Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year! Role Call!!

Hello all,

Happy New Year from the Murray clan. We are so excited that our boys are still in the oven in 2007! Thank you for your prayers as we enter this new and final phase of the pregnancy, hospitalization. (Starting this Friday)

We know that there are a lot of you out there checking in on us somewhat regularly, but we really have no way of knowing who you are unless you leave a comment. I thought it would be encouraging to Jen to see just how many of you are out there checking this website. Would you be so kind as to leave a comment with your name, just letting us know that you are there. Even if you do not know us well or at all, we would love to know you are out there.

To leave a comment, simply click the word "comment 0" at the bottom of this post. Once there, click the "anonymous" option below the message, then type your message in the box provided. Please be sure to leave your name! :)

We love you all, thank you for your prayers,

Brad and Jen

110 comments:

grammy reese said...

fran and mike reese from danville illinois are on your blog and following these miraculous events closely. we just got a computer, so before that it was up to ed and janet to tell us. we are praying and so happy for you. may God protect you and give you great peace. love mnf

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen, I have been keeping check on all of you through your parents and relatives. God Bless ALL of you! I know there are many Prayers coming your way from friends in Covington, and everyone is praying that your babies are all born without complications. Tust in Him, He is in charge.
Love to all of you, Mariann Martin

Anonymous said...

Gosh, Jennifer, seems only yesterday I was giving you a bath as a newborn to help mother out a bit. This is so exciting. I will keep watching and let "grandma" know what I read. God sure knows who to give special babies to, and he will be with you all the way. Love and prayers!
Peggy Dare

Anonymous said...

Brad & Jen,
I have been thinking & praying for all of you. I know that this has not been easy on any of you & is a very stressful time. But be asssured that God is looking over all of you and I will continue to pray for you. Kathy & Tom fill me in all the time on whats going on. They are VERRRRY PROUD grandparents as they should be. It is great that all has gone so well this far.
Tracy Fausset

Joe and Julia said...

We're still enjoying staying in touch and reading the updates, Thanks. What a great way to stay connected. We will continue to pray for you 6. We are very encouraged by your faith and trust in God. I can't imagine how tired you must be already. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help out, we're just a call away! Many many blessings,
Joe and Julia

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen-
I continually enjoy reading your updates, and you have challenged me to be so steadfast in my walk with God! I am amazed at your faithfulness! I'm sure there are moments when things seem overwhelming, but I know God has a plan for all of you in this! Thanks for being so open with everything! I love knowing how things are going! Hang in there- and God bless- I can't wait to read the blogs about the new developments in the babies once they are here! :)
Emily Fay :)

Anonymous said...

Brittany Powell from Tilton, Illinois is reading this blog and prays for all of you on a very regular basis.

Heather said...

Hey there! This is probably going to be super weird that someone you don't know at all reads your updates regularly! Here's how I found you. I have a very good friend who had mo-mo twins, who has a blog, linked to another friend with mo-mo twins, who is linked to your blog. Follow me? So one day surfing around I happened upon your adventure. I am also a labor/delivery nurse at a high risk facility here in Oregon so I know exactly what you are facing (I have worked high risk OB for 12 years). Just know that there is a whole L/D unit in Portland Oregon that is praying for a most excellent outcome for your family, mom, dad and boys. In all my experience I can tell you that beyond the science hope, faith and optimism are irreplacible and will add blessings you can't even imagine. Keep up the awesome work! Heather Roms

Amy Ritchie said...

I check up on your family regularly too. I am also a member of the mono website. That is where I found your blog. Our family has one too that you may have seen.
I love the witness of your faith on your blog. I'm praying that you will have 4 healthy boys...but also that the Lord's will will be done. After losing one of my mono twins I have been on both sides.(of joy and hurt) Though the Lord did not allow my daughter to live...I still trust in the Great Physician.

Amy Ritchie

Manda said...

Hey Guys...I check your blog all the time and am so encouraged by your honesty and faith in the Lord during this exciting & difficult time! I am praying for all 6 of you! Amanda Edgington

Laura said...

Brad and Jen,
I read your blog regularly and also pray for you all too.

