Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I took a moment to reflect on my life, and I have so many things to be thankful for. It’s hard at this point to step back from the chaos and appreciate it all, but I’m so thankful for my big family that gives me purpose in life. I’m thankful for my quads, and that they are so healthy. I’m thankful for my family and friends, who have been so supportive and helpful. I’m thankful for Easton, the most amazing son I could ask for. I’m thankful for my wonderful husband, my partner on this tough but rewarding journey.

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I hope you all have much to be thankful for, and you can take a minute (or a whole day) to appreciate it all.
Also, thank you for following my blog. Your reading and commenting encourages me to keep posting. Thanks for sharing this journey with us!

Growing so big!!

It’s been so long!! I meant to update after last Wednesday’s doctor appointment but time just sort of runs away from me. There’s just not enough hours in the day!
Anyway, the babies are all doing great and growing so big!!

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“Butterball” Brody (AKA Easton’s Mini-Me)
is the biggest by far! He weighs in at a whopping 10lbs14ozs and is 22″ long. He is almost always smiling these days, and I can’t get enough of him!! He is more and more like Easton every day.

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Hayden is our lightest baby, at 9lbs5ozs. She’s also 22″ long though, so she’s long and thin. Hayden looks different from the others, but still just as cute! I love her big blue eyes, especially when she’s smiling up at me!

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Emerson makes her presence known! She loves to be held and walked around, and will certainly tell you when she wants to! She’s the tallest, at 22 1/2″ long, and weighs 9lbs11ozs. Between crying fits she loves smiling and cooing up at us.

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Deacon is a very sleepy boy lately!! Maybe he’s growing even bigger…he’s also 22″ long, and weighs 10lbs. He’s gained so much in such a short time!
They are all growing faster than the ounce a day their doctor likes to see, so we’re happy! The sleeping situation has also gotten better. We decided to let them fuss a bit at night, and they’ve been able to soothe themselves back to sleep and skip the middle of the night bottle. Now we are also working on streamlining daytime naps. I was just saying yesterday that I wanted them on a set nap schedule like Easton was. I prefer predictability, not the catnap here and there that they’ve been taking.
Today was the best day ever! I fed them at 8am and they were all falling asleep in their Rock n Plays in the living room just before 9am. Easton kept yelling and startling them so I figured I’d move them to their bedroom. It dawned on me that it was about 9, and that’s when Easton had gone down for his morning nap. I put them in their with shades drawn and white noise playing just like at night. A fee times Hayden fussed and I went in there to pacify an rock her and she went back to sleep. Brody was up at 1030am and the others slept until 11 & 1130! It was great! I was able to have space to play with Easton, and eat and drink my coffee in peace. So then I fed them at noon and got them down for an afternoon nap by 115pm. Brody got up at 330pm and the others had to be woken up at 4 for a bottle. Since then they’ve taken short naps. We will feed them again at 8, and hopefully get them down easy for the night. It was a successful experiment today so I’m hoping every day can be like this!! My mother-in-law is going back to work tomorrow so I would love to keep a feeding and nap schedule.

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Well I’m now done pumping with my little buddy here, so I’ll wrap this up with some fun shots of the kids.

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That’s the girls, hanging out on the blanket.

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The girls again, chillin out.

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Easton playing in the leaves…

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…and burping a baby doll. He’s so observant!!!

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And here was a nice quiet moment. There’s so few…

We love The Honest Company!

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The Honest Company, started by Jessica Alba, was so kind as to gift each of the babies with a year’s supply of diapers and wipes! We love these diapers, and all of the other products from The Honest Company! Check out the babies modeling some of the cute designs:

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And they all were showing off the skull and crossbones design for Halloween!

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And check out The Honest Company! I’ve been asked to guest blog for them over the course if the babies first year, so be sure to tune in! Coming soon!

Happy Halloween Outtakes

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It certainly was a chore to get the final shot!!! It took three of us to get it done!! And here’s just the little pumpkins:

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And here’s cutie Deacon:

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We took the babies and Easton trick-or-treating with their cousin Madison. Easton was a first-timer!

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They had so much fun they crashed after!!

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It was a great holiday. Can’t wait to see all of them running around in their costumes next year!! Gotta start thinking of ideas 😉

We love the Rock ‘n Play!

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We bought one of these for Easton, and we loved it. It’s lightweight, folds for easy storage and simple to clean. It keeps baby laying on an angle, which is great so they don’t spit up. It also hugs them and keeps them cozier than in the crib. I also like that they are up off the ground and easier to reach, plus they’re away from the dogs.
Now that we have the quads, they sleep in them too sometimes. We were so fortunate as to receive three more from family and friends, so each has one. Best of all, we learned that if you hook them together, you can rock all the babies at once!

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