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Monday, June 23, 2008

Fathers Day/ Jon's Birthday

We had a great Father's day which happened to be Jon's birthday! We went to Jon's parents for a cookout. It was Lauren's first time to Grandma and Grandpas!!! She loved it!!!
Reese and Maggie relaxing on the coach

Daddy and Lauren watching the Cubs game

Gavin and Lauren holding hands, they are best friends!!!

Reese hanging out at Grandma and Grandpa's on father's day:)

On our way home from Grandma and Grandpa Michaels!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Lauren is Home!!!!

Lauren is home! She came home last Friday. We have just been a little busy so sorry for the late post. We just love having the entire family under one roof!! Yeah!!! She is doing great and loves being with her sisters and brother. Lauren, as you can tell from the pictures, came home on oxygen. She is on the lowest settings and already trying to prove that she can go without it. We're anxious for the doctor to agree. None-the-less, Lauren remains very laid back and takes everything in stride. .
We have had such tremendous support since we have been home. Our "Loving Arms" group has been coming every other night to help with the 1:30 and 5 a.m. feedings. This allows Jon and I the opportunity to get a little shut eye during the night. On the nights where it's just Jon and I we are getting more and more efficient at feeding two at a time! Thank God for Boppies.
I would say, on average, we go through about 40-45 diapers a day. One can of formula will generally last us about 3-4 days, mixing in breast milk for every other feeding. While it sounds like a lot, were really enjoying every minute of our days. Jon is now back to being at work, instead of working virtually from home. My parents, Jon's parents, and several friends have been helping out during the day/evening. There is not enough time for this blog to express what these people mean to us. We will give them the proper introduction in our blogs to come.
Leaving the NICU for good:)

Maggie, Reese, and Lauren sharing their bed together. As usual, Mild Manner Maggie has her eyes open, exploring the world without a fuss.

Our nurse Laurie checking Lauren out of the NICU

Take me home Mom!!!

At last we're back together!

So cool to finally take this picture! Long awaited!