As you can imagine things have been very busy lately. Jade is home--that makes 4!! Leighton is still in the NICU recovering from his hernia surgery that was performed yesterday. Things went really well with the surgery and luckily they were able to circumsize him at the same time. As long as recovery goes well they don't anticipate it being much longer before he is home with the rest of them.
Having 4 babies at home is quite the task--Gibson Newborn Services though has taken a majority of the stress off of us. Amanda is currently staying with us and we could not be more thankful for her help. She has such a way with the babies that keeps them calm--and us too! :) We (Jacob) moved all of the cribs to the basement and put two twin beds (Thank You Mandy) in the spare room down there so now the babies and volunteers are all located in the same area. The idea is so that they can rest inbetween the needs of the babies at night but I'm convinced Amanda runs on no sleep whatsoever--not sure how she does it!! My mom has been really sick so we've missed having her help around this week but with Amanda's help we are getting things somewhat organized and together. I look forward to Courtney arriving and helping us get all the last minute details and organization together.
We have also been fortunate enough to receive a donation of several months rent free from an apartment complex for some of our volunteers to be housed. They even went as far as contacting CORT to have the apartment furnished for us as well. None of this could have been done without Courtney and Gibson Newborn Services--I can not express enough gratitude towards them!! We are still looking for assistance with the fees for utilities but so far things are starting to come together better than I could have ever imagined.
This past weekend two of my aunts and my cousin came to visit. It was great to be able to spend time with them since we weren't able to make it home for Thanksgiving this year. Not only was there company nice but they brought food with them so
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.