Its been a crazy week as usual with very little free time!! They are all growing so fast and changing almost over night so I hope you enjoy the newest pictures!
Today an in home care company came to give the quints their shots for RSV. It is so nice not having to take them all out in this weather to get their shots! I had to snap a couple pictures of their tears too--It was short lived and before we knew it they were swaddled up and sleeping!
My aunt Pam came up to stay this week with my mom and it has been amazing having an extra set of hands around all the time! She found that the babies are mezmorized by the black and white picture books right now. They love gazing at the different pictures and even coo and grab at the pictures in front of them.
The new feeding schedule at night has been great as well...the babies all eat at 9:00 PM before going downstairs to bed for the night. They don't eat again until 3:00 AM!!!! It may not sound that great to everyone else but only having to get up once during the night is wonderful! After the 3:00 AM feeding they don't eat again until morning at 9:00 AM when we bring them upstairs to start their day. There are nights where the babies do stir inbetween feedings and need to be pacified in order to make it to 3:00 but this is a huge improvement from when they first came home and ate every 3 hours throughout the night!
This weekend we are also getting our house back to normal. The cribs are being moved back upstairs to the nursery where they started out originally. The latest professional volunteer we had left today so we'd like to start taking care of the nighttime routine in order to develop some consistency and do things for ourselves. We obviously still need a great deal of help but will be using our volunteers during the daytime while we are both working. Unfortunately I only have a few months left in which I can work part time. Around April I have to return to work on a full time basis everyday. At least it won't be long though til summer break by then!
We had a huge surprise from Similac that showed up on our doorstep a few days ago---over 90 ready-made bottles of formula!!! (Thank You Tara for hooking us up with that connection.) The company sent a letter congratulating us on the birth of our multiples and was very generous is helping us out--it is just a little shy of what we will need for them for about a months worth of feedings. I love walking into the laundry room and seeing an entire shelf filled with just formula!
Giovanni: 11 lbs. 15 oz.
Brooklynn: 10 lbs. 2 oz.
Jade: 8 lbs. 1 oz.
Kensley: 10 lbs.
Leighton: 10 lbs. 1 oz.
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.