Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Picture Day Fun with the Babies Today!!!

Okay, so Nurse Ashley is THE BEST! I walk into the NICU today and she says: "Alright Mom, today is picture day!"...and we proceeded to get all of the babies out and put them together for the first time! It was so neat!

Miss Ashley (I like to think of her as the babies second mom!) and Miss Savannah


I was just laughing outloud as Ashley lined the babies up one by one. It was so funny to see all of these babies laying there and to know that they are all ours! It is still pretty surreal.


Here they are...together for the first time since the womb! My little two-week old quad babies. It was SOOOOO neat to see them all together! Little Ethan was completely awake...sweet baby boy. Starting from the right, they are in their birth order: Andrew, Savannah, Ethan, and Ben


They are still preemies and get cold very easily, so they are all bundled up well. I should have gotten a pic with their hats off so you could see all of their dark brown hair! (Aren't those little hats adorable?? Dallas made them for the babies! Thanks woman! They are still a little big, but they are so cute, I couldn't resist trying them on now!)


Savannah and Ben have fat little round faces like their mama. Ben just looks gigantic compared to the other little ones!


Andrew didn't care for all the commotion today. Look how little he looks in my hand!


Our sweet little identical twin boys! Ethan and Andrew...they look like their daddy! Both of their heads could fit in my one hand...crazy!


SOOOOO CUTE! We had so much fun today!

68 comments:

Regina said...

They are so Beautiful! Sounds like you had a very fun and special day with your sweet lil angels! So glad that Nurse Ashley got you going on some precious pictures today! Have a wonderful evening!

Ethel said...

The picture of you with the "fabulous four" in front says it all. GOD is good

Casey's trio said...

How special Suzanne! I can remember how special it was for me to see my babies back together for the 1st time after they were born(it wasn't until about 7-8 weeks for ours. I LOVE the hats. What a great gift and it will be fun to take pics again with them on once they actually fit:) You look great! All dressed up cute...looks like you are getting your energy back quickly. Are you pumping? Do they have the babies on feeds yet?
Love the updates!

takemetohawaii said...

Congratulations on such beautiful precious babies! I'm a friend of Jayson and Rachelle's who just had the quints. I've followed your blog for a while. You guys are so neat and are going to be awesome parents. I'm so happy that you are all doing so great! What a wonderful blessing!

Julianne (not too far--in Keller)

The Mannings said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures. They are just the absolute cutest things! Looks like things are continuing to go well for all of you. May God continue His blessings on y'all. I think about y'all daily!

Jillian said...

In the picture with you and the quads Ethan is totally looking up at you as if to say "That's my Momma!"

Congratulations!

Jamie's Crew said...

That totally rocks! Okay - so today is actually my birthday- #44 - but these pictures of your Fab Four were my VERY BEST present all day long!

Here's is to many more pictures of you and your kids!

AWESOME! God is so Good!

Love ya,
Jamie Pugh - McMoms

www.mcmoms.org

Wade, Melanie, & kids said...

LOVE the pictures. They are so so adorable. You look so great too!!
Melanie Smith (Brandon, MS)

Deanna said...

Oh they are so cute!! The nurses at Harris are awesome! We had a few that I felt like they were the kids second mom. Looks like you had fun taking pics. They are doing so well congrats!!

Deanna Turner

Lindsey said...

Aw, Suzanne...everyone's posts are making my cry lately!! Congratulations on 4 beautiful lil' babies - I'm so happy for you!

Linda said...

Beautiful babies.....beautiful mom.

Martin Bunch said...

I am absolutely thrilled for your family. I don't personally know you, but I feel so excited for your new members of the family. You're glowing like the proud mama you should be. God Bless all of you!

Staci, MN

Leah said...

I LOVE the pictures of them together! SO SO sweet!

Whitney said...

Can you believe all of that was inside you? My first thought when I saw my triplets together after they were born was "how did all of that fit in there." I can't imagine one extra!

They all look great and so do you. One day very soon you will not even be able to imagine how small they are now. They grow up so fast!

Whitney

Alicia said...

They are absolutely amazing. I just can't get over how healthy they are. What an incredible blessing.

Stacy said...

