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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Quick update before bed

Carrie got to hold Seth today for the first time for an hour and a half!  It was a wonderful experience for her.  He cried a bit at first (which was wonderful to hear), a hoarse, but precious cry, then settled down and got comfortable-- too comfortable.  He decided that he was too happy to breathe, so we needed to wake him up a bit.  He is at 30% oxygen and very stable.  In comparison, Grace is on 29% right now!  The biggest prayer, of course, is that he doesn't rebound (negatively) when the steroids are weaned.  We would love it if his body can continue to act this way when the steroids are gone.

Mom holding Seth for the first time



David had his first pediatric appointment today and the doctor declared him "perfect" and that he's not really recognizable as a preemie!
David after his first bath at home.

matching buddies


Grace is down on her flow to 2.5 liters per minute and doing well.

Marcie and Will are doing well, too, but not getting their full feedings from their bottles yet.  Will is getting a tiny bit of oxygen, but doing fine.  He seems to be the lazy one of the bunch, not wanting to eat or eating slowly.  He's definitely the most vocal.  He let's you know if he doesn't like something.

Bed time.

Gavin

24 comments:

  1. Thank you Lord for what you are doing with "our" Seth!! Tears of joy as I read and see the pictures - thank you so much for sharing and know that we will continue to pray for your family!! Going to bed with such a grateful & thankful heart! What a way the kids will have to testify about their Lord!
    Julie - Texas

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  2. the picture of Carrie snuggling Seth brings tears of joy to my eyes. Praising Him with you.
    Blessings,
    Jo Miller

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    1. Mine too. I am so excited for you guys to get to hold him. Gavin's turn tomorrow, I hope?! :)
      Love, sharon b

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    2. Beth Seng, NebraskaOctober 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

      Your family is an awesome testimony of God's love and grace. I follow your posts regularly, and even have posted some of your pictures on my own picture file. So precious to see the quints growing and getting healthy. Continued prayers for Gracie and Seth. I feel like I know them!
      beth_seng@wycliffe.org

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  3. What a moment for Carrie and you Gavin! It's been a busy day for you guys...sleep tight in the arms of our Lord, prayers continue....

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  4. Checking on everyone before heading to bed. What a wonderful surprise. Love the pictures and what a special moment to cuddle Seth<3. Yahoo....PTL:)
    Praying for you all,
    Shauna

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  5. I LOVE seeing Carrie with Seth. I am speechless and my family would tell you that is in itself amazing. Love the pictures of David too and so happy tohear everyone is doing well tonight. I will of course continue praying for each of you, but I must say I am overjoyed for Seth and I believe this is the best news I have heard ina very long time. God Bless you all.

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  6. It must feel amazing to hold Seth after all this time. I'm so happy for you all. My family is rooting for your family.

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  7. There are no words to adequately describe how wonderful, amazing and breathtaking the images of Carrie holding Seth are.

    I agree with the doc about David. I think, going off the blog photos, that he looks just like Isaac. Handsome boys!

    Thinking more and more of Gracie. Sweet, beautiful girl.

    Sarah

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  8. Tears are streaming, sharing in your joy from afar. God is GOOD!

    All praise and glory to You, Lord, for these blessings. We thank you for Seth's progress and pray it continues. And we pray that all these sweet babies will soon overcome their own difficulties, get to go home, and be pronounced as "perfect" as David. Amen. NKL

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  9. Neal, you and David look so natural. The pictures of awesome and I love them.
    Judith

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  10. So exciting! I can't believe this is the first time Carrie's gotten to hold Seth. So very sweet and wonderful! Glad to hear David is perfect. I'm sure you already knew that though. Continuing to pray for the quints and you guys. How is Isaac doing with David at home?

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  11. I've been reading your blog since the babies were born and your story was all over the news. It is simply incredible to see how your babies are doing, how they've grown and are getting so strong. It brings tears to my eyes as well to see that picture of Carrie holding Seth. Such a beautiful and joyous picture.

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  12. Can't wait to meet these darling buddies!

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  13. Love the photo of you holding Seth!! You can see your relief at finally being able to hold and comfort little Seth! Praying for all of you! :)

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  14. HOW SPECIAL!!!!!! Praise God!!

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  15. Fantastic news, fantastic pictures! God bless YOU ALL! Gabriella

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  16. That is so incredible! Thank You Jesus! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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  17. Happy tears flowed when I saw those pictures of Carrie and Seth! Praying that his health as well as the others continues to improve and that they all go home very healthy!

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  18. Praise God.. Love this. thank you sweet Jesus. Praying for your family. Praying them all home with you together for Thanksgiving.


    erika

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  19. Every time I read your blog I cry.....especially with the pictures. I can't even remember how I found your story but I praise God that I did. Oh, and you live in the same town as my old high school friend......in prayer for ALL of you.

    Denise Chambers
    Colorado

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  20. Carrie and Gavin....this is the most precious sight. What a mighty God we serve.

    Trostles

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  21. What wonderful news and great pics. I haven't been able to check the blog for a few days, but I've been praying night and day for all of you. God is so GOOD! Happy tears!

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  22. Praise God for all the wonderful news. Loved all the pictures especially the one with Carrie and Seth. GranPappy Neal, you and David look great but we need a little more MSU-the boys need help. Love to all and the prayers continue for all.

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