Thursday, June 26, 2008


in order of appearance......

Sidney Alun Howell - 6:19 PM - aka"baby A"

Ivy Elizabeth Howell - 6:19PM - aka "baby B"
Mitchell Thomas Howell - 6:20PM - aka "baby C"

Luke Harrison Howell - 6:21PM - aka "baby D"

Briellen Jeannette Howell - 6:22PM - aka "baby E"

They are overall doing well. Each one has their ups and downs, and individual personalities.
Ellen is doing better and is off of the Mag! She is recovering quickly.
More to come, we are still running hard. We will fill in the gaps, and return calls and emails as soon as possible.


  1. They are so beautiful!!! Thank you so much for getting the pics up. I know you guys ARE running hard. We love you and continue to pray for you all!
    Hugs from Terri, Mark, Jess, Aaron, Nathan, Leah and Jadon.

  2. Oh my goodness they look so beautiful! Congratulations on such an unbelievable journey well accomplished... You're an amazing woman. Simply amazing.

  3. They look amazingly beautiful...Glad to hear you are off "THE MAG", Ellen. That stuff is from the devil himself. You did such an amazing job almost getting to 31 weeks with quints! We'll look forward to hearing more when you're up for the mean time we'll be praying for Sidney, Ivy, Mitchell, Luke, and Briellen to be sweet little fighters! =)
    Feel free to contact me with anything!
    Jen and The Crew
    (The Murray Quads)

  4. What little sweeties! We are so glad to hear that overall they are going well. We are especially happy to hear that Momma Ellen is recovering too. Thank you for keeping us posted Stephen. What a proud Daddy you must be.


  5. Oh My Gosh! How Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
    Our God is an AWESOME God and the Parents arn't so bad either!!!!!!!
    LOVE----- ya'll MaMa Jude
    PS, I think Baby B looks kinda like me!, Well, Maybe not!!!!!!

  6. OH MY GOODNESS! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! They look so comfortable in their little cribs!!!! I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better. You did an awesome job and should be so proud of yourself. I can't wait to meet the newest addition to the Howell family and give you all big hugs and kisses!
    Love you lots and miss you tons

  7. So happy to hear things are going well for the babies they are beautiful! How proud you both must be. You are both awesome!!! Thanks for a great job of keeping everyone updated.


  8. Yeah! They're here! And just so beautiful! I can't wait until they come home so I can meet every one. See you soon.

  9. Beautiful!!! I love all their different positions in the cribs. So Adorable! Glad they are all healthy! Can yall post an address for cards/gifts?? Many Congrats on these beautiful angels!


  10. Oh how cute!!! I am soooo happy to see them! What a long journey they (and you) had. Love you all.


  11. Congratulations. They are all beautiful (well, the boys are handsome) LOL. I can't believe how many of them have hair. Sawyer was born with hair and I just love seeing babies with hair.

    Bless your hearts, I'm praying for all of you. I'm glad to hear Ellen is doing well and I hope she will be gaining her strength back soon.

    I know the roller coaster you are on with the babies being in the NICU. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need to talk.

    I am praying for their breathing and their feeding needs since I know how important those are. Of course everything is, but those are such a delicate balance.

    Hang in there!

  12. They look so sweet! Love all that hair! What proud parents you both must be. We're continuing to keep your family in our thoughts.
    Love, Jess, Drew, & Mason

  13. Oh, MY THEY are the poster children for ADORABLE!!!
    When this site took a long time to load on my computer, I nearly went could just not come up quickly enough! I LOVE seeing these little miracles! Yay for Ellen to be off the mag; even though it helped stave off labor for so long, I cannot imagine how hard it was to endure! These little kiddos are God-sent and I cannot wait to love on 'em!!! Take care and know that we are praying! We are going out to see their friend Baby Johanna tonight!! Love you!

  14. wow they are so precious. You guys are amazing and I am so grateful to God for your blessings and health. WE LOVE YOU ALL

  15. Precious! Simply precious! Those photos bring tears to my eyes!

  16. Congrats! I'm so happy for you guys!! It is so miraculous meeting your new little one for the first time and you guys get to experience it 5 times over! Rest up and enjoy getting to know your new family members.


