But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Good news!

 Will, David and Marcie (the first three babies to be pulled from the womb) are now off the ventilators and on the CPAP instead! They are also receiving little feeds, and I'm so grateful to God for His work in my body that I can already provide for them. The first milk is so beneficial, especially when it's from their own mommy.

The NICU staff estimate Seth will be able to join in on the CPAP and feeding fun either tomorrow or the next day. Right now both he and Gracie are getting some blood pressure medication (very normal because they were the last two out), but the last time I was in the NICU Gracie's nurse told me they were able to decrease the dose because she was already doing better. As the tiniest one and very last one out, we deeply appreciate your prayers for her (and the other four, too, of course!). The first 72 hours are the most critical.

The clinical coordinator for the NICU just came in again, saying they are all doing so well and that "Everything went perfect today." The doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists, and everyone else on the Code 5 team were amazing. All glory to God for His care and provision!

With so much gratitude and joy,
The Mommy

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Carrie and Gavin! Praise God for these five beautiful souls. Our continued prayers for everyone to grow and thrive. We haven't met, our family is friends with Jennifer and Kirk Waller. God bless your family.

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  2. I've been praying for you in the past week or so since "meeting" you through Esther Gross's FB account. I'm rejoicing with you. Being a nurse, all I could think of were all of the "what ifs." But God... Praising Him with you for all He has done for you and your family today.

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  3. Incredible!!! Yay! God's hand was certainly covering all of you today!! Praising God with you!

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  4. So happy for you all and praising God for your safe delivery!

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  5. We are so happy to see they have arrived safely. We will continue to pray all goes well in the weeks and month's to come. Love the Benedick's

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  6. Awesome!!! Sandi Holzwarth

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  7. so so so happy that they are doing so well. i will continue to pray for your 5 precious little miracles.

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  8. Wow!!! We're so happy for you!!!

    It's amazing that three of your babies have already moved from the vent to the CPAP machine. Even though you can see less of their faces, it's a huge, positive step!! (It took me awhile to get used to the sound of the pressurized air blowing through the tubes into their nostrils, but it soon became one of the special background noises.) And if they're decreasing the blood pressure meds already...another amazing blessing!!! May God continue to glorify Himself through you and your entire family. God has richly blessed you all and will never, ever leave you or forsake you (Heb 13:5). He is with you and knows the steps He has ordained for each of your precious children--Isaac included (Psalm 139:16)!

    Blessings to your family from ours,
    Nicole (for Tim and the twins)

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  9. Carrie, Gavin and Isaac, Congratulations on your FIVE PRECIOUS BLESSINGS! They are all beautiful. We will continue to pray for you ALL in these next days, weeks and months. Carrie, we are happy to hear you are doing well and SO happy you are able to provide the best food for them. :-) LOVE to all EIGHT!
    Jennifer for the Waller Family

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  10. That is such great news! We are keeping all of you in our prayers! Rollin and Jessica Rising

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  11. We are so excited to hear this! Keep the good news coming, Lord! Thank You for Your handiwork in each of these lives!! Love you guys, Sharon Bowers

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  12. Congratulations! Praise God that all went so well. I will be praying for your new little ones and look forward to watching them grow.

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  13. Just saw the pictures....five beautiful little miracles! The Jones' Fab Five - what a blessing. My youngest niece, Grace, turned 12 today - how special that she shares a birthday with your little Grace! So, SO thankful for answered prayers. Will continue for all of you. Much love and lots of hugs to everyone!

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  14. so happy for yall! Yeah babies are doing well!! Congrats!! God is so good!!!

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  15. Congrats to you guys! So thankful to the Lord for his watching out for you guys! Will continue to pray for them and you in the next days!
    Michelle

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  16. Congradulations Carrie, Gavin and Issac. They are all so beautiful and strong, just like there Mommy. I'm do happy for you. Love, Jenn

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  17. Yeah! Congratulations! I am so glad to hear that everyone is doing well and that momma is already up and around!

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  18. Congratulations! What wonderful news that you and your five little ones are doing so well! PTL!

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  19. God is gooder than good! Thank you for letting us share in your moment by moment joy. Praying moment by moment, too...love you...CPaaske

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  20. PS...in case anyone else didn't know...CPAP is continuous positive airway pressure...also used for sleep apnea!

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  21. Yeah! Such good news. Continuing to pray for you all. Thanking God for all his miracles and provisions ahead of you.

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  22. Five babies, but each one representing dozens of miracles. Congratulations. You have been, and will continue to be in our prayers. Brian and Vicki Carroll

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  23. Carrie and Gavin and Isaac, We are all so happy for you as you are still welcoming the miracle quints into your world. We do so wish the Pattersons, Sheets and the soon to be Smiths could all come visit all of you. Of course we really wouldn't do that at this point in your busy lives, but you know what I mean. We are praying for you, Carrie, as you recover and as you continue to nurse those sweet little ones. We are so proud of you and are grateful to our Father for His loving care of you, the quints and Isaac and Gavin. Love to Jane, Neal, Katy and Ken and of course, Auntie Pam and everyone else who was/is there to help.

    With love to all of you,

    Mary Alice (at Betsy or Jeannie's) and Jim (in Indonesia, but joining us in late August for Jeannie and Troy's wedding.)

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  24. Debbie Garreans HaaseAugust 10, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Congratulations X 5!!! I'm so glad everything went so well and that the babies are doing so good! I will continue to pray for all of you and especially little Gracie.

    Your friend and LML Family,
    Debbie Garreans Haase

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  25. Congratulations guys! The Heisler family is overjoyed everyone is doing so well! I can't believe our Clara is only 2 weeks older than the fab five! Can't wait until they can all play together! God is so good! Take it easy recovering, Carrie- and take your pain meds! Much Love and Prayers! The Heislers!

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  26. I found out about your precious 5 babies from Kat at Momentum. I am praying for you all and grateful that they are all doing well. Praise God!

    My cousin and his wife have triplet sons who were born at 25 1/2 weeks, so I understand how important these first few days of life are for such tiny babies. I was living in Japan when they were born, so I didn't get to see them when they were babies. (I had one of my sons 6 months after they were born.) They were over 18 months old when I moved back to the U.S. They are 13 years old now. :o)

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  27. I wouldn't allow myself to turn on the computer today until I had finished yesterdays to do list as all I did was watch the blog sight all day.
    I am so thankful for those precious little ones. The whole experience is so very wonderful. These are going to be Godly men and women for Him.
    Judith

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  28. I am so excited for you guys! Congratulations on five healthy new babies. In no time they will all be home and I know they will be loved on by so many people. What a wonderful adventure for you all! :)

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  29. Thank you sweet babies for coming on my birthday!! Praying that you will grow big and healthy!

    Andrea Schulze

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  30. Lori Smoak LindstromAugust 10, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Congratulations Carrie! I am so excited and happy for you and your husband on the safe delivery of 5 beautiful & healthy babies! Your mom told me about your quints and I have enjoyed following your story as a multiple myself. It has given me a little taste of my mom's experience carrying us. :) I will be praying for your little ones and your family as you adjust in the coming days; healing for all, miraculous growth for those precious babies, smooth & joyful transition to a family of 8 and above all God's grace & glory in your lives. Love to you, Lori

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