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Monday, October 10, 2011

Pictures of Campbell, Piper and Travis

Campbell Bruner at 2 weeks old (aka Miss Feisty). Yes, she may look sweet but she is all business. Apparently she had had enough of the womb, being the first to rupture her bag and first to be born. She is long (90th percentile in length), blond hair with a very distinct personality. We’re envisioning her as the ring leader of her siblings. Can't wait to see if we’re correct.
Piper Whitsett at 2 weeks old (aka Miss Chill). She was 2nd to be born and, so far, is a classic middle child.  She is very quiet and sweet and, although she was having a bout of gas when we took this photo (thus the grin), she is truly happy all (most) of the time.

Travis James at 2 weeks old (aka The Fighter). Our little handsome man seems to have overcome his critical illness (pulmonary hemorrhage) during the first week of life and is now starting to catch up to his sisters. He gave us quite a scare and we are so relieved with his progress. He is now cruising under the radar of concern of the NICU nurses (which is just where we like it).   He better get his rest now because his sisters are certain to gang up on their baby brother when they all get home.
Thank you to everyone who reached out to us during Travis' health crisis.   We are eternally grateful to the doctors and nurses who saved his life.  They are amazing people doing amazing things everyday and have taught us not to take any day for granted.   We are thankful for all the love and support of our family and friends who were in touch with us during that difficult time.   These kids had our hearts from the moment they were born and we are so thankful to you all for helping us through that dark week.  

All our Love
JR, Jim, Campbell, Piper and Travis


  1. So so so happy everything is progressing well!!
    Jeff smiles when gassy too. TMI I'm sure, but just sayin'.

  2. Having tears in my eyes. I thought you were too buisy being happy to post pictures it didn't occur to me that one of your babies might be in trouble. I am so glad everything is going well now. All the best to you.

  3. They are all so beautiful!

  4. Yea -- when do the kids get to come home?

  5. Those babies are the cuttest babies EVER!!

  6. Hi Guys,
    First, CONGRATS! and I am praying for your family's speedy health and good will. I actually came across your website when I was trying to create my families... If I could not grab the name, I am glad that it is retained by a deserving couple X sorry family!
    Lots of love, hugs, kisses and prayers going your way!
    R & D K-M along with L (7) & N (6), waiting to begin our journey once again!

  7. Hi guys! Hope all is well. Thinking about you and your kids.