Showing posts from April, 2015

15 Month Update

Whew! Yesterday, the babies turned 15 months old. It feels like it's been forever since I've been able to give an update on where we are developmentally. Why? Because we've been so busy developing that there's never any time. Seriously. Ever. Things are non-stop and these guys pretty much take up every ounce of energy, time, and money we have!

Since their birthday in January, we have been receiving services through ECI (Early Childhood Intervention). Three of the four babies qualified for services based on developmental delays. I'm so happy to say that it looks like we probably won't be in the program for too much longer.

Baby A was barely crawling at their first birthday. At 15 months, he's pulling up, cruising the couch, climbing up on the stairs, and can stand on his own for about 30 seconds. He's very close to walking and I am expecting it any day. Lately, he does this little move where he plants his feet and his hand on the floor and pushes up into a…

Making Your Own Laundry Detergent

Since having the quads, one of the things we have continuously worked on has been trimming our budget wherever we can. Surviving on one income (and now no income) proves to be a lofty task in today's society but it can be done. 

While we've had to sacrifice in multiple areas, one of the things I've been able to do is learn how to make things myself versus paying sometimes three times the cost or more what I'd pay to buy it. One such item I've learned to make myself is laundry detergent. Within a multiples group I network with online, a triplet mommy shared that she'd been making her own laundry detergent to save money. I was intrigued so she sent me a sample of hers to try and I loved it. It worked ALMOST as good as the name brand detergent I've been loyal to my entire life. I've posted about it before, but I have always been very brand loyal to Tide detergent and it's done a great job at keeping my kiddos clothes clean since the day they were born. …

The Boys Get Their First Haircut

My sons were born with great hair. One of my boys has these amazing, dirty blonde, curly locks that are just gorgeous. Seriously, sometimes when I'm putting the girls' hair in pig tails, I contemplate putting his up to because it's that cute. But don't tell his Dad that. Or either set of grandparents. They've all be on me to cut the boys' hair for a couple months now. I was really holding off until they were at least over a year gestational age. However, when my poor son couldn't see, I changed my mind and off we went to the place where Daddy gets his hair cut.

Baby C took his turn first. Overall, he was pretty good but Adam did have to bring out the car keys to distract him near the end. He also loved the hair stylist's bracelet which would have been okay, except that it was on her arm that was holding the scissors. Mommy only cried a few tears on the outside but I definitely wanted to cry more! Especially when Adam kept telling her to take more and mor…