Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Spoon

It has been a while but we're back! As you have seen, we are now feeding Cohen, Finn & Sophia a small bit of oatmeal everyday to help them get used to the idea of a spoon (yes, this was Dr. recommended). We started with oatmeal because Sophia has some plumbing issues. We have to give her prune juice in her formula which I find more embarrassing to buy prune juice than when I'm sent to get tampons. Check out the latest production about our feeding frenzy at

Gotta love this one

Sophia found Thumbkin

People often ask "how many diapers do you go through?" Well, we did some rough math and since we've had all 4 babies home (11/9/2007) we have:

changed 2254 diapers
made 1712 bottles
drank 515 cups of coffee
Cohen is so happy with his new comb-over

These numbers might look pretty impressive, but what is most amazing is that we have spent $0 doing all of this!!!! We have been so blessed with gifts and formula provided by Similac and Enfamil!
Neked Boys

It is cool to see how the babies develop so quickly. Cohen, Finn & Sophia are all rolling over onto their tummies. We can only assume that they are practicing these gymnastic feats during their naptimes, since they aren't always sleeping. Cohen has really started to find his voice and is sounding out all kinds of things; sometimes he will do this for a full hour during playtime. It is also fun now that they are really more interactive, smiling and cooing, and reaching for things. I'm sure I'll come home from work and Mari will have the "Mom cut":(

Noah is really picking up the pace. He wowed Dr. Quiros and staff at his last MD visit with his double chin. His coloring has faded from the lovely "Simpsons yellow" to a more normal hue. He has finally reached double digits, now weighing 10lbs 2 oz!
Noah looks good with cheeks

I've seen a few of my friends in this same position

We are so excited to have Mari's parents back in town next weekend and they'll be staying for a little over a week. We are even more excited because Mari and I will take our first out of town trip without the babies while Grandma and Papa take over.


Congratulations Robbie & Casey Gerwer on the arrival of their quads!! Please pray for them as they enter the scary NICU days and check out their blog - they have pictures and the video of their delivery posted -


Cunningham Family said...

Beautiful babies guys. Glad to see they are growing big and healthy.

Anonymous said...

Mari and Chris,
Yeah!! Updates and pictures! They continue to be amazing miracles, gifts from God. Can not wait to see them up close and personal. Noah is adorable, but I must confess to falling in love with the picture of Sophia and her oatmeal on the last post.
"The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy." Zephaniah 3:17
The video gives me smiles.
In Christ's love,

Anonymous said...

I'm truly amazed at the two of you. Y'all consistently make ME laugh and brighten MY day with your updates. Whenever I am feeling overwhelmed by my circumstances, I can always check in on the Goerlichs and put it all in perspective. Thank you for reminding me daily how lucky I am to have such beauty in my life. Thank you for being such a positive example for all of us. I'm so very proud of you.

Jen Martin-Rider

Heather YS said...

I am so glad to see a new video. They are so big! and so cute!!!
You guys crack Todd and I up!

Noah looks fabulous!
The feedings look like a lot of fun. Is anything really staying in their mouths or just gurgling back out. Their "not so sure bout this" faces are really funny!

Take care and much love,

Andria said...

Looking good! Love the "stats"! Keep on chugging (the coffee)! Love the cheeks and double chins. Looks like they're filling out well!

Melanie said...

I follow up on your blog every now and again. So good to see the babies are doing so well! Congrats!!!

Lisa Johnson said...

Wow!! I can't believe how big they are getting!! Noah looks wonderful!! I am going to have to drop by this week and check them out.

I am glad to hear that all is well!

Suzanne said...

noah looks fantastic!!! way to go guys!!! and i LOVE the hair on sophia and cohen...are you KIDDIN me?! too cute! they are just adorable and looking so big and healthy! i bet they continue to amaze you from day to day! sending you much love from grand prairie!!!

Anonymous said...

What a journey this has been for you all - and will continue to be!!! The babies are all so cute and adorable and their personalities shine through. Thanks to you Mari and Chris for keeping the site up - it is truly a joy to checkin and see updates. Keep up the great work and CONGRATS

Anonymous said...

Hey! I found your blog through Suz's blog...I am a fellow quad mom 28 weeks pregnant with 2 girls and 2 boys in Birmingham, AL. I would love to email you and find out more about how to contact Similac and Enfamil for discounts etc. I'm sure you can give me much needed advice since mine are probably so close to arriving. Your babies are precious. If you get a chance to email, I'd love to hear from email is
Hope to hear from you soon.

The Murray Crew said...

Mari - I don't know how you feel about publicizing your children, but that Noah can rock on the piano! Talk about skills! Extrodinary. I would get Oprah on Line 1 ASAP or at least America's Got Talent if they haven't cancelled the show indefinitely.
Can't wait to find out how you got the high chairs...
Y'all look like PROS!

Anonymous said...

Mari & Chris -
The babies are looking fabulous! I can't believe how big they are! So beautiful & precious! I love the feeding video - you guys are pros and should write a book, (later when you have more time).
Mari - it was so good to talk to you the other day. Have fun on your weekend are so brave!! :)
Love you,

Anonymous said...

The babies look great. Way to cute for words! You must be so blessed.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you found out the first rule to surviving many babies....must laugh, often! My dream is to play the piano as well as Noah. Let me know when the lessons start! Sophia looks like she knows how to charm her Daddy already!
Congratulations. Looking forward to watching them grow.
Suzanne Mom of twins