This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Thursday, October 12, 2006

John news!

Everything is great in the Birtch home........well, minus all the vomiting. The poor little guy still can't keep his food down. It's so sad, he'll scream and cry and then vomit and look up at you with a huge smile. He's such a trooper. He still isn't rolling from his back to his belly yet but he's getting close. When on his belly, he can push all the way up on his arms. He wants to crawl so badly. He tucks his legs under himself and pushes off but he can't figure out how to move his arms so his arms get stuck under his body. He's come a long way and we couldn't be more proud of our little man.

Who wouldn't be a morning person when you get this smiling face first thing every morning. Even Mondays are wonderful!

The teeth are coming......we think. He's chewing on everything and his PT looked in his mouth this morning and said it looks like he's going to get a bunch of teeth at once. John likes to do things a little if you didn't notice:)

Sleeping babies are the best......especially mine:):):)

Isn't he the most handsome boy ever?


Misti said...

Aw....your little boys is just adorable! I have a 23-weeker myself, and I love to see other babies like mine doing so well. What a cutie!

Katie and Matt said...

Yes, he is the most handsome boy ever!

Kim said...

That picture of him sleeping with his tuchie up in the air is so precious! What a cutie pie! I am so sorry he is still vomiting, though :( Poor little bugger!