Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Baby's First Pictures

Danna is a little blurry, but she is still pretty!
Danna next to Moni's hand.
Danna. Moni is looking at her dark brown hair.
Danna. Our favorite picture so far. Opening her eyes to mom and dad's voices.
Forrest and me celebrating the Broncos big win.
Pius hanging out with Moni.
Pius's first look at his mama. Sweet baby boy with dark brown hair.
Forrest holding mama's hand. He has sandy blond hair. The nurse said he was feisty. Not hard to believe!
Forrest playing with his parents.
Forrest checking out mom and holding dad's hand.
Laine just chillin.
Laine right after the nurses showed him his room.
Danna with her little hat, just sleeping away.Pius dreaming about Bishop Carroll H.S. winning state. Go Golden Eagles!

Forrest dreaming about the Broncos winning the Super Bowl!

Individual updates tomorrow after we have slowed down, talked to the doctors, and basked in the glory and awe for awhile.

Love,

Billy, Moni, Pius, Forrest, Danna and Laine

P.S. They were able to deliver them all in the correct order. Pius is oldest and Laine is our youngest.

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your babies are beautiful!!!!
Congratulations!
I have been reading your blog for a while and praying for your family. I am so glad everything worked out so well!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Billy and Monica they are all very beutiful, you are all in my prayers.

Love,

Daniel

shana said...

Moni and Billy,

I am so happy for you both!!! What a great Thanksgiving present. The babies are beautiful and Moni you look so great after delivering 4 babies. Get some rest and take care of yourself. You're all in my prayers. I love you all and I really, really miss you! I can't wait for babysitting duty and breakfast at your house.
Shana

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful! Congrats! Talk to you soon!

Delane

Karen said...

I got a text from Delane last night (I was already snoozing)..."Have you checked Billy and Monica's blog today?"

I'm speechless. I'm happy, excited, anxious, pumped up, and scared all at the same time!!!! When you feel up to it, give me a hollar.

Congrats to mom & dad!

Love, Karen

Rachel Haag said...

Congrats Moni and Bill! They are soooo beautiful and I'm so proud to be an aunt/godmother of them!! Rachel

Anonymous said...

Monica and Billy,
Congratulations! We were surprised when we looked at your blog this am. Wow! They are beautiful. Best Wishes and prayers coming your way.
Debbie and Dave

Anonymous said...

What beautiful babies . . . I'm sure there are a lot of people crying tears of joy as they type. Simply awesome. As Uncle Jim would say "Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!"

Steph

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures, and you two parents look pretty good too. You've been through alot and now have a whole new challenge to embrace but it will be sooo fun and interesting.Congratulations and very best wishes to all. WE will keep the prayers coming and I can hardly wait to see them next week. We love you all so much, Aunt Cathy

Trisha said...

Aww, the babies are soo beautiful. I got 6 messages between Grant and Anita last night,b/c I had passed out really early. I am so glad that they are all healthy, they look soo big. You guys are always in my prayers and thoughts. I agree w/ shana on the breakfast and babysitting duty. :)

Trish

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Thanks for the pictures! My grandbabies are so beautiful!! I can't stop the tears...of relief and joy! God has blessed us all so much. Moni, I know Grandad and Dana are smiling great big grins right now. November 19th and 20th are very special days!
See you probably real early Wednesday morning.
Love you allllll!!
Mama Budda

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! I knew you too would make the most beautiful babies!! I am so proud of them! And I am so proud of you two! You guys are amazing! I really can't wait to come down there to meet all of them! Great work you guys! I love you guys so much!! Love, Auntie Lainie!!

Elizabeth said...

HEY Congratulations!! Hope all is well!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Moni & Billy,
So happy they are safely here. You looked so excited to meet them in the picts.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Kathy

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations guys! So glad all went well. All 6 of you look great, we can't wait to see and hear more.
Get some rest, you 2. I would imagine the hospital will be the only place you really get to sleep for the next 18 years!
Love you all

Maria

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you.!!!! What beautiful babies and proud parents. We are praying for all in your lovely family.
Love, The St. Louis Grafs

Anonymous said...

