Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's All in a Day.....and Night!

A schedule is crucial for moms of multiples and Amber has hers down to an art!
This helps Louis Dean and me  know exactly WHAT we should be doing and
 WHEN we should be doing it!
It also enables Amber to get away for a lunch date with her husband as she did today.

This place may look like a Babies R Us gone wild but Harrison has everything he needs
for his daily routine! 

So do his sisters!
The babies are hitting milestone after milestone and seem to be learning something new every single day!

I wish I knew what they are thinking!

I know they love their Grand dad and can't believe it if he walks by and doesn't pick them up!
He is seldom seen without a baby in his arms!

Trsytan is the picture of peace and comfort here.
I held her and she was crying so I handed her off to Grand dad
- it didn't take him 5 minutes and she was asleep!

Sweet! SWEET!

Tonight Amber and Mike went out to dinner with friends -
she is wise in getting out when she CAN!

Louis Dean and I did the whole bedtime routine and it works like a charm!
Each baby gets changed into PJ's and an OVER NIGHT diaper - this is IMPORTANT!
Next is their 8 oz of formula WITH rice cereal mixed in.
Easy peasy!
Then we read. Tonight I read The Twelve Days of Christmas to them.
This was one of the books Summer gave Amber when she was a baby!

One by one we carry them to the nursery where we zip them up in sleep sacks, turn on the sound machine and keep our voices soft and quiet.

After they are down we retire back to the den where we watch them on the monitor til they are all fast asleep. I love how close the babies are to each other. They sleep two to a bed and STILL inch as close to their sibling as possible.

This is Linda reporting from Quadville......
All is calm.
All is quiet.
Good night.


Nonnie said...

Beautiful. Peaceful. Special.

Bernice said...

What a wonderful way to spend a evening:)
Amber and Mike are so blessed to have you and LD, and so are the Quads.
Enjoy and Thanks for sharing:)

Lynne said...

Such a sweet little bedtime tale.
Nighty Night! Sleep tight, one and all...

HoundDogMom said...

Just love the pic of the babies hands on Grandpa. So sweet. It amazes me how much they have grown and how far they have come. Growing like weeds. I love Amber's tradition of reading to them every night. I did that with my son and it was always the most precious time we had. Have a Very Happy New Year! Sherri

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

I think it must be perfection, for babies, to be multiple births. Then they can have the same comfort-of-closeness, as they had in the womb.

Betcha' sleep time is so much more calm, for multiples, having a sibling right next to them. -happy sigh-

Love the pic of baby hands on Grandpa's arm! That should be framed. :-))))) Yes?

and you are so good, to allow mommy and daddy to go out for some alone time! You two are built-in-blessings!

Vee said...

Now why am I tearing up because they inch as close to each other as possible?! It's the sweetest thing. And how wonderful that they just know Grandpa is going to pick them up and love them. Sigh. Indeed...all is calm, all is bright...

Pondside said...

How beautiful - those wee ones cuddling close to one another. How beautiful - the time you spend with them.

Angie said...

They are at such a fun age! It's so fun to see how quickly they learn new things. They truly are amazing aren't they? I love how they all sleep close too. So sweet! I bet they will be close like that their entire lives.

Susie said...

Linda, I was told to not let my twins sleep in the same bed...well they did for two months, cause I could not afford two beds...then when I did separate them....they cried almost every single sad when I think of it. They are still very close. :):) Blessings to all of you.xoxo,Susie