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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, September 9

Rock stars

Last night, Jim, Finn, me, Kristine and Alex all went over to Becky's for dinner for Pete's belated birthday. First of all, Becky made pot roast, which was amazing. Finn ate about 15 cooked baby carrots, which he has always refused to eat before (yay!). Second, after dinner we played Rock Band...a first for me. I played bass a few times, but we have quite a few good guitarists in our family! We finally left much later than planned, but all the fun was worth it.

This morning, Finn and I went to PT. She put him on the treadmill first suspended in a harness so he could "walk" on it unsupported. He really liked that, but seemed to just take baby steps instead of full steps. After that, she put him in a new kind of walker...it just supports him at the hips, so he has to do a lot more of the work. OMG...he LOVED it and was cruising all over their offices (of course no camera today!). You could tell he was very proud of himself and wanted to show off.

At the end of our session, I talked to her about Finn's feet. She examined them and said that they really don't like to do bracing or any corrective measures until they are closer to two years old and walking independently (so as not to interfere with him learning to walk). She mentioned that his arch is starting to develop (a previous concern we had), which is obviously good news. She also said that while there is some potential reason for concern, his range of motion is great and he doesn't seem to be tight...both good things. So for now, we are going to just keep an eye on his feet and revisit it as needed or in a few months.

I have a big afternoon ahead of me. I'll tell you more tomorrow...maybe!

1 comment:

kborn said...

you're so good at daily updates. yay!! q wants to know "what you talking about"...so i told her.