I was so nervous about handling the girl's g-tubes, but it has worked out and I'm now comfortable with it. The g-tubes run continuously throughout the night so the girls never wake up hungry. They sleep all night. Brant has gotten on a good sleep schedule and he wakes up at 2am and 6am to eat. They love to be on their tummy during tummy time and most of the time they'll sleep on their tummy (during the day - while supervised). The first few days of having all of them at home was chaotic but we've gotten on a schedule and that has made a world of difference.
All of the babies are smiling now. They love to look at the television. They are very interactive and try to talk to you while you talk to them. We do tummy time every day and they love to fall asleep on their tummy. They all have strong legs and like to kick. They can focus their eyes on you when you're standing close and will follow you with their eyes. They are holding their heads up and love to look around, they are very curious. The girls spit up, a lot! Brant spits up some but not as much as the girls. They're now wearing 0-3 month clothes and size 1 diapers.
Fun Quint Facts:
We're going through about 32 diapers a day between the 4 babies that are home and they go through almost 2 cans of formula a day. We do at least one load of baby laundry a day.
Please continue to keep all our babies in your prayers. Please pray especially for Rayleigh - she will have her g-tube surgery Tuesday at 2:30pm. All our girls are having feeding issues, so please pray specifically that they'll start eating by bottle soon. Pray for Brady, his whole word has changed so much the past 7 months and is about to get crazier when we all come home. Pray that it won't be too much longer before Rayleigh comes home and we all can go back to "our" home together as a family.
Here's some pics of the babies at 4 months:
|Brady watching over Tessa, Gracie, & Mia|
|This pic makes my heart smile. Love seeing my boys together.|
|Tessa, Gracie, & Mia before bed|
|T, M, & G all dressed up alike.|
|Gavin loving on G, M, & T|
|Rayleigh is waving.|
|Gracie & Brant|
|A sweet smile from Rayleigh|