Friday, August 03, 2007

Live from the Hospital Room

Top of the morning to everyone...just wanted to get out the latest update on Suz and the quads.

Suz has obviously lost a lot of blood through this whole thing and her count is so low that she will require a blood transfusion (3 Units!) today to help her body regain strength and bring some color back into her, now very pasty, skin. Suz is dying to get in a wheel chair and get outside so she can layout for a minute...seriously guys, i look like i've spent the last month in puerto vallarta when compared to suz, who looks like she has been stuck in...well...ahh...a hospital room, not seeing the light of day for the last 6 weeks while delivering 4 kids.

Andrew and Savannah are doing well, Ben is making up some ground and should be on par with A and S real soon (this guy just had it too easy in suz's stomach, taking food from everyone...getting fat and happy). Ethan is the one of most concern right now...just having some breathing issues that are likely being caused by an open flap over his heart not closing. He'll have a heart scan today and we'll know more later. If the flap is open, it may close on its own or with some medication...if that doesn't help, he may need a procedure to close the flap.

Finally, our handy little NICU bracelets and proof that i actually have darker skin than my wife for once! The next time you see suz or myself we'll likely be wearing these...they have to be worn at all times and are our keys to see the Steece IV in the NICU until we take them home!


112 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe, please give Suz a hug from me! I am praying for all of you - and I am so appreciative of your updates!

Your children are precious!

Love,
Amy King

Tracy said...

Thanks for the update, Joe. We will be praying for all of the littles ones and for your wife to start feeling better shortly. I bet after she gets some blood, she will feel a lot better very quickly. Enjoy being tanner than your wife while it lasts. :)
Tracy (lurker!!)

Anonymous said...

Congrats and prayers for the six of you! And I know that's a picture you'll cherish forever!

Samantha Smith said...

Thank you so much for keeping everyone updated! I have been following your story from the very beginning and I have absolutely LOVED every minute of it. You guys are very inspirational and your babies are so lucky to have both of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. The babies are beautiful!

I have an 8 month old boy and he is growing up so fast. Cherish every moment, take plenty of pictures, and spoil them rotten- they are only young once!

Praying for Suz's recovery and the health of all the babies! Congrats!!

Samantha Smith
Columbus, MS

TEXOSE said...

WOW... SHE IS VERY LIGHT!!! You are all in my prayers. I love the bracelets. I think I still have both mine and my babies. They bring such good memories. Hang in there I hope that health for all will continue to get better. THANKS FOR THE UPDATES JOE... YOU ARE A WONDERFUL AND GREAT HUBBY FOR SUZ AND SHE IS SO BLESSED. GOD HAD YOU IN MIND FOR SUZ SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME..HOW AMAZING..... LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
---JOLEE AND FAMILY

Anonymous said...

We are so excited about your babies. They are beautiful. I love their names, especially Savannah Leigh, since I have a Leigh. They bring back so many memories about Laura's Carson who weighed 2lbs 14 oz. when he was born. He had the same problem as Ethan with the flap that wouldn't close, but it closed eventually on it's own. We have lots of people praying here in Dallas for you and your little ones. Tell Mom and Dad hello from Joe and Betty Moore, former Waco/Crestview friends.

triplet mama said...

Thanks so much for the update Joe. I hope the transfusion gives Suzanne the much needed boost she needs to get back her energy and color! All 3 of my girls had to have the PDA surgery and it is a fairly common surgery for preemies, but hopefully Ethan's will close on its own.
Please let Suzanne know I am thinking of her!
Casey in CA

Jamie's Crew said...

Thanks for the update Joe! If Suz happens to be A+ - I can go and donate blood and credit her with it. So many people are praying for all 6 of you.

Jamie Pugh - McMoms

Karen said...

Thanks for the update. We're all here thinking of you guys and praying for you. We're wishing Suzanne a speedy recovery and hoping she gets her color back so she doesn't have to hang out with the vampires!

Much love!
-Karen

Winz said...

Thanks for the update! My thoughts are with all the Steeces!!!

angie said...

