Being parents to quadruplets and a toddler, all girls, is very challenging but also extremely rewarding. Our day starts with 4 hungry but smiley girls all wanting their bottles, the quads all suffer with reflux so feeding time can be difficult and heart breaking seeing them in pain but luck has it, the projectile vomiting has decreased as they have grown older. Now at 21 weeks old (9 weeks corrected) our girls go 8-9 hours between feeds during the night so I manage to get a fair amount of sleep now. Getting 4 babies bathed is also time-consuming, but big sister loves to help Mummy, mainly with applying baby lotion! The long process is all worthwhile when they are all fresh and clean, nappies changed, dressed and ready for the day ahead!
Going out with one baby is challenging when people want to stop and see your little one, so when I am out with all 4, it can be a very long process with people wanting to stop and look at my beautiful girls, they can definitely draw in a crowd! People are very interested with lots of questions, so a quick trip to the shops is not successful anymore!
I thought one baby came with a lot of stuff, but when I have 4 of everything, it is a little crazy, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. 4 lots of bottles, dummies, monitors, clothes, beds, swings, 4 lots of everything all nicely labelled so that there are no mix-ups! As you can imagine quads are hard work and my day is non-stop. But the rewards they bring when they smile at us are all the reward we need and I’m looking forward to a lifetime of fun with our 5 beautiful girls.
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