I think I am the one who has your blog linked LOL!

Your story, your faith and your four miracles are always in my prayers!

To Jen I have posted back and forth to Brad but have thought you often as well. The stress on your body, your mind and even your spiritual soul is difficult for sure. Sometimes the most suffering brings the greatest blessings. My experience with my MOMO twins has brought me more joy than I could have ever imagined, I truly feel that my cup runneth over at times with grattitude. Please know how many lives you are touching, your sweet boys are touching!

Anonymous said...

I also found your blog after being on the momo website as my friends experienced a momo pregnancy. Your faith and trust is an inspiration and you are all in my prayers. I will especially think of Jen this Friday as she goes in-patient.
Jane

Tere Gilmour said...

I check your site every day as soon as I get to work. We are all following your progress and praying with you along the way. You are doing great and we all admire your strength and profound faith. Your babies are lucky to have you as their parents. Tere Gilmour, Reproductive Care of Indiana

Anonymous said...

HI Jen and Brad
"Hang in there"(did you like that, Jen?...not much longer...it will all be worth it! You are in our prayers daily. What an exciting year ahead of you. Allie only has six more weeks until Mackenzie is born. Needless to say, I can't wait. Have a super week and blessings to all of you.
Linda

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, just a note from the Martin clan letting you know that you are thought of and prayed for often. Those four boys couldn't have landed in a better "pad" - you both will be wonderful parents. It is amazing to see how God had worked in you on this journey, and it has only just begun! We love you guys and are so thrilled to be a part of this journey with you!

Love, Jon, Marci, Noah, and Elijah

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen, we are so blessed to know you and to see what God is doing in your lives. the Danforths

Anonymous said...

Hey Brad & Jen - I really enjoy reading your updates and will continue to pray for all 6 of you as you head to the hospital later this week! Laura Garn

Anonymous said...

Hi Brad, Jen and Baby Boys,

I check in very often and you are in my prayers daily. I lost my momo twins at 16 weeks so I did not get to experience hospitalization, but I had mo/di twin boys last year and I am so excited for you two to experince double what I have the last year!!

Your blog is wonderful, thanks for keeping it updated.

Jennifer Hoyle-Momo website

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen,
I have been checking your website regularly. I have been praying for the boys health as well as yours. I will continue to keep you in my prayers as you enter this next phase of the pregnancy. I am so excited for both of you and wish you the best.
Krista Blosser

Pamela P. Fierro said...

I'm the Guide to Parenting Multiples at About.com and the author of Everything Twins, Triplets and More and Your Pregnancy Devotional. I've added your site to the blog roll at my site so that my readers can follow your story.

Anonymous said...

I think this goes with outsaying that I of course check this spot regularly and am praying for Jen's comfort and for your trust in the Lord's awesome plan for you all. I pray confidently for 34 weeks as well! :O) LOVE, Katie Marlatt

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen,

I have been keeping up to date via your blog. Your faithfulness to our awesome Lord is an encouragement to me. We are praying for God's peace and comfort for all of you in the exciting yet long days ahead. You both blow me away, you are spiritually mature and wise beyond your young years. God has placed these precious little boys exactly where they need to be. We love you and are praying with you. Much love, Mike and Kathy Hacker

Anonymous said...

Brad, Jenny and boys,

We are praying for you daily. Talk with your Mom every Sunday.

LouAnn Gibson said...

Jenny,

As you can see I'm not good at this. As I was saying, we pray for you daily.

Setrn said...

Brad and Jen,
What a great idea! I may have to steal it for my blog. Thank you so much for the updates, your faith is an incredible encouragement.
Sandy, Paige and Peyton Thornsbrough

Anonymous said...

Jen & Brad, we are lifting you and your boys up in prayer during this challenging adventure. I sent you an e-mail yesterday and perhaps we can chat during the tedious doldrums of your bedrest. Keep up the good work - almost 28 weeks!

Linda Reynolds & family
-Triplet Momma (in your multiples group)

Anne Schrader said...

