Friday, August 29, 2008

The Babies are HOME!

It's been about 48 hours since the trio have arrived home. Surprisingly, things have gone pretty smoothly for the last 48 hours. Cayden enjoys checking on them and helping feed them. He thinks that they should hold their own bottles, so he tries to get their hands up there and gets excited when it seems that they are holding the bottle. He wishes he could do more, like burp them and get them in and out of their cribs. But he is doing his jobs as a big brother quite well. I couldn't have asked for a better big brother for these three little babes.

I am still in awe that they are home and that they are really our babies. I never imagined that I would have four children, but God works in mysterious ways. Apparently, He had greater plans for our family than I had imagined.

Here are some updated pictures.

After 3 weeks in the NICU, the babies are finally ready to come home:

The proud parents getting ready to leave with the three new little ones:

Car seats galore in our Explorer. Poor Cayden has to ride in the third row seating all by himself as the infant car seats don't fit back there by him when rear facing. Time to find a minivan!

Babies' Room

Aleah in her new bed:

Bryce in his new bed:

Cayley in her new bed:

That's all for now. More pictures to come!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Babies are coming home WHEN????

The babies are scheduled to come home on Wednesday. That is less than 48 hours away. As Cayden would say, "Holy Cow!!" I can't believe that they are ready to come home already. They will be 3 weeks old on Wednesday. We talked with the neonatologist tonight. And he said that once these babies figured out how to suck, they really started to grow and prosper. I'm still in shock! Tomorrow night (Tuesday night), Scott and I will stay at the hospital (I thought I was done with hospital stays for a while). We will have a room there and the babies will stay with us. I guess they want us to do the overnight thing once while the nurses are handy in case we need any help. I was also told that Cayden can finally come up and visit the babies tomorrow night! It will be the first time that he gets to really be up close with them. I'm so excited for that, too. It is all still very overwhelming, but my support system here seems to think that we will all handle this just fine.

We have taken tons of photos of the babes, but I just haven't had time to get them on here. You would think that I would have more time while they are in the hospital, but there is so much to catch up on after being out of commission in the hospital for 9 weeks. Things are slowly getting themselves back in order though. We'll see what the next few weeks/months/years will bring though. I don't think my life will ever be in the same order as I once knew it.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Babies have arrived!

The babies are here! The babies are here!

Aleah Madison was born on August 6th, 2008 at 11:16 pm. She weighed 4 pounds 8 ounces and was 17 and 3/4 inches long.

Cayley Marie snuck her way out next (her brother should have come second). She was born at 11:17 pm. She weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces and was 17 and 1/4 inches long.

Bryce Martin was a gentleman and waited his turn. He was born at 11:18 pm. He weighed 4 pounds 10 ounces and was 18 inches long.

We will update with more pictures as we find time.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Pregnancy Pictures

My family, mainly Scott and my mother, are constantly wanting belly pictures. So here a few of the latest ones. These are all at 32 weeks

Cayden at the Fair

The ND State Fair was in Minot the other week, so Scott took Cayden out to have some fun. Cayden really enjoyed the rides and the games. Here's some pictures of his favorite rides.

Here's Cayden in the "Blue Truck Ride" as he called it.

Oh course Cayden had to pick out the PINK flying saucer to ride in.

Then there is the big slide that Cayden went on.

Cayden also got to go to the Enduro Race with his Daddy, and Grandma and Grandpa Johnson. It gets a little noisy for him so he willing wears these gigantic headphones that Scott and I had for the NASCAR races we went to when we lived in Georgia.