Sunday, August 19, 2007

All Five Home!

Kassidy, the last of the bunch, came home today! It is so nice to have all of them here. It was hard to split my time between home and the hospital. I think it is interesting that the babies came home in reverse birth order. They must have wanted to make it easier for me to remember, since I seem to forget a lot of things lately!

This weekend Jayson, Riley and Kaiya headed back to Texas. Jayson needed to go back to work (since now it is more important than ever that he remain gainfully emplolyed!!) and the older kids were anxious to get back. Riley will start school again in a week. It is strangly quiet around here with Riley and Kaiya gone. They have been so sweet with the babies so far and I hope it continues! They both get excited when the babies wake up and they can hug and hold them. Riley can even feed a baby if we need him to. Kaiya is dying to try feeding a baby by herself, but I am not ready to let her "help" me that much yet!

Our church has been incredibly supportive since we started bringing babies home. People bring meals three times a week and many people have signed up for shifts to help with the babies. The volunteers that really amaze me are the ones that want to come for the overnight shift. Besides the volunteers, my aunt and her family have been incredibly helpful. I am so grateful for all the help since there is no way I could do it alone.

Here are some recent pictures of the babies:

Kassidy


Kaydence



Rustin


Kyndall

Ryder


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36 comments:

Halli Matheny said...

Rachelle,
They are all beautiful. COngratulations! I am so excited for you to get back to Texas so I can help. I'm so glad to hear that all is going well. I check your website almost everyday to see how you are. What a blessing. See you soon.

The Gardiner Gang said...

They are SOOOO cute!!! What precious little miracles! Hope you are getting some sleep!

Shannon said...

Congratulations on everything going well Rachelle! My sister in Naperville was so excited when I told her the good news that everything went relatively well for you guys during and after the delivery....plus you broke a record for carrying the quints so long!...what do you get for that?....a year of free diapers? or just the bragging rights? :)

If you are needing any help whatsoever and need a fresh face around, I am just here in Maricopa (south of Phoenix) and would be willing to help you with something you'd need/want help with.

just let me know, again congrats and I hope you get enough sleep. Having one baby is tiring enough!

shannon williams
(shannonbow@gmail.com)

KT said...

Rachelle, those are absolutely gorgeous babies you have there! They don't look premature at all! I am so happy they are all home safe and sound. When will you be moving to where Jayson and the kids are?

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Cassidy! It probably has been another blessing to bring the wee babes home one at a time giving you time to adjust with each one.

Loved the pictures, we can see from them that the babies are gaining weight. Kaydence's face is starting to plumb up a bit along with the rest. They are beautiful sweet children.

Could Kaydence and Kendall be twins? They look so much alike.

I guess the next big event for you will actually be the trip home to Texas. What an occasion and celebration that will be for you and your family.

Our continued prayers and support go out to all of you. Kiss those babies for us. We love you all.

Victoria and Ken

Cassaundra said...

Such a beautiful miracle! Those babies are SO precious! I look forward to seeing you all in person.........SOON!
Make sure you get your REST Rachelle!

lori said...

they're gorgeous! congratulations on having all the babies home! that's aweseom that you have been getting so much help.

Murray Crew said...

What beautiful newborns! I think you skipped the "preemie" look, Rachelle. Congratulations on having them all home with you. Take people up on the overnight shift. Brad and I discovered we could get through anything on a full night's sleep - it's priceless. Feel free to contact me with any questions/venting/whatever.....
The Murray Quad Crew
www.murraycrew.blogspot.com

mom2EmnRoo said...

They are absolutely precious beautiful miracles! Thank you so much for taking the time to update and share them with us. I know how tired you must be. Please let us (AMOM) know what we can do that would be most helpful when you return home. Christel in Austin

SamanthaLee said...

They are the cutest babies! Is Rustin a REDHEAD? Or is it just the lighting in the picture? Oh, I love them already!

Courtney said...

Congrats on getting everyone home. They are just beautiful. Now the fun really begins!!!

Sara said...

They are absolutely adorable and they look sooo healthy!!!

Leah said...

