Eliot

Mama and Big Sis Visit the NICU

5 Comments 18 January 2009

Casey and Eliot finally got to meet the new additions yesterday afternoon. Eliot got to go first – I took her up mid-afternoon for her visit. She didn’t have a whole lot to say, but you could see the wheels spinning in her mind. She was excited, for sure, but not certain what to think about these five little things -they don’t quite look like babies she’s used to seeing! It will be very interesting to watch as she processes everything that happens over the coming days, weeks, and months.

Casey and I went up around 7:00 last night for Casey’s first visit. She was pretty emotional when she saw the first one, Baby A. As she went around to each of the bedsides and talked to them all, the tears were replaced with smiles as the nurses debriefed her on their condition. She was a little scared to touch them (as was I at first) because they just appear so fragile and tiny!

Here’s one quick story about the day of delivery I haven’t yet had a chance to share. After the babies were born and I had gone up to the NICU to see them for the first time, I went back down to the recovery room to check in on Casey. At that point, I hadn’t seen her since I left the operating room with Jack to make the transfer upstairs to the NICU. When I walked into where Casey was, with tears in her eyes, she asked if the babies were ok. With adrenaline still coursing through my veins I exclaimed, “yes, they’re doing great!” She responded with the pleading emotion I think any mother would have in her heart given what she’d just been through, “Really? You’re not just saying that? They’re really OK??” By that time, both of us were a mess of emotions and the tears were rolling as I told her, “yes, sweetheart, they’re all ok.”

God Bless,
Ethan

Eliot

Eliot and The River

Comments Off 09 January 2009

I thought y’all might enjoy these two quick, little notes…

I was on the radio this morning to talk about our story which was really cool. The River 102.3, a local Christian radio station, had me in studio with their morning show for about 30 minutes. They really gave me a great opportunity to talk about Casey and the quints and also to give props to all of the wonderful people who have been helping us prepare for the Quint Invasion. We’ll have the audio files on the website soon, but you can check it out here: http://www.theriver1023.com/cc-common/podcast.html. Thank you to Roxanne at The River for inviting me on the show!

We may never get to see our daughter, Eliot, again after this weekend. She went with a friend of her’s, Maddy Brown, to Maddy’s grandma’s farm. I can honestly think of no more fitting place for our crazy, little monkey than a farm! She is going to have the time of her life riding horses, chasing chickens, and running through the fields with wild abandon! We wish we could be there to witness the wildness, but her stories will just have to do. Please come back to us, Elle!

God bless,
Ethan
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