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

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Last Day

Just a little video of John's last day at the beach....ohhhhh, how we wish we were still there:)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Life is GREAT!

How did I get so lucky???????

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Saturday, March 22, 2008


I seriously don't think we could have had anymore fun at the beach!

It was us and three other families...all GREAT friends (our husbands grew up together and the wives are good friends too) and all our kids....ALL boys....7 total (between the ages of 7 months and 4 years!) Waaayyyy too much fun!!!

Thanks Kim for planning this WONDERFUL vacation!!!

Our daily set up!

John's first day at the beach...he wasn't too sure of the sand. It was nice for us though because we'd just plopped him down on the blanket and he wouldn't go anywhere:)

Playing in the sand with Daddy and Conner.


Helping himself to some chips.

Chilling with our favorite girls (my BFF's daughters)....Ruby and Grace!

Kate, thanks for coming down and hanging out with us. We miss you already!

John loved dipping his hands and feet in the ocean. He'd laugh ever time!

Auntie Tracy and cousins Jack and Chase playing Smash Ball!

John and Mommy in front of the Top Gun house...they are getting ready to tear it down:(

Watching Kurt and Aunt Tracy surf.

Playing with Aunt Tracy's phone.

And that's the end of our FABULOUS vacation!

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We Are Back!

Our first family vacation was a blast!!!!!!!!!!!! The weather was perfect...every day.
We are so sad to be home and back to reality:(

A long update about our week at the beach is to go do laundry and unpack.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy 2nd Adjusted B-day would have turned 2 years old today (if you hadn't been so eager to make your presence into the world!) You have grown so much in this past year and we couldn't be more proud of all of your accomplishments. You are the light of our life and we love you more than you'll ever know.

He was still so itty bitty last year...can't wait to see what another year brings!!!!!!!

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

No Pictures!

I know you all check in to see pictures of my cute little guy but I've been slacking on pictures lately. No worries though.....we head out to California on Monday morning and I'll be taking LOTS of picture of John as he visits the beach for the first time. I am sooooooo excited. I can hardly stand it:)

  • We don't need new AFO's until June....the Dr. wants him to go through one more growth spurt and then he'll fit him for new ones this summer. We are really hoping that we can deck them out with the D-backs logo/colors. Last time it wasn't an option:(

  • John had a blast at his buddy Ryan's birthday party's always fun playing with new toys. I have got to get him the Wiggles drum (Mom, that was a hint!) He played with it the entire time!

  • He was chowing down on pretzels tonight. He probably ate 3 or4 and that's a lot for him considering he usually chews them then spits them out.

  • We are going to the Renneckars annual Easter Egg hunt tomorrow. That reminds me...I need to dig out John's Easter basket! And, mine too!!!! The kids have their egg hunt first and then it's time for the adults. I am determined to find the $20.00 egg this year....the Starbucks gift card would be nice too...tee hee! This is the BEST egg hunt around!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Secret Hideout

John is so content in his new little hideout....he's always back there!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


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They do grow quickly.....too quickly!

Here we have an almost 25 pound sleeping baby....

...and here a 6 pound little munchkin. It's funny how we thought 6 pounds was's all relative though!

Let's see....

  • John has a Dentist appointment tomorrow.....Dr. J puts fluoride on his teeth every 3 months.
  • On Friday, I am taking John to (hopefully) get casted for new AFO's....his little feet are not so little anymore:)
  • Monday (the 17th) is the little guys 2nd adjusted b-day and Thursday (the 20th) is his 2 year homecoming.....time flies!
  • We leave on Monday for the beach....for the entire week!!!!!

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Monday, March 10, 2008

I'm Slacking...

I guess I don't have the free time that I used to, my days are busy chasing a 2 year old around...and, I have been loving every minute of it (well, most of the time.)

We do have some GREAT news from our GI appointment last week....John is now in the 5% for height and weight! And, that's for his actual age. YAHOOOOOOO! He weighs 24.7 pounds and is 32 inches tall....we have a LONG JOHN..tee hee!!! His GI was extremely pleased with his progress....I even mustered up the nerve to tell them that we were on the Blenderized Diet.

All is good with the dudester, the house is still up for sale, and Mommy has an interview with the March of Dimes (at St. Joe's), I better go see if I can still squeeze into one of my suits.

John's newest toy!

Where did John go?

Hmmmmm....I can't find him anywhere.

I just don't know where he is!!!

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Pictures As Promised

My little man is fast asleep and has been since 6:35pm.....the lack of sleep has finally caught up to him!

I am also thinking that John's cold may be over.....AND, now we've moved on to seasonal allergies.....runny nose and itchy eyes. Brother, be glad you aren't here....everyones allergies are out of control. You'd be miserable!

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WELLLLLLLL.....John still has a cold, still is vomiting, still won't nap, still is the smartest and cutest kid around....AND, we put an offer in on a house and had an open house (at our house) yesterday! So, as you can see, it's complete craziness here.

I'll update more later...with pictures of course!

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