Meet the Quads

They may have come in a set of four, but they have COMPLETELY different personalities! We hope you enjoy meeting our kids!
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 Caleb Sean
Born at 2 lbs, 5 oz.

Caleb is our precious first born son. He has always been our quietest and most shy child. He really prefers to stay home away from the rough and tumble world out there. When we do go out, he doesn’t like to leave Daddy and Mommy’s side…just in case…

Everything changes when he is safely at home though. He used to hang in the corner by himself and not really get involved with his siblings. He is now rambunctious and wants to be in the middle of the excitement. I was so worried about his reluctance initially, so I'm super happy to see him joining the group.

Even though he’s quiet, he is certainly a ham! He has a precious smile that lights up his face and he loves his siblings so much. Like a good older brother, he looks out for them and tries to make sure that they are safe. If someone gets hurt, he is the first kid to call for mom and dad to come fix it.

He is also a bottomless pit. It never ceases to surprise me how much food this kid can put away in a sitting. We are in major trouble when he hits his teenage years!
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Abigail Rose
Born at 2 lbs, 5 oz.


Abby is our second baby. She is our first crawler, first baby to get a tooth, first baby to sit up....and was our last baby off of oxygen. She's a dainty little thing that has often been compared to a porcelain doll, but she is anything but that! Given the opportunity, I'm sure she would climb straight up to the roof. I can hardly keep both of her feet on the ground! This little girl definitely knows what she wants and will plow straight over any sibling who stands in between her and her toy. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, right?

Abby struggled the most in the hospital and at home with breathing on her own and eating. After nine months of some type of breathing assistance, she finally gave up her oxygen tank and is now equipment free!

Abby loves people! She is a flirt and always has been (Daddy needs to prepare himself!). We are pretty sure that Larry the Cucumber is her current crush. Haha! She prefers to play on her own, but interacts well with her siblings. She has no fear of new people or new places and takes off for the toys without saying goodbye to Mommy and Daddy when she goes to the church nursery to play (when it's not winter).

Abby still struggles with eating difficulties. She came out of the womb with them and it is something that we constantly work on. Her weight is always an issue as she just doesn’t like to eat much. In fact, she thinks eating is optional.
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Elijah James
Born at 2 lbs, 3 oz.


Elijah is a huge snuggler. He loves people, loves laughing, loves making people laugh, loves helping...just generally loves being in the middle of everything and pleasing his parents, siblings, and therapists. He is always ready with a smile and patiently waits his turn without complaining.

One of the best parts of Elijah's personality is his sweet, sensitive heart. He visibly worries about his siblings when they are upset and rushes to comfort them with their loveys. He can run into a wall and not even notice, but if he feels like someone has slighted him, his feelings are incredibly hurt.

Even though he doesn’t have any words yet, he has developed a stand-up comedy routine and keeps Daddy, Mommy, and siblings in stitches all of the time. Now if we could just get him to use words instead of babbling so that we can understand what he is saying...

He is also the other half of the “bottomless pit gang.” Like I said, those teenage years are going to be rough on the wallet!
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Elizabeth Grace
Born at 1 lb, 14 oz.

Ellie is the runt of the group and an absolute firecracker! She has fought hard for everything from the moment she was conceived to today. Her spunky personality easily dominates the other kids as she lets the world know that she is here.

Ellie can't get enough of people! It seems that every person that she meets is her new best friend. She hasn't met a stranger, which is somewhat concerning from a safety point of view, but ultimately so adorable!

She is such a sweet, helpful little girl! She is all about pleasing others. She sees things that need to be done and fixes them herself: wipes up spilled milk with her stuffed animals, takes favorite loveys to siblings who are sad, finds little pieces of paper or trash that other siblings would eat and brings them straight to me, etc. And she’s very proud of herself for being so on top of it too!

Physically, Ellie has developed far beyond what we hoped. There was a time when we thought she might have severe physical limitations, but she is running and playing along with the other kids these days. When she was in the hospital, we were told that because of the cysts on her brain, she was a very good candidate for cerebral palsy. She also had severely bowed legs and feet and we weren't sure how much work it would take for her to walk. We were prepared for boots, casting, extensive therapy, and the idea that she might not walk for a long time, or possibly at all. All that to say, Ellie has overcome every hurdle by the grace of God! Ellie was our second baby who learned how to walk toward the end of May 2012.  God is so good!

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For our latest update on the kids and where they are socially, developmentally, verbally, and physically, please feel free to read THIS POST.

12 comments:

Sharri Zahnter said...

God has definitely blessed you and Sean. All four babies are amazingly beautiful! I am so glad to hear they are doing so good!

Sharri Zahnter said...

God has certainly blessed you and Sean! You have four amazingly beautiful babies! I am so glad things are getting better for you all! In the wink of an eye you will be sending them off to prom! Enjoy every precious moment. It will all be a blur in just a few years! Thanks for sharing your babies with us.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

The Lord had definitely touched your life. Your babies are so beautiful!

Alessandra (Adventures of a Homeschool Mom) said...

What a beautiful story! Found you on the Harvest of Friends blog hop.

Lauren Skousen said...

These angels are precious!!! And we share our birthday! What a blessing to you and yours. :-)

Carole Ingram said...

Very precious babies!! I read every one of your description of each child and you are very in "tune" with your babies! I have one baby and two older siblings, and I thought I had my hands full :) Congratulations and they are so precious , god has certainly blessed your family! BEAUTIFUL!

Michelle Muckala said...

Beautiful children, I love how you described their personalities with such love! It's great that you embrace their differences.

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

Wow, I do not know how you do it! Kudos!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Cassandra Schmigotzki said...

They're adorable! I couldn't imagine having quads let alone caring for 4 little ones at the same time!

Linda S said...

Wow! What a blessing to have Quads! Just joined your blog, looking forward to your posts :)

Jodee Weiland said...

What beautiful children you have, and what a blessing! They look so sweet and lovable, and your descriptions actually make me feel like I can visualize them all in action together...a beautiful image by the way! I can't wait to meet you and hear more about these great children! Look forward to meeting you at BBC-St. Louis!

cmroberts said...

You have a beautiful family !! I wish you all the best of luck !!

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12 comments:

  1. God has definitely blessed you and Sean. All four babies are amazingly beautiful! I am so glad to hear they are doing so good!

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  2. God has certainly blessed you and Sean! You have four amazingly beautiful babies! I am so glad things are getting better for you all! In the wink of an eye you will be sending them off to prom! Enjoy every precious moment. It will all be a blur in just a few years! Thanks for sharing your babies with us.

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  3. The Lord had definitely touched your life. Your babies are so beautiful!

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  4. What a beautiful story! Found you on the Harvest of Friends blog hop.

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  5. These angels are precious!!! And we share our birthday! What a blessing to you and yours. :-)

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  6. Very precious babies!! I read every one of your description of each child and you are very in "tune" with your babies! I have one baby and two older siblings, and I thought I had my hands full :) Congratulations and they are so precious , god has certainly blessed your family! BEAUTIFUL!

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  7. Beautiful children, I love how you described their personalities with such love! It's great that you embrace their differences.

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  8. They're adorable! I couldn't imagine having quads let alone caring for 4 little ones at the same time!

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  9. Wow! What a blessing to have Quads! Just joined your blog, looking forward to your posts :)

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  10. What beautiful children you have, and what a blessing! They look so sweet and lovable, and your descriptions actually make me feel like I can visualize them all in action together...a beautiful image by the way! I can't wait to meet you and hear more about these great children! Look forward to meeting you at BBC-St. Louis!

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  11. You have a beautiful family !! I wish you all the best of luck !!

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