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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, February 9

Back to life

Jim went back to work yesterday. Weird. He said if felt kind of "normal" but it was weird for us at home. Thankfully, my mom is still here, so I don't know what "normal" will be like yet.

We had Korrigan's 2 week well-child appointment today and her pediatrician said that she looks perfect! Love to hear that and put my mind at ease. She now weighs 7 pounds 4 ounces and is gaining one ounce per day without supplement, so we don't have to supplement any more! Yay. The dr also said to stretch her feedings out to 2 1/2 hours if she still seems too tired to eat after only two hours. Unless we see signs that she is having problems eating or gaining weight, we don't have to go back in until her 2 month well child check.

Aunt Kelsie came over last night to visit and see the kids and brought us dinner from LeeAnn Chin! So nice and so yummy. Thank you! Not sure what I'm going to do when we have to plan a full week of meals all by ourselves.

Finn seems to be adjusting very well to baby Korri. I'm not naive enough to think that the adjustment is over and everything will be peachy, but overall, he doesn't pay a ton of attention to her unless he wants to kiss her or say, "hi baby" from across the room. However, it seems ever since we came home from the hospital, Finn isn't sleeping as well as he was and usually wakes up inconsolable. Hard to tell from what, but I'm thinking the adjustment might have something to do with it. I have to say, I miss my hour and a half to myself in the mornings when he was sleeping, especially since Korri seems to eat around 6am and then likes to sleep in (a common theme at our house)!

Korri is a really good sleeper, just like her brother (so far, anyway) and seems pretty laid back. She sleeps a lot during the day and until last night, has only woken up to eat two or three times at night. Last night was a different story. She seemed to want to eat every hour or two hours! Yikes. Makes for a very tired mommy by the time morning comes. Hopefully it was just a fluke and she goes back to three to four hours instead!

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