Monday, September 10, 2007

Jaz who?

We're back! Mari and I needed some time off so we just got back from a short trip down to Cancun for the weekend - ahh, a much needed vacation. Okay, so we're just dreaming, but one day we'll be able to do that again.
Jaz at the beach

Speaking of vacation, our first-born, Jaz the Jazmanian devil, has been on vacation with my friend Molly and her dog Flash. Jaz has really been enjoying the vacation lifestyle - lounging around and eating food she's not supposed to (sorry about the cake...and bagel...and buns...and Sun Chips)! The funny thing is that our minds are on vacation. I mean, we have completely forgotten about J-dog!! I was supposed to pick her up this weekend and completely forgot about her. Hopefully, this is not a sign of what's to come when the babies come home. Normally, we are so excited to see her; in fact, when we flew back from Hawaii, we drove 3 hours to Austin to get her and turn right back around to drive 3 hours back home - we were up for 36 hours straight just to see Jaz sooner. Tomorrow we'll get her first thing in the morning and she can get some cuddle time in bed...and clean up any crumbs we have dropped on the floor.
How can you forget that face?

I know, I know, get to the babies. Finally, all 4 are in the same pod now! We're pretty sure they know this and are much happier now.


Cohen is now 4 lbs 8oz and taking 3 bottle/nipple feedings per day. If he could just remember to keep his heart beating while eating. Cohen has a reputation for being the pooper. I mean, he goes like all the time. I change him before feeding him, he goes while I'm feeding him, then he goes again while I'm changing him after his feeding. On the days I'm thinking, I act like I don't smell it so someone else has to change it - I'm so bad but my time is coming!

Amazing little Noah

Noah is rockin'!! He continues to amaze the surgeons and nurses with his rapid recovery! They are considering beginning feedings through feeding tube tomorrow already. He is growing without milk which is definitely good, but he will now be able to get some of Mari's antibodies from her colostrum. He now tips the scales at 3 lbs 15 oz. Sometimes, I think he is hurting a little because he'll get a bit fussy, but he calms right down with a little love or swaddling. God is definitely listening to all of the prayers and healing little Noah.

Mom & Daughter

Sophia is growing too! She is now 3 lbs 5 oz. I love her fuzzy little head! She is definitely the little princess, especially with all the cute outfits she has. We're pretty sure the nurses play dress-up with her because she always has on a different outfit. She is definitely daddy's little girl.

Finn is doing great as well. He is closing in on the 4lb mark! We think he will be the little perfectionist out of the bunch. He gets a little fussy if we take too long to do things or things aren't how he thinks they should be. It's fun to see him figure things out. The first time he bottle fed, he would suck and then wrinkle his forehead in curiosity, thinking "Did I just make that happen?"
Busha & Finn

We love y'all!


Anonymous said...

Yeah! Updates! All I can think of are the words of James - "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights..." (1:17) I have read and seen how God has, is, working in your lives and give thanks in how He has shown His unending love through these little ones. So glad they are all together now. I already know that when the day comes and you are all home, He will continue to uphold you on "wings of eagles". (even changing diapers)

Heather YS said...

The babies all look great!! I can't believe how much they have grown in 1 1/2 wks! And all in one pod now! Yippie!

I am sure the Jazmanian devil will forgive you (eventually!) Looks like she had a good time at the beach at least. Wonder what she will think of her 4 new playthings?

Congratulations on all the strides your making!
Love, Heather

Anonymous said...

Ya'll make some beautiful babies! I can't wait to see them in person.
Mari, you look wonderful.

Love to all of you, Tina

kathyh said...

Love this site!!!Makes me see what is really important.


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear that things are going so well and all the babies are growing. That is really cool that they are in the same pod now too!! They are all so beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful!!

I'm just so darn happy for you guys I don't know what else to say...take care and my thoughts and prayers are with the 6 of you!!

Anonymous said...

The little munchkins are looking great. and GROWING!! What a beautiful family, including Jaz, of course. Thanks for the wonderful pictures and for sharing your families' journey with all of us. Can't wait to see them.
Love you all
Mimi Walton
Keep the Faith!!

Bob&Van said...

Hey Guys. Just keep love'n on those babies the way you have been. Looks like God is doing the rest!!!
bob and Van

Anonymous said...

Mari, It was so wonderful to hear your voice yesterday!! I love and miss you and I am sending Jaz a giant huge from Zoe and Jack!! Kisses! Jenn