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 12, 2012

First Grade!


John's first day of 1st grade was a success.  I think he was testing the waters (per his teacher) but he realized quickly that 1st grade is serious business!!!!

The morning started bright and early (oh how I wish my children would stop waking up BEFORE 5:00am,) an order of chocolate chip pancakes were placed by the big guy, his lunch packed with an extra special treat, pictures taken and then we were out the door.  When we got to school, he lined up and the teacher came out and got them.....and would not allow parents to come in.  Sniff sniff.  It was hard for me but I understand her reasoning.

The day dragged on forever.....we went out to breakfast, shopping with a friend, made cupcakes for after school snack, took a nap (Hopie,) and FINALLY it was time to go pick him up from school (okay, it wasn't actually time and we did sit in the school parking lot for 30 minutes but I just missed him sooooooo much!)














He gave a two thumbs up when asked how his first day was!!!!!


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3 comments:

Fateha's Mom said...

OMG! I have not been here in ages and John has grown so much!! It's great to read about him adapting well in his 1st grade.

You go, John!!

Alison Eagmin said...

You Birtch's are just too cute! Such an amazing family

twin power mommy ♥ said...

It's been awhile for me, since I've visited your site. Your kiddos have GROWN!!
So John's in 1st grade!! WOW! That little boy is growing up soooo....

How else is life? :)