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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Belated Mothers Day!

What a week! Last Sunday we celebrated Mothers Day with both of our parents. They were gracious enough to join us at our house since we are a little less mobile than most:) We had a nice dinner, a few gifts, and a few photo's. While it was a great day, it just wasn't complete without Lauren here. Grandma and Grandpa Samuels were able to stop by Urbana to see Lauren which made Tiff and I feel much more at ease.

Last Wednesday we took Gavin, Maggie, and Reese to Urbana to have their eye appointments. Reese had already been cleared for 6 months, but decided to come along for the ride. Gavin and Maggie both had good appointments and won't have to come back until Reese does. After the appointment we went to see Lauren for a few hours. Lauren had her eye appointment later in the day and was also cleared for 6 months. Tiff and I have to take turns to see her since one of us has to stay with the G,M,&R. They do not allow any babies to enter the NICU after they have been released. Needless to say were ready to get here home! Lauren is on the lowest settings for her nasal cannula, .05. She still needs that little flow:( If she is not off this by next week we will be bringing Lauren home on oxygen. She currently weighs 5 lbs 14 oz.

Big time Congrats to our Kassie's!! We are so proud of them!

Jon's sister Kassie just graduated from Illinois State University! She completed school in 31/2 years and already has her job lined up. What an over achiever!

Tiff's sister Kassie just received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and accepted a job offer! Hard work is really paying off. Unfortunately, we were not able to attend her graduation since it was in St. Louis. We missed you this past weekend, Kass, and are so proud of you!

Maggie, Gavin, Reese, and Mommy on Mother's Day

Aunt Kassie (Wash. U grad!), MiMi Samuels, Tiff and babies on Mother's Day
Aunt Kassie + Reese, Gavin, & Maggie on I.S.U. Graduation Day

Maggie is so happy to see her Dad.....not so much!

Our first walk in the neighborhood with the babies!


Crowe Family said...

The article was absolutely beautiful! What an extra special Mother's Day gift. Don't worry about the oxygen - all 3 of mine came home on it. Of course, it was 1 at a time for me, but with all of the excitement of your four miracles being together again - you won't even notice the extra tubes!
Love you all so much!
Anneke & family

Becky Winnett said...

Hey Tiffany-

I just came across your blog and you are so blessed. You are such a deserving person to be blessed with 4 babies. You are so sweet and will be a wonderful mom. So happy for you guys. I will be adding your blog to my favorites so I will be checking back often for updates. Take care!

Becky (Craig) Winnett

Amber & Jason said...

What a great update! I love the pictures!! Thanks for letting me hang out for a while yesterday and love on those babies! They are getting so big! Can't wait to hear when Lauren will be home!

jessica stranz said...

Looks like Tiff had a great Mother's Day! So happy that Rick and Jan were able to spend some time with Lauren.
G, M, and R are so cute :)

Love, Jessica and Benjie

Aubrey said...

Hi Tiffany! This is so incredibly random but I came across your blog from Steece's Pieces. I used to be a nanny for triplets and so I love to read multiple blogs. The "small world" moment came when I was reading and realized you guys had the babies in Urbana, IL which is where I live. Then as I read even further, I saw that you had stayed at the Guest House at Carle! My Mom, Debbie, works there and has been telling me about you guys since the babies have been born. She was SO excited to hear that they were doing well and 3 had come home. We are praying Lauren comes home soon! Congrats again and we are excited to hear all about the progress!
Aubrey Smith
urbana, il

Amy said...

So happy to see things going well!! Happy belated Mother's Day times 4. It is great to hear that all the babies are doing so well.
Take care,
The Roehrigs

jessica stranz said...

I stopped by to read comments that people had left and just wanted to say how cool it is to see the "small world" moment. Wow!

I also love reading Steece's Pieces!

Christina said...

I love these pictures! You guys have a beautiful family. Your babies are precious! I can't wait to hear that Lauren is home--I'm excited that it will be soon.

Also a huge CONGRATS to Kassie M and Kassie S!!

Love you all,
Christina & family

Anonymous said...

I am a fellow quad mom, think i have posted on yours before... Cant wait til you get all your kiddos home. It will be much easier to have them all under one roof. My quads are 4.5 months now. So i think yours are teh closest in age to mine that i know of. Or the herds, not sure. But anyways, you are doing great, and you look AMAZING!!

Anonymous said...

Ditto on Steese's Pieces, I love that blog as well