Billy and Monica, this is so awesome! The pictures tell it all; how precious. Congratulations you two! Words can't even explain how happy I am for you two, and I know everyone else feels the same way. When I was watching the Broncos beat that Titans butt, I was thinking its because of the help of the four new Broncos fans that were just born. Love you six!
Crissy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you. They are all just precious.

Janeen

Courtney said...

Billy and Monica- Words can't express the joy we feel for all of you. Prayers were storming the Heavens last night- both in thanksgiving as well as for consistent good health for your sweet babies! We love you all so much.... XOXO, Courtney and Jason

Anonymous said...

fat middle aged white guy in florida said...

GREAT GOOGELY MOOGELY !!!!
Monica makes some awfully good looking Babies. Congrats to the both of you. Good Job. I can't wait to meet the new additions to the family.

War the Graf Quads
WAR MONICA!!

EMO said...

Oh wow!!! They all have hair. How cute. Some of it looked curly. Billy your smile is priceless. Great job with the pictures and blog. I am so excited. What a WONDERFUL way to spend Thanksgiving. As nice as it would have been to have family with you, I bet it is kind of special just getting to know the babies by yourselves for a little bit. Congratulations.
Love
Erin, David and Quinn

Quick one said...

Congratulations on your beautiful babies. Put me on the babysitting list, too. My love and prayers to ALL of you,
(maybe I could be an Aunt)Judy Q.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! They're beautiful!!! I love you guys and you are all still in my prayers!
Gayla

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is my second time to post already! But i just can't stop looking at the pictures!!! They are so freakin adorable!! I have told everyone I have seen to look at those pictures. They are amazing and I can't wait to meet them!! i love you guys so much!! Love, Aunt Lainie

mom0f3soontobe4inMN said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!
Nov 19th is a great day! It is my daughters Bday also. I hope all 4 babies continue to be healthy. Moni I hope you rest up and get to feeling better. How wierd is it not to have all that baby in you? I know what it feels like to have 1out, I cant imagine 4. Anyways Congrats again! Keep us all posted.

Bucko 43 said...

Hi Billy, Monie, Pius, Forrest,Laine, and Danna. What a good looking bunch of babies. Just like their parents.I'm so happy for you. You have both been through so much. You have both done a great job. Now the fun begins. I'm sure you will have plenty of help. So looking forward to seeing you all tomarrow. Lots of love to all Bucko

NATALIE said...

CONGRATULATIONS GRAF FAMILY....THERE IS A FULL BASKETBALL TEAM THAT IS READY TO BABYSIT YOUR FAMILY OF FOUR. THE TEAM WILL MISS YOU.

WE LOVE YOU

NATALIE AND SISSY

Anonymous said...

God Bless all six of you! We love you all so much. How could life get any better?! They are truly beautiful. You guys have a wonderful day, get some rest and let those nurses and doctors do their stuff.

This years Thanksgiving Toasts will be one to remember.
Love & Prayers, Aunt Bertie

Felicity said...

Wow congrats to you and your family. You all will be in my prayers over this next chapter. They are beautiful, thanks for sharing your story. I am amazed every day!
-Michelle-

Sergio said...

Congratulations! Your new additions to the Graf family are all precious. Let the journey for the six of you begin eh?!?! I have you all in my prayers and am looking forward to seeing you when you get back to Wichita and settled in. Have a Happy 1st Thanksgiving together...take care of each other.

Much Love,
Sergio

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beuatiful babies!!! CONGRATS! And I have a TON of thoughts and prayers going your way!!!
Genae :)))

Anonymous said...

How Blessed. Get Rest.

We'll Pray. All Day.

The Texas group is so happy and amazed too. What a beautiful day, yesterday and today :-).

Love to you guys and gals.

Tom, Julie, Jolie, and Logan

Laura Lynn said...

Congratulations, they are all so beautiful! I will be praying for all of them to grow healthy and strong.

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Andria said...

