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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.

Monday, November 15

Frosty the snowman

My doctor's office just called and said that my diabetes and hemoglobin tests came back normal! Yay. One less thing to have to worry about.

Birthing class on Saturday was good, other than the weather! Good thing we have all-wheel drive. I don't feel like we (I) "learned" a ton, but it was nice to go through the stuff and maybe give Jim a few tips to help me through contractions and to relax between them. We have one more class this Saturday which goes over c-sections, postpartum care, a tour of North's labor and delivery, caring for newborn and breastfeeding. Since we aren't planning on having our baby at North, the tour seems silly, but you just never know how things will work out! As of right now, our plan is prior to 34 weeks, to deliver at Abbott, post 34 weeks to deliver at Maple Grove.

After class we headed to downtown Mpls for Jim's work gala. It was semi-formal, black tie optional, which was a first for me, I think. Other than wishing I could drink, it was fun. I pooped out a little after 10, but since we had a room at the hotel, Jim headed back down there for a little bit. Then on Sunday, we headed to Kristine's to pick up Finn. He was happy to see us, but was perfectly fine staying there! He didn't even need a hug or anything! Hmmm.... I'm glad he had fun and from the reports, he was a good boy, which all parents want to hear. The rest of the day was devoted to football (boo, Vikings!), getting our furnace fixed (58 degrees is a little chilly!) and taking it easy (nausea and heartburn were ridiculous, so I couldn't do much).

Oh, we did take Finn out to play in the snow after his nap.
Finn wasn't too sure about it, but the longer we were out, the more he seemed to like it. Looks like this sled is already getting a little small! Finn especially thought it was cool when daddy made a snowman.
The snow was so heavy and wet that Frosty fell over a short time later. Oh, well. I'm sure there will be lots of opportunities to make more snowmen :)

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