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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Maggie's Home!

Hello All! Things have been so busy for us the last couple of weeks! Most importantly, we brought Maggie home on Wednesday. She is adapting so well to "home" life. She has proven, thus far, to be the mild manner of the bunch. Very patient with just about everything.

It was very difficult to leave Lauren behind on Wednesday. Since Wednesday she has made unbelievable progress. For one, they have removed her feeding tube. She is taking her bottles at every feeding. She only has a low flow cannula remaining in which she is on the lowest settings (.1). We are praying for Lauren to come home before the quads normal due date of May 13th (if not sooner:)

For now we are keeping a tight feeding schedule with Maggie, Gavin, and Reese. Every three hours (11:30, 2:30, 5:30, ....) If we didn't we'd spend our whole day feeding and changing diapers. I've noticed that our organizational skills are really shaping up:) Amazing what a few babies at once can do to you:)

We had some great help this weekend. Aunt Kassie S. and Aunt Kassie M. came by to help with the overnight feedings. We are looking forward to having family and close friends get us through the night beginning this week. We are so blessed to have the support that we do!

Hope all is well with everyone out there! We appreciate all you prayers and support. We love to read your blogs on our site! Keep them coming.

Maggie taking a mid afternoon nap.

Miss Maggie

Mom & Lauren

Mom & Gavin

Gavin (left), Maggie (bottom right), & Reese

Reese being Reese


Stacy Hanks said...

I am so happy for you guys. It sounds like everything is going so well! I love the video of cute!

Jeanie Bree said...

What adorable pictures!! I love hearing all the upadates about how well everything is going. Isn't being a parent the greatest gift from God?!!

J. Stranz said...

Reese likes to stretch out.... now that she's not cramped in mama's belly!! Love it!

So happy to hear Maggie is home. That is great news. Cannot wait to read that Lauren has made it home. She will be home soon. Anyone coming home on an apnea monitor?

We think of you daily!!

Love, Jessica and Benjie

Melissa & Scott said...

That is too funny, Miss Reese! That video is a keeper for sure. Congrats on managing to keep the babies on a feeding schedule. I'm sure life would be chaos without it.

Melissa, Scott, Lauren & Sydney

Anonymous said...

how wonderful that you have 3/4 of them home.. Hopefully next post will be announcing the Lauren is home too.

Stephanie said...

I love the photos and am so glad that everyone is doing so well! I was so happy to meet Gavin, Maggie and Reese and I can't wait until my next food visit, 6/1, to meet Lauren too! You guys are doing Amazing! But I wouldn't have expected any less! XOXO-Busing

Brooke said...

Yeah! I'm so glad to hear that Maggie is home and that Lauren is continuing to do well! I just know she'll be coming home very soon. What a blessing that they have all done so incredibly well since they were born!! I love the video of Reese. Priceless! We miss you guys and hope to see you on our next visit to B-town.

Love--Greg & Brooke

Amber & Jason said...

This is so exciting!! What cute pictures! I can't wait to come down and meet them. Lauren will be home soon!

the schirano triplets said...

yay! so glad to hear that maggie has joined gavin and reese at home. hopefully lauren will join them soon! i know the 3 hour schedule is exhausting, but it is so worth when you see those beautiful tiny faces isn't it?

Christina said...

Tiff and Jon,

Your babies are sooo precious! I had the best time spending time with them on Sunday. I'm convinced that there's nothing sweeter than seeing Maggie and Reese sleeping side-by-side, both of their tiny little heads facing the same direction and just snoozing away with their brother Gavin close by curled up in his little crib. Ahh, they are so sweet! I can't wait to come back and visit again. And I'm so excited for Lauren to come home and join them.

I'm so impressed by you guys, too. Taking care of three babies is not easy and you guys are doing such an amazing job. You're so organized and prepared and on top of things. I'm so proud of you!!!

Love you and the babies!


Anonymous said...

Tiffany, can you send me your email address. I'm making my blog private and still want to read about the kids.

Rosie said...

What great news to hear that Maggie is now home w/ you all. Now the only missing piece to the puzzle is Lauren, I hope she joins you soon. I can't imagine why you guys don't have more time to update this blog.;o)

Emily G said...

It is good to hear that Maggie is home. I pray that it won't be too long for Lauren! I hope you are absolutely loving being a mommy to these 4 little cuties!

The Carlsons said...

praying for lauren to come home soon!! praising God that three of your blessings are already home! Yay!! -from, a fellow quad mom