Look at you, glowing parents! The babies are beautiful, of course. I'm glued to the blog in anticipation of your latest posts, although, I know that's the LAST on your mind right now. Bask in the glory! They're here and the journey has now entered a new chapter! Congrats, again.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! Thank you for the wonderful update and pictures, it is great that your family & friends can share this very special occasion with you. I am so proud of you both I wish I could be there and give you both a big hug. They are all so precious, they look big for what they weighed. All of you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers that all continues to go well. I love all six of you. Love Aunt Laverna

Anonymous said...

While I was only able to care for you 1 night at Good Sam it was easy to tell you are both going to be great parents. The babies are so lucky. They are beautiful! Good luck to all six of you. I'll be following your updates.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!
They are all beautiful!!
We can't wait for you all to come home.

We love you all,
The Coleman's

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Billy and Monica! They are amazing!

Anne

Anonymous said...

What beautiful little munchkins! I can't get rid of the goosebumps. We are praying for all six of you. You know that their greatgrandparents Dewey are looking down and beaming! Can't wait to see you. Love Aunt DD

Anonymous said...

What beautiful little munchkins! I can't get rid of the goosebumps. We are praying for all six of you. You know that their greatgrandparents Dewey are looking down and beaming! Can't wait to see you. Love Aunt DD

Anonymous said...

I think they are a little ugly...but I still love them anyway! They look like little birds! Can't wait to watch them grow! Can't wait to see you guys!! You can't demote me from Godfather just because I said they are ugly...that doesn't mean I won't love them and take care of them! I am sure they will turn out to be gorgeous little kids like their mother. Hopefully like their mother. lol. I am so proud of you all. I will holla soon! FYI I am a little ugly as well...but all the haters still love to hate me...and all the lovers still love to love me!

Ryno's thought for the day: Today is a beautiful day...enjoy it while you can...because you will be changing a lot of freakin diapers real soon!
Ryno

EMO said...

Wow Ryno! Spoken like a real guy. They taught us in Childbirth class that babies don't come out looking all nice and beautiful. Even though I think these babies are. I just can't wait to see them without all that stuff on their face. Love
Erin

Anonymous said...

Mom & Dad Graf - Congratulations x 4!!!! May your heart overflow with gratitude and love toward God and these precious gifts you've been given. I know mine is for you. Love, Kris in Kansas

Anonymous said...

congratulations !!! they look wonderful

dave harkness

Jennifer Grantham said...

Beautiful babies! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Ryno that alot of preemies do look like baby birds, especially when they lay on their tummies and stick their elbows up. Then, some go through that baby monkey phase with fuzz everywhere, but the Graf quads are fabulous. Mom and Dad, you have done a wonderful job of giving your babes the best start possible and now they are your 4 new bundle of joys ready for a fantastic life. Can't wait to meet them. Prayers and love in the air!! Congrats- Melody

Kiley said...

Congrats Billy and Moni!!! theyt are sooo cute!

Shana and Kiley

Anonymous said...

Conggratulations on those four new baby eagles !!!!!!!!!

Janet

Tina said...

Dear Monica and Billy,

Congratulations. We are so happy, that everything went well.

Lot´s of greeting from Munich,
Our thoughts are with you.
Tina & Maik Jahnke

Lia Faber! said...

1. Danna is beautiful.
2. Pius, Forrest, and Laine are handsome. (beautiful just sounded too prissy, we don't want prissiness.)
3. I'm so excited for you guys to come home! I want to see them so bad. I'd hitchhike out there, but that wouldn't make my father, or mother, very happy.
4. You are ALL still in my prayers, and you always will be.
5. I'm so happy for you both. I'm sure you will both be amazing parents and everything will be perfect for you all.
6. The adventure has just began =]
I love you both, wow, correct that- I love all 6 of you very much.

ps. Moni do you remember when Kathleen and I dressed in Lainie's clothes and you did our hair and we took pictures? I don't know why I was just thinking about that. Random, sorry! I'll be around to take plenty of pictures of the babies.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for awhile now. Wow, what a journey. I am so happy everyone is doing well. You will continue to be in my prayers. Congratulations! The babies are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your story with us strangers :) Jodi

Anonymous said...

