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The Fab Five

Welcome Home, Jack Jones!!

8 Comments 17 March 2009

And the winner is Jack William, standing alone on the winner’s podium!! As late as 9:30 this morning, we thought Radiant Ryan was coming home today with Jack, but a phone call from the NICU quickly dashed those dreams. Ryan had a significant heart rate drop at some point last night which means she won’t be coming home for at least five more days. Of course, we were disappointed, but at the same time I must admit that we were pulling for Jack all along. The girls will soon be ruling this roost so it’s only fair that our only boy should get some quiet time alone with the three of us before the girls take over!

At this point, however, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will be next. It appears that Ryan is now at the back of the line with Britton, but who knows? Lila is out until the weekend, at least, because of her heart rate drop just two days ago. And Brooklyn? Well, the little girl who was the biggest on delivery day isn’t real fond of the bottle. Until she decides to start working a little harder at eating, she’ll be a Seton resident along with her sisters. I can’t remember the last time Britton had a heart rate drop, but she’s not taking the bottle real well either. So the race for second place will continue…

Despite the setback with Ryan, it was a pretty good day for the Jones family! We picked Jack up around 2:00 at the NICU and headed for the house, picking Eliot up from school along the way. I ran out to get some work done on a remodel project I started yesterday while Casey and Eliot got the little guy settled in. Eliot did AWESOME!! She was little miss helper with anything Jack needed. If Jack was sleeping, she was giving us status updates about every ten minutes or so…”Mama, he’s squeaking!!” She helped prepare bottles, she held the bottle a while during one of the feeds, she helped rock him in the swing, and she also held him for a bit. To top it off, she even read him a bedtime story complete with showing him the pictures…too cute!!!!

We’re looking forward to getting the girls home – it’s going to be a bit challenging to manage the NICU schedule until they do – but we’re very happy to have our boy home and all to ourselves for the time being!

God Bless,

P.S. Big Bad Jack definitely lived up to his name, coming home at a healthy and hefty, by NICU standards, 6 pounds, 13 ounces!

The Fab Five


6 Comments 17 March 2009

We meet with the doctors at 1 o’clock this afternoon, then we’re bringing two of them home!!!! It’s still a little up in the air as to which babies are coming home, but it is most definitely two of them!!! Very EXCITED!!!!!!!!

God Bless,

The Fab Five

The Home Stretch

4 Comments 15 March 2009

Here are a couple of quick notes before we get to the action. The two babies with Casey and I are Ryan and Jack. Can you guess which one is BIG Bad Jack?? The baby getting a bath is Jack – he went straight to the tub after a serious daddy diaper dilemma! And the two cuties who look nearly identical are Ryan and Brooklyn. We think these two look the most alike and Jack looks a lot like them as well. As far as we can tell, Lila and Britton have their own look about them, but it seems to change quite a bit as they put on weight so who knows? Now, let’s get down to business…

And here they come, race fans! Around the final bend and into the home stretch, we’ve got a tight field! All bets are in, the atmosphere is electric, and all eyes are on the Fab Five as they make their final push for the coveted solo ride home from the NICU!!
As we entered the final turn, it looked like Big Bad Jack and Little Lady Lila had this thing sewn up, competing solely with each other for first prize. Hot on their heels, however was Unbridled Brooklyn bounding boldly in this baby battle. But wait a minute, who’s that closing in fast?? Is that…no it couldn’t be…that must be Radiant Ryan running ragged to reclaim the race!
Where did she come from? How did she get here? Radiant Ryan was almost renamed Written Off Ryan just three days ago. But as the others prepared their podium platitudes (a bit prematurely, don’t you think?), Radiant Ryan rightly remembered…the turtle? Yes, the turtle! Slow and steady won the race…and ran the rabbit right into retirement!
The doctors’ doubts have subsided so dutifully they’ve decided, one of these babies simply must go…or will it be two, maybe more? By the end of the week, it could even be four! While Baby Bright Eyes Britton is still biding the by (I hope she makes it home by the end of July!), her brother and sisters are putting on a show and have everyone in JonesLife on the tips of their toes! Who will it be? Who has the right stride? To the victor the spoils and time alone with the pride! Stay tuned folks, for the end is at hand, only two days more ’til the first baby will land!
And then, the real fun begins…
God Bless,

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