Tuesday, November 18, 2008

QUINTS!!!


I mentioned a few weeks ago that a girl I cheered with in jr. high is pregnant with quintuplets. Her name is Casey and her husband was in my 7th grade math class- his name is Ethan. I never really knew Ethan very well other than the fact that he went by the name "Wrangler" in school. I called him "Ethan" once in 7th grade and he told me, "Don't ever call me that again." I never did. LOL! Casey and I didn't run in the same circles, but we chatted occasionally thru high school. I was a punk so I doubt either of them wanted to hang with me- understandably. ;) Anyway... he and Casey were high school sweethearts and were married in 1999. They have a sweet 4 year old daughter named Eliot.

Y'all know that I am a "Jon and Kate" freak so watching the story of Casey and Ethan unfold has been amazing. She is about 21 weeks pregnant right now with 5 babies- 4 girls and a boy. I keep up with them on Facebook and thru their blog at http://www.joneslife.net/. It is awesome to almost feel apart of what's going on even though they are miles away from me. The site tells their whole struggle to conceive and how these sweet babies (including Eliot) came to be. It really is amazing.

Anyway... with 5 babies comes a ton of needs. Their website lays out their needs as far as material and volunteers for when the babies are born. It's a great site. You can also see pictures of the growing belly and let me tell you- no one should look that great pregnant, especially preggers with quints! If you could take a minute to check out their site and maybe pass on the link to others you may know I know that Casey and Ethan would appreciate it. They have been very unselfish with sharing their story. And I personally think it's fun to get the updates. :) Prayers are also very appreciated as right now is very critical. They are hoping to make it to New Years as a 1st goal which would be 28 weeks. So, if you do anything please pray for those babies to hang on and not try to come early.

Thanks y'all!

**Check them out on the news!

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15 comments:

Em said...

This is my first time to your blog. It is cute! I will go visit their webpage. That is such a cool story. Thanx 4 sharing! I'll be back.

Amanda said...

I always love hearing/reading stories about multiple births. I can only imagine what it must be like to carry so many, not to mention caring for them after they are born. Two was hard enough! What a blessing for them. :) Now I'm off to check out their website....

Lauren said...

That is totally awesome! And what a beautiful family! I am gonna go check out the site!

swampbaby said...

Her daughter looks just like she did in jr. high/high school. Same nose!

swampbaby said...

Her daughter looks just like she did in jr. high/high school. Same nose!

Yvonne said...

That is amazing--can't even imagine.

Anonymous said...

Do you mean to tell me the New Year is really that close! Sounds like a great story to start following. Also sounds like she will be an awesome mom to all those babies! S

1 Brazilian and a white chic said...

I remember them! Thanks for the update. Prayers and items will be sent thier way!

Klin said...

Tori you are so compassionate. You link to some great sites/blogs that inspire charity.

So my friend, I am going over to check out and keep up on them, cause you asked me to. I'm also praying for them cause those little babies need our prayers.

Like I need one more reason to shop the baby department ;)

PJ said...

WoW...five babies! I'll go check it out

s--max said...

Pretty cool that we know them. 5 babies at once - I can't imagine. We'll keep them all in our prayers.

aubrey said...

oh my dear. that is so exciting! what a cute family!

Suzanne said...

I just can't even imagine... They must have a lot of faith and courage. Hopefully everything goes well for them and their little ones!!!

Nancy Face said...

Oh my goodness! I can't even imagine quints! They are a beautiful family. :)

Kristy said...

Holy Crap...5 babies...WOW! i could barely handle one while pregnant!