Hi Again, This has been one of those wonderful days and all because of you. We've had so much fun talking about you and looking at all of you over and over again. Now I thought I'd catch up on any news but glad to see you must be resting.
Uncle Bob says Hi, glad all went well and he'll keep praying. Said he'll be sending you some corn chips and Coors Lite soon.
Ryno, I always though it was Rino, but just so your not disappointed in a little feedback: They are all beautiful and you're cute. Love you all,
Aunt Bertie

Aunt Donna said...

Congrats to both of you. They are beautiful! Take care of your selves, and give them all a kiss from us. Happy Thanksgiving! We LOVE YOU!!!!! Aunt Donno and UFB

Maria said...

It's amazing how small Danna's head is compared to Monica's hand!
I hope Pius does better in learning how to breath! If it's to hard to raise all four, Monica can take 2 and Billy can take 2. Way-to-go!!!!!!


-India Frevert

Anonymous said...

Way to go Billy and Moni, they are all beautiful....Congratulations! I miss you guys.

All my love
Aaron Burris

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the both of you and best wishes to the babies.

Russ and Hannah

Jennifer Smith said...

Congratulations! My Dad called this a.m. to tell me the news. I guess you will need that breast pump sooner rather than later, huh? :) I overnighted it today & you should have it tomorrow.

What a miracle to be thankful for. Congratulations - you have all of our prayers.

Scott, Jenn, Sydney & Jack

Anonymous said...

Hi Bill and Monica,

Along with everyone else, I think your babies look sooo beautiful and they are even smaller than I imagined. Seeing Monica's hand next to the babies really shows their acutal size. What a miracle!!! I hope you enjoy Thanksgiving together and I am so happy that you will be surrounded by your family. Way to go Monica!
Count me in as a babysitter.
Can't wait for all of you to return home.

Love ya - Mandy

Lots of prayers

By the way, my mother says hi! She checks your blog all the time but won't post.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the wonderful Mother and Father...welcome to parenthood. They are all a blessing.

Ron Michelle Logan Gregory and Nathan Zane

Rick & Glenda Graf said...

Congratulations!!!!

We are very happy for all of you and I mean all of you. We love seeing the baby pic's and mom and dad look good too. Happy healthy baby's will be in our prayers and sleep for you guys, ha ha.
Go Broncos,
Love ya,
Rick & Glenda Graf family

stephanie457 said...

You two have gorgeous babies! I have been reading your blog for at least a month now, and I can't help but check up on all 6 of you each day. The NICU can really be scary, but it sounds like your little boys and girl are doing awesome! I'm so happy for you:D

Anonymous said...

Oh guys!! Your pictures brought me to tears! They are all SO beautiful!!! I cannot believe how GREAT they look.

Congrats! I can't wait to hear more! Love to you all,

tammy

Hanna said...

Congradulations Billy and Monica!!!
I can't wait to babysit for you. Let me know. Also, don't worry I can't wait to tell them stories about their daddy!!! :)
Love,
Hanna

Hanna said...

Oh by the way that post from hanna was from Hanna LaMunyon!!!
Congradulations again!!! :)

Anonymous said...

congrats to the graf fam!! i didn't realize you could post comments on this. our prayers and thoughts will be with you all on your journey back home.

love,
Kelly and Brian Gregoire

Christine said...

Hi Monica and Billy!

Your babies are so beautiful! I look at the pictures and can hardly believe the miracle that I see. I hope that you're feeling well Monica and taking care of yourself. Billy, I think with four children you should allow one to grow up as a Steeler fan!!

Christine,Don and Jenna Bulger

Chrissy said...

Congratulations Guys, Glad that everyone is healthy and all is well. I have been following your journey thru the blogs!! Im so happy for you and cant wait to see all of the babies I bet that is an amazing feeling(seeing them all). Take care and relax, I never realized how much I loved naps until having a child so sleep all you can!!!!
Love you
Chrissy (Billys long lost cousin)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see you all! Hope you had a safe thanksgiving!

xoxo, Ashlyn

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You have 4 beautiful childern! You must be so proud. Congrats to all the Haags and Grafs!

Love,
The Edwards
Dean, Julie, Ashlyn, Aly, and Clare