Friday, February 02, 2007

They are here!

Hello everyone,

Our boys are here and doing really well. The birth went very well and Jen is recovering in our room again now. They all came out crying and breathing room air on their own.

One of the boys is now on ventilation as he was not able to continue to breath without assistance. The other three have continued to breath without a vent, but they all have a long way to go before we can breath a sigh of releif. But, God has given us five hours of life with our little boys already, and we are thankful to finally get to meet them.

Ok, here are the names and weights that you all have been waiting for in the order in which they entered the world:

Henry Samuel Murray
Born at 12:33pm
2lbs. 12oz.

Brooks Layton Murray
Born at 12:34pm
3lbs. 0oz.

Clark Thomas Murray
Born at 12:34pm
3lbs. 7oz.

Isaac Edward Murray
Born at 12:35pm
4lbs. 0oz.

Here is a picture of the boys just minutes after they were born, right before being hurried off to the NICU.

Left to right: Henry, Brooks, Clark, Isaac


Anonymous said...


So excited for you guys!

Frank and Andrea Pulice

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I've been checking the blog since about 1:00 wondering how things were going. They look great and praise God they are all doing well thus far. Love the names! Hope Jen is feeling well. Blessings, Lisa and Ryan Peterson

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! What precious babies!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I have tears of joy for all of you!! Glad everything has went well so far. Will continue to pray for everyone.
Grandma & Grandpa sure are proud as can be! I was anxious until Kathy called & told me the great news!! Beautiful babies!!! Take care & hope Jen is getting some much deserve rest. Again congratulations to all of you!
Tracy Fausset

brittany said...

Happy Birth-day times four! Congratulations! We all want to know which two were the mono-mono babies! Can't wait to hear more about them! We'll keep praying!

Love, the Powell Family

Rebecca (Rick-N-B) said...

Congratulations on the birth of your sons! Those are such great weights for 32 weekers and quads! Jen did such a great job growing them and getting them here safe. I went to the monoamnionic site then here because I just couldn't wait! I am so happy for you and your family. What a wonderful gift God has given you. They are beautiful.

angie said...

Absolutely gorgeous boys. They look fabulous. CONGRATULATIONS times 4!

Laura said...

Congrats times four! It's very normal for babies to get tired and need breathing assistance at first so try not to get too stressed. Congrats again, I am so thrilled beyond words to see that picture of four wonderful babies! WOW!

Anonymous said...

I just started reading your blog today, but gosh did I pick a good day to start!! Congratulations to the whole family! I love the names and the boys are beyond precious.

The Smiths said...

Congratulations! How very precious your little ones are :) Praise God for how well all of you are doing. Take care and God's blessing... Steve and Lana

Setrn said...

What a great picture! Thank you so much for sharing! Not just today, but the entire pregnancy. It is great to get to God answering prayer!
Sandy P & P

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You guys don't know me but I am a friend of a friend (Anne) It brought tears to my eyes reading this post!!
Your boys are absolutely gorgeous!!







Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! Praise God! 4 beautiful boys! What wonderful names (Abrahm was really hoping for a namesake).

"How blessed is the man whose quiver if full of them" Ps. 127

Dan and Karen
Abrahm Ethan and Ezra

Steph said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats, congrats! I got a little teary looking at all those beautiful boys. You're in for the adventure of your life - and nothing is as rewarding. Jen, I am not sure if you had to have the mag or not - but I've been thinking about you concerning that one throughout the day...if you did need it - I hope it didn't last long and that your side effects were few.

Guinn Triplets said...

The Guinn Triplets say Congrats!! You guys were bigger than we were. Good Luck in the NICU! Ask for a lemon swab as soon as possible. We highly recommend sucking on them. They taste great! Plus mom and dad loved giving them to us as we got a chance to cuddle.

grammy said...

congratulations to the Murray/Myers family. God has truly blessed. Jennifer, take it easy while you're in the hospital. you,too, Brad. Best wishes. Mike and Fran Reese

Anonymous said...

Praise God! They are beautiful! You did it! We pray for a sigh of relief to come soon. Great names, too!

