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Saturday, January 26, 2008


What a busy day! Tiff had a good day health wise. A few minor contractions this afternoon, but otherwise quiet. Last night she pretty much slept all through the night.
Today was a great day visitor wise! Judy and Mark Hutti, Tiff's family and my family came up for a "mini" baby shower. The shower was originally planned for Mattoon, but since we are here now, the shower was brought to Champaign. We were blessed with many nice things!!
A little later in the evening Matt Ashmore stopped by for a surprise visit. Tiff was elated to see him! Matt - I apologize for leaving you in the room with 6 women while we left and ate pizza. You probably got more than you bargained for:)
Kori Gettel and my sister Kassie surprised us today with the amazing news of the "baby shower" they are putting on for us next Saturday at Entourage! Absolutely amazing! We can't believe all the hard work everyone put in to this shower to make this work. It just blows us away people want to do this just for our family. Everyday we are reminded we're so blessed with amazing family and friends. I look forward to attending for Tiff and I, but know there will be a definite void without my better half being there:( Thank you Kori and Kassie and all those that helped to organize this! Tiff is excited to get a full report/video next Sunday.
Yesterday our mailbox at home was filled with card, after card, after card for Tiff. Tiff's best friends from college, Shanna Combes and Jenny Hunt, organized a "ZTA gift card" shower. Tiff was absolutely ecstatic to read all the cards from her ZTA sisters. Tiff sends a big "THANKS" to everyone for their generosity!
Also, yesterday, Pete and Megan Martin came all the way from Indianapolis to see Tiff. Tiff spent a couple of hours visiting with them before they had to return home. It was really good to see both of them! Pete - Thanks for the Golf Magazine! I'm getting tired of reading Us and People Magazine!
I wanted to thank Amy Moser for coming to spend last Wednesday with Tiff. It was so good for Tiff to spend time with her and just hang out. Amy was such a great help!
Alright, another day and the babies are still cooking in Tiff's belly! We just take it day-by-day and continue to pray from our prayer list. God is so good!!


Jan Spitz said...

Hey Tiff,
You are looking so good! I almost stopped by Saturday evening to tell you that Bloomington Cheer qualified for state at the Normal West sectional. I was judging, but could see "your work" paying off. They have really grown and progressed over the last few years thanks to you. Take care and keep up the hard work getting those babies here and healthy. You are awesome! You too, Jon! Love, Jan

Amy said...

Tiff - Happy 1 week anniversary! Carle Hospital has never been so cheerful as it has since you've been there!!!! You are doing so great following God's perfect plan - one day at a time...check, one week at a time...check! Way to go!
Kate did a little Sound of Music program at the Discovery Museum this afternoon and did a little solo singing part in it! It was darling! We'll show you the video. Meg's big news is she got her hair cut - short! You won't even recognize her! Kiss Jon for us and Jon- kiss Tiff and her tummy for us.
We love you 6 -
Amy Chad Kate and Meg

Leslie Spitz Son said...

Hi Tiff!
Wow! You are such a trooper! You look awesome. What a great blessing your babies are. I thought my one baby was a miracle, but your four are truly God's work. :) Stay strong and positive like I know you are. It is all so worth it! We're all cheering for you. You're in my prayers.
Love, Leslie

Anonymous said...

Tiff and Jon-
I'm so happy to hear that things are going well! I will keep you in my prayers! We will all be up in the spring for Melissa and Brett's wedding- so hope fully we can meet all of your little ones! :) How exciting! Take Care!
Erika Maechtle

Anonymous said...

Hey Tiff

U look great, i am sure everyone loves u in that place. i am sure u have made many friends :) well, my prayers keep on going for u and Jon. can't wait to see u and the babies!

love you, KP

Kimberly said...

Hi Tiffany and Jon!
We have heard many updates through Clint and Kassie! We are so proud of you guys, you are a true lighthouse of God's providence! All the glory to Him as we continue to lift your spirits to Jesus. This blog is fantastic and it is great to hear how well your spirit is sustained through His goodness. He has blessed you with much! Brett and I will continue to lift you and A,B,C and lil' D up. May you enjoy this time to hear His voice b/c soon there will be MANY other voices drowning it out :)

God bless kiddos!
The New Mapels!

Amber said...

Thanks so much for the update!! I'm sure it's been nice getting some visitors...I hope to make it over there soon! I'll give you a call first. Jon - Jason and I will see you on Saturday at Entourage! Hope you guys have a great week!

Jen said...

Tiffany & family,
We enjoyed reading your blog this evening. Tommy especially loved seeing your smiling face! You look wonderful! He misses you dearly and says "he can't wait to share all of his toys with your babies".

We pray for you, Jon, and those precious babies every night!!
God bless,
The Manning's
(Doug, Jen, Tommy, & Nicholas)

Christina's mom said...

Tiffany, by now the chief clinical dietitian should have visited you. I told her to take good care of you, that you are very special.

Amy Markwell said...

Hey Tiff,

Wow! Jill told me about your blog tonight. I am so glad she did so I know how you all are. You are amazing and I know you will be strong for your babies. May God take care of you, Jon, and your little ones. Love, Amy

Anonymous said...

