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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.

Friday, October 12

It's a BOY!

I FINALLY started uploading pictures from our trip last night. I have almost 100 added...AND we are only on day 2! Sheesh! And I only chose about 1 from every 10 pictures or so to upload. I guess there will be a lot of pictures, but everything was SO beautiful. The pics are in the "Oct '12" folder on our picture website (link on the right) with more to come.

When we got back on Monday, we picked up the kids from daycare and went right to sports class. It was really nice to see our friends but it was pretty chilly, especially after Kauai temps. They played soccer this week...in a dirt field, SO Finn needed a bath when we got home. Korri, however, demanded to go "nigh night" instead of having a bath and who was I to argue when she was ASKING to go to bed? So, Finn and daddy got to take a bath together, something they love to do, but isn't room when Korri takes a bath, too.

Tuesday, we had to make a Costco run because we had NOTHING in the house to eat, well except the yogurt, cottage cheese and cheese sticks mom sent back with the kids. The kids were good, but I could tell they just wanted to have a night at home. Daddy even treated them to churros on the way out, which they obviously LOVED.

Wednesday, our nephew was born! Pete and Becky are the proud parents of (and Austin is the VERY proud big brother to) Benjamin David, born at 11:22 on 10/10 weighing 7lbs 14 oz and was 21 3/4" long. Becky wins the price for making it the longest so far in a pregnancy (I think she made it two days longer than I did with Korri!). I painfully waited until after work to pick Jim up and head to St. Cloud to meet Ben. Kelsie was SO kind to watch the kids for us since they both had colds and the last thing I'd want is for them to get a new baby sick (or auntie for that matter!). Thanks, Kels. He is beautiful and perfect in every way. You really forget how small they are and how soft their little baby cheeks are! And how quickly you forget the "tricks" like how to swaddle a baby...Pete, Jim and I figured it out, but not very well! Welcome to the family, little man!

Yesterday and today, Jim had to unexpectedly travel, so it was just the kids and I last night, which was fine except we had class! Poor kids have yet to have a nice, quiet evening at home with us! Korri was NOT herself last night (fighting a cold and was unusually tired), so I didn't even try to separate from her and just brought her with me to the parent room. Finn, too, cried when we separated, so I think they just need some mommy/daddy time to get back to "normal."

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