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

Monday, August 04, 2008

What Did Your Weekend Look Like?

Ours looked like this...
Friday night we took a family trip to the mall. John needed some new shoes (to fit his new AFO's) so, we headed straight to Stride Rite's. Lucky us, they were having a sale...buy one get the 2nd half off! John walked away with 2 new pairs of shoes.....and Daddy, an empty wallet. I still cannot believe John's little shoes are more expensive than mine...geeeezzzz!

After the mall we stopped for a quick dinner. Waffle fries are John's FAVORITE.....so off to Chick-fil-A we went......healthy dinner I know. John is so sweet and saved some fries to share with Arnold when we got home!





Now, don't let this fool you....yes, our weekend was off to a great start but at 10:00pm Friday night things started going down hill and the rest of our weekend looked like this...




Our poor little baby was sick as a dog. In fact, this was the sickest he has ever been (minus his 4 month NICU stay.) The poor little guy had a raging fever (104 degrees) the entire weekend. He could not sleep and was just plain miserable. We alternated between Motrin and Tylenol ever 4 hours and took LOTS of cold baths. Luckily, we were able to keep him hydrated (via G-tube) and avoided a hospital stay.

He is feeling a little better today....still a low grade fever but it looks like he's on the mend. Now, if we can all get some much needed sleep we should be good to go.

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5 comments:

Katie and Matt said...

Ohhhh poor baby! I am glad he is starting to feel better. Despite being sick he sure looks cute and cuddly lying on the couch with his blankets.

JaBLes Mommy said...

I'm sorry John was feeling so yucky! I hope he is feeling all better soon!

Cindy :)

Sheri said...

Oh no! Soooo sorry he was that sick- I hope he is feeling 100% soon!!!!

Sammy just hit teh same sale at strie rite- who would think we'd get soooooo excited about spending approx 80 plus dollars on 2 pairs of shoes for a 2 year old!?:) ahhhhhhhh, oh well.....:)

Kellars Mommy said...

Awww poor John boy! Glad he's on the mend..Girl yes shoes are ridiculously expensive for kids, sad thing is they outgrow them so darn fast and then it's time to buy more!!!

twin power mommy said...

Poor baby boy! I do not like when my kids are sick. I actually deal with it better when Eli is sick cause i know he's strong and can fight it easily.
My girls (anytime they get sick) it usually ends up in a hospital stay. I hated it when they were younger and their immune systems were not very strong. They are getting stronger each and every winter season, though...PRAISE GOD!
Looking forward to a better weekend for you guys.