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, October 12, 2008

This & That

This is going to be a very random post....a little bit of this and a little bit of that!!!
For starters, I got a bike and a bike trailer for my birthday last week (and then we went and got Daddy one) and we've been doing some serious bike riding ever since.

John loves bike riding too!!!

No worries....John DOES have a helmet. These pictures were taken the morning of my b-day...we were just testing it out.

My little man...happy as always!

This is the tail end of John signing, I love you. Grams always signs I love you (and points to him) so he thinks "you" is his finger pointing at himself. Too stinkin cute.

John's had a cold for the past few days but he's weathering it well. Ironically, he picked up the cold from the little boy in music class:)

We are getting up bright and early tomorrow for John's (3 hour) preschool evaluation. I am feeling a tad bit anxious about it. I am extremely realistic and I know John is delayed in several's just hard to hear others point it out. No one wants to hear all the things your child should be doing, but isn't. We just want the best for our little if Mommy sheds a few tears along the way, so be it!

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Anonymous said...

hey I noticed that he was not in the center of the trailer. If you don't put him in the center when only he is in the could tip! Just letting you know. :) your boy is adorable and I'm sure you wouldn't want anything to happen to him!

The Herberts said...

Good luck at the evaluation tomorrow. It was tough for me to see the curve and where Carter fell within it. He scored a little higher than I expected on some things and much lower than expected on others. It was tough, but I'm happy he's receiving assistance in the areas of deficiency. Let me know how it goes! Talk to you soon!

Sarah Furlough said...

Thinking of you. Just remember, John is such an amazing little boy. He does things in his own (and God's) time. Just be patient, and keep believing in him!

twin power mommy ♥ said...

Don't let it bother you too much. You KNOW he's doing SOOOOOO great.
Despite where he should be, he's done so well with his development.

I was glad i at least had a reason why my girls were so behind.

He looks so big in that chair. Sitting and smiling. What a joy he must be.

I was always afraid to take my girls anywhere, never could be too safe about them getting colds. With them, it always seemed to turn into pnuemonia and that was never a good thing!
Now that they're a bit older their immune systems seem to be a little better. They don't get as severely sick as they used to.

Give your boy hugs for me! He'll do fine, tomorrow!

JaBLes Mommy said...

I have been thinking about you guys all day. I can't wait to hear how his evaluation went, and to hear all the wonderful things John can do! I am still keeping my fingers crossed about Preschool too! I would LOVE for John and Brady to be buddies! :)

Anonymous said...

So? How did he do? I was talking to Megan McBride today, and was saying how it would be so great if John was at Desert Springs....let us know what happened!

Nancy B.

Kellars Mommy said...

How did it go? John is a amazing lil fella! It is one thing to know in your heart your lil one is behind but I agree to hear another say it like a swift kick in the gut! Love the pics, man I wish I had the energy to ride a bike!

I teach . . . said...

He is so amazing-- just think about all of the people who have had to eat their words already with him. He really is a little Superman Jill. Way to go John!