Two of the hot Haag sisters.
As for updates on the little ones, here goes:
Pius James: He has surpassed the six pound mark, and now weighs in at 6 pounds, 2 ounces. He is a typical Graf boy and loves to eat. As far as eating, he continues to progress with the nippling. He is taking at least 4/5 of his bottle on average, and he got to breast feed for the first time last night. He did a good job, and latched on for over 20 minutes. His oxygen still dips from time to time when he is eating, but overall those dips in oxygen are decreasing.
Pius dreaming of his next meal.
Forrest Michael: He has joined Pius in the plus 6 pound club. Forrest now tips the scales at 6 pounds, 1 ounce. He is probably doing the best overall with the bottle feeding. He even let me feed him his entire bottle...almost. He also tried breast feeding a couple days ago, but was too sleepy to give it a whole-hearted effort. He is on mom's sh*t list though because he decided to pee all over her in front of daddy and Aunt RayRay (see picture). We thought it was hilarious. He is doing so well with the bottle feeding that they even took out his feeding tube this morning. Way to go fat boy!
Moni disgusted with Forrest's behavior.
Aunt RayRay getting to hold her godson for the first time!
Forrest getting washed...after peeing on Mommy.
Forrest sporting a new 'do.
Danna Lynn: She is our little "40 oz." She weighs 2 pounds, 9 ounces which is actually 41 oz, but close enough. She continues to amaze us at what she is capable of performing. She's got great skills. Gah! She got to try breast feeding also last night, and she latched on and stayed on for over thirty minutes. She really showed her two big brothers up. She also is doing a great job on bottle feeding despite having such a tiny mouth. She usually takes her entire feeding, or at least gets close. Another spot where she is kicking her brothers' butts is in the breathing department. She is currently tied with Forrest for receiving the least assistance with oxygen.
Danna Lynn plotting how she will impress us next.
Laine Ryan: He is our "4-pack." He weighed in at 4 pounds even. As far as bottle feeding, he has a "sh*t or get off the pot" mentality, and he is usually off the pot. He either hammers down on the bottle, or doesn't really want to deal with it. He is doing a nice job on breathing, and he will probably try to breast feed in the next couple of days. He still wakes up every morning to see daddy when he comes in to visit before work. We can't figure out how he is growing, because all of the professionals have told us, "Sleeping is growing," but he always seems to be awake and ready to play. When we show up the next time he always seems to have doubled in size. He might be the sneaky one.
Aunt RayRay changing Laine.
Thank you to Aunt Janet Downing for the kids' stockings, and to Aunt Dee and Rogene for the ornaments. They are hanging on our wall, and represent our Christmas decorations this year. Also, thank you to Dana Goertz for the knitted...by size I might add...Santa hats, and Eveline Atkins for the pink and blue knitted stocking hats. We hope to get pictures with the kids in them soon. Thank you all for the continuing thoughts and prayers.
Billy, Moni, Pius, Forrest, Danna, and Laine
P.S. Now that the Tubres are big time celebrities in Baton Rouge we don't expect to be hearing from them anymore. If you want to see them on TV go to their website and figure it out yourself. http://www.tubrequads.blogspot.com/ Just kidding Tubres. It was great to hear from you this morning, Jac.