Today is the first of (hopefully) many reasons for celebrations. While the American Association of Pediatrics says that babies born at less than 23 weeks of gestational-age are not considered viable, the world’s youngest gestational-age baby to survive was born at 21 weeks and six days (weighing less than 10 oz!). So as of today, we are 21 weeks and six days pregnant and have a viable baby, should something happen! While it would certainly not be easy, it is a huge relief moving forward. Only time will tell, but things are looking good and we're hoping for the best.
Yesterday, Jane (Finn's EI PT) stopped by ECFE class because she couldn't make our regular Tues appointment. Finn loved the extra attention and it seemed like Jane enjoyed seeing Finn interacting with the other kids. Plus, she could work with him during song time and he didn't even know it. And he got his first big lip! Jane was working with him and he lost his balance or something and fell right on his lip. There was blood, but Finn recovered and forgave very quickly. I think it "hurt" Jane more than Finn! He's a tough guy, that's for sure. In parents' time, we talked about emotional coaching your child. Very interesting...now if I could just remember how to do it when strong/high emotions present themselves (not that MY son would have strong emotions about anything!)!
Daddy's' home today! Jim's home today! Okay, late tonight, but still... And has the day off tomorrow! Yay, yay, yay!!!!!
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.