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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


Amber & Jason said...

Oh my gosh...I was just checking this before I was off to bed and saw the update! I thought you might have Gavin joining you from the short conversation with Jon on Friday. Maggie and Lauren will be home soon as well!! We're continuing to pray for all six of you. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. Tiff - I may be calling you for more questions. I think we're being referred to Dr. Jarrett tomorrow.

the schirano triplets said...

awww! what wonderful news! i am so happy to hear that you have reese home and that gavin is on the way home tomorrow! maggie and lauren will be home before you know it! congratulations, i am so happy for you guys! enjoy those babies!

damien said...

so glad that there all doing so well and finally comming home .

Jessica Stranz said...

Yes!! Congratulations! We are so happy to hear that Reese is home and Gavin will be home tomorrow. It makes me smile to think that the NICU will soon be behind you and the 6 of you can begin a new chapter.
I'm sure it's not easy trying to juggle babies at home and in the hospital. Soon enough you won't have to do it anymore. Wow! Such great news. Congrats again and we cannot wait to read an update saying everyone is safe at home. Love, Jessica and Benjie

P.S. Almost 10 weeks later Molly and Owen are still on the 3 hour NICU schedule!

Anonymous said...

congratulations on being able to bring them home. Halfway there. It won't be long before the other two get to join them! You've guys have done awesome through this whole situation. Get ready for the best years of your life, enjoy they grow up so fast!

Bonnie Bell

Amy said...

So excited to hear the news of the little ones starting to come home!!! Let me know if there is anything that you need.
The Roehrigs

Emily said...

Christian and I have been praying twice daily for the quads. I'm so glad that the prayers are working.

Christian did tell me that one of the babies were brought home, so I've been patiently waiting for the update. YIPPEE!!

Anonymous said...

I am overjoyed at the news of Lauren moving to a crib and you getting two bring two of your babies home. Now the fun begins!! I will continue to pray for all of you and can't wait to hear that all 4 of them are at home! Love, Kristine Bessette Hill

Lisa said...

I am so thrilled to hear that the quads are doing so well and slowly making their way home. I am sure you will have them all home very soon! They are very lucky to have such wonderful parents!
Lisa DeWelde (Linhart)

Lisa said...

I am so thrilled to hear that the quads are doing so well and slowly making their way home. I am sure you will have them all home very soon! They are very lucky to have such wonderful parents!
Lisa DeWelde (Linhart)

Stephanie said...

Yey Tiff and John and of course the babies! I have been awaiting this post since I last talked to Amy on the meal schedule! I love the picture of them all together and the one at home! It's a good feeling to see a baby in your house and I can't wait to see all 4! I know it won't be long!! We'll keep sending our prayers your way!


Anonymous said...

The four of them look so sweet together!! I am so happy for your family! You will all be home together soon!!

Anonymous said...

hurrah for the babies to start coming home..

Rosie said...

That is so exciting to hear that Reese is home & Gavin will be tomorrow! What a wonderful feeling it must be to know that soon everyone will be together again. You guys are such an inspiration to parents/people everywhere! Congratulations!

Stacy Hanks said...

How exciting for you guys! How adorable is the picture of all 4 of them together! Congrats on bringing two of your babies home...what a great feeling it must be! I'm so happy for you guys!

Christina said...

Yay you guys! I teared up seeing all four of your babies curled up next to eachother. What an amazing thing. It's so awesome to see the ways that God is working and how He continues to answer prayer. Seeing Lauren tucked in next to her sisters and brother is one huge answer to prayer! Thank you for sharing all of these pictures of your babies with us. They are all so beautiful.

Congratulations on bringing Reese and Gavin home! I'm just so excited for you and happy that this dream is coming true. We continue to pray for you all every day and pray that Maggie and Lauren will be coming home soon.

We love you,
Patrick, Christina, Henry and William

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jon and Tiff! We are so happy all is going well. We will continue to pray for your family as they begin to come home. You will soon be able to take them all on walks in the stroller(s). Happy Spring!!! Love,
Susie, Matt and Teddy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Soon you will all be together. Enjoy while they are little they grow up fast! I hardly remember when mine was a baby!

Tiffany Etnire

Rick & Jenn Payne said...

I'm so happy to hear that you have two of your babies home. I know its bitter sweet. We brought our three boys home on Christmas day and Claire had to stay until Jan. 13th. We're praying for all of you. We love to stay connected to these quad families. God Bless! Jenn - mom of the herd