Jen & Brad,

I just came across your blog a couple weeks ago by surfing through CHS alumni on myspace. Your faith is amazing, and your boys are blessed to have you both. I have been praying for your family, as is everyone in our congregation at Sterling Christian Church in Veedersburg.

Best Wishes!
Anne (Ocheltree) Schrader

Steph said...

Hey guys,
You've done so great! Maybe you can look at the hospital time as God's way of letting you "cast your care on Him" by letting someone else help with the monitoring. I love seeing the way your story is reaching to so many different people! Each of these little lives have already affected others - isn't that so cool!?!
We'll be praying for "peace that passes understanding" while you wait out the home stretch in the hospital. Gary and Steph Tidwell

Samantha said...

Praying for all of you during this stressful time...It's beautiful to see God working through both of you.

Gene & Samantha(Delp) Fye

Charity said...

Hey, Jen!

You are going to have the best time with all those boys! I'm jealous!

I'll be praying about the days ahead and excited to hear what amazing things you learn about our God and His great care for His children.

Anonymous said...

I think and pray for you daily. I love being able to check in at any time to see how the boys and both of you are doing. I can't imagine the stress you have, but I know that your trust in God and through prayer you can make it! May God bless you,the boys, and give you all health and strength.
Lynn Stein

Doug & Stacy Fournier said...

well, i found your blog through laura's blog. i love it. i am a member of monoamniotic.org, but don't get ton often anymore. i am a stay at home mom to 4 including identical twin girls who were thought to be momo, but were not. i also keep a blog which is at www.the-fournier-six.blogspot.com
i just wanted to say congrats on keeping the babies in and comfortable. keep them cooking!!!! can't wait for the arrival news! :)

Anonymous said...

I hope I am doing this right because this page came up in Japanese! This is Amanda (Spiering) Kira. I check in frequently and am praying that you will find the support and courage that you need to go through this unique and difficult experience.

Anonymous said...

Jen - Just know that we at White Lick are checking in on your progress. Hoping for all the best!

Shannon Imel (used to be Effner)

Anonymous said...

Hey! I have been checking on your crew almost daily. I didn't over Christmas break and had a lot of catching up to do! I pray for you daily and hope those boys keep surprising you! It is amazing how strong those little people are! Sorry Jen for not making it to your shower. I was really looking forward to seeing you- then I had to pick our boys and couldn't come! I am sure it was fun!! Take care and everyone is pulling for your family!! Carrie Williams (DT)

Anonymous said...

You know that Grandpa and Grandma Murray pray 24-7 for your wonderful baby boys. We love all of you very much and I love reading this blog. We thank God everyday for a wonderful family that both of you are creating with HIS miraculous help. Love you, MOM

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen,
Your faith is amazing and an inspiration. You all are in our thoughts and prayers - let us know if there is anything we can do for you. I check often for updates - thanks so much for sharing your journey with so many people. Love, from the Lambert's

Anonymous said...

We have been so encouraged in hearing how your faith and trust in God has grown throughout this process - it's amazing how kids will do that to you :) Steven only gets to talk to Brad occasionaly, but we regularly check the blog to keep up with all the latest news. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us! Steven & Anne Sushka

SturgillMom said...

I know that you don't know me, but I am a friend of Steph Tidwell from college. She had a link to your blog so we can hold you six up in prayer these next several weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your entire blog...it was a mini novel! :) Be assured, I WILL be praying for all of you. I can't wait to watch this awesome miracle unfold!
Danielle Sturgill

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen and Brad,

I'm a member of the Indy MOMs group. We're all looking forward to meeting you & we're here to help if you need us. Hang in there, Jen. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital before my triplets were born & know it's difficult. Every day is a victory.

-Christine Ryan

Anonymous said...

We think and pray for you everyday Brad Jen and boys. Thank you for all your time put into this blog to keep so many updated - it helps us to pray better and get more excited to meet these boys someday! Wouldn't that be so exciting if our kids had the same birthday? Love you, Tony and Jaimie Zetterberg, Louisville, KY

Pam Dupre said...

