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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.

Tuesday, January 22

2 year preview

Sunday, we had Korri's 2 year photo shoot! As always, I stressed about what clothes to have her wear and felt like she didn't have anything...even though she has so many clothes, they don't even come close to all fitting in her dresser! I decided on her purple outfit NeNe gave her for Christmas (for a dressy look) and Jeggings (leggings that look like jeans!) with a shirt and vest (for a casual look). I was super stressed out Sunday morning before we left (there was a list of things I wanted to bring along) but we left on time and even got there a little early.

We met Jess, Kristine and Zander (for his 18 month pics!) in downtown at the IDS Center. It was the perfect location: indoors, plenty of light and because the skyway doesn't open until Noon, there was very little foot traffic! The kids were great and had so much fun blowing bubbles and in Zander's case, running all over! LOL. Poor Kristine :) I honestly think Jess got plenty of wonderful pictures of Korri in the first three minutes and we could have been done! But no, I wanted some pics with pigtails and the other outfit, which I'm glad we did. Considering both kids would NOT smile in July (for Korri's 18 month and Zander's one year pics), they were all smiles and laughing and playing. Good idea to do it together since they are pretty much best friends. Below are a few previews, hopefully more to come soon!! As always, thank you so much Jess. You are so talented, even with numb, frozen fingers! They both kept Jess on her toes (good thing she is in shape!!).

After pictures, I met Stacey for a late brunch and for some much needed catch-up time. I think we were there for 2 can we talk for so long and still feel like there is more to say?!?! LOL. Thank you so much, Stacey, for the post-birthday brunch. I really enjoyed it (even if I couldn't eat much of the food!).

It was Uncle Les' birthday on Sunday, so they stopped over for a bit before heading out for his birthday dinner. It's really too bad our kids don't like having them over or spending time with them! OR rather, scream hysterically when they walk in the door! Sheesh. NeNe got some PJ's for Korri, who promptly put them on and wore them all night and all the next day (what I had the day off and we had a jammie kind of day!). Oh and much to Jim's happiness, NeNe made Les' a three tier German Chocolate Cake, which Jim got a huge chunk of! It was so almost too pretty to eat (but Jim and Les managed!).

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