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April is Multiple Birth Awareness Month

April has been designated “Multiple Birth Awareness Month”.  According to the CDC, the number of twin births in 2012 was 131,269, triplets were 4,598, quadruplets were 276 and the number of quintuplets and other higher order births was just 45. The twin birth rate was 33.1 per 1,000 live births and triplet or higher order birth rate: 124.4 per 100,000 live births In honor of Multiple Birth Awareness Month, the quadruplet mom community is trying to bring awareness to our unique lifestyle and remind those who are unfamiliar with higher order multiples that we’re still people with feelings and our babies, have feelings, and can hear just like your babies do.
While we’ve only just begun our journey as a high order multiples family, I can personally tell you that although we may have four babies, we still have needs just like every other family. We still need to go grocery shopping, we still go to the doctor, and every now and then, we would like to get out of the house! The thing is, gettin…

Quad Life Continues...

Since coming home on March 17, it’s been round the clock work managing feeding all four babies every three hours. For most people, looking after one baby is challenge enough with sleepless night, endless feedings and constant diaper changes.  Our family has to work in shifts during late night and early morning feedings. We have had to rely heavily on our moms for support during this time. Adam’s Mom has moved in with us for a few months to help us get through this hump.
Meal time for the babies takes about an hour to an hour and a half depending on how many people are available to help at the time. The babies are on a three hour schedule, which means every three hours, we wake them (if they aren’t already awake), change their diapers, kiss/love on them, and then feed and burp them before the whole process stars over again.  Routine is very important in our lives otherwise, it would be impossible to accomplish feeding everyone along with the long list of other jobs that have to be done…

Quad Life - Like a Freight Train

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Whew! Sorry that I haven't been able to post in a long time. My Mom pointed it out to me the other day and I had to let her know, I just don't have the time lately. 
As you may know, our babies made their entrance into the world on January 25, 2014. We spent 52 days in NICU and on March 17, all four babies came home. It's been a whirlwind for sure. The best way for me to explain it is that we were hit by a freight train and then grabbed on and held tight for the ride!
NICU life was challenging to say the least! We were blessed in that we didn't have a lot of the huge hurdles to climb and all our babies were pretty healthy overall; we just had a lot of feeding and growing to do! They had to learn to breathe on their own without a CPAP machine first. Then they had to be able to keep all their feeds down through their tubes. Then we introduced the bottles and the breast to them. After that, we just continued to feed/grow slowly weaning them off caffeine and other support me…