Oh, poor Suzanne. I hope the transfusion does the trick. I was shocked when I saw the picture of her hand. I'll keep Ethan in my prayers too. Wishing you the best during this healing time for Suzanne and NICU for the babies.

Anonymous said...

Your all still in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the update. I read your blog daily and email my friends and co workers when you update. We've become almost creepy about it, so please don't stop posting ;) But we loved all the pregnancy posts and were so excited once we saw the Ron Burgundy update. You've provided us more entertainment and excitment than you'll ever know.

We continue to follow you because of your amazing story. Your babies are awesome and Suz you're a hero. Joe's probably not too bad himself, I can tell by all the nice things you write about him.

Just wanted to let you know, all the way out here in D.C., we're praying for you, your family and a fast recovery. Good luck and feel better soon.

I appreciate all the updates but can't wait to have you back blogging so we can hear your side of the story!

~All the best!

Bethany said...

Thank you so much for the update on Suz and the babies.
Out here in AZ we are all keeping tabs on your blog and praying that everyone stays healthy (or GETS healthy) and that Suz is able to get up and around really soon.
She is such a trooper and an inspiration to all of us mommies out there!!
Keep up the positive outlook!!
God is Good!

Unsinkable Kristen said...

Holy Moly she is so pale!! I'm glad she'll be getting some blood and getting back to her regularly tanned self soon. Many prayers for the both of you and the babies!

The Chapman Family

Laura said...

I am still praying for you all. I especially will keep Suzanne and Ethan in my prayers. That picture was amazing. PDA is common in preemies but I will pray it closes on its own without the surgery. Thanks for the update. CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Steece Family! I am a good friend of Liz Dixon (who has quads...and that is also how I heard about you guys). I have been following your blog and been praying for everyone. Thanks for all the updates...I love to hear how everyone is. We will continue to pray for Mom and babies (and of course, dad too!)

God is so good!

Hollie

Burkett Quad Squad said...

Thanks for the update! Sounds like everyone is doing pretty well, but we hope Ben and Ethan start catching up real fast! God bless!

Cherie said...

What a beautiful picture. I love it. Great job Suz! You rock!

Hang in there. Get lots of rest. We're praying for your miracle babies.

ezell family said...

Suz, I've been out of the loop for a few days. Wow I can't believe that the quads are here! WE're praying for you with the transfusions, and for each of those precious babies! Joe, take good care of them all (we in blogger world know that you will).
Update when you can...we love pics!
Candace Ezell

cdjenkins said...

Praying for baby Ethan and his heart flap and thanking you for keeping us updated. All in all, your family is the most important to know, but you have no idea how thankful and appreciative your "blogger" audience is for getting updates! Keep 'em coming!

Many prayers!

Sara said...

I hope Suz gets to feeling better! You are in my prayers!

Audrey T said...

Suzanne, I hope that the transfusions do the trick and you start feeling more like yourself! And a little sunshine would lift your spirits too, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Suzanne and Joe,

In 1973 my niece had a premature baby. She weighed 3'4" when born and lost down to 2'13". Then she begin to gain weight--it was amzaing! Everyday she would gain maybe 2oz, 1 1/2oz, 3oz, etc. Those are amazing weigh gains when compared to her total weigh. That would be like me gaining 8 pounds in one day! When she was one day shy of being one month old she weighed 4'15". The hospital staff told her parents to come the next day prepared to take her home. So the next day they dressed up (the father even wore a suit--remember it was 1973) and they went to get the baby. As you might have guessed, for about the only time during her first month, that was one day she did not gain any weigh - not a fraction of an ounce-- but the parents were allowed to take her home.

That baby is now mother of five children and expecting her sixth child in a couple of weeks.

She was in critical condition the first few days, but once she stabalized she was on a roll. She has never had any physical or mental developmental problems and today is very healthly and smart.

I pray your little babies will do as well as my niece.

I am praying for all of you!

SG said...

Thanks so much for the update Joe! I hope this blood transfusion does the trick for Suzanne! Bless her heart, she has really been through it! What a woman! So glad A, S, & B are doing well and will start praying for little E's heart flap. Those may be the most precious (and most expensive!) bracelets you ever wear.
In Waco you guys are center stage in everyone's hearts, minds and prayers!