Hello Tiff and John,
Jenni told me about the blog yesterday. That is awesome that you guys are taking the time to keep everyone else up to date. I pray for all of you everyday. You both look great and I hope you are feeling great too. You both are awesome and genuine people and those babies are truly blessed to have you as parents.

Much Love,
Lori Hasquin (Combes :) in case you forgot my married name :))

Anonymous said...

Hey Tiffany
You look great! God has greatly blessed you both. You are in my prayers. Please let me know if you need anything! I only live 5 minutes away. Congratulations to both of you. Keep up the great work.

Kara Muellner (Dilley)

Anonymous said...

I love you all and are praying for you every passing period in the hallway!! Love you!
Sarah Thoren

I had to get stiches in my hand today and thought about you guys because it took them three hours until they stiched me up and I thought how boring it was!!!

Hang in there!! God is faithful!!
Love love love you!

Anonymous said...

Happy 25th week. Only three more weeks until 95%. Don't worry, time will fly. Once you get a schedule for your tv programs your set. Take care and the 6 of you are in our prayers.

Kristi Foerster

Anonymous said...

Hi Neighbor! It was so nice to have a familiar face on the 10th floor this weekend. The doctors and nurses at Carle are unbelievable. You are in such great hands. We were so pleased with our care for the past 4 nights.

I was discharged today.... it was not too much fun to leave the babies behind to come home. Benjie and I plan on staying in the Guest House tomorrow night.

I may use your room as a place to hang out every once in awhile. See you soon.

Love, Jessica and Benjie
(keep in touch - I would love to hear from you

Amy_Schultz said...

Hi Tiffany,
Laura showed me your blog when she was home for Christmas...what a great way to keep everyone up-to-date. You are certainly a strong family and you have so many people praying for you and cheering you on. God has good things in store for you and your family. Many prayers and blessing,
Amy Schultz (Myerscough)

Maureen Ankenbrand said...

Tiffany and Jon this blog is fantastic! You sounded great on the phone yesterday, your bubbly personality shown through. I could picture your beautiful smile. . . and now I am looking at it.
Congratulations on 25, now on to those bigger numbers 28, 32 would be awesome.
The girls ask about you all the time now they can check this out. We hope to get up to see you and we wish you all the very best.
Love, Maureen and Larry

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! Down loving the Florida weather but of course I'm still thinking of you 6! So thankfully I can check-in via Brad's laptop...glad you are all still hanging "in" there. You guys look sooo cute...can't wait to see you...Love, Busing
P.S. Kaylee is having a hard time wrapping her mind around Tiff having 4 babies and her Mommy just had Ainsley...she may think I still have someone hidden somewhere in me...

Laura Bach said...

Hi Tiffany & family,
You look great! I love the pix of the babies. You are in our prayers. We know you are really looking forward to meeting the babies, but hope that they stay in (out of the cold) a little longer so they can get stronger and bigger. Brian is so impressed that you have four babies in your tummy instead of just one. He said that's a lot of babies and I agreed. Try to rest and relax as much as you can.
Love, Laura, Boyd, Brian & Julie

Rosie said...

Keep up the good work! Your smiling face is wonderful to see. Just wanted to let you know that you 6 are never far from my mind & prayers. If there's ever ANYTHING that I can do for you, please let me know, my schedule is usually pretty free! We even have a whole bunch of Golf magazines that Dan's done with if Jon wants those. Keep cookin' those little ones.
Love Rosie

Anonymous said...

I heard about your blog and have been reading about your new adventures. :) How blessed you are to have 4 little ones on the way! I have written you down on my prayer list and will continue to pray for you every day. I hope you are feeling well and remember how many people are thinking about and praying for you and your family.
Love, Emily Hackler
PS-You look so beautiful as always.

Jen said...

Hi Tiffany and Jon! Katie Bechtel Fulton gives me day by day updates of your amazing journey into motherhood. Katie tells me the funny things you say and how positive you are. I love hearing about about your daily updates and your growing family. My thoughts are with you and I will continue to pray for the Michaels family.

Jen (Lahart) Murray

The Schnepper's said...

Hi Tiff,
I just found out about your blog Spot from Kristi Forester. You look beautiful in the pictures. I want to pass along a passage that my husband and I found great strenght from during the time our daughter Macie was in the hospital:
He is your God, the one who is worthy of your praise, the one who has done might miracles that you yourself have seen.
-Deuteronomy 10:21

Michelle (Hawkins) Schnepper

Anonymous said...

Hi Tiffany,
I'm so glad you guys have started this site so I can keep up with you. I'm not sure if your dad told you but I've run into him a couple of times at Lincoln and he's been able to fill me in. I am so happy for you. You all (including your nurses and doctors) have been in my special prayers and will continue to be.
God Bless,
Andrea Rade (England)

christian said...

Hello Tiff...
First off, you are absolutely amazing. I am sure you are keeping the entire hospital smiling. Secondly, i sense a future quarterback with his own lil cheerleading squad... How perfect:) Take care and i wish you the best...
Christian Franz

Christina Coffey said...

Hey Tiffany!
I have really enjoyed keeping up on you and your pregnancy, what a great idea! You are truely an amazing person with tremendous strength. Your babies are blessed to have such wonderful parents. Best of luck, we are all cheering for you and your family!
Tony and Christina