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, June 08, 2009

Sniff Sniff

Where in the world did my baby boy go?

He is growing and changing daily and we couldn't be more proud of him! You haven't heard me say that before have you? Tee hee!!!

He is doing awesome in Music Therapy (in fact we are going to pay out of pocket for a 2nd class each week because it is helping tremendously with his speech).....he can now say (or try to say) all the sounds of the alphabet (he already knows them by sight, can put them in the correct order, and can sign the entire alphabet.) Yep, we are VERY proud.

Baby Girl News

I'll be 28 weeks tomorrow.....a HUGE milestone. However, we ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers for an uneventful 8 more weeks.

For those of you that do not know, her name will be Hope Amanda.....when John was born and in critical condition (meaning he wasn't supposed to make it through the night...numerous nights) one of his nurse's told us to hang onto hope. Her words stuck with us and that is exactly what we did...we put our faith in the Lord and held onto hope. We've always said that if we ever have a little girl we would name her Hope because of that. And her middle name....well, Daddy just loves the name Amanda and we DO NOT have any good family girl names:)

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Anonymous said...

As you know I love the name HOPE, because that is my middle name! I have a gift for the precious baby, call me 480--991-2617...Nancy B

Ben & Michelle said...

Sniff, sniff is right... Talk about Hope, look at that boy beating every odd man could throw at him!! Hope Amanda, beautiful, beautiful! 28 weeks YEAH... can't imagine how good that must feel! We are always praying..
love you

Katie and Matt said...

What a big boy! He is the best. And I am thrilled about the 28 week milestone. Hope is the perfect other name would do. Love you all.

Shannon said...

Wow, he is getting so big!!!!! I have been thinking of you a lot with this pregnancy. Praying for AT LEAST 8 more weeks for you. Can't wait to see pictures of baby Hope with her big brother!!!! HUGS