Wade, Melanie, & kids said...

Joe, Thanks for the update. We are still praying for you all.
Suz, Hope you get to feeling better after the transfusion today. Those precious little babies are so blessed and lucky to have a great set of parents as you both. Hang in there:o)
Love, Melanie Smith (Brandon, MS)

Heather said...

Wow! Hope Suz is doing better soon. I remember not feeling up to walking for about 24 hours after having DD. I needed a wheelchair to get to the NICU. And I only had one! Praying for you, Suz and the babies.

Denise said...

You guys are definitely in my prayers... Your walk through this has been AMAZING. Especially looking for updates on Suz and the kids now.... They're beautiful!!! Prayers coming from Georgia.....

Page said...

Thanks so much for continuing to update us all, who wish we were there to lend support but do our best from the sidelines praying!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, I have enjoyed so much keeping up with your pregnancy and the delivery of the babies. Now to watch them grow, I'll keep looking for pictures. Suzanne, hang in there, you'll soon be back to your peppy little self. Much love to all and God bless!

The McClures said...

We do not know each other, but I have been "stalking" your blog for many weeks now. First of all, congratulations on your sweet babies! I am actually a NICU nurse in Nashville and I really think that they all look great! The NICU is an up and down roller coaster ride, but you will make it through it! It can be very hard, just know that they will be home with you soon! I, along with everyone else am SO impressed that you made it to 30 weeks, that is a GREAT milestone for those little ones! Prayers coming your way!
Stacy McClure

Anonymous said...

When Allison had our Quads she had to have 7 units of blood. She of course is and was fine. Out little Thomas had the same issue with his heart flap. It closed in it's own with the help of some medication. He is now our fire ball!! Everything WILL be fine. It's more then anyone who hasn't been there can understand. Just remember, God wouldn't have chosen you guys if you couldn't handle it. Before you know it, you will be having there 1st birthday blowout!!

Your friend and father of quads.

-jim harris-

Amanda's News said...

Thanks Joe for the update. I know everyone is so worried about the quads and Suz, I hope you are doing okay too. Good to hear that the babies are doing well. We will be praying for all of them and especially Ethan and of course Suz. I am praying that the blood transfusion goes smoothly. I wouldn't have ever believed that she would look so light colored. You guys are constantly in our thoughts!
Love ya

Amber said...

Thanks for the update! I hope the blood kicks in quickly and Suz starts feeling a little better!
Love the shot of your bracelets!

Kelly said...

Thank you, Joe. Bless her heart. I can only imagine how weak and drained she is feeling. Have no fear though, once you get all the babies home adrenaline will kick in. It did for me w/one baby so imagine with four! Praying for all six of you!

Carrie said...

Suz & Joe -
I am so glad things are progressing well. Suzanne, I am sure you will feel SOOO much better after a transfusion. You must be really low to need 3 units. I'm sure that will be a nice boost.
We are continuing to pray for everyone's health, especially Ethan!
Let us know if there is anything you need!
Suzanne, from one VERY white person to another, you can tell Joe what I have always said to my very tan friends, "white and proud, say it loud!"
Love you - Carrie

Misty said...

WOW poor Suz is so pale just from the picture of her hand you can tell!! Poor girl!! I am praying that the B T F will help and she will gain her strength and color back. I can't believe the poor soul hasn't gotten to spend time with her precious babies!! I will pray that the time is SOON that she gets to be with them for more than a second.

I am also praying for little Ethan!! I pray he doesn't have to have the surgery and that it will close on its own and he will be on his way to feeling and breathing better!!!

You are a mighty strong man Joe and I want to acknowledge what a great man it takes to hold all the world on his shoulders like you are doing now with the babies health and Suz health!! I pray that you are able to rest and not wear yourself to thin!!

Whitney said...

Suzanne IS very pale! Hard to imagine. Still praying that everyone develops well. Will keep Suzanne and Ethan in my prayers especially. Thanks for keeping us all updated!

Angie said...

Thank you for updating! Those babies are absolutely precious and the 6 of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Congratulations on your new little ones!! :)

Anonymous said...

