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

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

First Day of School

Well, John's at school and Mommy's sitting at home staring at the clock counting the minutes until I can go pick him up.
We dressed him in his adorable outfit that Aunt Shernaz gave him for his birthday, combed his hair, and off we went!

Walking up to his new school

Looking as handsome as ever

He loved the playground

So, right as we walked up to the classroom door he tripped and fell face first on the concrete.....not a good way to start the day. He's a champ though (as if you didn't already know that) and picked himself up (after a few tears) and was on his way. This boy amazes me!

Ohhhhhhhh...I can't wait to see his little face when I go and pick him 56 minutes!!!!

And for the record...YES, I cried!!!!


I am happy to report that John had a fabulous first day at school. He didn't cry once...what a big boy! He loved playing on the playground and also enjoyed creating Mr. Potato Head.

Have I mentioned lately how proud I am of him?

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hopeful #1 said...

This just one tear jerker post... I'm tearing up just looking at him!

What a great accomplishment for him!!! I love it!

Aidan's mom said...

Congrats Jill! My gosh he is just amazing. I am so happy for you all. I love how determined John always looks. So cool!

Anonymous said...

OK, the tears are running down my face! I could not wait to hear about our little man's first day. Thanks Mommy for the update....

He was definately the most handsome, happy guy there. Way to go, Champ.

Love you so much,

Rich and Lacee said...

Way to go John!! You're a champ! And Mommy - you too! It gets easier - slowly - but it does get easier. Thinking of you all!!

Grams said...

Way to go big boy! Full of wonder and independence as you march off to School. Just like your mom, never looking back as you enter a whole new exciting world of learning. Warning Jill, if he follows in your footsteps you won't be permitted to walk him to school on his first day of kindergarten. He will be walking with the big kids, not mom:) :) :)

Grams & Grandpa

JaBLes Mommy said...

Way to go John (and Mommy)! Congratulations on your very first day! You look so handsome and ready to go. I can't wait to hear more about your exciting adventures in Preschool!

Katie and Matt said...

What a big boy walking up to his first day of school in his super cool clothes! I cried reading this post...I am so proud of that little guy - and you. You amaze me everyday! Like mother like son!

Love you guys.

Meghan and Trevor said...

wow! what a day to remember! congrats to you John for all your hard work. You are truly amazing!

Lathan, Lauren & Logan said...

Awww...that picture of him from behind walking towards the school is PRECIOUS!!!!

Way to go John!!!

Kellars Mommy said...

I too am sitting her all teary eyed, man am I going to be in trouble on Kellars 1st day or what. So sorry he tripped on the way in, poor fella but glad that he's such a toughy that he got back up and ended up having a great day!

Keri and Jason said...

Your son is absolutely adorable! My son is 3.5 and has cerebral palsy. I remember his first day of school and shedding many tears. You just can't help it! Glad to hear he enjoyed his first day. I day I'm sure you won't forget.