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, February 01, 2009

We're Back!

We are back in business!!!!!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately but the Birtch Home has been filled with sickies....I guess that's what to be expected when you send your micro-preemie off to school for the first time in the middle of RSV season!

At any rate, we are all doing well and feeling much better.......and now we're gearing up for the big Super Bowl this afternoon.

And, OMG could this picture be any cuter? I love this happy little boy (he is doing the sign for smile) and continue to praise God for choosing us to be his parents. I know I've said it a million times before but I am so proud of John and his determination and strength......I couldn't of ask for a more PERFECT child.

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twin power mommy said...

That is a GREAT picture of him, too!

You have an amazing boy with great determination. He's blessed to have you as much as you are blessed to have him.

For a short time while i was working, my girls had to go to child care. I LOVED the home they went to, super friendly staff and kids...
they were sick every week for the whole 6 or 8 weeks they were there.

It's hard having super preemies interact with other kiddos when immune systems aren't quite strong enough.
My girls got sick so badly even if someone looked at them wrong.
It was some hard times back then.
My hubby and i were just talking about how nice it is that they don't get sick like that anymore.

They seem to be getting stronger and stronger and fight stuff off better. It's nice.

Glad your little guy is feeling better.
Good to see such a cheerful pic of him!

Rich and Lacee said...

I know exactly what you mean! :) Anyway, great to hear you're all feeling better. I have a product I need to send you some information on that is AMAZING for getting and staying healthy! I'll send the info to your email.

Ellen said...

You are right—that picture could not be any cuter. I love that you said you couldn't have asked for a more perfect child. Sometimes, it's easy to think of our kids as "imperfect." I think my Max is pretty perfect, too.

Kellars Mommy said...

I've missed reading updates...I love the picture, yes is he quite the handsome lil fella! Sorry about the sickness, we're going through that here as well...

Anonymous said...

A million times over we have been blessed! Our God is indeed an amazing God!!! And our little guy? Well, how do you verbalize the wonderful feelings brought on by a cutie patootie who signs "smile" when you ask him to smile for the camera, signs "no" after tossing food on the floor, or signs "I love you" followed by a kiss. Your heart melts and you try to keep a straight face when necessary.

Oodles and oodles of love plus a whole lot more,

Anonymous said...

Grams said it all! We love you John!