Oh Suz - I've held my breath for you guys for the last several months. I'm so glad to see 4 babies who are doing great! And, bless the NICU nurses who go to the extra effort to make a NICU parent's day. I don't know if they realize how much that means to us parents.

Can't wait to hear the news that they are coming home. It'll be sooner than you know!

WhereSheShops said...

Absolutely adorable! It is great to see everyone doing so well, and you look great! Good luck with the cribs and changing tables...would love to see pics of nurseries when you get a chance!

Michael and Hannah said...

It's so amazing to see the four of them together! What an amazing testiment to God's faithfulness!

lauren said...

Hooray for picture day! These pictures are amazing!!! They are so precious, and you look radiant! I'm so glad you're having fun up there. I think about y'all all day long and wish I could be there. Those little hats are adorable!

Robin, Tommy, & Manze said...

What precious precious babies! I have had so much fun following your blog all the way in MS! I found your blog on another blog and added your blog to mine and everyone who looks at my blog says, "Oh I've been following the Steece Quads too and I love it!" You have quite a following! WE have all been thinking and praying for you and your family and it is so exciting to see those sweet babies! I know you are in high Heaven!

Julie said...

thank you so much for sharing your story. We are praying for and your IV still.
Julie from VA

Sooz said...

AMAZING Pictures! Thank you so much for sharing those with us.

Stef Green said...

Some of the best pics I have ever seen! They are so cute. Thank you so much for sharing!

Melissa Dovel said...

First time to post not sure exactly how I found your blog but I did on the day you were having your babies! Hope you don't mind having another friend join in on all of your joy! They are perfect and you look AMAZING, I did it the hard way and had them one at a time. Just enjoy every moment and be happy with the age and stage they are at. I was reading your fan mail (comments) and low and behold I see someone I know. Shout out to Jamie Pugh- I was lucky enough to be working with her son's pre-k teacher when she was pregnant with the twins. (how crazy is that!!!) FYI for Jamie I used to be Fletcher now Dovel.

Blessings to your BIG beautiful family,

Melissa Dovel
dovelhouse@juno.com

Sue@cbt said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE

"Papa" Hoag said...

Nurse Ashley, I presume you took those wonderful, great, amazing, super pics of my daughter and granquads......Thanks for the opportunity for the Suz to enjoy the day!

Karina said...

its so hard to believe that they were all in your tummy just 2 weeks ago!

Rachel said...

they are soooo cute suzanne!! i love the hats!!! and you look good too!! :) i can't wait to see more pictures!

Cherie said...

I still have moments when I look at my boys and think, "Are they really all mine?"
You look radiant. Enjoy your sweet miracles!

Anonymous said...

How exciting! The babies and mom look great! I know you enjoyed every minute of it and look forward to more to come! How much do the babies way now? I thoroughly love reading your journey through life with quads! You have been very blessed. Another friend in Texas.

The Mellos said...

Lurker here again. Oh my goodness, those babies are precious! Look how sweet they all look together! Suzanne, you are just beaming...you look fantastic. I can't believe how much bigger Ben looks...and darling Andrew, all wide eyed! Props to Nurse Ashley, what a cool lady!

Anonymous said...

The pics are adorable! Take a lot, the babies change so fast. I counted how many pics we had after my quads first year; we had pics equal to one pic per baby per day! and that was before digital cameras. Absolutely work on that birth story! I don't think I made enough notes about the things that happened and when. Even if you just make notes on the chart pages. (Don't forget about those, it will be like charting for work)

Suggestion on the changing tables. Put one upstairs and one downstairs near the kitchen and living area. don't forget about a crock pot or two for warming bottles. Call me when you want something! Rachel

Deborah said...

I'm new to your blog...found it through my best friend who is pregnant with identical twin girls. Anyway, I am so fascinated with your story! I love reading your blogs...and check it every day! Can I just say that I am so happy and excited for you guys. I try to pray for the babes every chance I can...when I remember! I am amazed that they are doing so wonderful! What a blessing! There is no denying that God has his hand on your precious babies and your family! And can I just say that you look fantastic! From the pictures, you can't tell that you just had QUADS!! Crazy!

Burkett Quad Squad said...

That is SO AWE3OME! We have finally been able to get a couple of our quads (Baron and Anna) together a couple of times, but we haven't gotten all four yet! That is TOO SWEET!!!!!

