The Michaels' Quads

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sorry it has taken us so long to update, but we've had a pretty good week for the Quads.

Last Monday they attempted to take Lauren (2lbs 2oz) off her last ventilator. She was quick to tell us and the doctors that she's not quite ready. She lasted about 10 minutes until they put the ventilator back on. It was at least worth the shot! She is still on the lowest settings for the ventilator, which is a good thing. Our doctor would like to see her put on another 8 oz (1/2 lbs) before they try taking the ventilator off. The weight should translate into more strength.

Maggie (3lbs 1oz) and Reese (3 lbs even) are back together again. They started co-bedding again on Wednesday. They are so cute together. Reese appears to be the affectionate one, always putting her hand or leg on Maggie. As we left tonight Reese was trying to suck Maggie's hand.

Gavin (3lbs 11oz) has been his same old self. He's enjoying his own bed, stretching out and opening his eyes a lot more as of late. Today they officially took him off the oxygen pressure. He's doing everything on his own and doing great. It's nice to see them slowly take away the tubes.

We are seeing our prayers answered daily and even hourly!!! This road is a long one, yet God's grace has made this journey all worth while. Jon and I would not trade this for the world!!!!


Suzanne said... guys are awesome! hang in there! rootin for lauren!!!

The Crowe Family said...

I must check in 4 times per day! Jack asks to see the babies constantly and I LOVE My Wish by Rascal Flatts... it works out perfectly! We are praying, praying, praying for the babies and are so proud of the babies as well as the two of you. Hugs and Kisses from Colorado... Anneke

Jackie Tarrant/Cassi Upton said...

Tiffany I remember your mom bringing you girls to the Giraffe to shop. You were so cute. I love reading your website. Your babies are beautiful. God has been good!! You are truly blessed. Cassi and I volunteered to help one day a week when the babies get home. Please pray for the Rose twins. They were born at Carle at 24 weeks, I think on Tuesday. Their grandpa says pray,pray,pray. God Bless you and your family.

becky_handsfull said...

Thinking of you as your babies grow stronger ... hoping Lauren graduates from the vent soon.

Jessica Stranz said...

I love the videos! I agree with the other person - I check everyday for updates :)
Lauren, Gavin, Maggie, and Reese are doing such a great job - they are strong babies!
Love, Jessica and Benjie

Anonymous said...

Tiffany so glad to hear each baby is getting stronger every day. Certainly enjoy seeing the pictures of each one as they change and grow. You have been so blessed!! Will continue to have you all in our prayers each day. Don't forget to get some rest for yourselves!! Warren Dale & Kathy

Christina said...

Tiffany, I've watched these videos over and over again. The babies are just precious. They are beautiful. I love all of their hair and I love Gavin's little sneak peak with his eyes!! My favorite thing is hearing your voice as you talk to your children. It is a beautiful sound.

I've been checking your blog lots for updates and I'm so thankful to hear that everyone is doing well. How adorable that Reese is so affectionate with her sister. What a little doll. We'll keep praying for Lauren and for those 8 oz to come on.

We love you guys!

Patrick, Christina, Henry and William

Amber & Jason said...

I'm so glad to see an update and hear how great the quads are doing!! Take care!

Judy Looby said...

So glad to see the latest update. And the videos are wonderful. I can't wait for the day when all of you come to church. Mike won't get anybody to listen to the sermon! We continue to keep all of you in our prayers.


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Jeanie Bree said...

Love the updates!!! You guys look great and we are so happy to hear that your sweet angels are doing well. Sending you our love!
Bree Family