I went to mass at St. Gregory's at 8 a.m. and spoke with the priest afterwards. He sent the deacon (who had helped him say mass) over to the hospital. Deacon Carmen came over and we had it done there at Good Sam in the babies' rooms. Uncle Phil, Aunt Cathy and Becky stood in as proxy godparents. It was very nice, and Monica and I felt a ton better after it was done. All four of them slept through the entire thing, and did a great job. It was not the entire baptism (minus the oils and a mass), but it was a very nice service. We will do the complete thing when we return home.
Uncle Phil, Aunt Cathy, Moni, Deacon Carmen, and me (Becky took the picture).
Laine gettin' holy.
Forrest gettin' holy.
All four of them continue to grow in the NICU...some more quickly than others. Danna is having a hard time with her weight gain, but they say that's pretty common for babies that had IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction). Here are their latest weights and lengths (they re-weigh them every night and check lengths every Sunday evening):
Baby "A" Pius - 3 lbs 15 oz (1790 grams) and 44 cm long (17.3 inches)
Baby "B" Forrest - 4 lbs even (1820 grams) and 43 cm long (16.9 inches)
Baby "C" Danna - 1 lbs 11 oz (760 grams) and 34 cm long (13.4 inches)
Baby "D" Laine - 2 lbs 10 oz (1195 grams) and 39 cm long (15.4 inches)
Yesterday, we got to dress Laine and Pius in big boy clothes! They looked so cute and like real little babies! We couldn't put anything on Forrest because he still had an IV in (which was removed today - the 2nd blood culture came back negative for any growth). Danna is still naked as a J-bird because she has all that CPAP gear on, even though her IV got removed today as well. Also, we don't have anything small enough for her. Her time will come....
PLEASE keep the comments coming - some people are getting a little lax about writing and we still check the site about 20 times a day! We miss all the news from home and hearing about what's going on in everyone's' lives.
Billy, Moni, Pius, Forrest, Danna and Laine
P.S. Doesn't Pius look like a toddler in the picture from the post below? I (Moni) took that picture just after I got finished giving him a bath. He stretched out and put his hands up by his head all by himself and I thought it qualified as a Kodak moment! He really doesn't look that old in person.