Dallas said...

Yea! The hats! They are so big on their little heads :). I'm glad you were able to use them. A year from now they will be way too small!!!!! I am so happy for you all. Your children are absolutely beautfiul!!!!!!!!!

Scott and Danielle Hatcher said...

Suzanne - your pictures are absolutely precious. I'm so amazed at how well everyone is doing. And you look so good! Looks like being out of the hospital has really revivied you! Gee, I can't imagine why? Sunlight, perhaps? Anyhow, hope things with the nurseries are going well.

And, this is random but I thought I'd ask... a friend of mine recently moved to Texas and is a NICU nurse in Austin. Her name is Kirby, she's young and fun and has red hair. Just wondering if you've come across her during your stay there. I think (?) I remember reading you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area but I don't know my Texas geography AT ALL (CA girl born and raised). Anyhow, worth a shot - let me know if you came across her at one point. We grew up together and she was in my wedding last year. LOVE that girl!

Glad everything's going well! Still pray for you 6 often!

-Danielle

Jamie's Crew said...

I have to agree with Rachel's tip about the changing table - one up and one down. Or, you can do what we did which was turn our never-used breakfast bar (it separated kitchen from den) into the downstairs changing table. We kept wipes, diapers, Boudreaux Butt-paste etc right there. And a few baby wash clothes for extra messy 'incidents'. Really - you probably will need something downstairs, as it will be next to impossible to dash upstairs with all four. However - I have no fear - I think you can handle it fine. You are young and smart. I developed the art of a 32-second pee break so as not to leave my twins unattended long enough for them to get in any trouble. LOL! You can do this! Have a great day and enoy your special babies!

Lova ya!
Jamie - McMoms

Kimberly said...

Oh how fun!! I Love these pictures! Ethan's eyes are so sweet! I still have a hard time really getting a grip on how small they actually are but when you mentioned 2 heads could fit in your hand I was amazed!

Happy 2 week bday, Quads! You are all so beautiful!

Page said...

Wow! I know I've probably said this already, but you all look AMAZING! Quick question: Is it easy to tell the identical twins apart? How do you do it? They look EXACTLY the same to me! And all four are oh, so beautiful!

The Burkett Family said...

Hi new Mommy! I am a friend of Sharla Marler's, and she told me about you. Sweet girl, congratulations to you and your hubby. What beautiful babies you have! They are just darling, I'm sure you're well aware of this fact, but they really are gorgeous.

My sister had a baby girl, eight weeks early, and she's doing great. Paige (the baby, who is now nearly two) is the West Texas March of Dimes baby. Anyway, your sweet little ones reminded me of Paige, with the blankets and hats and little breathing tubes.

Okay, my reason for posting . . . I'm a 'stranger' in Houston who is praying every day for you and your beautiful family. God promises not to give you anything you can't handle! Just remember that on the tough days, okay?

In Him!!!

Amanda

PS I have a DARLING Ben of my own, age seventeen months. :o) Good name!

Brittany said...

Oh, I just love this post! They are all so so so precious- Suz you look fabulous! Love you!

Sasha in NC said...

I think those pictures are the definition of ADORABLE. Nothing more precious than that! :) Congrats Mom.

kristy patterson said...

How wonderful to see all four of your babies together! They are so precious and beautiful--what a blessing! And, I know others have said this already, but you look awesome and so very happy! Glad to know you are all doing well. Can't wait to hear the whole "birth story."

Mary Katherine said...

oh my word suz!!!! they are too adorable! what fun y'all are going to have. they all look like they are getting bigger and feeling good! PRAISE PRAISE PRAISE THE LORD!!!
by the way...you look so cute too!

Matt, Jen, and Grace said...

PRECIOUS!!!!!!

Sandi said...

Beautiful, beautiful. All four.

Holloway Family said...

Precious! What an awesome God we serve!

Amanda's News said...

Suz,
You look so good:) Those hats look adorable on the babies! I just love the picture of you with all four! PRECIOUS!

Anonymous said...

The joy on your face goes straight to my heart. Thank you so much for sharing such joy and these beautiful babies with us!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your beautiful babies! I have been following your blog for months now. I am cousins with Dallas & Marty. Anyway, I had to leave a comment when I saw a pic of Ashley on your blog. When our son was in the NICU at Harris she was one of our many nurses and she was my favorite! I know it is hard to go home without them but it is so good to know that they are in good hands. Kendra

Max's Family said...