Joseph!! You are a DAD! I can't believe it. Jason and I have been praying for the kiddos, Suz and you. Please let us know when we can come visit. Can't wait to see the entire Steece family!

Love you guys,
Molly

Amy Renay said...

That picture brought tears to my eyes. The six of you and your families are in my prayers daily.

Mary Katherine said...

i hear those bracelets are in style now... tell suz she is on the cusp of the fashion world -- and being tan is way overrated =)

hugs to all of you!

Quad Squad! said...

Whoa, this brings back memories! Well, not my memories, I was semi-conscious at best. So good for you Suz for actually knowing what's going on! At any rate, it sounds so much like what everyone else says I went through only you're doing SO MUCH BETTER! And it gets loads better from here on out! Our prayers are with you continuously!

Nicki W. said...

WOW!!! this is so amazing! i am praying for you guys!!!

Emma Cate said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Amanda Adams

Anonymous said...

I wanted to say congratulations. I have 8.5month old quads and live near you, in Plano. I also went 30wks and faced many of the same things you wrote of. Do you have a quad stroller? I may have one for you. email me at
Misty@urechquads.com

Enjoy the ride, because the NICU really is a roller coaster.

Misty

Amanda said...

Thanks for the update Joe! I am praying for Suz and all the babies. Will keep praying!!

Sandi said...

I hadn't checked in a couple of days, and boy, had I missed a lot!!!! Congratulations to you guys! May God give you peace and strength and energy through the transfusions and (hopefully) rest.

Deanna said...

Thanks for the update Joe! You guys are in my prayers. My husband and I went through this exactly 4 years ago. If you need anyone to talk to please don't hesitate to email us. Suzanne I hope you feel better soon. Love the hospital bracelets. I use to try and hide them walking into the hospital because the media had found out we had twins and then quads and I did not want them bothering me!! It was hard to hide 4 bracelets but I was able to stretch them pretty good after a few washing down in the NICU. Congrats again! And you guys are in my prayers and well as our church families prayers.

Deanna Turner

Luke & Amanda said...

hi!
As a postpartum nurse, I have become entranced with your story. I was without a computer for the last three weeks, and yours was the first blog I checked. Sorry to be a lurker, but I have just come to love your story. I hope that Suz feels better quickly and that the babies continue to grow. Yall have been in my prayers for a long time, and will continue to be.
-Amanda

lauren said...

Never thought you'd be whiter than me! I will send extra prayers out for Ethan's heart. My niece, Hannah, had that procedure on her heart when she was a week old and it very successful. Can't wait to see them Monday!!

kristin said...

Suzanne's poor little hand is so pale. She will feel so much better after the transfusion. Still praying fervantly for all 6 of you. Thank you for the updates...I'm sure it is difficult to take time to make them.

H said...

Congratulations to both of you! Your babies are beautiful, and I will keep your whole family in my prayers.

robin hogan said...

My name is Robin Hogan- a friend of Tricia Durand's- I found your blog from a link on the Durand's page- Congratulations on your new family- what an accomplishment! My prayers are with you all for strength, rest and lots of joy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mom & Dad x4! We are so excited they are here and will continue to pray for more progress every day! It is awesome to see the amount of love that is being sent to you.
More blog stalkers from California,
Sarah & Richard Pesce

Cam n' Cal said...

I am praying for all of you everyday! I hope that Suz starts to feel better soon and we get to see one of her fun and witty posts about the Steece IV sooner than later. My daughter Calleigh was not a preemie but she was born very small due to a medical condition that she has. She had two small holes...medically called a PDA and VSD. The PDA closed on its own after a few months and the VSD is still there, but she has no problems with it...so I was hoping this information may be a little comforting for both of you and Ethan! All of our prayers are with you now. You two seem so strong I just know that everything is going to be perfect!

Cassie Morrow
Killeen TX

Anonymous said...

Still praying in Abilene!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I've been reading your blog for only a couple of weeks, but I'm so very happy for both of you. What a miracle.
The thing that drove me to finally post tonight was the picture of your WHITE arm!! Take good care of yourself and I hope you get feeling better really soon.
Thanks for sharing your story. Such an inspiration!
Tracie

~Denise~ said...

