On the 21st, the babies turned two months old. It feels like forever though! We’re happy to have made it this far, but are struggling to keep our sights set on that light at the end of the tunnel. Nights are rough. But at six weeks from their due date we can start early sleep training, says the book. We used “Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child” by Dr. Weissbluth as a guide with Easton, and we’ll try with these guys too!
Easton is an amazing sleeper, and has been from the start. I’m not sure if this is due to his nature, or due to the book, but we’re going to try it. We didn’t follow it to a tee with Easton, but it gave us a good guide of how to sleep train. With all of these methods and books, I don’t think any one is perfect, but it’s good to know about a lot if them, and keep the techniques in your arsenal. When one thing doesn’t work, try another!
Last night Brian and I made it out to dinner together!
We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Olive Garden with our favorite server, who we are sad to say is moving! Her last day was fast approaching, and we wanted to see her before she moved on to bigger and better things. It was great to see her, and to enjoy a nice dinner, just me and Brian.
The babies are doing great, and getting bigger by the day.
Brody has gotten better with his sleeping. He’s up to 5 ounces of milk/formula, and finishing every time!
Emerson has quite the temper!! She will definitely tell you when she’s not happy – which of course has been at bedtime lately. It takes her a while to settle down after the nine o’clock feeding, which is tough!! But her smiles make it all better!
Slowly these weeks are passing by, and each one gets us closer to a good night’s sleep, although it’s hard to believe that right now. The bright moments we’ve experienced have been the visits, offers of help, the meals we’ve received, and the generous gifts the kids have been given. I continue to be so touched and surprised almost daily by the generosity of our family and friends, and even from their family and friends! There’s something about a set of healthy quadruplets being born that bring out the best in people and we are grateful to be at the center of it all. I don’t know where we’d be without our support network. Big big thanks to all!!