They're all beautiful. Congrats to you.

lindsay said...

Good luck!! I can not imagine. I do understand the not remembering anything. I have twins and remember NOTHING!!! Theya re beautiful. Looks like you might have some redheads.

takemetohawaii said...

Rachelle, they are absolutely precious! How blessed you are! I'm glad to hear that you are getting so much help.

Lou (from the uk) said...

Congratulations on having 5 healthy and adorable babies. I have 7 kids like you but mine took 7 goes lol (currently pregnant with number 8) God has blessed you with this wonderful gift, heres to a happy and healthy childhood for all your children and a couple of full nights sleep here and there for you and your hubby. Many many congratulations and all the uck and love in the world. Lou xx

Stephanie said...

They are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!Congrats and I hope adjusting goes as well as could be. They look so healthy and wonderful. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!

Anonymous said...

Its so good to see and hear that you all are doing so well. The babies are SOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!! I'm also glad to hear that Riley and Kaiya are doing so well with the babies

Meagan and Chad said...

Rachelle and Jaysen,

They are all so beautiful! We are thrilled for you. Somehow their names really fit their cute little faces. We are so glad to be able to see pictures. Wish we could be there in person. We love you guys! Good luck with everything and congrats again.

Granna said...

Not an ugly baby in the bunch- and I do believe I detect some red hair! They are too cute.

Anonymous said...

What cute pictures. They look quite a bit different from when we were there a couple of weeks ago.

I too think that Rustin has a little red in his hair color. What a bonus that would be.

Please give the little ones a hug for me. I love you all.
Grandpa W

Kellie said...

SO SO SO SO SO beautiful!! I'm thrilled they're all home and doing so well. If I lived within 100 miles of you all, I'd certainly be offering to help out!!

Best wishes :)

Viviane said...

They are all so beautiful!!!! What a blessing having 5 healthy beautiful babies!!!

We got the stroller this week and just need to set a day and a time for delivery

Take care and hope to see you soon!!!

Sarah Henrikson said...

Congratz! The babies are beautiful. I attended the shower for the "Quint Grandma" here in Naperville. We miss your mom already! It was so fun to hear the story and celebrate your babies. We were all so excited for you even though most of us don't know you personally. What a faith inspiring story!
Take care!
Sarah Henrikson

Elizabeth said...

Amazing!!! They are all so beautiful!

The Matsens said...

So precious! Do you love your new house? I'm happy you could come home to a wonderful situation and happy and healthy babies that will run the rest of your life :) JK What a blessing and you get five times extra love now :) Love, Karen

Melissa said...

They are so adorable!!!

PhxNana said...

Thanks for showing the world your beautiful babies.. I have enjoyed following your life for the last few months.

Zoe said...

WELCOME HOME BABIES!!!
They are BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely beautiful. I can't imagine how hard it's going to be for you, but oh so worth it! Did I mention they are beautiful?

Anonymous said...

I found you through the blog traill. Congratulations!!! Your babies are beautiful. They look good! It's great that your older two are such nice little helpers!!

God bless!

Mommy of five

Sarah said...

They are all so beautiful, you are truly blessed! I hope that things continue on such a bright and hopefull path!

Suzanne said...

GOSH! congrats! they all look so healthy and beautiful!! way to go, woman!

Melissa said...

They are all so adorable!! Congrats! Good luck for everything to come in the future!!

Sarah said...

Welcome home babies! I was just reading back to the beginning of your pregnancy when you were talking with doctors who were pessimistic. What a powerful story! The Lord truly knows us and what is best for our families.

Anonymous said...

They are all so beautiful! I wish only the best for you and your family! Enjoy them while they are still little, since you have 2 others, you know how fast they do grow!

Amy said...

I just read about these quints in the Church News and they have been on my mind ever since. Having 8 month old twins myself, I am aware of the complications dealing with multiple births and am truly amazed at how far along and big each of these babies were at birth. That is truly a miracle and definitely had God's hand in it. Also, I have at times felt rather sorry for myself at how difficult these twins have been. Suddenly when hearing your story I feel a sense of relief that I only have two babies!