Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March already?

I cannot believe how quickly the time is going. It always seemed like the winters were so long and now that the babies are here the time is just flying by! I am so looking forward to taking them out for walks and getting the fresh air into them. Last week we picked up a quad stroller from the Felthun Quads in NH. We are so grateful to have been given this because we could never afford to purchase a new one. It will be great for me to be able to take them out when Ben isn't here to help with a stroller and it will be good for when we travel. Right now with the 2 double Snap and Go's in the trunk there is no more room in the van but when we can put the stroller on the rack outside we have enough room for all 4 Pack and Plays and 2 suitcases. I think we need a bus!

It was this week last year that we found out we were expecting. Against the directions of my RE I got a dark positive home pregnancy test 4 days prior to my beta draw. On March 5, 2009 we got the call that confirmed my pregnancy and also the warning that multiples were most likely on the way due to the high quantity of HcG in my system. I can't believe that was a whole year ago! Our lives have changed so much because of that day.

March is a busy month for doctors visits. Matthew has 3 appointments in Lebanon for his helmet, Aubrey has one for her eyes, Cameron has one for his urology consult, we will be having our last home visit with Dr. Rhodes who gives them their Synergist and they have their 6 month check up. How is it possible that the are almost 6 months old??? Didn't I just give birth?

Another thing we are looking forward to this month is starting solids! I am sure Brady will be very grateful for some cereal! LOL! It was very important to wait until they hit the 6 month mark to start these because, especially with their prematurity, food allergies are less likely to occur at this stage. I am planning on making a great deal of their food so they have all the healthy stuff without any of the preservatives. Luckily I have some great recipes thanks to other mom's that I chat with online.

Sunday we will be spending our first overnight in a hotel. We are all heading to Concord for Bailee's 9th birthday party then we are going to head to Lebanon to be close to the hospital since Aubrey's appointment is at 8:30 and we live 2 hours away. Getting 4 kids up, fed, dressed and out the door by 6:30 would be CRAZY!!! Luckily our kids are great about riding and will sleep anywhere so we are able to do this as long as we are consistant with their routine for the most part.

When I started this blog I never thought I would have the time to keep up with it once the babies were born but I am so grateful that I do as I plan on printing off a copy for each of them to go with their baby books that I just got all up to date. I think they will enjoy looking back and seeing all of these entries and reading responses from those who love them. It also serves as a good way to keep the relatives, who do not see them as often as we would like,in the know. Without it some people would not get to share in the joys of all their accomplishments and see all the pictures as they grow. Things change in a matter of days with these guys!


  1. Time just marches along whether we want it to or not. I am in shock how fast this year has gone by for many of us. 2009 was the beginning to motherhood for many of us and now we see how fast time can move. Good luck at all of appointments and traveling. I can't wait to see pictures of the kiddos eating their new food. Feeding solids is so much fun!!!

  2. Six months! You're right, time does fly. Glad to hear they are doing well and we hope all the appointments yield good results.
    Solid food! Oh boy, you're in for it now! Sure wish I could be a fly on the wall in your house to watch the fun. :o)


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