Friday, June 13, 2014

Bringing Brant Home

One week ago, Steven and I brought our baby boy, Brant, home from the NICU. He was 11 weeks and 3 days old. He's our over achiever, and is loving having all the attention, for the moment. He's a very vocal baby and wants to always be held. He's had some stomach issues, mainly gas and constipation, but hopefully that'll get better very soon. He doesn't sleep so well at night either. I get very little sleep now that's he's home. I love having him home and loving on him. I can't wait for the girls to come home.
From left to right: Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, & Rayleigh

We're so proud at how far all the babies have come. They've grown so much.

Getting ready to say good-bye to his first home.

Brant's coming-home-outfit

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Quints EDD

Monday was my expected due date for the quints. It's hard to believe they arrived 11 weeks early. I have been looking back at the first pictures of them and they were so, so, so tiny. It's amazing how much they've grown over the past 11 weeks. To be so premature, the babies have done so well and continue to get bigger and stronger each day. Of course there's been hiccups along the way, but our quints are tough little rascals. Brant is getting ready to come home and we're working on the other girls taking their bottles and then they'll be ready to go home. I'm looking forward to the next chapter, life after the NICU, with excitement and nervousness. Prayers would be greatly appreciated.... pray that all the babies make it home soon and continue to have good health. Steven and I are praying that there will be a few good sleepers out of the group! :)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mia's 1st Procedure

Last Wednesday, Mia was moved from Baylor Hospital to a different hospital in Dallas. The EMT's were very nice and allowed me to ride in the back of the ambulance with Mia. She did great. She never woke up the whole ride over there. Mia has her own room at the new hospital and the facility is very nice. On Thursday, they took her to the operating room, put her to sleep and put a scope down her throat to see what's going on. She has a narrow airway to the doc dilated a balloon to expand her airway. The procedure didn't last long and Mia handled it so well. When she came back to her room she was on a ventilator but came off it within an hour. She was on steroids which is never a good thing for Mia, she is a different baby on steroids. All-in-all, the procedure was a success. Mia is doing very well. The doctor told us that the procedure may need to be repeated a few more times. Hopefully they'll do it again early this week so Mia can go back to Baylor and be with her brother and sisters. Running between 2 hospitals has been tough. I'm ready for all of them to be in one place.

Since the procedure, Mia has been taking her bottle very well so that's encouraging news. Hopefully we can get her airway fixed and she'll be able to finish her feeding from a bottle and go home soon.

Please continue to keep Mia and the rest of our babies in your prayers. Brant is doing good and is getting ready to go home, but the girls aren't eating (from a bottle) like they should.