September 12, 2012

One Little Man Home!!

Our Baby C, Tate Richard, was the first little one we welcomed home on Tuesday. It felt so good to be bringing one home but yet we were torn because we were leaving three others at the hospital. I know we have to start somewhere to get them all home so today was that starting point. We have started the final journey with the quads...bringing them home to be part of our family.

I spent the morning with the kids with about 7 other moms from our local mothers of multiples group. It was a beautiful morning and I know I will not be able to get out with these ladies for a while once we get this kiddos home. Paul and I then dropped off Natalie and Aubrey at school and they were so excited because they knew that their baby brother was going to pick them up from school. Natalie is still crying with drop off put she told us she wasn't going to do it anymore...there is hope! Then it was time to go love on our munchkins in the nicu. We got some quality time with Isabella and Rylan. Kenzie was busy completing her car seat challenge. It was then time to pack Tate up and go get the girls from school. They were ecstatic when they saw Baby Tate. They couldn't go wash their hands fast enough because they wanted to touch him.
Mommy, Drew and Rylan

Daddy & Isabella

Not the baby anymore!

My boys minus one

Getting home with him was a tad anxiety producing, only because I had three kids that literally wanted to be on top of him. Daddy came to the rescue and took all the older kids out to the spa so I could pump and relax with Tate for a little while. The older kids were big helpers when it came time for bath and I think they feel as though it is a task they can do all by themselves. It will be nice when some of the newness wears off! The best part of having Tate home is seeing Paul really loving and cuddeling with his son. It just melts my heart. Paul did quickly get out of feedings for the night though because he had to get up for work at 4:30 this morning. He was so sweet though and did rent me a movie to watch during feeding/pumping sessions. And the movie was so fitting, "What to expect when you are expecting". I do have to say I found it to be a pretty good movie at 2:30 in the morning! 
At Home!!

Aubrey loves being a big sister

First bath. Great startle reflex!

Mommas helpers. (Natalie looks like she is in one of those mirrors at the fair that distorts you!)

There is nothing better than the smell of a baby just out of the bath

He looks so small in his crib. He needs some siblings to cuddle with.

A cat nap before the 11pm feed

Tate Richard we are so glad you are home. We can not wait to see you blossom!!


  1. CONGRATS on the first one to come home! You all look so HAPPY and you look amazing Krista!

    I'm sure that the siblings will settle down as they all get home!

    here is to the rest of them coming home soon!

  2. Love this post! It's so exciting isn't it? And yes, terrifying too. I barely slept the first couple nights after we'd bring a baby home. But there's nothing better than four little quadlings under your roof. Enjoy this time Krista, you have worked so hard for it!

  3. Congratulations, such a blessing. I'm so happy Tate is home with you!! You look amazing Krista, and the kiddos look so thrilled to have one little brother home. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. I was also wondering how you manage to look so wonderful! Very happy times!

  5. It is just amazing that Tate is already home! He actually came home the same day as Harper. I am praying the others soon join their siblings at home. It will be wild when they are all there, but wonderful! Being totally exhausted is WAY better than NICU life any day, and it is so great when daddies can really love on their babies without wires.


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