Dear Quarto Mama & Papa,
O.K Dad I am 1 of those that has been keeping up with you through the blog & keeping you in my heart & prayers, but have yet to "comment." I guess 1 have yet to respond because it is hard to write with tears streaming down your face. It makes seeing the screen difficult at best. My tears are for the way that our Great God is being glorified through your lives & the lives of the 4 amigos. I bet you would have never guessed that He would have used this blog is such a powerful way as many are keeping up with you & seeing your strength that can only come from Our wonderful heavenly Father. John Piper has said "God is most glorified in us when we are most satified in Him." Truly all that read this blog can recognize where your satifiaction comes.
When the granparents get tired know that Grammie Pammie is still offering to come & offer what little support that I can. Until then I'll continue to do the best thing & ask God to do His best work in all of your lives- for His glory.
Pam Dupre

Rachel said...

Brad & Jen,

I check this site daily. I wanted to let you know that our family and our small group is praying for you. Your faith is a wonderful testimony to the rest of us. Thanks for being strong. I live not too far from Women's Hospital. If you need ANYTHING, let me know and I'll be there! :o)

-Rachel (Vickery) Richard

Beka Collins said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

I am thinking of your family & keeping you in my prayers! I am crossing my fingers that you make it a few more weeks! My daughter was born at 31 weeks (also at Women's Hospital--they are SUPER!) & though she spent 5 weeks in the NICU, she is now 3 years old & very smart. You'd never know she was a preemie!
__Melissa Barnett, Eagle Elem.

Phyllis Salts said...

Brad & Jen:

Just wanted to drop a note to you all again. We still pray for all of you and will pray without ceasing for your boys, especially the mono-mono twins. The Lord tells us to be a "light in this world" for Him. You are both such awesome examples of God's Love and Christianity. I am praying for peace and comfort for you both and good health as well. Thank you for sharing your journey with us all.

"auntie" Phyllis (suiters/salts)

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, but I stay updated by reading your blogs. You all are in my prayers!!
Kim

Anonymous said...

Jen and Brad~ Happy New Year! I am so thankful that you and your boys are still doing well. I will continue praying for you all as you take the next step in this amazing journey!
In Christ's Love,
Natalie Dickinson

Anonymous said...

Hello, Murray Family!

I check the blog pretty regularly, and I am keeping your entire family in my prayers. I love how you are constantly giving God the glory. He will sustain and bring you through this!

Allison K. Whisman (DT)

Stephanie said...

I, too, am a faithful reader of the quad chronicle. You guys have done such a great job at keeping us all updated! Love you! Steph G. PS- I'm pretty good at being an aunt!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jen & Brad!
Praying all continues well for you all! It was good to see you on the 21st. Counting the days and prayers with you! :)

Love, Jana T.

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen,
What an encourgement you both are to us. Your faith and courage are such a blessing. God is receiving all the glory. I can't imagine how difficult this has been on you both. Still praying for you both. Jen, I miss ya.
Love, Susie Bruning

Anonymous said...

i know from experience how incredible it is to see how God works across the country and world to use His prayer partners in your life. This is melissa helm, one of natalie deckers married in cousins that is reading and praying for all 6 of you guys down here in lakeland, florida. what an amazing opportunity you guys will have to further Gods kingdom in so many millions of ways multiplied by 4! Gods richest blessings upon you.
Melissa and Joel Helm

Tara said...

Hi Jen I have been praying for you guys and checking the blog occassionally.

Tara

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen, check your blog every other day or so to see how we can pray for you and your boys ! Psalm 62:5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone: my hope comes from Him.

Bob & Gloria Fallon

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm friends with Natalie Decker. She send out an email asking for prayer for you to our entire family (we have a huge family full of prayer wariors). I read your blogs and I am commited to praying for you! What amazing faith you have in God's sovereignty. He IS sovereign and He is good. "For we know that God works for the good of those who love Him who are called according to His purpose" Romans 8:28. I will be praying for comfort and peace for all involved. I just had a baby in March and I remember how uncomfortable I was. I can't imagine 4! May God give you peace and comfort even in the hospital! God bless you.
In Christ, Mandy Confer (Natalie Decker's cousin)

Anonymous said...