Continued thoughts to Suz and the babes.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for all of you. I've been reading your blog for a while, and you guys are amazing!

I really hope Suz gets to feeling better soon. The babies are so precious! God bless them!

Mommy of five

hi my name is mommy said...

Big Hugs for both of you and four tiny little finger squeezes for the little Angels! Everything WILL BE OK! The good Lord has brought you this far, and he is with you now. Lots of continued thoughts and prayers for your sweet family.

Anonymous said...

Okay, Suzanne. Not too many people know you like I do. I literally was SHOCKED when I saw your poor little white arm. I have always joked with you since 6th grade about how jealous I was of your dark skin! So seeing that little pale arm took my breath away! Unbelievable!
I also know you in the sense of your strength and positive spirit. You are going to make it through this and one day soon (trust me, they grow up FAST!) tell stories one day to your precious gifts of God: Ethan, Andrew, Ben, and Savannah.
I love you girl...I'm coming to see you in a couple of days!
Marcy

Sunni Len said...

I love you Suz I hope youare doing better. Thanks for the update JOe and keep us posted I am still praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Major Congratulations!

Suzanne, I ran across your blog a while ago through Whitney's. I am incredibly happy for you and Joe. You are such a wonderful person and I'm glad to see how much you've been blessed! I will be praying for every one of those sweet babies to be very healthy.

All my best,
Charlotte Graham

aWare said...

Still praying for the little guys and girl! Stay strong!

aWare said...

Still praying for the little guys and girl! Stay strong!

mom to three great kids said...

Oh my! I see what you mean by being darker than your wife...I hope she recovers soon....may God Bless you both and your beautiful children.

Thanks for the updates.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, our thoughts and prayers are still with each of you. Can't wait to see grandma Jany and grandpa Steve... Love and hugs to all. Johnny and Donna (Waco)

Amy said...

You know, time in special care nurseries or NICU can actually be a (small) blessing! The nurses will teach you GREAT tricks about caring for your child. Our daughter was in for 7 days when she was born because of fluid on the lungs, and the nurses taught us the best way to feed, burp, diaper, etc., and kept her on a great schedule. Truly a blessing in disguise!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I found your page through a friend of a friend about a month ago and I have been reading daily to see how you are(I just realized I could leave a comment...YEAH). I think you are amazingly strong! Your babies are so blessed to have a mommy like you! Congratulations to you and your husband and may God bless your new family with lots of love, laughter, and great health. I have been praying for you and your new family and will continue to pray for you as you recover. Best wishes and God bless!!!!!
From Cypress Texas,
Catherine

Anonymous said...

Praying hard for all of you!!!

Holly said...

thanks so much for the photos. What precious little bundles. I was talking to Christopher on Thursday telling him that we have 4 new cousins; it boggles the mind. With God's care, it won't be long before you will all be home. How I would love to be a fly on the wall this Christmas in the Steece household. Our love and prayers to all Steeces and Hoags and extended family. Holly

The Blessed One said...

Hey guys!!!! I came on to see if there were any more belly shots and boy did I get a suprise!! I found your blog through a friend and have been following and praying. You guys have such a great attitude and such a thanksgiving to the Lord that it was always uplifting to get on and see how the little one's were doing. I will pray for all the little one's and I will pray that Suz starts feeling better soon. I'm so excited that you guys are "getting started" on this amazing journey. God Bless and keep us posted!!
Shannon

Drew's Mom said...

Praying for all six of you.

Whitney said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog tonight and have spent the past 2 hours getting to know you. I am up way past my bedtime!

Anyway, just wanted to say how great the babies look and way to go Suz. You did an amazing job! My triplets were born at 33 weeks so I know the NICU can be long, scary, and frustrating but I am hoping everything goes great for you. Sending lots of prayers your way from Georgia!

Regards,
Whitney

Tanya said...

Hope the transfusion did the trick and you're all feeling much better.

Thinking of you.

Mary Lou said...

Congratulations on your 4 babies! I am a church friend of a relative in Baytown, TX. she told us about your having quads and I am so touched by your blog on this blessed event. Prayers ascend for you all and that mother and babies will continue to gain strength.
May God Bless this family.

