We brought our sweet Hannah home!!!
When we got Tyler home, Hannah still wasn't eating full bottles and so she had to be gavage fed the rest of the food, but enough was enough. The drive back and forth from the NICU with 4 kids already at home was exhausting and nearly impossible. So, I learned how to Gavage feed her if need be, got the supplies I needed, and we scooted on out of there the next day!
When we got in the van I think the realization hit us that we truly, indeed had 4 infants. Yes, Quadruplets. Andy and I shared a lot of looks, in sort of disbelief that this was our life and that we finally were turning the corner away from the NICU to Home Life. Fitting all of them into the van and getting them back home between feeds was a feat all its own! We were exhausted and a little overwhelmed! But so, so, so happy to finally have everyone healthy and home.
|Hannah's Homecoming (the kids are L-R: Tyler, Lauren, Hannah & Tanner)|
|My attempts at getting them all on my lap- not much room there anymore!|
|Our 5 Kids!|
We also have really, really good feeders on our hands. Everyone has been gaining weight and the doctor is happy with their health so far. Here's the stats on our four chunkers as of Thursday!
Hannah is 6# 8.5 oz
Tanner is 6# 7 oz
Lauren is 6# 3.5 oz
Tyler is 5# 3.5 oz
and then its time for another feeding.
Needless to say, my brain is a little frazzled! And a little sleep deprived!
As far as sleep goes, Andy and I have been alternating night feeds so we both get better chunks of time. We also have been so blessed with friends and family who have offered to do the midnight feedings. As we muddle our way through what it's like with a four year old and quadruplet babies, we are so thankful for four healthy babies, a happy, helpful and healthy big sister, gracious friends and family, and especially all your prayers. I would likely have breakdowns all the time if it weren't for God's strength and provision!
Now I must go for guess what? Another feed!
But look at them--- awwww! I must admit, we made really cute kids!