We can't wait to meet your new family members! We'd love to help out as well, so Brad, be sure to post the list of needs!

Frank and Andrea Pulice

praying4isabelle said...

Brad and Jen, I'm the one who commented before about having a 26 weeker myself and just want you to know that I check your website quite often and pray for you and the babies as well. I will continue to pray as these next days will be difficult for God to continue to give you His sustaining grace. Your testimony has been a blessing. ~Dayna Ice

angie said...

Brad and Jen,
I think of you often and think you are a pretty spectacular couple. By way of bio so you know who I am.....alee from mononamntic.org. I've been following your progress both on your blog and through Brads' posts on the boards. My youngest two children are momo boys like yours :) I also admire your faith in God....my faith helped get me through my pregnancy as well. Wishing you the very best!

Britni Rudolph said...

Hi Jen and Brad, You have the whole Inman and Rudolph Family checking out you blog page! What an amazing adventure gGod has blessed you with, I'm sure you will both only grow stronger through the whole process. We are all praying for you and wishing you the best outcome for the boys and both of you!

Anonymous said...

I have been so inspired by your story...and your faith. God bless and good luck.
Krista Weber

Anonymous said...

Brad & Jen,
We've been checking your progress regularly from the Covington City Bldg. Greg keeps us updated & we wish you both well as we pray for you & your sons...
Debby, Ronda & Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen and Brad,I am Natalie Decker's Aunt Ann.I am praying for you as a result of an email from Natalie. God
works in mysterious ways and He wants to work thru' your situation in lives of many people right along with the two (six!) of you. I pray that your faith will be strengthened and that you will glorify Him with all that takes place. Your testimony is already so powerful! Ro.8:18 And may God bless you all! Under His mercy,A

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen,

I found your website through the mono/mono support website. I have been following your progress and have been praying for your babies at bedtime when I pray for mine. I was diagnosed with mono-mono twins and an additional singleton. However, I was misdiagnosed. Our identicals ended up having a very thin membrane between them. I had such a heavy heart when I read your site for the first time because it revealed my lack of faith in the Lord. You two are truly an inspiration to me. I will continue to pray for all of you.

Rachel
www.babysites.com/sites/mcconathy

Anonymous said...

Hey there Jen! WOW 4 babies...and they are all boys!! I got this website from Jen Brothers so I had to come check it out. Hang in there...God is there for you!! I will keep you guys in my prayers!

Christy Orr (soon to be Christy Crowder)

Anonymous said...

Hey Jen & Brad, Happy New Year! Good luck heading to the hospital tomorrow! I will be thinking about you and praying for you all. Jen give me a call if you need anything or just want to chat! Kierstin

Gretchen said...

Um, I ALWAYS comment on your blog. But I guess TONS of other people read it!! WOW! I have such a famous friend!! :)

This is Gretchen from Fairmount/Louisville. . . praying for you and so excited for you guys!

Debra said...

My cousin Jennifer put a bulletin on MySpace and I usually read all bulletin's that appear.
I have three children of my own and have a new granddaughter she is 1 month old.
May God be with you two and keep his hand on you both and your boys.
God Bless You.

Anonymous said...

i'm a momo mom from idaho, and i love reading your blog!! your faith is so amazing, and you have truely been blessed. good luck going inpatient, it's worth it!! - jennianne

Anonymous said...

Jen & Brad,
Know that we are praying for you and praising God as you enter the hospital for this last phase! We have so enjoyed the blog! You have educated us all and its been a great way for us to spread the word to others in a much better way than a casual conversation. And, in a couple cases, its been an opportunity to share our faith! Thank you!
We have been amazed at the strength and peace you both have displayed these 28 WEEKS! But, why should we be surprised?? You have given God the glory from the time of conception and will until you deliver those precious boys! He is sovereign and YOU are both faithful -- a great model for us all. Thank you!

We love you guys!

In Christ Alone,
Bill & Linda

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen-
i've been checking your site regularly. i will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayer. let me know if i can help in any way.

Lindsay Coffing

Anonymous said...

I check on you several times a day too. You are in my thoughts. I am finally over my cold, so I hope to visit you soon!


