To start this post let me say WHAT A WILD MONTH!
I started the month off with a cold. The kids were soon to follow with round one of meds for November. We all came through that and then came the flu. Thankfully Emma was the only one to have it. Now this week PNEUMONIA! All four boys have it. Emma is doing ok so far. She has a little cough but no fever, or loss of appetite. JUST SASSYPANTS! We arrived home from our fabulous trip to Wisconsin only to get here and have me take off to the ER with Maddox. His heart was racing and he was having a hard time breathing. He just makes me so nervous considering his history. His lungs were not crackling, but the doctor actually listened to what I was saying. He ordered a chest xray and it was confirmed. :( They started him on steroids and sent us home with meds. Brian decided to stay home with him on Monday. Only to find Drew had also become sick. He stayed home too while everyone else headed to daycare. Today I took the quads to daycare (after we of course checked temps) to arrive at work to be called home immediately. The boys all had temps and Parker and Jack were passed out in the front office. I picked up Drew and Maddox and headed back to the ER for them to confirm Drew's case and check Maddox's hydration levels. When I returned to get the rest of the squad I realized Jack and Parker too needed meds. Lets just say I'm ready for the month to end. November has been tough. I feel like I haven't been to work.
Speaking of work...I'm going back to work full time. I'm happy to be going back to help feed the squad and pay our bills, but at the same time, I feel like my kids are going to grow faster and I'm going to miss a lot of fun things. I mean, they just turned two last week. I can't believe they are two!! I'm not ready for them to grow up. It's strange how I've been really excited for Drew to do all these fun big boy things and hate to see my quads doing them. Don't get me wrong, no more babies here, I'm just shocked at how fast time has gone.
It's all quiet upstairs, I think I will join in the peace and quiet.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
We did it, after a long drawn out talk and lots of thinking. Brian and I put the quads in daycare. I was going to be a stay at home mom, but honestly; I just can't mentally do it. I love my kids more than anything, but it's so hard. And after the kids visit with Dr. Escobar (the Developmental Specialist) we thought this would be the best for them socially. It will give them great learning opporunities, a chance to get out of the house and play with other kids their age, and give Brian and I a chance to work outside the house.
So far, the kids love daycare. Drop off is a bit rough, but I'm sure they don't stand at the door and scream too long. They have shown me they can independently walk from the car to the door and all the way to their room. Today when I arrived for pick up they were able to show me how they turn on the sink (which is at their level), wash their hands, dry them and throw their towel in the trash. It's only been three days and I am so proud. Their teacher is great, I'm so happy they have her.
Drew is doing great at preschool. He can write his name independently now. He's so proud of himself. While doing his homework last night he wrote all the way to letter "I" without help. Keep in mind they have only gone to letter "G". He can write some other letters of the alphabet but really only likes to do the ones he's learned in class. He's counting to 13 and then it tends to get a little hairy. :) It's really been funny; Drew has been singing a lot and I am hearing the quads starting to sing with him. Although Emma knows most of her alphabet and counts to ten on her own already.
Brian and I have just been busy with work. We have some ideas with home projects, but are most likely going to wait to tackle them until the babies are "not so messy". :) I mean, really there is not point in replacing the floors when the babies just want to break a bottle of tobasco sauce on it. That stuff stains!! Just incase you didn't already know that. We'd like to paint the kitchen, but then you have to do the counters and so on. Planning to go to Wisconsin for Thanksgiving. I'm very excited. Quads turning two, turkey dinner, and my family. Can't get much better.
Time for bed, this mama has been up at 5 A.M. all week and I AM TIRED!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Batman, Robin, Batgirl and the cast from the Wizard of Oz hit the yellow brick road to collect candy on Halloween. It was a little chilly, but so much fun to see all the costumes. The quads dressed as Tin Man (Maddox), Scarecrow (Jack), Lion (Parker) and Dorothy (Emma). Drew went as Batman, Brian dressed as Robin and I of course Batgirl. I felt a little ridiculous dressing up, but I guess it's all in good fun. It's going to be hard to top these cute costumes next year.
Brian and I decided this week we were going to enroll the kids in daycare. We decided it was going to be in their best interest socially. They went with us to tour the facility today and seemed really excited. They had puzzles, climbers, blocks, stacking toys and more. They even cleaned up after themselves. The assistant director was impressed. They were all complimented on their behavior and their cuteness! I'm definetly one proud mama. :)
I'm gearing up for birthdays and holidays. It's hard to believe my babies are going to be two in three weeks. Where has the time gone?? It is exactly two years ago today I was put in the hospital on bedrest until they were born. Brian planned a trip to Wisconsin for Thanksgiving and the quads birthday. I'm so excited. We haven't been able to spend Thanksgiving with my family in 10 years due to Brian's work schedule. I LOVE HIS NEW JOB! We got circus tickets for the kids birthdays. I'm so excited to take them to their first circus. Stacy and Nick are going with us, I know they are thrilled too. I'm not sure what Santa will bring. With the kids in daycare it really puts a strain on Santa's shopping cart. Hoping for some sweet deals, pass them along if you hear of any deals coming up. It's crazy to think I will have five kids in my Christmas tree in less than a month. I thought I yelled a lot with them pushing buttons on the tv, it's gonna be a whole lot worse. YIKES!
Time for bed,, this mama is wiped out. TOO MUCH LAUNDRY! Just kidding, too much play time today!