Friday, September 7, 2007

3 peas in a pod

Alright, we're back up and running. Yesterday was my first day back at work. It was fun to see everybody but my heart was with the babies. Fortunately, we are not far from the med center and I'm able to make it down there after work.

Cohen, Finn and Sophia have been re-united! They are now in the same pod right next to each other. Cohen has moved into an open crib, with Finn and Sophia not far behind. I'm hoping that by next week they are all in one crib. No more wandering around the halls trying to remember which baby is in which pod.
Mom & Mr. Finn

Dad & Cohen - The Work Never Ends

Sophia - Why Are You Bothering Me?

Noah is still recovering from surgery. He is a bit sedate from the morphine and after-effects of anesthesia. The nurses and staff are amazed at how well he's doing and how good he looks; I'm not sure why they're surprised - he does take after me:) Mari spoke with a hematologist yesterday because there is some research that indicates blood clots may play a role in causing NEC. They will run a few tests to rule this out and don't think that this is the case with Noah. Other than that, they are hoping he will poop pretty soon so we'll know that the lower portion of his intestines are working. All the moms we have talked to always say, "You'll never be so excited about poop." Now I know what they're talking about. Noah has been entrusted to God and He is looking over Noah.

Noah - Trying to Take A Peek At Us

Noah Getting Respiratory Treatment for A Little Fluid on the Lung

Blogs probably won't be updated until after 10pm so take a nap and log on then.


Anonymous said...

One of my students led prayer - "Thank you God that the doctor was careful with that little baby (meaning Noah) and thank you they helped him. Now you help him to get better. Amen" Everyday they pray for you and the babies - they are always excited to see the pictures I share with them. "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory..." Ephesians 3:20,21
In Christ's love,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful babies!!!!

Love and Prayers, Tina

Heather YS said...

Wow! Look at Sophia's pretty dark hair!!! Where did that come from (must have been that fertilizer??)
What color are all the babies' eyes right now? It is hard to tell on the blog. They are all so cute!

Chris just wait til there are eating food!

Anonymous said...

Chris Mari and Babies,

I have been praying for the six of you daily. God is the great healer of all things!! I look forward to your updates. Keep up the positive outlook!! I am amazed by your strengh--but I know where it is coming from.

Amy Hibbard

Jenn, Jason & Ansley said...

We LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Noah's overall color is so much better in these recent pictures. What a little fighter he is! Love all the pics, thanks for sharing your family with us.

Kathy Hefferman said...

Chris........I am amazed at the strength you have.

Kathy H

Anonymous said...

We are praying, praying, praying for your babies.. especially Noah... this is such an incredibly sweet picture of him. He is dear! Jennifer updated me on her trip out there this past weekend... I just hung on her every word and it was wonderful to celebrate these babies together. You are being lifted up in prayer continually, God reminds me to pray all day! love you...
Karen Friesen