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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Respiratory Distress!!

Well...sick kiddos again. We are nebulizing the ba-geezish out the kids. Drew, Emma and Maddox made a quick pit stop with Aunt Kim and Dr. K. Parker and Jack are joining in but without the Dr. visit. If one has it, of course they all have to have it. Soon I'll have it and then Daddy will get it too. It's almost summer...why are we getting sick???

So it's been a rough week. Drew is a maniac....he was running from the laundry room all the way to the patio door today screaming at the top of his lungs. At one point I was standing at the sink, he flew by me and went face first into the washer. He turned around and looked at me and said " bit me, I ok!" Just then he took off again. That's the kind of energy I need. Although maybe if I run into the washer face first I will have the same result...get up and go! Yesterday on the way home from the doctors office I asked Drew if he wanted a cheesebuger. He said nope..I eat boogers. I asked him if they tasted yummy and he smiled and replied "YUP!" I think I'll settle for the cheeseburger personally.

The babies are sleepy and cuddly. With them not feeling well I've been able to move some of the clothes in theit closet...they are getting so big! No more newborn stuff, on to 0-3 month clothes. It also made it a little easier for me to finish my First Steps Certification. I passed my test with flying colors and am hoping to start in the next two weeks. Will keep you posted.

This mama is fighting the weight of the eye lids and is headed to bed. Hoping for a quiet night.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Score...Babies 1, Mommy 0

So I intended to get something done today...boy was I mistaken!! Teething quads are a handful. My goal today was to do three loads of laundry, clean the bathrooms, and do one module for my First Steps certification. I did manage to get the laundry's sitting unfolded in two laundry baskets. I also managed to get two modules for my certification done.

The weather got really hot here yesterday so I got out Drew's swimming pool and put it at the bottom of his swingset. He had a blast, however, getting him to eat was a challenge. The boy loves to swim! I can see it now...mommy is going to have some tan babies. Who knows the number to Tropicana?? Commercial time!!!

The babies are all getting teeth. Poor Jack is just having the roughest time. Parker and Emma are a bit fussy and Maddox is doing pretty well. I guess all that time in PICU really toughened him up. They are still pretty cute and that's all that matters.

Brian and I are super exhausted. With all this teeth business going on, we don't get much rest. On our days off together we try to squeeze in grocery shopping, dr. appts. and any other errands in. Really not much time to sit down. I just keep thinking someday I'm going to be an empty nester and will miss all the hugs, kisses, and giggles.

It's jammie time for the squad...probably jammie time for you too.
As Drew says every night...SLEEP TIGHT!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Just another day!

Well, we have teeth, we got shots today, and we have moved the potty! Yes, Drew has decided to move his potty to the living room so he can play MarioKart while using the potty. Usually I'd be against this, but I've already lost my sanity due to all the crying. This was a way to keep the peace. Other than feeding the babies my only other tasks to complete will be sweeping the floors and bath time. I haven't quite figured out how to tackle bath with five children alone yet. Drew gets into everything while I'm doing things with the babies and he loves bath...he's going to look like a rasin if I let him take an hour bath! This could be interesting.

Tomorrow we are taking a field trip. Going to visit my co-workers and students at school. Then tomorrow night we are going to Marshall to visit Grandma Susan and Papa Jack. It will be good to get out of the house. Well, cranky babies are yelling, time to go!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Tooth Fairy.

Well, we have two teeth! Jack and Parker got their first tooth yesterday. Maddox and Emma are still working on their first tooth. I wasn't quite sure when they would even start teething being preemies. I have been suspecting it for a bit now, but it really hadn't been too bad. Just some drooling and occasional fussiness. With Drew I thought the whole world was going to end...he was horrible. He started at three months old and got his first tooth at eight months old. Jack and Parker were over-achievers!! Luckily it was fast...I hope it all goes that way. Although Jack has had a very rough day. Poor guy...finally sleeping now.

Not much else exciting has happened. I've been busy keeping up with things around the house and playing with the kiddos. We have great fun! Drew and I made a castle last night. It was about four feet tall. He loved it, he made me get pictures. I'll have to post later...I'm a bit slow with downloading pics these days. The quads are learning how to use their exersaucers and loving them! I'm feeling better cause they're not laying on their backs or their heads all day. BALDNESS DISAPPEAR!

I guess I need to start thinking about dinner....I have no idea what we are having. At this rate I'm thinking Hamburger Helper!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lets chat.

As I was getting ready to put the babies in clothes yesterday I realized that Parker and Emma were giggling at each other. I got them both dressed and put them in their bumbos facing each other. Before long I heard them talking to each other. After each coo the other one would smile. It was absolutely amazing to watch. My heart sank as I realized how fast they were growing. As I got Jack and Maddox dressed I just kept thinking it wouldn't be long before I was breaking up fights. The four of them played in a circle for about twenty minutes. Music, giggles, coos, and the sound of Lets Make a Deal were all I heard. Pure bliss!

This morning as I was feeding the babies, Drew was getting ready for school. He came out to me and said feed my babies? He loves to help, but didn't offer turns out he was busy making a boo boo on his arm. He needed a sponge bob band aid! I didn't get to kiss it, but he came and asked me for a kiss and a hug. As he was walking out the door instead of love you mommy I got a peace out mommy. Ahhhh, what a sweetie! At least my morning started out with a giggle.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

This little piggy!

This little Drew piggy loves sweet tea.
This little Maddox piggy is a happy cereal eater.
This little Parker piggy you can't feed fast enough.
This little Emma piggy licks the spoon before opening her mouth.
This little Jack piggy tries to laugh while taking a bite.
They went chomp chomp chomp all the way home!

Yes, you've guessed it...WE ARE EATING CEREAL. It's not because they were ready for it, but the Developmental Dr suggested we try it to help with reflux. The babies love it!! It's a new challenge for Brian and me trying to feed all four at once.

It was a busy weekend. Grandma and Papa Stanek came for the weekend and Aunt Corky (Stacy) graduated from IUPUI. The babies got a lot of attention and showed off their smarts. It was a blast. Brian and I also participated in the neighborhood garage sale. We sold a little over half of all the newborn clothes the babies grew out of already. Over all a success for my garage space!! NEED STORAGE BADLY!!! :)

Well this is short, and so are babies tempers tonight.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


The quads are five months old now. It's amazing how far they've come. All four are talking up a storm, Parker, Jack and Emma are rolling over, and all of them love to laugh. They are all weighing in between 9 and 12lbs...getting so big!

We took them yesterday for their developmental check up with a specialist. I was completely amazed at the test results. All four babies came out ahead of their adjusted age of 2 months, 9 days old. Normal scores are between 85 and 115. Anything below 85 is below average and anything above 115 is above average. The babies had nothing below 103 and went all the way upto 121. I guess circle time is most defintely a keeper in our daily schedule!

Drew was excited to play outside with Daddy yesterday. They played bouncy house for a while and then decided to go on Drew's first fishing trip. He absolutely loved it. They didn't bring home dinner so we ended up with chicken strips, ranch, and ketchup!

Brian and I have been busy as ever. He took vacation time this week and we visited his family in KY. After getting home from there we decided to clean out the house. We are partaking in this weekends neighborhood garage sale. My sister and her boyfriend Nick are graduating from IUPUI and my parents are coming down for the weekend. We couldn't be happier...the quads are sleeping through the night, and all is well!!

Hugs and happy days!