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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, June 18

Future Olympian?

Yesterday was Korri's first night of gymnastics. It is the same program she and Finn did this spring but without Finn this time (he obviously picked baseball instead). It is parent participation, so I don't know how long I'll be able to take her but the teachers helped out a lot. And let me tell you, taking a child to a sports class who truly wants to go, listens and does well is so rewarding! Korri was a champ. She started out walking unassisted on the beams on the floor, then she did the high beam and by the end of the rotation, she was doing high kicks on the high beam and only holding on occasionally! And she loved every minute, other than warm ups when you are supposed to tell you knees to stay straight while bending (hard to do if you aren't super flexible). Then at the end, they did hand stands against the wall, to which Korri walked up and just did it. A feat which she repeated for Jim after we got home with no hesitation. She said her favorite part was the uneven bars where they climbed up a slide, hung on to the bar and then slid down the slide.

Like I told Jim when I got home last night, I don't think either of our children will end up being world-class athletes by any means, but it is so much fun to seem them participating in activities that they enjoy so much and do so well. I'm just thankful they both have SOME ability, so they might actually stick with something.

New bed (kind of) arrived yesterday! It was supposed to be here when we got home from baseball but there was a mix up on inventory and scheduling the delivery, so they fixed the problem and delivered our mattresses and we are "borrowing" their bases until ours arrive. The bad part is only half of the bed adjusts but this morning was the first morning in a long time where my feet actually weren't swollen (or bad at least!). The kids love it. It is higher than I thought it would be but once the other base comes and the headboard and frame arrive, it should look pretty good. So happy.

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