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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.

Monday, August 3


Mac pulled up to standing unassisted for the first time last night and again this morning. He was in his crib and he grabbed on to the sides, stuck his butt out and up he went! We've been working on this for a LONG time and he'd figured out how to get one leg propped up, but couldn't/wouldn't make the effort to pull his body up. I know most parents probably don't even notice this developmental step, but to us, every little thing is HUGE (and usually a results of LOTS of work).

He also has been working on stairs and he is getting better. There are so many "steps" one has to do in order to be able to crawl up stairs that he often gets "stuck." But yesterday I was at the top and Jim was behind him and he pulled himself up to the first step (with only a little help from daddy!). We have PT at Gillette on Thursday, so I'll be curious to see how he does (and how excited they will be with his progress!).

Also, it is crazy how good Mac is at balancing. It is also a little frustrating because I feel like if you can balance that well, you could probably walk or at least cruise around furniture! But like I said previously, we aren't pushing walking super hard right now so he has time to crawl. The walking will come!

And I found Mac in the bathroom today! To say he is mobile is an understatement. Luckily for me, he likes to do what the Bigs are doing, so I usually know where he is. I guess I have to be better about keeping doors shut!

Korri is at grandma's for a few days, so Finn and I played Candy Land this morning:
Finn (this morning): It is so boring without Korri here.

Well, maybe you should appreciate her a little more when she IS here and not fight so much! Maybe the fighting is what they consider fun?!?! Who knows! And for the record, I won 2 games to 1. Cutthroat Candy Land!

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