Liz Dixon said...

Congratulations! I've been in the hospital so I just got a chance to check the blog. I've been wondering how the delivery went and how the quads were doing. I'm so happy to hear of their miraculous birth and praying that Suz is back to full strength asap as she recieves blood transfusions. Many prayers and much strength to you all today and the days to come!

Anonymous said...

Suz, I'm praying that your strength is returning!

Indiana

Anonymous said...

OK, this is so wild! What a small world we live in. I wrote the other day...I originally heard about your blog from another quad mom (liz dixon). After having dinner with my sister-in-law (Annie Houser - AKA Katie's sister) I realized that y'all are great friends with the Sheedy's. I actually looked back at last May's blog from Adam & Katie's wedding and remember seeing you guys there. Y'all were having a great time on the dance floor...we watched from the side, as we had just found out I was expecting again...and coming up with any energy was just exhausting. But I have to say it was so much fun watching all of you guys tear it up!

I just had to write again after I found out this info. Annie asked me to pray for Katie's friend who was having quads months ago.....so I was praying before I ever came across your blog. We will continue to lift all of you up during this time. Prayers for strength and a healthy family!

Hollie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Steece family! Been praying for you and the quads. Hope you feel better soon Suz. God is with all of you.

Anonymous said...

Hello! The Blog World is getting curious to know how Suz and the Steece IV are progressing. Does anyone have any news?

In my Prayers Always.

Anonymous said...

i lost your email so i cant reply directly. what kind of formula are they giving the babies? enfamil or similac? let me know because i have many many cans of enfamil right now that we can get to you before they come home.

gena

momma2mikaela@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I just heard on NPR this morning that having more than 2-3 children in the family is now the "in" thing for young couples. In fact, they said that "four is the new two." So I guess you've just had your 2? Just kidding. God bless all.

Ellie said...

Hi! I don't know you, and I don't even know how I stumbled upon your blog, but I want y'all to know that since finding your blog (yesterday) I have been praying for your sweet little babes. He has great things in store for you and your little (big!) family...

Sunni Len said...

Just checkin in again Love yall I hope suz is better you are in my prayers.
Love you all
Sunni

Jamie's Crew said...

I see that I am not the only person to keep checking in for updates! I hope that this fine Sunday afternoon finds all 6 of you in good spirits and perking up!
Thinking of you!

Jamie Pugh - McMoms

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any current news on how mom and babies are doing today?

Anonymous said...

No, but I wish someone who does know would post soon!

Jeff, Lauren & Graham said...

Suz- I hope that you are all doing well! I know that you are busy recovering and spending time with your precious little ones....but when you get a chance - would you PLEASE let us all know how you are all doing. Praying for you and your family!!!

Anonymous said...

I am sure Suz will update the blog world soon with some good news. Please be patient.
Her Daddio

Scholiast said...

All of them are looking good, by the photos... Two of our quads had the heart condition Ethan has - they were both put off food (!) for a couple of days and the flaps closed by themselves... One quad spent a fortnight on respirator, the others managed on merely cpap (as I'm sure you know all about by now). Our "respirator" one, though - who quit oxygene only the day before leaving the hospital, is now by far the biggest quad and in every way first and strongest...

Best of luck in the coming weeks & months, and hopefully Suz will have a quick recovery after the transfusions!

Kathrine

Emily, Frank, and Caden said...

Still praying for ya!! I hope that you are having a quick and uneventful recovery. Praying that God will give you immeasurable amounts of patience and endurance for your recovery and for the NICU stay of your sweet precious ones!

Carrie Blair said...

God bless you all!

connie and mark tidwell said...

Suzanne we are so proud of you. Your family has been in our prayers. I love your site and was so excited when I checked it on the day they were born. You hang in there and the Steece family will be in my prayers and thoughts daily. Love, Connie Tidwell

Anonymous said...

At church they said that Suzanne went home Saturday, so I bet she or someone will post soon.

Jamie's Crew said...

