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

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

And then there were 7!

Will arrived in the same stork this afternoon, ending our long, long stay at St. Paul hospital.  103 days, to be exact.  Of course, Seth is still at Children's, but that will be for a while yet.  Our memories of our time at St. Paul will be fond, even as they were challenging and hard many times.  The people there have been absolutely incredible in their professional, lifesaving care of our five babies and we could not be more thankful.  Many have become true friends and all are so appreciated.  We'll bring the babies back to visit when  we have a chance!

Gavin


Isaac was with his friend Peter, otherwise we're all represented (see Seth's hat in my hand?)

Nascent sibling rivalry

Left to right:  Jill, Elizabeth, Jennifer, & Brooke, a few of the many amazing lifesavers who have cared for
our babies over the last 3 1/2 months!

Jones Quint Corner:  This used to be bustling with quintuplet activity, but is now just full of empty beds!
Praise the Lord!

25 comments:

  1. REJOICING with you! What an AWESOME God we have! May your precious family have a most blessed THANKSGIVING! Thanking God with your family for the five beautiful blessings HE has given you. Continuing to pray for the adjustment to having the babies at home and for SWEET SETH still in the hospital. Praying SETH continues to grow healthy lungs and that he will be able to join you all at home in the near future.

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  2. Tears of joy here for all of you, Praise, praise, praise for so many blessings given and so many answered prayers...the hospital staff sounds like they have been just fabulous to all of you, prayers will continue for them all and for all they do for so many babies and families. Thrilled to hear Will is home with his siblings....it will indeed be quite a "Thanksgiving" for you all! Prayers continue for Seth, I'm happy to hear he is doing better....he'll be home sooner than you think! Hugs to you all....

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  3. Praising God for this milestone!! We are praying for you daily and for all of your needs, physical and emotional. Praying for little Seth especially! Love to all, sharon b.

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  4. Awe. Sure it was bittersweet to leave the hospital today but know what an amazon adventure lies ahead of you. Before you know it those little 5 will be army crawling and you'll be wondering what happened to your babies. :-)

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  5. So happy for all of you. Judith

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  6. wonderful! the coming days will be difficult at times but oh so worth it. Keep strong!

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  7. Congratulations! I've been following your blog from Southern California since I heard about it in August. Will continue to pray for you and all your kids, big snd small! :) I hope Seth can come home soon too (when he's ready)!

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  8. Fabulous!! Praise God from Whom all blessing flow! NKL

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  9. It is so wonderful to have your babies coming home! You and Seth are in my prayers. Having them at home is not an easy task, but you will be surprised at what you can manage and how you CAN and will survive with four infants at home.

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  10. Praise God again. May God provide volunteers and strength for you all as you adjust to having the new four home!

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  11. So happy for you all, Praise the Lord that he has been there for you all. Thinking of you as you take care of these little ones and praying that Seth will be able to join you soon as well. Sending best wishes to all from Canada, Shaun and Karen DeJonge

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  12. Wow ... so amazing. Praying for Seth and for sanity at Grandma and Grandpa's!

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  13. What joy! I am singing praises to our most faithful God. I will continue to lift up Seth for healing and comfort, as I will pray for courage, strength, patience, and rest for you, Carrie and Gavin, and continued growth for Will, David, Marcie, and Gracie. What blessings we have all received because of your sharing this experience through the blog. Thank you for letting us be a part of God's work!

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  14. WOW!!! This is awesome news!!! Continuing to pray as you all transition into this next phase and for sweet Seth that he can join you all at home soon!! Continued love and prayers!!

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  15. Yay! So good to see four babies cozy at home. They've come such a long way! Praying for Seth's little lungs to heal so that he can be home with all this love, too. Look forward to hanging out with all these little buddies when my scheduled evening comes up!

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  16. Praise God to see those 4 little sweeties at home on the couch together! What a bond they will share. Praying for you all at home, and for little Seth waiting for his homecoming!

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  17. So exciting. Precious, precious pictures too. And you look great, Carrie. =) Hugs and prayers for you from this side of the Atlantic.

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  18. Carrie and Gavin, This is wonderful news! We will continue to pray for you as you try to settle into your life at home and still over at Children's. Having one newborn is challenging so I cannot imagine the challenges of four at home. I am praying for rest and God's sustaining hand on you all. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
    Michelle Coomes

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  19. What a joyous Thanksgiving gift!!!!! May little Seth soon join the rest of his family at home. Thoughts and prayers are with you often from JAARS.

    Blessings

    Gail Boemker
    JAARS
    Waxhaw, NC

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  20. Glory be to God. Great to see four babies home. Praying Seth gets to come home soon too. Well done guys. God is with you.

    Olori,
    Lagos, Nigeria

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  21. This is such wonderful news, as I was reading your blog this morning the song by Faith Hill came on the radio "A Baby Changes Everything" and in your family this is times 5 but what beauties. I had lots of tears of joy and wish you and your family the most Happiest of Thanksgivings.

    Lori

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  22. Praise God.. Jehovah Jire yaayyy so wonderful these babies are home. Praying Seth joins them very quickly in Jesus name..

    Matthew 18:19

    erika

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  23. Have been blessed as I have read your blog at times over the last few months. God has been at work in so many ways and in so many lives. May His Name continue to be glorified through the stories. Pray for daily and hourly strength for you all now, and for Seth to be able to join you all soon. (Just returned from regular trips to PNG and flew over Ukarumpa 4 days ago en route to CLTC, so well aware of your background which has made your story so real to me.Now back in Melbourne, Australia.)

    Margaret Price

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  24. PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW! We rejoice with you at the miracles big and small that our gracious Lord has provided, and continue to pray for you all as you adjust daily to schedules and needs. You have been such a tremendous witness to God's faithfulness, and we know He will continue to use your lives to help others.

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  25. I love the blankie! He sure does!

    Gorgeous. I'm especially praying that Seth can be home for Christmas. Last year I went to the baptism of a little girl born on Christmas Day and the pastor was explaining how miraculous Christmas babies are, and how God does extra special work in their lives and I've been thinking about that a lot lately and thinking how amazing it would be, and how clear God's plan would be, if Seth got to come home for Christmas.

    Sarah Maidens

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Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones