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, May 30, 2012

Oh The Places You'll Go

My 24 weeker is now a Kindergarten Graduate!!!!  First grade, here we come!!!!!

This school year definitely had it's ups and downs but without a doubt.....John prevailed!!!!!  He is a shinning star, a true fighter and the greatest miracle of all.

John, we could not be more proud of you.  You are an inspiration to us all and your strength and determination is astounding!

"Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!"



Graduate cupcakes


John and his buddy, Noah!  Noah absolutely adores John.  It's so sweet!


Yippppppeeeeee!


Mommy and Daddy with the graduate!


Johnny and his friends


Mrs. Monson, his wonderful aide!


John and Marinda.  Love, love, love this little girl!!!


Johnny and Big D


Big hugs.  So darn cute!


More friends


John and his best friend forever, Dylan!


He's just like his Daddy....the girls love him!!!!!


Love how Noah is sitting on his walker


Best of friends


Sweet Marinda and Johnboy


Peace out Kindergarten!  Bring on summer vacation!!!!!!


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Monday, May 21, 2012

Big Girl


Exciting news at the Birtch House....this little girl is potty trained!!!!!!

We enrolled her in preschool last week and she overheard them say she must be potty trained by the time school starts in August.  The minute we got home she took her diaper off and said, "I don't need to wear these anymore" and she's been in panties ever since (except for night!)

We are super proud of you Hopie girl.


Next up....Kindergarten graduation!!!!!!!


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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Catch Up

Soooooo, we've been...playing with our friends, swimming with our cousins, spending an evening in the ER (John) after falling down the stairs, getting a CAT scan to rule out brain bleeds but discovering an acute sinus infection (head was fine,) taming fevers (Hopie,) taking sissy to the pediatrician (ear infection,) distributing antibiotics x 2, finishing up Kindergarten, enrolling Hopie in pre school and prematurely planning a third birthday party. Whew....I am tired just writing all of that:)

Oh and on top of all that....we've been WALKING a ton and shaking our booty off in dance class.

Enjoy the video. I am certain it will put a smile on your face!!!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Bed Head

Now that's some serious bed head!  John's hair sticks straight up in the air but Hopie has a full on rats nest every morning!!!!

Regardless, they're still just as handsome/beautiful as ever.  LOVE these two soooooooooooo much!!!




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