God bless,
Amanda S.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Momma, you have obviously done a wonderful job giving them a warm safe home for 32 weeks. Try to rest in between all of your trips down to see your sweet miracles and letting it all sink in. Good strong names & nice sized weights! Thanks, Daddy, for updating us. We have been (im)patiently checking your blog all day for this wonderful news! :) God is good! Yes, He is!
Linda Reynolds & family

Janey said...

WOW!! Congratulations on the safe arrival of your miracle boys - I have been anxiously checking all day to hear your news! Its hard to believe that all 4 of them were in Jen's tummy - they are great sizes! It has been such a journey following your blog since reading your story on the mono website... but really the journey has only just begun! :o)
God Bless you all

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! i'm so happy for all of you. Praise God and may he continue to bless you. i will continue to keep you in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys! They are so cute!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! What adorable baby boys! I love your names. I cried when I saw the picture! You are in our prayers.
Dianna, Gregg,
Nathan, Grace & Luke

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Boys!! Praise God for a safe delivery. I was so thrilled to hear the boys had arrived and that Jen is doing well. I too have been checking the blog all day for pics! Love those STRONG names, they are excellent! What priceless treasures you've been given. God Bless You!!!
Tami W (Brown Elem)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! It's so great to read and see the pictures of your precious little ones! I am so glad everyone is doing well! I will continue to pray that Jen heals quickly and your little ones continue to thrive!
What a blessing!
Missy L.

Stephanie said...

Congrats! What a great picture. Love the names, too. :) i was thinking about you guys all day today, and checking your blog ridiculously often. Thanks for sharing so quickly!

Steph G.

Jennifer Brothers said...

Congratulations Jen, Brad & Boys!! I am so happy that things went well. To quote Jackson "Aw", they are cute!!

jenh said...

It's a wonderful day! WOW!

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

Jen & Darrell H

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS times 4!!! I love their names, they are so cute!!

Jennifer H-Momo Board

Jamie said...

Congratulations! I too have been watching the blog for this wonderful announcement. What a great picture! Please know that there are others who may not know you personally - praying for you and your boys!

Jamie (Dawnelle's sister)

Bill said...

Congratulations!! Praise God for answered prayers. Now you will have a completely different lifestyle . Enjoy the good times and the challenges.
Biil & Carolyn Massey

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!! It's so good to hear good news!!!! They're so cute!!

Mommy of 5 in IL


They are so beautiful!!! I'm guessing the two that were born in the same minute are the mono-mono twins?....We are praying for you as you start the hardest journey but also the most rewarding you will ever have....being PARENTS!!!! God bless you real good!

Shellie said...

Todd, Thompson and Herzog families say congratulations!! We can't wait to see all six of you! C U Soon.

Lots of love

Anonymous said...


I'm so glad the boys are so healthy and Jen is doing great. We'll continue to keep y'all in our prayers. You are well on your way to your baseball team :)

Grandma and Aunt Doris are smiling from heaven right now.

Love, Robert, Lisa, Kelsey and Seth Crowder

Anonymous said...

Jen & Brad - I've been thinking of you guys all day and checking every hour for your announcement. MANY CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE JEN!!! That picture just got me in the precious - your boys are beautiful and they look very healthy. You guys have come through SO MUCH and I'm so proud of your faith and strength. God is faithful when we put our trust in Him. I'm sure Jen is exhausted - please send an update on her when you can. It's easy to focus on the babies right now, but let's not take our eyes off mommy as she's going to need some TLC, too!!! :) Can't wait to see more pictures and meet the two of you in person. Congratulations again and thanks for taking the time to have your blog so we can all be a part of this experience and great day! Julie B.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS! I have been obsessively checking the blog to see how things turned out! Praise the Lord for gorgeous babies (I love the wide open mouth!) We will be praying for a long night's rest :)
Amanda in Ohio
(Are the two in the middle the mono mono?)

Anonymous said...

