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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.

Sunday, September 9

Ski-U-Mah, Skol!

Korri had her first and second time out today. I was just telling Kristine yesterday that I think 12-18ish months is the best as far as listening and cooperating. And then today, Korri has decided not to listen! Both time outs had to do with her taking her glasses off and throwing them. I'm so sad because we always PRAISED her for listening with the hope that she would continue to do so and we could avoid as much of the "terrible twos" as possible. I think we were living in a fantasy world. Oh, well. High frustration comes with high expectations.

Yesterday, Jim and Finn went to the Gopher football game while Korri and I went to swim class. Who got the short end of that stick? Auntie Kristine and Baby Zander met us there. She is thinking about taking Zander to lessons there and wanted to check it out. Korri did a great job. She LOVES jumping in from the side of the pool and would do it the whole time if she could. She is also really good at blowing bubbles, something Finn just learned to do this past spring! Fall registration begins tomorrow (Monday) and you have to register is person (which I think is dumb), so I'm hoping we can sign Finn up for Water Tots...a class designed for children who have completed Waterbabies, but are not quite ready for Level 1 Preschool Swim. Children will float, splash, increase comfort level in the water and play without their parents in the water. I'm really excited and will be sad if he doesn't get in for Fall session as they don't offer many Water Tot sessions AND they fill up fast.
Jim and Finn had fun at the game and the Gophers WON! They are now 2-0, which is a rarity in Gopher football. Jim said Finn wouldn't sit still and was all over the place, but they had fun. AND Finn got to see Goldy, so he was in heaven. Oh, and Zander got to stay and play while his mommy had other plans. He is so stinkin' cute and such a good boy. I wish he could give my kids a lesson or two!

Today was the Vikings' season opener, which is something I look forward to. Sharon, Laena and Braeland came over to watch the game with us (and play with toys!). Brae is a Bears fan, so it was tough for me to let him in the house, but he DID cheer when we got the first touchdown...after he told me the Bears had more touchdowns than the Vikings! What a good. The kids all played super well together and while I didn't get to watch the entire game, I did get to see the super exciting end of the 4th quarter and OT. Vikes won! I hope it is the beginning of good things to come.

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