Amy Miller

Anonymous said...

I try to check your blog a few times a week, and I am constantly amazed by your faith and positive attitude. We are all continuing to pray for you and are keeping you all in our thoughts.

Lori Wood(DT)

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen,

I just wanted you to know I am praying for you. Hold on to knowing God's truths. He is always faithful.

His love,
Jonell McKenzie and the rest of our team!!!!

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen,

I am trusting in God's faithfulness to provide every need in your lives and the boys lives. :)

His grace,
Jonell McKenzie

megmurray said...

I have been following your blog for awhile now. My name is Megan (Huston) Murray. I believe Brad's mother was one of my teachers at CMS. I am a few years younger than you guys and live in Evansville, Indiana. I found your link through a friend on myspace and I have been hooked and astounded by the two of you and your miracles ever since. I just wanted to wish all of you the very best of luck. Your family has inspirationally strong faith and remarkable courage! I hope for nothing less than the best for you in times to come!

Anonymous said...

Jen and Brad,

You know I check this out almost everyday. I continue to be amazed with your faith and strength (Jen must be stronger than Brad by now lugging around 4 babies!)

Anyway, love to you both and I'll be by next week to see you at St.V.

With love and prayers,
Sarah Jane (DT)

Anonymous said...

This is my first time on this silly, what do they call it Janet, a "blob?" I don't know if I am doing this right. Can't wait to see little "Charlie", "Eddie", "O.K." and "Ralph." (those aren't really their names!) Brad, make sure you check your oil before you leave for the hospital.

Okay. Bye.

Ed Myers

Anonymous said...

I am here, and I check on you and pray for you every moment I get! I am also just around the corner should you need me for anything! I am so excited for you!

Mandy Hines

Anonymous said...

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Your trust in the Lord during this time has been a wonderful example for all of us to follow. I can't wait to see these precious boys! However, they don't have to come out early for me! Enjoy the time you have now to rest. Life will change dramatically in the near future!

Love, Sara Fifer

Anonymous said...

Hi, an other momo mum is following your journey in Finland, Northern Europe. Your faith and courage are amazing. Wishing you a smooth hospital stay and a safe delivery! 28 weeks truly is worth celebrating.

"Maisy"

Anonymous said...

What a blessing to have 4 boys on the way! This is Emily Fay's mom, Lori. We wish you the very best. I have one nephew born at 25 weeks with no problems and a set of triplets - 2 nieces and 1 nephew carried to 32 weeks also with no problems AND a friend in our town with quad boys in the 8th grade that are all terrific! No problems there either. Keep the faith and enjoy every moment of this miracle. (Easy for me to say, huh, Jen? I'm not carrying them!) You will be wonderful parents and those 4 boys are very lucky to have you. Much love to all of you.
Lori

Shana said...

I run a website, Babes in Blogland, that lists ttc, expecting, and parenting bloggers to help us all find one another. I've added your site to the blogroll. If you need me to correct any information or if you would like for me to remove the link, please let me know.

Thank you and congratulations.

Betsy Evans said...

God Bless you both. I have been keeping up with you all on the Mono website. I have mono-mono girls Laura and Annabelle that God willing made it to 32 weeks 1 day. On NICU journey only lasted 15 days which was incredible. I just want you to both know that I am praying for your little boys each day! As all of your posts say God is in charge and I truly believe in that. My husband and I were very scared when we first heard we were having mono-mono babies but we had a peace in our hearts that God would bring us through any challenge we had to face. Going inpatient at 25 weeks weeks was very hard due to the fact that we also have 2 other girls. Leaving them was so hard but they came to visit me every night! God was awesome during all that time bringing lots of vistors from church, friends and family! Please know that you are being prayed for and your little ones will be in your arms soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Brad and Jen.
Have been checking on your progress on a regular basis and continue to pray for you and your babies. Will be waiting for the good news of their birth.
Larry anf JoAnn Fuchs

Anonymous said...

Mindy from Pawtucket RI, I guys, I don't know you but know a friend of yours, Anne, she wrote about you on a buddy group and I wanted to read the blog and let y'all know you know have one more person thinking about those precious babies!

