Thursday, December 27, 2007

First Christmas

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17

This Chrismas was absolutely different for us. We consider our Babies the most beautiful Christmas gifts. Dave and I were blessed to have the opportunity to spend two nights (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) in the Ronald McDonald's house in the hospital. So we could enjoy every moment with our darlings. I stayed up until 1:30 am and we gave bath for Annabelle, Mate and Lili. During the night it's very "cozy" in the module and we can do a lot with them.

Here is a little update on them: As we spend more and more time with them we can already see their different personalities.
The girls are thriving on room air and off the nasal cannula.
They tried Thomas off the nasal on 12/26. Matthew is also on room air and he decided that he will be the last one on the nasal a little bit more.
All of them can have couple of bottles/day so far Lili is the only one who takes all her feedings orally but the others are also getting there. All five of them are in cribs now.
Ladies first:
Miss Annabelle is a calm little Baby. She is 4 lbs 1 oz and very strong girl. (her birthweight was 1lb 5 oz!!!) On Christmas Eve she enjoyed her "big girls'" bath. At first she was crying but towards the end she discovered the beauty of it.
Hanna is the most sleepy and quite among them. She looks a lot like Thomas. She is about 5 lbs 4 oz She is very easy going and most of the time when we are holding her she is sound asleep.
Miss Lili Lu (as one her nurses calls her) is the "boisterous" , outspoken and the most feisty baby. She eats the most and she definitely cries for her siblings as well. She screemed through her "big girls' bath= in a tub" She doesn't care about anything when she is hungry and definitely lets us know. She is right around 5 lbs.
Matthew (Máté) is the most humble and thankful looking little boy. He loves being held. He does a superb job with his bottle. He enjoy his sponge bath. He is also growing nicely. His weight is 4 lbs 6 oz
Thomas (Tamás) is still the biggest kid. He is 5 lbs 7 oz. He is still very charming and only fussy when he is hungry. He also loves being bathed.


dandelion dust said...

Aw, what a sweet picture!!

A very (belated) Merry Christmas to your family!!

emoke said...

Dear Manna and David, beautiful picture. We still pray for you all. Kisses and hugs, from São Paulo, Brazil Emöke

Amy said...

What a wonderful story in the paper today Manley's! I was so happy to see it! What a wonderful blessing that soon you will have your little ones at home. Happy New Year to each of you!

Michael, Amy and Lilla Hornek

Leslie Ann Ober said...

Praise God for blessing you SO richly! He must be pleased with how you continue to encourage others and glorify Him with your lives!! I am a friend of the Chan's and I am SO thankful that they have had the chance to meet with you two! God is so cool.

Sz.Flora said...

Dear Manna and David!This picture is very cute.Five very-very beautiful dinky kiddy:)
million peck: Flora

Anonymous said...

Hope you'll get all the patience and endurance you need in demanding times.
Love and kisses to the lil ones.
Geza & Szöszi from Szeged, Hungary

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