  17. GOD Bless you all and multiple congratulations to everyone. What an amazing miracle. I was a nanny to infant triplets 20 years ago and it was an awesome experience I will always treasure. So many rewards. Wish I lived closer so I could share in these beautiful miracles but it looks like you have lots of anxious people ready to jump in and cuddle babies. My very best to all of you. You are amazing!
    Linda from WV

  18. Even though this is my first time posting to your site, I have been following your progress for almost all of the pregnancy. I am so proud of have done an amazing job in such a trying time. Continued prayers for you, your DH and your beautiful bounty! What amazing little miracles they are.

    God Bless,

  19. WOW! Nearly 31 weeks with quints - you are Superwoman Elle! The babies look like they are doing great, I only see CPAP and one even on nasal cannula already - way to geaux Howell Quints! I know about you guys through the MAMAS group with Sue Treber and also I work for Dow and with Powell and was talking with someone who worked with you yesterday and they said you had the babies. Just wanted to drop by and say congratulations. If you need anything or have any questions I would be happy to help as best I can. Congratulations and enjoy those beautiful babies!!! Rest up and get yourself well from being on that mag – that stuff is the pitts!

    Jac & Gang

  20. Ellen and Stephen - Congratulations! They are so adorable and so tiny...I can't wait to visit you all when you return to Houston. I'm so happy they are doing so well. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  21. Elle-
    I'm so excited and proud of you! Misty told me about your quints, so I found your blog... Congratulations! We will be praying for all of you!

    Amy Mitchell Daniel

  22. Way to go, guys! The wonderful chaos that is your life is just beginning. Along with Jac Tubre, I'm also a Banner Good Sam graduate. It was only 7 months ago but seems SO much longer. Hang in there - you're in the best hands possible. Please feel free to contact me if you think of anything I might be able to help with (questions, concerns, support, venting). There's something to be said for being able to talk to someone who's been down a similar road. All my thoughts and prayers are with your family!
    Love from KS,
    Moni Graf

  23. Just saw you and your new family on Fox News here in Houston. I had to say a big PRAISE GOD for you, the doctors, and delivery of your new babies. Oh how sweet and perfect! Congratulations on being so calm and BEAUTIFUL especially with so many cameras around. Stephen was very sweet in the clips, too. We're here and waiting to help any way we can.
    WantaBe Grandma Pete :-)

  24. thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures! we are rejoicing with you as we welcome these precious babies into the world. can't wait until we can give you all a big squeeze! :)

    continuing to pray for each of you as you go along this amazing journey together as a family! :)


  25. I hunted down and watched both newscasts, in amazement!!! Ya'll are doing fabulously, and I"m so proud of you! Need more updates please and any specific prayer requests!!!! Miss ya'll even more now that I've seen you on the news!:)


  26. Children are a heritage from the Lord. What a blessing! We praise God for His faithfulness to you all, and we are continuing in prayer for these precious little ones that they would gain strength daily and grow in the knowledge of their Lord and Savior. We love you and miss you!

    Deb & Fred

    P.S. They have the best birthday in the world! :)

  27. I've been reading your blog for a short while, but am so excited to see all your babies arrive safely. And so close to your goal too! Congratulations to you and your family, can't wait to see them grow!

  28. Ellen, How wonderful! They all look like little angels. I am an Aunt to quads and remember well this scary but absolutly amazing time. Hang in there, the next year will be blur. Take lots of pictures so you can remember. Sleep walking, talking, eating, diaper changing and feeding will be your greatest strength. Then you will wake up and they will be five. Our prayers are with you. Jen (UT)

  29. congrats! so happy to hear that things are going well for the babies! i still marvel at the women that i've read about that have carried five further than my body could carry two!

  30. Congratulations Howell family!!!! We just returned from vacation and saw the great news. Everyone is absolutely beautiful!!! Hang in there and enjoy every wonderful moment with your babies. We look forward to seeing your updates in the future.

    The Gephart Family

  31. Congratulations, Ellen and Stephen! Praise God, you guys are finally getting to hold your beautiful boys and girls. They are adorable =)I still expect visits while they are at PCH, miss you guys and am praying God's blessings on all of you!
    Charity Marsh