Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Week 1 recap

Wow! What can I say?! The babies are already a week old - why then do I feel so much older? Maybe I'm just more mature now...well, no, that may never happen.
Cohen kisses

Cohen, Finn and Sophia have all graduated to level 2 status now, meaning they are very stable and breathing independently. They are trying to get these 3 into the same "pod" and eventually in the same crib. I'm sure we provide entertainment for the staff right now as we try to remember where each child is. We find ourselves walking into the wrong pod for the wrong child. Right now, we are visiting 3 different pods to see the babies, which gets quite confusing and tiring. I mean, how do you split up your time between them all? Fortunately, Mari and I have enough love to go around.
Daddy's little girl

Loving on Finn & Sophia

We are starting to see their little personalities evolve. Cohen is definitely the leader as he is the oldest brother and has not had any issues. We think Noah will be the silent leader and probably a little coddled because of what he has been through. Finn seems to be a little more reserved and maybe the intellect of the bunch; although, Sophia did figure out how to wiggle out of her CPAP. Sophia will be a little firecracker and vocal about what's on her mind, and of course, she'll be daddy's little girl. The boys are very chill, much like me. We can't wait to see how they evolve and for the crazy things they'll do together.
Finn in his natural state

Mari's sister, Emalee, came into town tonight. This could not be a better time because I return to work tomorrow:( It sounds like the sisters are planning a good time - I just heard them talking about packing a cooler...going to the beach? I am so glad Emalee is here right now to be with Mari, and I know Mari is thrilled as well.
Grandma Glass & Cohen

It is amazing to see that we had more comments on the Noah prayer blog than at the birth. That is what it is all about...people coming together to show support and love and lift each other up when the seas are rough.
Sweet baby Noah
A funny thing happened on the way to the NICU. This lady in the elevator asked Mari when she was due. Mari's reply was that she already had her babies. The lady then asked if she knew what she was having. Mari replied, "I had 3 boys and a girl." The lady said, "I know, but what are you having now?" I'm not sure if she ever quite got it, but it was defintiely hilarious.


Anonymous said...

"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift(s)!" 2 Corinthians 9:15 They are so beautiful! A.S.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful babies! Congratulations on their one week birthday, and praise God that they're all improving! We'll keep praying...
Kara & boys

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
What a blessing!
We are so glad our prayers were anwsered and all is going well,,,,We love you

Karen & Jay

Anonymous said...

Nothing strengthens faith like witnessing answered prayers. The six of you have given us evidence of the gifts of our Loving God. Mari, anyone who can have 4 babies and post a blog as full of news as you have will be a great Mom. You make it look easy. We continue to pray... Joan and Pete

Chad Walding, DPT said...

Good Morning Goerlich family! I love checking this blog everyday to see the beautiful things going on in your lives. I'm glad to see things are going well and calming down a little bit. It's been an awesome week. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Love you all,

Chad & Brenda

Jennifer said...

They are so beautiful!!! Mari - Cohen has your mouth, I think he is thinking about kissing his shoulder :) HAPPY birthday babies, we love you!!! Jenn and Ansley

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris & Mari,
We continue to pray for you guys and for your precious babies at COF. Please don't hesitate to call on us if you need anything. We love you and know that God has good plans! Hang in there!
Laura & Mark Shook

Anonymous said...

I glad Noah is doing better and the others are too. We will keep all of you in our prayers I am glad mom sister is here to see the babies and to help mom May God keep you all safe. I love reading about the babies and people I work with ask hoiw they are doing

Heather YS said...

Yeah! Happy 1 Week Birthday!
Look how far all the babies and their proud parents have come!
I can't wait to visit once I am back in town.
Love, Heather

Andria said...

Love the "funny thing happened" story!!! Oh, you must have been laughing up a storm after that elevator ride! the updates, love the pics. You both look perfect holding your precious babes. Be careful spoiling your little girl there Dad! ;) Glad to see such a positive post! Prayers still going up!

Rodney and Karen Welsh said...

Each of these babies are beautiful miracles. We are praying for your babies health each day. We have been watching the updates. Please take care and know we are thinking about all of you.

Rodney and Karen Welsh