What a great day! You look so happy and beautiful.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the pics. So precious. You look great too! I had our twins two years ago and I don't look half that good. LOL. We are still praying for your sweet family and are so glad to hear (and see) how well they are all doing. God is good! -The Rackley Five

Julie said...

I really hope that you read this and it's a bit of new info for you, but I read that families with triplets or more can apply for a handicap parking permit. I think that you would apply!!

Ashley said...

So beautiful! Wow! Ethan and Andrew do look just like their daddy! What beautiful babies you have!! What a blessing that they are all doing so well!

Liz Dixon said...

What beautiful babies!!! Love the new pictures! Thanks for sharing your joys with the world. Glad to see ya'll are doing well. Way to go Mommy and Daddy!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Your babies are beautiful!!Thank you for sharing your pictures and your stories with those of us who don't even know you.

God bless your family!!

Mommy of five

Beth said...

What precious gifts you have!! And I have to agree with everyone else, you look AMAZING!! I am so glad to see your babies are doing so well! I try to pray for them daily! I have to get on and look almost every day! I found you through a friends blog here in Oklahoma!! Good Luck to you and your new family! God Bless,Beth

Chelle said...

Awwww--(I'm a reader of Sooz's blog, "Hawkins Squared", by the way). These babies are beautiful. Ya'll must be in high favor with God--he multiplied your blessings FOUR FOLD!!!!! Amazing. Oh, and you look FABULOUS, by the way, for having given birth to FOUR BABIES just days ago!!!

Blueeyes said...

Absolutely Adorable...Both Mom and babies!
Read this story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070816/ap_on_fe_st/odd_identical_quadruplets

It seems everyone is having quads these days! ;) God is truly amazing!

I'm praying for you!

Audrey T said...

Hello, babies! These pictures are too cute. I love that Ethan's eyes are open so wide taking in all the craziness.

Again, you look so fabuous, Suzanne!

Amy said...

It's so amazing how they can be so tiny and so perfect! What a blessing. Thanks for allowing us a little peek into your life. You're a truly remarkable woman. God Bless.

Amy from Tennessee

KatieKate said...

Well, from one Aggie to another...congratulations. I just finally had to pipe up and say hello and how your children are beautiful. We check in on you all the time.

blessings,
katie (sebeck) mulder
class of '99

Aunt Susan said...

Hey Suz.....You look absolutely gorgeous. The babies are so adorable and cute. They are truly little angels. (Just like their mom)I can't wait to see all of you again. Hope you have a wonderful day. You are in our thoughts and prayers always-Please kiss the babies for us..Love you bunches.

Jodi said...

Oh. My. Word. That may be the sweetest thing I have ever seen. Really. And Suz, I don't even know you, but you look FANTASTIC! I only had 1 baby by c-section about a year ago and I still haven't recovered as well as you! Keep up the good work there, Momma! Congrats! You have 4 precious little miracles! We're praying for you guys and love reading up on God's answers to those prayers!

Justin & Shauri Phillips said...

They are the cutest little bundles I've ever seen. They look so snuggly in their little swaddles. :) You did so good Suzanne! I know you are so proud of them. Congratulations again!

Twins x two said...

Oh my goodness - what beautiful babies. Congrats!!!

I am a new "stalker" on your blog. Hope you don't mind.

I have 2 sets of b/g twins and we did the NICU stay as well. My youngest were born at 31 weeks and spent 26 and 39 days in the NICU. My little guy - the last to come home came home Christmas eve day 2005. It was the best X-mas present ever.

Good luck with everything. I hope your NICU stay is short and sweet!

Anonymous said...

Suz, Joe, & Babes,
We want you to know we've been keeping up with all your excitement, and are so happy for you! We know you're enjoying your time with your sweet babies...they are beautiful! We will continue to stay in touch. Tell your family we said hi!
Take care!
Love,
Homer, Jane, Sarah, Gabe, & Amy Jones

Janelle & Ella said...

These are the cutest pictures I have ever seen. I'm so sad I have been missing out on this blessing and am just now discovering your blog.

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