Friday, August 8, 2008

Baby Pictures

Today Michael had his ligation on his PDA in his heart. We were hoping that the Indocin would close it but it didn't. He came out of the surgery quite well. He didn't have any problems and doesn't even look like he went through surgery. Dr. Leonard Bailey was his surgeon. He is the heart surgeon that replaced Baby Fay's heart with a baboon heart in 1984. A famous surgeon! We felt very lucky and blessed to have him.

The rest of the kiddies are still doing great. Jaileigh is now the smallest she weighs 2 lbs 5 oz. Jakob is 2 lbs 6 oz, Anthony is 2 lbs 9 oz and Michael is 2 lbs 12 oz.

When we go into the NICU we have to scrub in for three minutes, remove all jewlery, have hair tied back, and wear a gown over our clothes. We can't bring in food, drink, or other personal belongings.

Anthony and Mom

Michael and Daddy- He is starting to get chubby cheeks- so cute!

Jaileigh in her pink princess palace.

Jaileigh rebelling against wearing a bow in her hair. We glued it on and she immediately reached up and pulled it off.

Jaileigh- Her Artery line was removed today. That is the big splint looking thing on her left arm.

Mike and Baby Michael- Kangarooing

Daddy and Jaileigh- he's already shopping for some ruby earrings for her. She already has him wrapped around her little finger.

Jakob and Mom- He doesn't have that big contraption on his head anymore. He loves to suck on his thumb.

Cute Baby Jakob


Sonja said...

They are all so beautiful. You have been blessed beyond measures. My prayers are continueing for the family. Daddy, loves those babies you can see, Pride all over his face, but hmmmmmmm did I see a little bit of (boy's don't think about it.... she's DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL?) lololo God Bless you guys.

fourbabies4us said...

Just me again. I'm so sorry you had to endure another ligation. I don't care how "simple" a procedure is, it is never simple when it is happening to your child. Sounds like you had a top-notch doctor though, I remember when baby Fay had the baboon heart transplant. You've got to be pretty dang brilliant to do something like that.
Interesting how different NICU's have such different policies. I didn't have to wear a gown, could take in all my personal stuff and would not have survived without my Coke and M&M's. I wonder why they are so strict?
I LOVE the pictures! They are just so dang cute I can hardly stand it! Glad they let you take a camera in there. Thanks for sharing your precious babies.
Kiss the babies for me,

Morgan said...

They are doing so good!

the schirano triplets said...

they look like they are doing so well; absolutely precious, beautiful miracles!

Niccole said...

It is good to hear that things are going fairly well. You are all in our prayers everyday.

Niccole said...

It is good to hear that things are going fairly well. You are all in our prayers everyday.

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHH BEAUTIFUL!!! So wonderful to see them in the arms of their parents, where they have been waiting to be. Thanks for keeping us all updated everytime. May you have blessings rain upon you for your kindness in caring for these special little persons!!

The Gerwer Babies said...

So cute, AMAZING!!! They look great. I am so happy to hear the babies are doing so well!
Keep it up mama...
Here if you need another quad mama to talk to (mine are almost 7 months, so it all fairly fresh in my mind :))

Sunny said...

My friend Susan just had her 7th baby. She uses Elmer's school glue to glue the bows on! She said it washes right off. I always used KY jelly or karo syrup. Jaileigh looks adorable in her princess bed! Did I mention that Hannah's middle name is Leigh?

Louise said...

Dear Amber and Mike,
We just looked at your blog and are excited that the quads are doing so well. As a pediatrician I was worried when I found out you were delivering at 28 weeks, Amber. But your descriptions convince me that many miracles have occurred, since they are already on nasal canula oxygen. No doubt Michael will do better now that his PDA has been ligated -- that helps these kids a lot. Our prayers continue to be with you. We’re thankful that your babies are getting such excellent care, and that you’re documenting their progress so well for all of us!
Marty and Louise