Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Bell Quads!

I am so excited to be down here with my quadruplets!
The big bonus is Summer (my first born) and I drove down together yesterday so I am getting to spend time with both my girls!

AND the babies!! OH, the BABIES!!!!

Kailey Lee! The BIGGEST eater of them all and the heaviest girl.
Don't get between her and her food!!
(Just like her mother!)
Kailey eats and sleeps. And poops......a LOT!

Look at that tiny little hand!

Trystan Lee! This little girl is so ALERT! She watches EVERYTHING and stays awake much of the day. She is quiet - not fussy -but keeps a close eye on all that goes on in the NICU.

Summer held Trystan! Look at her SMILE!!!

Trystan always seem to have her eyes open!

Logan Lee.....aka 'Peanut!'

The smallest at birth but an OVER acheiver!
First to breath room air - on Day ONE!

Amber was thrilled to have ALL her babies being held at the same time!

Mike held Kailey......

....and I held Harrison!!!
The FIRST time I have held one of the babies!!

NO pic line! NO IV's!! Just a feeding tube!
What a difference PRAYER made for little Harrison.

This was the scene in the NICU just 13 days ago.

NO more medicines!!
Thank you all again for the gift of prayer on behalf of these quadruplets!

I teared up a bit when I was holding Harrison!

When Summer and I left the NICU we stopped by the 5th floor on our way downstairs. I REALLY cried a little as I walked the familiar halls on the way to the former 'Quad Squad' room. Words can't tell how GRATEFUL I am we have a happy ending to the quad birth story. Amber is recovering well. The babies are all growing.

Thank you to the nurses who cared for my daughter all those 57 days!
And thank you for the nurses and staff who are caring for my tiny preemie grand quads! I am so thankful for wonderful people who are 'called' into this ministry of nursing! The doctors are wonderful - but OH, those NURSES make ALL the difference in the world!!

God Bless You, EVERY ONE!

NOW! Amber and Mike stayed at the Ronald McDonald House and Summer and I came back here. I have to rush off now! Heading back to the NICU!
Today I get to hold KAILEY!!!
(She is a 'mini - Amber!')


"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

A lovely, lovely post, my Dear!


"A Weekend in the Country..."
" comfort and quiet, seemed vary attractive. The trees would be bursting into leaf, the grass turning green, the birds beginning to sing. Perhaps the sun would shine, it would be warm."

~"Weekend" by Rosamunde Pilcher

Chatty Crone said...

What a fool good day I am going to hove today! I didn't know you had another daughter too. sandie

Kelly said...

I knew you would need some kleenex! I'm so glad to see that all of the babies are thriving and that you have been reunited with your other daughter too. So nice to share in these big moments together!

Shannon Hopps said...

Wonderful update, Aunt Linda! Thank you for keeping all of us concerned hovering types in the loop on this very special family!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

What a beautiful day with your Girls and your Grands! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

chills and a few tears....they are so beautiful!!

Louis Dean Chapman Sr. said...

Hi my little Blond,good pics. Glad the Babies are doing well. Glad you are enjoying your visit.
I'll be glad when you get home.

Vee said...

I see joy on every face...every adult face for sure! Oh it must have been sweetness to the max to be able to hold Harrison and to see all these little ones. God has done great and marvelous things!

Carole said...

I swear I can see them growing. Fantastic post as always. Put your feet up for a while!

Bernice said...

What a beautiful post, had tears in my eyes as I read "Grandma" describe each of her darling Grandbabies, enjoy your visit:)

Pondside said...

The babies are all so beautiful, but I have to admit a huge lump in my throat at the sight of Harrison looking so robust.

Susie said...

Linda, Your babies are a gift, so beautiful. I have tears sitting here trying to type. I am so thankful that prayers are helping all of you. Blessings to all, Susie

Carole said...

Hi there again- just to let you know I have revamped the way I list blogs on my sidebar and now have a list of featured personal blogs. Your blog is on it. I do enjoy following your blog.

Angie said...

What an absolutely fabulous day you had! I LOVE the pic of you holding Harrison. It's so nice to see him doing so well. Looks like you had a pretty perfect family day. I enjoyed all the pics of those beautiful babies and of your beautiful girlies!!

Kathy said...

What beautiful pictures of the quads. They really look bigger all the time. You can almost see them grow. So glad about Harrison. And so glad you got to be with your two girls.

Melba said...

Those babies are beautiful. I am so glad they are doing well I hope they go home soon.

HoundDogMom said...

All your grand quads are so precious. The big eyes just melt my heart and I am 1,000 miles away so I can imagine what they do you heart when you see them. Sherri

Carla said...

Great pictures of the quads. They're growing so fast thank goodness. They're sooooo cute.
Love reading about their progess.

fritziene2009 said...

Not to be cynical but I was wonder if the quads were conceived naturally. I have been trying to conceive for five years I was just wondering If your daughter had any tips.I love the quads. God bless their'll be in my prays.