Friends and Family:

Sorry it has been a while since the blog has been updated, but as you can imagine, the daily grind has taken most of our time recently. But, the pace has been tolerable thanks to a bunch of awesome help that we have received from many different places. Brownsburg schools employees and our church members along with some other friends and family have made the first couple weeks of caring for four babies a lot of fun. It is so awesome to have the reality of our four children in our home for the past two weeks. God has an great plan for these little guys and I am excited that the journey into their lives has begun.

Today, we went to the pediatrician for a check-up and the dreaded two month immunization shots. Each of our boys received four shots, two in each thigh and really did great with them. They each cried during the actual shot, but our nurse, Kim, did an skillful job of making it quick and they quickly settled down in our arms.

We also got new measurements and weights for our boys. They continue to have incredible growth and weight gain with each passing week. Our pediatrician, Dr. Kersteff, said that the goal is 1oz. per day average weight gain and our boys continue to average closer to 2oz. per day.

One minor setback was found with Brooks this morning. He appears to have a lower abdominal hernia that will need to be repaired. We are setting up an appointment to have him looked at in the very near future. This is not a serious problem and is causing Brooks no pain or ill effects, but it will need to be fixed soon. Please pray that this problem would have an easy solution and no other issues associated with it.

Ok, here are the weights as of 10am this morning:

Henry: 6lbs. 5oz.
Brooks: 7lbs. 15oz.
Clark: 6lbs. 7oz.
Isaac: 8lbs. 4oz.

I will try to get back on here and give you an update with a little more regularity, thank you for keeping up with, and praying for, our family!!

We love you all,

Brad, Jen, Henry, Brooks, Clark, and Isaac

5 thoughts on "Update:"

  1. Suzanne says:

    aww…sweet babies! i’m so glad they are gaining weight and growing so well!! i had surgery on bilateral inguinal hernias when i was a few months old..it really is a very common procedure and i’m sure brooks’ umbilical hernia could be fixed up very easily (from a nurses point of view) if need be. no worries!

  2. sara says:

    Aww 🙂 Isaac is a chunker! They sound like they’re doing greast!

  3. crystalaiden says:

    Hey, I can’t believe it’s been two months already. Our boys are growing up way too fast. 🙂 I’m glad that everything is going well. I can’t wait to meet the boys and see you two again. Much love. Crystal

  4. Laura says:

    What a wonderful update! The boys stats are great! I can only imagine your home is full of activity and love! So good to hear from you guys…. How is Jen adjusting?

  5. Emily Fay says:

    yeah for all of you! it sounds like things are going so well!
    still praying for you and thinking of you often!!

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