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No Rest for the Weary...

You know that old, worn out, advice that people give with good intentions to pregnant women: "sleep when the baby sleeps"?  I never got that advice. I think most people realized that once I had quadruplets (it actually happened around 18 weeks into the pregnancy), I would never sleep again. I feel like I might be the most permanently exhausted person on the planet. I cannot remember the last time I felt rested. Even when I've forced myself and tried to get my eight hours of sleep, I am still exhausted. Caffeine is what fuels me.
When the babies came home from the NICU, they were on a three hour feeding schedule. The only problem was, it took 1.5 hours to feed all of them. Then I'd still have 30 minutes worth of clean up and preparations for the next feeding to do which meant I got my sleep in about one hour increments. 
There was a sweet spot at around 11 months of age, that they'd sleep through the entire night. That lasted for about 9 months but I was foolish and…

A bump (and a bite) in the road...

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Yesterday I wrote about my move and all the work I have to get done in it. This morning, I made a trip to the local ER for two reasons. During my move, I felt something pop in my foot while we were loading the truck. I nonchalantly put a bit of ice on it and then went on for four more days trying to get moved without getting proper medical care. My foot was getting worse and worse. Then, yesterday, one of my daughters decided that our cat needed to go outside to "play with dogs". In spite of both my and my sister's advice that this wasn't a very good idea, she went with her four years of life experience that this was a great idea. A few minutes later, I went outside because I knew my assistance would be needed in some form. Sure enough, she had the cat up in the air above her and the big dogs were trying to chase it. Fortunately, she let the cat go so she didn't get mauled, but as one can expect, the dogs tried to eat the kitten. Knowing an injured or dead cat w…

Master of Moves? Not Quite!

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Surprise! I moved. Again! Moving is proven to be one of the most stressful life experiences people go through.  If this research is accurate, I am one stressed out person! I'm not sure if I can count the number of times I've moved in the last ten years. And I just moved again - across state lines for the second time in two years.

Thank goodness that I have some really incredible friends and family members who helped me! I'm so lucky to have friends who are willing to travel 600 miles one way to work their butts off and help me pack up all of the junk I've collected over the past five years.  Let me tell you, when you're raising quadruplets, you accumulate a lot of junk. Not only does it take a lot of stuff to raise them, your time is also limited so without a lot of help, you can't go through your stuff and downsize like you ordinarily would. I am beyond grateful for my friends!

Once we got everything loaded and clean, we were in for a full day of driving. Aft…