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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.

Wednesday, September 22

Twins win!

Yesterday morning, Finn's EI teacher and PT came for their visit. His teacher continues to be amazed at Finn's intellectual and verbal abilities. Of course, every mother thinks their child is a genius, it is just nice to hear a professional think so, too ;) Finn is making pretty big "strides" in the walking area, too. He walked just holding onto the hula hoop and did a pretty good job. I voiced concern about Finn's torticollis (per Jim's request) and Finn's PT said that she has the same concerns and has been watching it for the last couple of visits. She said to do a lot of massaging and stretching of his neck and hopefully that will help. Argh...I was hoping this was behind us by now!

After they left, Finn was pretty tuckered out, so he laid down for a nap while I got my weekly progesterone shot. I mentioned that we will be gone next week and apparently you can only get the shot one week and two days before or after your last one. Problem: we are in Florida from Sunday to Sunday. So she is going to see if she can come on Saturday (which is three days before the time frame) and if not, she will see if somebody in Orlando can administer it. But then I'll have to bring the medication and syringes and whatnot along. Argh! I canceled/rescheduled all of Finn's appointments, but of course, forgot to think about mine! Typical mother...always the child first.

NeNe came over after work yesterday to play with Finn and so Jim and I could go out! It was SO nice to go to dinner and a movie (sans Finn). Santa last year for Christmas gave us a gift card to the Cheesecake Factory, so we headed there. OMG...the food is so good. We both ate way too much (but on the bright side, I have left over Thai Chicken pasta for lunch today!). Then we went to the movie The Town. It is a movie about bank robberies with Ben Affleck in it (his debut as director, I believe). I was hesitant, but it was what Jim wanted to see. It was really good, though. Interesting ending...not exactly what I was expecting. AND movies are only $5 at Southdale! Holy cheap! Thank you, thank you, thank you, NeNe for watching Finn. It was some much needed alone time for us!

We are sending warm wishes and prayers to Papa. Sounds like his back surgery went well yesterday and he is on the mend. Wish we could be there to help with recovery. Miss and love you.

And I can't not mention that the Twins clinched the division last night! The sixth time in nine years. We won our game and then had to wait to see if the A's beat the White Sox...which they did just before midnight. And we of course had to stay up to see all the celebration. It was pretty cool. Maybe we should rethink this whole love of football thing...ha,ha!


Anonymous said...

Had a great time yesterday!!! Once again I am amazed by your talents as parents and by the miracle of Finn. Your bed downstairs is super comfy!! We will have to do this again since I am homeless for a while yet.
Love you all.
Ne Ne

Stacy Thomas said...

Absolutely any time...and I'm not just saying that! We love seeing you and I know Finn loves it when you visit :)