I bet that if Suzanne DID go home on Saturday that she is reveling in being home with Joe and Shi, not to mention recovering from major surgery and anxious to go to the NICU to be with the babies. I can see where it would be tough to find time to post with all that going on! And too - imagine what fun she is having see their nurseries in person! She hasn't see the rooms since family and friends painted in there!

I am rooting for you and praying faithfully too!

Jamie Pugh - McMoms

www.mcmoms.org

Ann said...

We are all so so thrilled for you and Joe. Suzanne, I've really had you in my thoughts and prayers these days. When this post mentiond the blood loss I had a flashback to my own (singleton) pregnancy where I had an emergency which caused me to have three units as followup. I remember the days following the birth as a nonstop whirlwind between the NICU and my own recovery. I am praying that you and Joe have both the strength and healing that you will need following such an eventful time. Please take care of yourself amid all this chaos. In the months following my Grace's birth I ate lots of cream of wheat and iron filled food since it was critical to replacing the blood components I had lost.

How are those precious babies today? Are they still in the same NICU unit? That environment is both wonderful and eye opening. I am praying that you have the best nurses and doctors for your quads.

Praying for you in Marietta, GA
Ann (http://mundanemagic.blogspot.com or http://www.mcdermitt.net)

alice said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery! I started reading your blog a few weeks ago after finding you through another quad blogger and I've been hooked ever since. I'm praying for your family! I'm a recent new mommy again and have somehow gotten on Similac's mailing list even though I don't use formula. I've gotten lots of the $5 off coupons from Similac which I would be happy to mail to you if you use that type of formula. If interested, have someone email me an address and they'll be on the way.

stephenson232@earthlink.net

Josh & Jessica said...

Congratulations! I have been following your amazing story. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!!
Jessica
Marion, AR

Carol said...

Oh gosh - her little hand looks so pale!

Hang in there Suz - you've done a great job growing those babies. I'll be thinking of you all.

Anonymous said...

I came upon your blog this morning and I am saying prayers for all of you. Congratulations on all of your precious little ones and God's blessings to all of you.

Lynne

Mrs. Qball said...

I hope everything is well, we all get worried when you dont update.

Your children are beautiful, and I hope everyone is doing well.

Heather

SaraS-P said...

I am definitely hoping for the best for all the babies, especially little Ethan.

Granna said...

Okay... all of us that can't be there need to know- how are things? PLEASE give us an update as soon as you can. We are worried.

The Mellos said...

Another lurker...
Prayers from Califorina are headed your way. Those babies are beautiful. You guys done good! :) I hope E's flap closes on it's own. Suz, get better soon. The blood will help. Can't wait for more updates.
Much love, The Mello Family.

Anonymous said...

Just another lurker but parying none the less. God Bless

The Matsens said...

Hey Congratulations! Im friend with Rachelle who just had quints so I checked your blog to see how you were coming along and you had your quads! Awesome! Wishing you a wonderful family life with your new babies :) Karen Matsen

Deanna said...

Suz and Joe, I hope you guys are doing well. I have been thinking about you guys a lot over the past week. I know exactly what you are going through and pray that God gives you the strength to heal and be able to get back up on your feet so you can be with the babies as much as you need and want to. I remember being at the NICU everyday until the boys came home when they were 7 weeks old. Hang in there and God will give you the strength, he has given you thus far.


Deanna Turner

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzanne and Joe - Congratulations on your quads. They are beautiful. I am currently 17 weeks and 5 days pregnant with quads. So far everything is going absolutely wonderfully. They are each in their own sac and are growing right on schedule. We will hopefully be able to confirm the sexes at our next appt. on Sept. 5th. I heard about your website on the What to Expect website. I have been looking for parents of quads so learn more about what to expect. My husband and I have two 1/2 year old b/g twins and feel so blessed to be expecting quads. It is a little scary but so very exciting. Thank you for your blog it has been very helpful to me. A lot of what you read online is all so negative I don't like reading it.

Anonymous said...

They are precious!! Glad to see they are doing so good!!!!!

karen said...

Yea! The babies were born. Congrats! This is such a special picture of you two. I love it - definately think it's worthy of the awesome scrapbook from your dad/your friend.

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