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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, January 2

Happy New Year, Goldy.

Jim had the day off on Monday and decided to take the kids to a Gopher basketball game! Mike and Quinn went along, but still, it was a big undertaking to take both kids.
They all had a blast (even if the stuffed Goldy Finn brougth along fell over the balcony...TWICE!). When I got home from work (I was SO disappointed they didn't let us leave work early...boo!), they were all sleeping and didn't get up until after 6! I guess they were all tuckered out.

Once we got everybody up and ready, we headed over to Connie's (Stacey's mom) for a small, laid back New Years Eve. We've been traveling SO much the last couple weeks that we just wanted to stick close to home so we could sleep in our own beds that night. It was a great evening. I'd picked up a couple hats and noise makers for the kids, which they thought were pretty neat. Finn went to bed kind of early (still fighting the cold/cough he's had for a while) so we didn't even get to "countdown" with him. Korri on the other hand would NOT go to sleep. At one point, I thought she was sleeping and I looked over to Jim and she was standing next to him, staring at me...creepiest thing ever! Jim finally got her to go to sleep (on the FLOOR next to Finn...no pack-n-play!) around 11 or 11:30, I think. Sheesh. We quietly rang in the new year, finished our (manditory!) game of Trivial Pursuit (boys against girls...boys [barely!] won) and headed home. We all slept in yesterday and took long naps. Thanks, Connie and Stacey for letting us crash your party!! Happy New Year everybody. All things considered, we had a wonderful 2012 and we hope to continue the good fortune and happiness into 2013 and beyond. We wish the same for you :)

Now, we really need to his the party planning "to do" list hard. I'm kind of stressing out. Now I get why people have birthday parties at places like Chuck E Cheese's...you don't have to clean your house or plan/make food!

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