Thursday, December 6, 2007

Going Wireless

What a fun (and challenging) week this has been. All of the babies are smiling purposefully and starting to make all kinds of little (or loud) sounds. It never fails that they are all giving the biggest smile of their lives and as soon as I point the camera at them they get all serious. Hopefully we'll catch a shot soon, if not we'll go to the video camera.

We switched Noah back to Elecare formula because he had not gained any weight last week. Since the switch he has gained 2 ounces in the past 3 days and has not thrown up either!
Cohen & Noah arm wrestling to see who eats first
We took Cohen and Finn to the pediatric urologist today because they are still wetting their pants all of the time. Sophia got her 1st hair clippie, which looks, "Oh so cute!" (Mari's words not mine).

Praise God! Cohen and Sophia are now officially off their heart monitors!! Noah and Finn will be off next month. The pediatrician is going to lower Noah's low heart rate level from 80 to 70 beats per minute. His alarm sometimes sounds every 10-30seconds for a span of an hour or more because his HR would drop to 79 and then jump back to 80...then to 77 for5sec then back up to 80. On and off, on and off, and this would drive us nuts, especially at 4am and it seemed to wake these little ones, too.

No hard feelings

Our friend, Jenn from Austin, came into town yesterday and stayed the night - she is brave. She was a big help with the babies, keeping Noah and Sophia for us while we went to the doctor. She such a natural entertaining them. We can't wait for her to come back, and maybe she can bring Ansley next time!

The babies love Jenn and her stories
Poor Jaz is feeling a bit left out and a little jealous sometimes. Our bed is pretty much her only friend right now, which I don't think she really minds. She made it outside to hang with us and Jenn on the deck yesterday - gotta love those 80deg days in December!!

J-dog soakin' up the outdoors in her Christmas best
As our energy fades, your prayers and comments keep us going - so keep them coming!


Anonymous said...

I think Sophia looks quite fashionable in her hair clip. How far you all have come - and now the first two are free of wires and hook-ups! What a praise report for Noah also. Praising God for the many blessings and miracles He has given your family and lifting you all up in prayer. May He sustain you with joy in the blessing of your children. "I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where my help comes. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1,2
In Christ,
(my alarm is set and I will try not to turn it off in the morning - see you tomorrow)

Anonymous said...

Looks like Cohen is winning the fight to get to the food!!!! Hope the new food continues to agree with Noah. And, oh my how ladylike Sophia looks in her hair clippie - Chris, you are going to have to get used to hair clippies, and "doing" the hair!!!!!

In the photo by Lisa - little Finn looks so serious - I wonder if he will be the great thinker.....

Love and blessings to you all

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,
I'm bringing dinner on Sunday. Can I bring the boys with me, or would you rather them stay away for the time being (they're healthy, knock on wood)? Let me know what time to come by! Can't wait to see the four together (and you, too)!
Kara :)

Anonymous said...

Still praying for all of you in Plano, TX! Hope you have a great holiday season with the babies :)!!

Andria said...

80-degrees?? Wow! Congrats on the 2 monitors out the door! The kids are looking great - each of them so unique! And love the hair clippie!

RossQuads said...

We've enjoyed reading your blog this week and have added you to our prayer list! Our kids were born on the same day! If only we lived closer, I'm sure Caleb would love three boys to play with since he has three sisters. We are encouraged and inspired by your testimony. Thank you for sharing your story and giving all the praise to our Awesome God!
Colossians 1:9-14 and 3:16-17

Anonymous said...

Thanks for having me, I had the BEST time with you all!!! Finn - I already miss your HUGE smile, Sophia's sweet grin when looking at her dragonfly, Cohen's fun energy and Noah's beautiful face and strong personality!!! I think of you always and am counting down to my next visit. I LOVE you all!!! Jenn

Jami said...

Hi guys - found your blog through the Steece's and have enjoyed reading about your journey. Was wondering - do you have daily help with the babies or is it just the 2 of you most days? What are your current prayer needs?

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