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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Changes in the Dotzler household!

I am on a roll this week with blogging! I am finally getting caught up on everything that has been going on in our crazy, but fun life. Since we have had some pretty awesome things happening lately, I thought I better get another blog post done before another month goes by! I've included tons of pictures of the babies......


Since Sophie has had a tougher time with her feedings, the pediatrician recommended that we wait to start feeding her baby food until she was doing better. At her 6 month check-up, he said to go ahead and try feeding her baby food. We started with rice cereal.


And.....she was not a fan AT ALL! She gave me the funniest faces, and pretty much spit everything back out that went in her mouth. I even tried to mix in a little fruit to sweeten it up, but she still wanted nothing to do with it! We will keep trying, and I'm sure within time she will be caught up to her brothers and sister!

My Dad is a pretty amazing carpenter, and I haven't found much that he can't do. He has helped us out so much with finishing our basement, and now his newest creation.......our very own quad table! We are so thankful to him because making one saved us a lot of money! The babies are still getting used to it, and need to get a bit more stable because the chairs don't have as much support as their Bumbo seats, but we are so excited!

You know you have quadruplets when you replace your dining room table with something like this, but it will make life so much easier now that they are eating baby food!

This picture makes me laugh! Jack had to try it out too, and was so excited to be sitting next to Max and Emme in the table. I'm guessing they won't be able to sit comfortably in it much past 2 years! :)

As you can see in this picture, the babies are putting anything they can find in their mouths! Max thought Emme's foot looked like something nice to chew on! This picture was taken last Friday (June 4), and Max cut his first tooth the very next day! It looks so cute! Brady and Emme have been pretty fussy lately, so I'm guessing they are next.

Mr. Max's favorite toy these days is his feet! He loves them!

Miss Emme Lee!

Big girl Sophie in the jumperoo!

Sweet Brady James!

I love summer, and the cute clothes the babies are wearing! We love taking lots of pictures!
(L to R) Max, Emme, Brady, Sophie

Emme and Sophie taking a nap together! They were even holding hands! Such sweet girls!

Grandpa always jokes around that he is going to pack the babies up in his bag and take them home with him. Last weekend he tried it with Emme! She fit perfectly in there! Grandpa thought it was pretty funny!

"Ummmm.....Grandpa, I'm not sure about this!"
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST..............

"Do you notice anything different about me???"
Miss Sophie took it upon herself Tuesday night (June 8) at some point in time to remove her oxygen herself. Daddy woke up Wednesday morning, and found her with her cannula completely off her face, and her oxygen levels sitting at 98%. We thought about putting it back on since she had been at 1/8 liter of oxygen, and our next step was to turn her down to 1/16 liter, and then eventually room air. Since she was doing so well, we thought we would let her be with no oxygen to see how she would react. She has done very well! She has dipped down a couple of times while asleep, but brought it back up very quickly. The doctor told us it is pretty normal for her oxygen levels to drop a little bit when she is asleep because your air way gets floppy when you sleep. All in all, she is doing great. We will continue to monitor her levels for a week or so, and if she continues to do well, she will be completely cord free!!!! We are so excited for her! Way to go Sophie! We are so proud of the little fighter you are! You have come so far since birth, and continue to amaze us everyday!
Sophie also had a check-up with the nephrologist on Tuesday for her blood pressure issues she had in the NICU. He was very pleased with the blood pressure numbers we have been getting from home, and said we only need to check it once a month. She will have a follow-up appointment in September, and another echo cardiogram to make sure everything looks good.
We continue to be completely amazed with the progress the babies are each making. They are currently all within normal developmental milestones for their gestational age. Some of the babies are even on track in most of the areas for a full term 6 month old. When we first learned that we were going to have quadruplets, we had no idea what to expect. Our little miracle babies are such a blessing from God, and we thank Him daily for each and every one of them!

3 comments:

  1. Wahoo! What a great report! SO glad to hear they are doing so well. And GREAT job Miss Sophie!!! What wonderful news! You guys are great parents! And good job on catching up with the blog!! Wahoo!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I can't believe how big they look.....they have changed so much! I can't wait to see them (and you guys) again! The table looks great!

    Jen

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