Hi guys! I just had to write a quick note before I went to bed to tell you what a blessing today was! It was truly, truly amazing! WOW! Don't think I can find the words to express my thoughts. It seems like a dream. Guess one of the highlights of the day was hearing the lullaby play the first, second, third and then fourth time! Everyone of us cheered! And then Tom Gibson led us all in the Doxology and we praised God as a family! AMAZING!!!!!!! Dad made it through great...with flying colors even! Couple of teary calls and some funny moments, right Mike, if you're reading this? And Grandpa Tom paced quite a bit! But, God was truly with us, giving us peace and such calmness through the wait. Thanks to everyone out there reading this for all your kindness, love and esp. many prayers! It truly is nothing less than a miracle from God! Hope you're getting some much needed rest, Sis! I'm sure it feels quite strange without feeling those kicks and hiccups! I'll call you guys soon. Thanks so much for sharing your day and for being so brave and esp. for being so faithful to Him! The boys are absolutely beautiful. We have the enlarged picture on our computer screen here. I just keep looking at them! What beautiful boys, I hope I will be able to keep them straight! Love you guys so much! Hope everyone gets much deserved rest tonight and I will be anxious to hear good reports tomorrow.
Love, Sandy

shergzus said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I'm so happy for you. Congratulations! We will continue to keep you and the babies in our prayers. Shawn said your Dad had tears of joy as he relayed the message to her of the boys arrival for her to send down the prayer chain. I love sending 'good news' down the chain. Everyone has been waiting to hear about their safe arrival. God is SOO GOOD! God bless you and your new 'family'!

<3 Sheryl

Charity said...


Thanks for posting the info and the's so great to share in your joy from across the miles!

Blessings to you and your boys, Jen!

Anonymous said...

Awesome is our Creator of all!! We are rejoicing with you, all the way from Texas!!!! We will continue to pray for all of you and healing for Jen and wisdom for the doctors with the boys!!!!

We love your whole Murray Team!!!

God's love,
The McKenzie Team

Gretchen said...


I was praying for you at noon exactly today, and telling everybody in the store about my friend who was having quads.

Love you, my friend! You are such a precious dear! And I can't tell you how much I LOVE the names! They are very manly and strong. I think they sound like great writers. Those are EXACTLY the names I LOVE!

You guys are so cool!

Rachel said...

We are so happy for you guys! I am so glad that everyone is healthy. I shouted with joy when I read the post! You picked out great names and the boys are VERY handsome. You'll have to beat the girls away with sticks! :o) Many congratulations!!!!

-Rachel (Vickery) Richard & Family

anne schrader said...

Congrats x 4!! The boys look so healthy! GREAT job, Jen! I was checking the blog and praying all day yesterday. Thanks for taking the time to update, Brad, I know this must be a very hectic (and exciting!) time for all of you.

We will continue to pray for Jen, the boys, and the whole family!

Jeremy & Anne Schrader
Chelsie, Caitlin & Brayden

Anonymous said...

God is Good All The Time and All the Time God is God! Prayers will continue for all of you! Nancy

megan said...

Congratulatons. We are so excited for you all. Your next adventure is just getting started! Your dad has been very faithful in giving us a phone call with updates. He has been SUPER EXCITED!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What gorgeous babies. God is
so good and awesome. The honor
goes to Him. I am praying for the
entire family. Rest now Jen, soon
you will be in 4 a treat !! They
are precious. God bless all

Lois from Ottawa, IL

fiona said...

Congrats on the arrival of your $ beautiful boys. What a great job your wife has done to carry them so far and you for supporting her so well. Your little one sounds like a big fighter but i know that myself about little ones Airlie has the biggest spirt of all and she was 1lb 14ozs. She has a little friend who has apart of a triplet prenancy and he was 780grams and he is just as fiesty.
I am sure the staff are taking good care of them NICU staff are super special people!! Give my best to your wife and i hope thats she recovers well. How is her health? I ask as i had PE and HELLPS and spent some time in IUC and on bp meds but now 1 year on I am fine not sure if there will be other babies though? But happy to have my miracle baby girl born at 27+5 1lb 14ozs and our Big full termer born weighing 6lb 5ozs.

the cuddles are the best make sure you have a kangaroo cuddle skin to skin is the best and very good for babes and for parents too.

Thinking of you

Fiona xo

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Jen and the all the babies are in our prayers! Brad, excellent website and the picture of your 4 SONS is awesome!
Chuck and Brenda

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

Brad and Jen!

Congratulations!! Your boys were born on my birthday!! Awesome!
Praise God!


Scott Trammell

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!!! Congrationals!
Love & Prayers, Jon & Tracy Randles & family