Saturday, October 6, 2007

Patience is a virtue...







First off...patience is a virtue, possess it if you can. Seldom found in women, and never in a man. Mama budda taught this little quip to Monica and needs to start taking her own advice (and Mama Vicki too). Uncle Ryno just wants more pictures as proof that he is NOT the fattest kid in the family anymore. So we say...FINE!




The reason we haven't posted until this point is because we knew Aunt Rosie was coming to town. We had planned to take pictures and post after our evening. Our evening is over now, so here we go. Rose and her good friend Sue came over around 5:00 and we went to dinner. Sue's son, Cody, met us there at the restaurant. We had a tremendous Mexican dinner at Arriba's, and followed that with a new game of cards. Sue and Cody taught us a game called "Golden Cadillac". We hope it replaces "quarters" at Graf family functions. Moni won both games...no big deal.




Billy started at QT. That's right...the same QT that "sets the gas prices in Wichita". He is enjoying being out of the house, making money, and "bartending" without having to hang out with customers for too long. It could be a good opportunity for when we make it home to Wichita. Moni thinks Billy looks so handsome in his new maroon shirts, khakis, and nametag...and Billy agrees with her...no big deal.




Moni is doing well at home with her terbutaline pump and uterine monitor. Our last reading only showed one contraction and very little uterine irritatability in the one hour monitoring session. Dr. Elliott's goal was to keep it under 5 contractions an hour. She is getting used to managing the pump. She has only accidentally pulled the leg catheter out twice...we are so proud of her.




Our upcoming events this week include: Broncos taking over sole posession of first place in the AFC West on Sunday, hitting the 25 week mark on Monday, Karen coming to town on Tuesday, our little Danna getting her very own sonogram (also on Tuesday), Billy getting to take off his "in training" tag on Wednesday, and Women's Murder Club TV series starting on Friday. Yes, our life does revolve around TV now. So you can see that many updates are coming...so just relax and keep on posting.




We love you all,


Billy, Monica, Pius James, Forrest Michael, Danna Lynn, and Laine Ryan

16 comments:

Trisha said...

YEAH, WE ARE YOUR FIRST (THIS TIME) FIRST TO POST... WE TOLD YOU THAT ALL WE DO IS SIT AND LOOK FOR NEW BLOGS FROM YOU GUYS. AREN'T YOU WATCHIN GREY'S, MONI?? i JUST GOT DONE GIVING A SCENE BY SCENE RUNDOWN FOR EVE. WE ARE ALL GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE ADJUSTING TO THE PUMP. WE LOVE THE NEW PICTURES AND WE THINK THAT YOU LOOK ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL TOO. YOU KNOW THAT BC STOMPED KAPAUN, RIGHT? WE ALL LOVED HEARING FROM YOU THE OTHER NIGHT. WE MISS YOU. ALL THE GIRLS FROM THE WESTSIDE.

Anonymous said...

Aunt Cathy and Mama Budda are checking out the site at the Brady's. Yea!!! We see pictures! I want you to know that I am very patient!!!! (sometimes).
Aunt Cathy says HI and now that she knows how to get on she will be in touch also!!
Love to ALLLL!
Mama Budda and Aunt Cathy

Anonymous said...

Holy moley, ravioli ... over 6800 hits on this baby(ies)! DO YOU FEEL THE LOVE :O) (That is not a question ... the answer is too obvious.) The pictures are way-way-way cute! Auntie GGr

Anonymous said...

Oh Stacey, talk about perspective,four little ones anxious and impatient like there Daddy Poor Moni, oh heck add Monica's impatience,we are all in trouble. Are they doing all the babies seperate sono's or just Danna? Is there a reason? We loved the pics, keep them coming. You look great Monica. I'm wondering how Andrea got the little picture on her message. Terry and Gary said to send their love, she says she's not sure of posting. I'll show her next time I go over. Love you Mama Vicki

Anonymous said...

Pattypoo says hi! I love & miss you both.

Lia Faber said...

I'm so excited. I don't think you guys even understand. We've been praying for you at school and everything, everyday I have "6 special intentions, the four babies, and Monica and Billy. It's pretty exciting, I know. haha. Well I can't wait for you guys to come back here and the babies are healthy and everything is well. You know I'm a great babysitter, I may bring help though =]
Love you both and you're in my prayers,
Lia

Karen said...

Bill, I sure do hope you wear your uniform when I come visit...I'm looking forward to some eye candy! And Moni, I must say thank you for not going to the ER after pulling out the terbutaline cath (as so many other people with tubes that end up where they're not supposed to be). I didn't know Rose would be down visiting...Hey Rose if you're reading this, I hope everything's going well at Francis. It was good to see you, if only in pics. If you're looking for a job, Wesley's hiring!!! Alright, back to the center of attention, Monica and the babies. Can you believe it? I'm only working 2 more days before I'm there! Oh by the way, my mom wanted you to know that my father did stupendous at the World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. He got 3 silvers and a bronze. Way to go, Bill (nickname: Quiet Riot). That's enough blabbing about anything and everything...talk to you soon, k

Lachelle Peterson said...

Okay Guys you are going to have to tell me how to post pictures. I thought I had it figured out, but my pictures is huge on my blog. I am trying to create one of the kids so I can post stuff for all of our out of town family and friends. Let me know. You can email me at lachellepeterson@yahoo.com. I hope you guys are doing well.
Lachelle

Anonymous said...

Hey, Moni! It's great to know you listened and learned something from me! My mom taught me that little ditty also. Along with that was "Wonderful You"...which you are. And I know you remember that also!
Love you all!
Mama Budda
PS....It was great being with Becky, the Smith girls, both their parents, Aunt Ginny, Art and Dee tonight at the "O". Missed you guys!

Anonymous said...

Moni I am so glad you texted me the website because i had misplaced it. You are looking great!!! Remind me how many weeks now. Have kept up with your progress through others at the hospital. Glad Billy has a good job and a sexy uniform. Please let me know if you need anything, sounds as though you have a great support system. Miss you lots! Keep in touch! Abbie

Uncle Tommy said...
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Billy Graf said...

What was that Tommy? Thanks goodness what you say isn't usually important. Ha.

Billy Graf said...

For those of you wondering...Uncle Tommy's post had to be removed due to the obscene nature of it's content.

Anonymous said...

Sweet, innocent Tommy??? I have six other brothers who would do something like that but NOT Tommy! Aunt GGr

Jennea said...

Great pics...Moni I'll have to add that you are a beaut...you always have been since I've met you but you are really glowing...lol must be the effect of having "40 fingers and toes" inside of your belly! Love ya all and wish I could of visited with Kel and Steph...but have to be smart about finances. Well, love you and am praying for all 6 of you!

JLO

Anonymous said...

Hi Billy, Monica and babies,
We are all missing you and praying that everything goes good for all of you.

Brandon bought him a Cadillac Deville about a month ago. I told him that he has been hanging around Sno to long. He is enjoying his job at Evans const.

Jennifer got promoted at her job at the airport, she is learning how many headaches go with a management position.

Monica if you need more books to read let me know and I can send you some. You look great pregnant!

Hope Billy's job is going good and he does not have to work to many hrs.

Take care
Ross, Brenda, Jennifer and Brandon