Friday, November 9, 2007

Let the Good Times Roll!

We are in awe that the day is finally here! Tonight we picked up Noah and now, after 72 long days, we have our family together again under one roof! It's an exciting and anxious time.

Many will not agree with our actions, but we decided to discharge Noah against medical advice. The doctors wanted to watch him for a few more days to play with his feedings a bit and show that he's gaining more weight, but we just felt like we could monitor him at home. The medical staff has done a great job with his medical treatment, but we feel like bonding at home is the last piece of the puzzle for him to gain weight. In addition, he has been very fussy in the hospital for the past week and we're hoping that being here will help to calm his anxieties so he can hold on to as many calories as possible. Please pray that Noah will thrive at home, gaining weight and find peace being back with the fam.

Thankfully, Mom and Dad were due to leave but have delayed their flight until Sunday morning. Busha will come for the day on Saturday and Sunday to help with feedings and my sister then comes in Sunday evening. Quad Squad volunteers start bright and early Monday morning. What a wonderful blessing all of this help is, not only for the babies to get some extra one on one time, but for our sanity! :)

Hopefully we'll have time to post details over the weekend or at least post a few pics so you know we survived!

Funny monitor story of the week: Sophia's monitor went off in the middle of the night. With much gusto, Tim sprang into action and ran into the closet to save Sophia. He quickly realized we stopped letting her sleep in the closet and instead was in the crib:) Good 'ol Grandpa was just checking for monsters.


Anonymous said...

Mari and Chris,
The smiles on your faces are so wonderful to see! Praying for all of you, knowing God will guide you and keep you. I have no doubt that family love and togetherness are just what Noah needs right now.
"God's voice thunders in marvelous ways, he does great things beyond our understanding." Job 37:5
Can't wait to help as part of the Quad Squad!!!
In Christ,

Anonymous said...

Chris and Mari - what a joy it is to see you growing in confidence as parents....and being comfortable listening to your parent's intuition - praise God for the two of you. It is so exciting to see your family all together - your smiles say it all. I agree that Noah now needs to be at home with everyone. You all are continually in my prayers.

Heather YS said...

That is SOOOO awesome. I can't wait o visit you guys!!!
Love, Heather

The Murray Crew said...

Dear Texas Quad Buddies -
I have tears in my eyes reading your post tonight. Thank you so much for sharing your family pictures - you all are delightful! God gives us a gut for a reason - I'm so glad to hear that Noah is safe at home tonight. I'll be praying for him to thrive at home. Our little Clark (who was the sickest of the 4 and last to come home) really took off after coming home - so hopefully that will be Noah's track to - let me know if you need Clark to call him for a pep talk! =) He's 9 months now, he can explain it all to him. LOVE the name shirts! P-R-E-C-I-O-U-S. Let me know if I can be of any encouragement to "y'all" up here in the Hoosier state. Soooo soooo excited for you as you begin this next round...ding ding ding. Go get'em Goelich's!
Praying 4 you now,
The Murray Crew

Andria said...

Welcome Home Noah! What a long journey. I hope being home with his sibs and parents will jump start his feedings and he does well. It's so nice to see a picture of all of them together again. Many blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for your family! Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow for Quad Squad duty! Prayers to Noah (and the crew) to gain weight and stay healthy....

Anonymous said...

WAHOO!!! We are so very happy to hear this amazing news and i just can't wait to get there and hold all of them! Love you so much, Jennifer, Ansley and Jason

Anonymous said...

What a Thanksgiving you are blessed with this year.
Mom and I will keep you all in our prayers.
It is a miracle to see your family together. Thank you for sharing your family with us.
God Bless You,
Hazel and Carol

Anonymous said...

We are thrilled to see the whole family together! We are praying for Noah to thrive at home! God bless you all! - Laura & Mark Shook