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

Saturday, March 10, 2007

New Toys!

Here are a few of John's new favorite toys!
He loves mommy's day planner. As soon as he spots it, he crawls to it as quick as he can!

Hangers are GREAT entertainment while folding laundry......notice the picture is fuzzy.....he's just SO happy he can't sit still:)

He LOVES his book, close, open, close, open, close!

And, butt creme......the best toy of all!

Yes, I am a slacker.........sorry! Anyhow, all is well in the Birtch home. John is just about over his cold.......geez, longest cold I've ever seen. We've had a few sleepless nights this past week (that's why you haven't seen any posts) but I think the snot monster has finally left!
RSV season is just about over, the weather is absolutely AMAZING, and we have lots of fun and exciting things on our agenda:
March 15th: Uncle Craig arrives.......we can't wait!
March 17th: John's 1st (adjusted) Birthday......we'll have a tiny celebration!
March 20th: John's 1 year Homecoming!
March 23rd: LAST synagis shots.....yaaahoooo!!!!
April 5th: Aunt Alli arrives!!!!!!!
April 7th: John gets to meet most of his cousins for the 1st time.........egg decorating party at Aunt Tracy's.........SO excited!
April 8th: 1st "official" outing.........John gets to go to Church for the 1st time!
April 18th: Katie and Grace arrive for a 3 day stay!!!!!! Katie (one of my VERY best friends) hasn't seen John since he was in the NICU. She lives in California and flew out right when John was born and then again for my baby shower (John was still in the NICU.) We will be taking the kids to the zoo........John's first zoo adventure! Kate.......we can't wait!!!!
April 21st: WalkAmerica......we have around 50 people (not including kids......which is around 25 of them) walking with us and we've already raised $1360.00 ........Go Team John!


abby said...

It's amazing how much money we spend on toys and how much kids prefer low tech items (like butt cream). Hallie's favorite is the paper roll from the examining table at doctors' offices.

It sounds like John's month is going to be a busy and fun-filled one. Between birthday celebrations, egg hunts, zoo outings, and his first Easter, and the Walk America, it sounds like you guys are going to be busy. How fun!

Anonymous said...

Too funny! Cooper loves hangers too, and he loves to hold things while we are changing his diapers. We often give him butt cream.

I know you are excited about the end of the hibernation period- so are we. It has been a LONG winter!