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, August 30, 2009


GREAT news...John gave his baby sister a kiss on the lips yesterday. He just walked up to her and planted one on her. He also had fun tickling her toes:) I think he's finally coming around!

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Friday, August 28, 2009

So In Love...

...with my 2 kids!

John is loving school and has a really nice group of kids in his class. They are all around the same age (3 and 4 years old) so he doesn't look like a little peanut this year. Myself and another mom signed up to be room moms.....we are in charge of the class parties!!!!!!!!!! It's going to be a GREAT year!

Little Miss. Hope came home from the hospital weighing 4 pounds 12 ounces and as of today she weighs 6 pounds 15 ounces.....we are going to have a 7 pounder this weekend!!!!! She is eating every 3 hours and will go 4 hours at night. I NEVER thought 4 hours of sleep would feel so good:)

Jamie and I are adjusting well. It's definitely a lot of work having 2 children but we couldn't have asked for a better life. We are blessed beyond words and praise God daily for our wonderful kids.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Kids

Life is good in the Birtch home!

John still isn't too sure of his little sister but we are making progress......he has given her ONE kiss, patted her on the head a few times and signed "I love you" to her before going to bed. We aren't pushing him and know in time he will love having her around.

And by the way, this picture is totally staged:) Jamie plopped her on his lap so I could take a quick picture.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Beautiful Girl

One of my good friends from work, Natasha, is also a photographer.....she offered to do a photo shoot of Miss. Hope. Needless to say she does amazing work and the pictures turned out wonderful!!!!!!!!!

I know I am hopelessly behind on posts (still need Hope's birth story and my Big Guys first day of school) but there isn't much sleeping going on in the Birtch home so those posts will have to wait. Not too much longer though...I promise!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Seriously? did I get so lucky? I have been blessed with the two most amazing children (and husband) ever and I love them more than I ever knew possible.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Hope Amanda Birtch

Our 2nd miracle, Hope Amanda, was born at 8:08 pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 (35.1 weeks gestation....1 week earlier than expected.) She weighed 5 pounds 3 ounces and was 17.5 inches long.

Happy 1 week Birthday sweet baby Girl!!!!!

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