Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A day in the life...

A lot of people ask us how we are able to keep up with quads and not go crazy. The answer is SCHEDULES!!! We do venture out and do things but we try to stick tight with the schedule.

6:00 am-I get up, shower, check out email and other stuff on the computer

7:00 am-babies get up for the day and have bottles

8:00 am-get dressed and go in their swings while I make bottles for the next 24 hours, start laundry, etc. They typically sleep for an hour in the swiings, just enough time for me to get stuff done.

9:00 am-two babies play on the floor with me while the other two play in the Jumperoo and excersaucer when they get bored we switch.

10:30 am-diapers, bottles and some floor time for all four before heading in their swings for a nap

11:30 am-naptime!

1:30 pm-most of the time they make it to now before waking up but if one wakes up it is a bonus so we can have some one on one time.

2:00 pm-diapers and bottles then playtime again

4:00 pm-catching a quick nap before their dinner bottle. Gives me time to throw togehter dinner and clean up a bit.

5:30 pm-diapers, bottles, time to keep themselves occupied for awhile, sometimes we resort to Sesame Street to do that job!

6:00 pm-dinner for me and Ben

6:30 pm-another quick nap for some and playtime for others depending on moods.

7:30 pm-bath time!

8:15 pm-upstairs to read some stories

8:45 pm-diapers and bottles

9:15 pm-AAAAHHHH..peace and quiet! Time for Ben and I to watch TV or go to bed!

On the days we have daycare I somehow manage to fit that into the daily schedule too. On the weekends grocery shopping and a trip to Walmart are usually figured in also. No wonder I feel so tired at the end of the day!




  1. HOW.DO.YOU.DO.IT?????? You amaze me, seriously! I was just telling Russel the other day that being a SAHM is a million times harder than I ever could have imagined it would be, I just don't know how you do it with FOUR!? You and Ben are such amazing people and parents!

  2. Thank you Mandy! So many people look at SAHM like they don't work but it is hard being home all the time, you never get a break. It is soooo worth it though.

  3. You amaze me Kari. I take a look at what I do and times that by 2 and I don't think I would make it. Do you ever get times when all four are fussy? That is when I struggle. I miss my girls terribly when I am at work, but I also enjoy the adult time I get to have while working. At least I only work until 3pm and then I can catch up with my girlies. Keep up a good job mamma. You are doing an amazing job!

  4. I am amazed as well-- not only do you have 4 babies, but you are watching other people's children as well!! Enjoy this time when they are little-- it goes by so fast!

  5. I love the pictures of you and Ben holding all of the babies! How far you have come in just a few short months! Sounds like you have things figured out and under control! Blessings to all, Kathy


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