Jennifer Brothers said...

Jen, Brad & Boys -

I check the blog quite frequently and am loving the updates. I think about you guys daily and am so happy for you all that your boys are doing so well. Thanks for sharing your incredible story with everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys! I am sitting here so amazed; I don't even know if I can type this note. God has been so good to our family. All of these comments are so encouraging to me and I'm just the aunt of these precious boys. I can't imagine how blest you must feel when you read all of these comments! WOW! I just thank the Lord for His amazing love and how He sends so much love in such incredible ways! Thanks to all of you who are out there praying for my sister and brother-in-law and for these precious four nephews! May God bless you richly!

On a lighter side, just remember, after the grandparents, I am first in line for rocking, feeding, burping, changing, spoiling, and of course, I promised to wash bottles and clothes too! I can't wait!

Hope you guys know how much I love you. We're all praying for you and asking everyone we know to pray. Our small group has been so faithful to pray for you every week and every time I see one of them, they want an update.

I'll call you soon, Jen. I hope this hospital stay isn't too tough for you. I know there is nothing like your own bed and shower.

Love you guys,

Your sister, Sandy

Anonymous said...

Hi--Brad and Jen this is Aunt Peggy from Covington. I've been keeping tabs on you all from the beginning. The Good LORD knew what he was doing when he trusted these babies with you two. I'm proud of both of you. I'm sure you all will endure what the Lord sends your way. You have handled it well so far. Praying for everyone. With love Aunt peggy

Anonymous said...

Jen & Brad,

I think of you and your precious babies often and pray that everyone arrives safely!!! I am a member of the Indy MOMS group. I spent 8 weeks in the hospital prior to our babies arrival and I know how hard it can be. Hang in there and know you have many people out here praying for ALL of you. You have done an amazing job already!

Kiley Schnarr

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen, Congratulations on coming this far! Sometimes we don't know what will happen in the next few hours, much less in a lifetime! I pray that God gives you the strength you need..
I recently lost one of my quaudrulplets, very early in my pregnancy.. Getting this far is a miracle! May God be with you always!

Anonymous said...

It's your old roomie, checking up on you often and keeping you in my prayers!

-Glynis Kinney

Anonymous said...

Jen-
Glad to hear everything is going great! Sorry I wasn't able to make it to your shower! I heard it was a great time! Hang in there and I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers!
Thinking of you,
Missy Llewellyn (DT)

Anonymous said...

Jen and Brad~ Happy New Year and CONGRATS on 28 weeks! Hooray! You are in my daily prayers and I know these boys are already so blessed! I am still at home for the next month, so if you need anything, let me know...Lisa P

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for granting us the privilege to get a glimpse of God's amazing work in your lives. You two have truly been blessed and I wish you all the happiness in the world. You obviously have a lot of friends and family praying for you and it's amazing. God must have big plans for you two! Best of luck and I'll be thinking of all of you.
-Morgan Montgomery

Anonymous said...

Hey Kids, I visit the blog site often during the week at work. In its own little way, your inspiring faith has kept me closer to God throughout the workday. Friends and family continue to ask me about your progress. Take comfort that the prayers extend far beyond this webpage. God bless. Christopher Smail

Anonymous said...

Hey Jen and Brad,
We are definitely praying for you. Your trust in the Lord is certainly glorifying to God and a wonderful piece of your testimony to the world.

~Dave and Lori S. in Maryland

Amber said...

Hey Jen Hen and Brad,


I have been keeping up with the updates and think of you often. I know that you both will be the best parents and I admire your strength. I plan on being back in Indy around our birthdays in October and I look forward to seeing you and your boys. Take care of yourselves and enjoy this remarkable experience. Bob and I will be will with you in spirit. Love you,

Amber (Stearns) Juba

Anonymous said...

Jennifer (hey that will get your attention), only out of touch cousins call you that still! :)

Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mom keeps me updated through Aunt Jan everytime Aunt Jan and her talk! Love the blog!

