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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!




29 comments:

lovemy2puppies said...

I am so happy that they are all home. They are just all so beautiful and perfect. Such cute pictures.

Melissa & Scott said...

Hugs hugs hugs!

HounddogMom said...

Congratulations on having Lauren finally come home. Your babies are just beautiful and I look forward to watching them grow through your blog.

Stephanie said...

Congrats to you guys! I think I need to start reading your blog at home, not at work, because I always get teary eyed! I love seeing them all together and can't wait to see them again in person, it was just a quick blip last Sat. What a wonderful family God has blessed you with. They all seem so big now and we will continue to pray for their continued growth and strength! XOXO~Busing

Emily said...

This is fantabulous!!! Chrisitan and I have been and will continue to pray for all of them.

the schirano triplets said...

congratulations on having all 4 of those beautiful babies home at last! enjoy your new family!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on having those sweet, precious babies home together! They are obviously glad to be together again!

Amber & Jason said...

It was so exciting to see a new post today!! I can totally understand how you have a hard time keeping up with it. Those babies are keeping you busy!!! Thanks for the opportunities to come love on them...they are adorable!!

jessica said...

Together again! That is such wonderful news. I saw pictures from the wedding this past weekend - looks like everyone had a great time.

The night feedings will be over soon and you will get some sleep eventually :)
Love, Jessica and Benjie

Stacy Hanks said...

I am so thrilled for you guys! THe last picture with your whole family made me cry! Life is wonderful, isn't it?!

Stacy Hanks said...

I am so thrilled for you guys! THe last picture with your whole family made me cry! Life is wonderful, isn't it?!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on bringing Lauren home and having your whole family together at last! I am so happy for you and Jon and think of you often! With Love, Kristine Bessette Hill

Anonymous said...

Yey Michaels family!! :)

Kelly said...

Yay, I am so happy for you guys.
What beautiful babies you have, you truely are quadrupley blessed! :O)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your whole family and to the grandparents, too! What wonderful pictures of everyone together.

Judy Looby

Anonymous said...

congrats on having them all home.
Now they can start to get to know each other even better.

Anonymous said...

Jon, Tiffany, and family,
WOW- you are such an amazing family. We were so glad we got to spend some time with you a couple of weeks ago. Your family is beautiful and you two are very lucky. We will have to make another trip down to see Lauren soon. All our love...
Ryan and Maureen Rubenstein:)

Jeanie Bree said...

What amazing photos of your family. Congrats on having your whole family under one roof and doing so fantastic!!
With all our love,
The Bree family

Steph said...

Hey Tiffany,

What a Praise... your all together!
We have been watching your Blog and Praying for you! Your family has an awesome testimony! Oh, I should tell you who I am we graduated together CHS 98' Stephanie (Palmer) Dick. I hope God continues to bless your beautiful family!

Goodwin Family said...

Good to see all the kiddos are home. Now it can fully begin! We're so happy for you guys. I can't wait to see the babies. I just hope they are still babies by the time that comes around!

Love,
Eric, Jackie and Halle

Emily G said...

that is so exciting! i am so glad to hear that everyone is home now and doing well!!

King Quads said...

Welcome Home Lauren!!

Misty said...

I just found your blog. I am so happy that you have all of them home! ONe of mine stayed 7weeks longer than the other 3. It is such a great feeling!
COngratulations!!!!!!
Misty

The Gerwer Babies said...

Congrats on getting them all home!! The night feeds get easier and easier. We got it down to about 35 minutes, which was awesome!! But soon enough (i knwo hard to believe) they will be sleeping through the night. Ours are currently sleeping 9.5 hours but my goal is 11 by the end of the month. we shall see :)
Congrats again.
Fellow Quad mom,
Casey Gerwer
gerwerbabies.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Whats the latest?

Anonymous said...

We miss you guys terribly!!!!So excited you guys are all under one roof.I'm sure it was a long journey for you guys but it went really fast for us form that night celebrating at 28 weeks and deliveryto now.We read your blog often. The newspaper article was great.Lori from L&D

1+4+1 said...

yipee! all home!
What a wonderful feeling.
Diane
1+4+1
mostonline.org

The Carlsons said...

so happy to hear that lauren is home now! praying life with everyone at home now has been going well!

- fellow quad mom of GGGG and 4yo boy

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you have all your babies home at last. I have been keeping up on your blog but have missed the past few weeks. Isn't life truly amazing and God has been so good to all of us. Enjoy your precious family. Will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.