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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Gavin comes home....

Everything is going well here at Camp Michaels. Reese and Gavin have been a blast! We don't get a ton of sleep at night, but really don't seem to care (we must be rookies:). We're just enjoying being parents! Tiff absolutely loves staying home with the kids!

We're starting to think that Reese goes to sleep easier when she hears her brother upset. Crazy, huh! Gavin has no problem sleeping at night and doesn't seem to get to concerned with what mood Reese is in. We're hoping Maggie will be joining us by the end of this week, then Lauren not far behind. Lauren continues to catch up to her siblings. She's taking most of her bottles and is on the lowest settings or her cannula. Absolutely amazing!

Tiff and I want to thank everyone for their continued prayers and support. We couldn't be in a better place in our life right now!

Here are some recent pics of Reese and Gavin!

Gavin says "Bye Bye NICU"

Gavin loves his blanket from the Moore's

"Dad, could you get the camera any closer"

Reese with a chuckle....or was it gas???

"Give me Five Gavin!"

"Okay, seriously Mom! You've put me in a pink boppy! Wait till Dad gets home and finds out about this!"

" Pssss....Reese.....Wake up!"

How cute are we?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

And They Start to Trickle In......

Only a two week delay on the blog:) Sorry about that, but things have been really busy for Tiff and I. We've been put in a unique situation of our babies being split up!

Last Thursday was a great day for the Michaels' clan. I had dropped Tiff off at the hospital, parked the car and came upstairs to the NICU. I went straight to see Lauren in her bed and she was gone! I turned around to find she had joined her siblings. All four in one crib! What a huge blessing!

Lauren (2nd from bottom) joined her brother and sisters

4 Amigos: L-R: Maggie, Reese, Lauren, and Gavin

Lauren has been doing so well. She is off the ventilator, on a low flow cannula, and took her entire first bottle the other day. What a difference a couple of weeks can make! We were able to get a quick pic of Lauren and her siblings before we TOOK REESE HOME!

Reese saying goodbye to the NICU.

We've enjoyed every minute of Reese being home. While it's been difficult to have our babies in two locations, it's been nice to transition into parenthood with Reese being home. Even spending awake time in the wee hours of the morning has been so cool for us! We have determined that Reese will be the "squeaker" of the bunch. She's a very affectionate girl and loves arms more than her moses basket! I would be doing Reese an injustice if I didn't mention how much she loves her pacifier too.

Reese just arriving home for the first time with Mommy

Current Weights:

Lauren - 4 lbs

Maggie - 5 lbs

Gavin - 6 lbs

Reese - 4 lbs 8oz

Tomorrow (Wednesday) will be twice as nice. We are bringing Gavin home. We're halfway there:) I can't wait to see Lauren, Maggie, and Gavin. It's almost been a week since I've seen them! Here are some more pics of the kids getting their baths:

Reese (left) & Maggie (right)

Gavin in his bath

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Lauren is off the ventilator!

Lauren went off her ventilator on Monday! She has been doing really well without it so far! We'll update this blog later, but we are just so happy everything is going well for Lauren. You can just tell she is already less agitated than this weekend!