Prayers are with you!
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen and Brad!
I just found your blog yesterday through a friend of a friend. You and your boys are in my prayers.

-Abigail Gonzalez
Texas

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen,
Congrats on the 28 mark, know that every day counts so much for your little ones. My name is Michelle and I am a fellow triplet mom here in Indy. I also gave birth in the same hospital where you are at and they do WONDERS! They revived both of my boys and they have no problems today. I write the newsletter for the Indy group of mothers of multiples and so I was checking in to see how you were doing. I will write a segment "introducing" you to the group if that is ok. I would love to visit you too if that is ok. Call me anytime as I do not "work". 317-774-9475. Take Care and try to relax as much as you can.... We are praying for you!
Michelle & J Beland

julie said...

Hey Brad and Jen,
Wow I can not believe 101 entries already and I am sure more to come. I am not sure if scott commented yet so I will. I remember these days of waiting and waiting and wanting to make it through each new week and not wanting to listen to what the doctor's kept telling us. hadassah and annah arrived 4 weeks after our goal!! That is how amazing our God is. They will be 2 next month!!! Since you have double that in your "oven" it may be less time than that but God is in control of this. I am so thankful that He has already allowed you 28 healthy weeks and now endure the hospital and press on another at least 4 weeks I pray. I wish I could come visit you, but glad you are still wearing your clothes and measuring 39 weeks-- that is amazing. But remember bed sheets can be very fashionable!!! we love you guys and look forward to staying in touch. Most days Scott tells me what is going on with you before I even get to your blog. He is really getting in to this. I love it and our girls love praying for "LOTS" of babies for auntie and uncle.
love,
julie

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen..I check in weekly and have kept you all in my prayers. What an amazing story of faith and how great God is! Hang in there!
Stephanie Schulz

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a healthy 4 weeks in the hospital. I am a mom of momo girls - I did 10 weeks of 23 hour a day monitoring. You can do it!

Keep your chin up. It'll be over before you know it.

Love,

JenniferM

Aunt Jamie said...

Hey, Brad and Jen. Jamie Reese is following your blog along with everyone at Athens Diagnostic Center that I work with. Just wanted to let you guys know I'm praying.

JenH said...

I am so happy to see you've all made it to 2007!! Best of luck!!

JenH

Jason and Kelly's Family said...

What a wonderful God we serve. My husband and I have the same bible verse at the top of our blog that you all have on yours. Looking forward to reading about the save delivery of all your babies.
I heard about your blog from a friend who heard about it from a friend....
Kelly Hammond

Anonymous said...

You don't know me but your blog was passed on by a friend of a friend of a friend. I wanted to let you know that we are praying for you here in Memphis, TN. Your story and your faith is so inspirational. We will continue to pray for you in the coming weeks! Thank you for sharing this story with us. Liz Coverdale

Kevin & Amy said...

Brad and Jen,

I just found out about your blog from Kathy Hacker. I married Kathy's nephew, saw her at a family get-together, and she told me about it. We are praying for you! I'm very encouraged by your faith. You are right - God is in control and loves us. It would be impossible to face each day without that hope.

Amy Koons

shergzus said...

I am finally getting around to taking the time to 'catch up' on all your blogs. I've enjoyed reading them, seeing the pictures etc. I've shown Keeley some of the pictures and She said "Jen is so cute as a pregnant lady!" She loves your blue shirt! I'm imagining what it would be like if she was pregnant with 4 babies. (Only because she and Jen are about the same size ...height & weight wise.) I think for now she will settle for being a bridesmaid in her brother's upcoming wedding, which is 7 weeks away! Anyway, I got to your role call blog and realized that I should probably comment and be 'counted' as one of your faithful followers, even though I've only just recently found out that you even had a blog. Even though I haven't been reading your blogs until recently, we have been faithfully praying for you guys since we found out you were pregnant. So I guess I'm # 110 in the role of faithful fans!! haha. I'm so glad God chose to let those precious babies make it to the 32 week mark. What a Wonderful blessing God has chosen to grace your family with. It's also neat to see how He has provided so far for your little ones.
We love you.

<3 Sheryl Stelzer & Co.