...

...and still happily married! From my perspective, camping was wonderful. Finn was really good and overall, the weather cooperated. We got to Baker Park near Maple Plain, MN around 5pm. Kristine's and Becky's were already there. There was not one arguement when setting up our tent and it went up quickly and easily.
Thank you very much, Connie for the "indefinite" loan of your tent. It worked perfectly for us this weekend (although I think we might have steaked it a little tight because opening and closing it was NOT easy...oops!). Finn did not like sleeping in the tent on Thursday night...probably because it was a new place. But once he fell sleep, he did great. He didn't sleep in late like he does at home, but took a morning nap to make up for it.

It rained Friday morning, but was cleared up and nice by Noon. Thankfully, Kristine had a canopy tent that we could hang out in while it was raining. I played Farkel for the first time and really liked it (it is a dice game). When it cleared up, Finn went on his first boat ride!
He seemed to like it (although kept pulling at his life jacket). Towards the end, he was getting fidgety, Jim laid him in his arms and Finn fell asleep three seconds later and stayed asleep until we got back to our tent! If you know Finn, this has NEVER happened. So weird. Guess he was tired.

Saturday we were told we were in a tornado warning, but since we have modern technology, we checked our phones/internet and weren't too concerned about it hitting us (which it didn't). Just got a little rain this morning, which made packing up a little difficult.

Jim was a trooper about camping and didn't complain much. He headed home with Finn Saturday afternoon to give Finn a bath and treat Jim's bites (the camp ground was only 30 minutes from home). Between Finn and me, we maybe had five bites total. Jim had at least 50 and was swollen! Poor guy. Not sure I'll be able to convince Jim to go camping again, but I'm so glad we did this year (not to mention it will be that much more difficult with two!). Thanks Kristine and Becky for including us!

I have a lot more pictures and I'm sure I'm forgetting a million things, but I'm tired! Camping,  especially while pregnant, takes a lot out of you. Can't wait to sleep in my own bed tonight.

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