Q: "Quadruplets? Wow! What's it like?"
A: Well, since this is all I know, I don't know any different. It's basically the busiest, most hectic, most rewarding, fun time of my life. The truth is, we have no idea what it's like to raise just one baby. This is all we know so I'm really not able to compare it to anything. I would guess that it's basically everything you do with one baby, times four. So my life pretty much means all I do is care for babies (at least for right now).
Q: "The babies are six months old. What's their schedule like now?"
A: You mean are the sleeping through the night? I'm happy to report they are. I usually wake them up at 6 AM for their first bottle of the day, then they go back to sleep until around 9 or 10 when I wake them to change their diapers. After that, they do some tummy time with toys until 10:00 when they have another bottle. At noon, they have their spoon feeding and we spend time practicing sitting up in our Summer Infant Seats. At 2 PM, they have another bottle followed by tummy time, swing time, and play time with each other (we usually rotate among the swings and toys we have for entertainment). At 5 PM, they wake up and we change their diaper. We try to go for a walk outside or some form of interactive entertainment. At 6 PM, they have their last bottle followed by baths at 7 PM. By 8 PM, everyone is in bed, We read a couple of story books and say our prayers and then I play their CD and it's "night night time".
|Archibeque Quads in Summer Infant Activity Seats|
Q: How many diapers a day do you go through?
A: It depends on the day! In a typical day, we will go through about 30 diapers. That number may vary though depending on "surprise" needs for diaper changes. We have been blessed to have wonderful family and friends who've helped us defray the cost of diapers. Amazon also allows us to order diapers online at fairly decent prices so I don't have to squeeze a million diapers AND four babies into our van. I've been buying these for daytime use and these for nighttime use as they last up to 12 hours.
Keep those questions coming! Feel free to submit them via the comments section of my blog, on our Facebook page, or email directly to lotsobabylane at gmail!