Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Perspectives

As you can imagine, we are over the moon with our boys. At the same time, however, it is so emotional to have one baby at home and one still in the hospital. Here's an update on all four boys in our family:

Ezra is learning about bottles like a little pro! Last night he had a practice session with a pacifier to get his sucking reflex going. Then, this morning when we came for a feeding, his tube was removed and he drank 15 mL from the bottle. Since then, he's had four bottle feedings of between 15 and 20 mL. Otherwise, he's a great and healthy little guy with the deepest blue eyes, and the cutest little lips. We really want him to come home soon. Cedric misses his womb-mate!

Cedric is increasing his bottle feed quantities every day. He's our little gas pipe, so we make sure to give him a few extra burps with every feed so as to avoid any upset stomachs. He has slept at home for two nights now. The first night was a fussy night. He wasn't sure what to think about a quiet and dark house. He seems to prefer the voices of people and lots of light. He also has deep blue eyes, and the longest piano fingers you've ever seen.

Chad's paternal gene has kicked into high gear. He is already a pro at calming Cedric when he needs to. And (this deserves fanfare and trumpets), has changed his first poopy diaper!

Douglas is getting really good at driving back and forth between BLK hospital and the apartment. He is loving having Cedric at home and can't wait until Ezra is home (although, the nerves are starting to kick about parenting multiples).

Love and Peace to All!
Chad, Douglas, Ezra and Cedric


  1. Beautiful family!

    Loving all the photos!

    Keep 'em coming!


  2. I love these new pics, and am so glad that you've found time to keep the updates coming! It makes your being so far away a bit more bearable; not much though. I'm not sure that I can wait until NEXT summer to snuggle with your sweet boys:( They'll basically be driving by then....miss you all! Let's skype/facetime (can you do that now?) soon, please!!!

    Lots of love,


  3. I love the new pics, I am glad to see that you guys seem to be settling in!

  4. Congrats again guys! You are doing great. Trust your gut and don't worry about those won't have time for them soon enough anyway!!!

  5. oh my goodness they are both so adorable! Congratulations again :)

    Love to all,
    Amber :)

  6. Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! 'Nuf said.