Monday, April 26, 2010

Babies are all home!

Sunshine, Gabe, Christian

Gabe and Christian cuddling up!

Little Buddies

Gabe, Christian, Sunshine

We have been so blessed this week to have all of our beautiful babies home. It makes the 4 hours of sleep per night all worth it. As you can tell by the pictures Sunshine still has a feeding tube in and takes the majority of her feeding through it. We are slowing trying to get her to take all of her feedings with the bottle. But we are in no hurry. In the hospital she developed an "Oral Aversion." She doesn't like things by or in her mouth very much. Having so many different nurses and being poked and prodded attributed to that. We hope in the next 2 months that we can help her get over that. Christian weighs over 8 lbs, Sunshine is right at 8 lbs and our little Gabe is in the high 6 lb range. It is so interesting to see how different they are physically and personality wise. Christian and Sunshine are long (we will get updated heights and weights next week) and Gabe is at least 2 inches shorter. Christian is a maniac when he is hungry and cries real tears, Gabe has a softer sweet cry and Sunshine is very patient and doesn't cry much. Christian and Sunshine have red hair like their mom and Gabe is very bald at the moment. Kara and I think he is going to be a redhead though because of his fair skin. We joke that Gabe isn't white, he is clear. They all have beautiful blue eyes and are starting to look directly at you when you are speaking to them. Sunshine will follow you with her eyes. She is so smart like her mother.

I could write forever about them but time is of essence. I will try to update the blog soon. Next time I will have more pictures of Sunny. Her brothers have been home much longer then she has so we have had more time to get some good pics.

Thank you to everyone reading this for taking an interest in our family!

Chris

16 comments:

Michael & Mindy said...

I saw that you'd updated and was very impressed you'd found time. Short and sweet. I love it. :)

Carrie said...

so happy! thanks for the post!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for taking the time to post this, Chris! I love the pictures. I'm so happy for all three to be home!

Kim said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you have all three of your precious babies home! That is such fantastic news! I'm glad you found time to update, I'm sure things are crazy right now! I'll look forward to future posts! :)

Michael & Mindy said...

So happy about the REAL update :) Cute, cute pictures! I love the one of the boys in the exact same position. So cute. We need to get some pictures of all 3 of them and Daner together! Wahoo for all babies being home!!

tomg said...

The kids look great. Nice to see them home with mom and dad. Love you guys.

Sandi said...

Beatiful!!

The Anderson Fam said...

Love the update. I am so happy Sunny made it home too. We were all rootin for her as work. Things will be much better now they are all under one roof. Hang in there. Sleep whenever they are. We miss you and your sweet angels everyday. Thanks so much for letting me care for them. Kiss them all for me. PS my kids love to finally see the pix of the babies I have cared for at work. You're in my prayers.

Elise and John said...

So so so sweet. We're so happy for you all. Thanks for posting! I've been dying to see pictures and know how your little family of 5 is doing. (but i figured you are pretty busy too)Can't wait for the next update!

David and Brooke Gallagher said...

We are so glad to finally see your family at home with the both of you! We love you guys and can't wait to watch them get bigger and stronger!

Hamblin Family said...

Congrats guys!! You must be awesome parents to have all three asleep at the same time! They are all too cute!

Tina McBurney said...

Christian, Gabe, and Sunshine!

So good to see you all together once again. My mom says to keep up the stellar progress you guys are all making! Oh and say hi to your mom and dad too! :) Love, your NICU roomie... Noah McBurney

Melanie Sharp said...

I'd imagine you all have zero spare time at your house, but it's so fun to see a little update. Hope you're all doing well. You guys are incredible! (And Chris, Megan told me about Kara and the ladies day out and I'm so impressed....good work taking care of mom too :-)

Heidi said...

Congratulations to all five of you!!! We are so happy to hear of your story and good news. Welcome home to your little ones and best wishes! Love,
Heidi & John (cousin)

Catalinadiverboy said...

Well now, aren't you guys the cutest little family ever. Miss you guys. Warm fuzzy good feelings and blessings your way!
Matt "easy bake" Mcallister ;)

Kamalakar said...

So glad to see that the entire family is home. I am sure they are keeping you busy 24/7. Thanks for posting the update. Take Care!!! Luv,Amber