Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
And you know every Mom HAS TO take pictures of their sweet, cute little babies sleeping :P
Suzan, just hanging out (and almost asleep, silly girl!)And Bethany, playing with the rain cloud
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Bethany - she is the third baby born, "baby C," and like Anna is one of the identicals (still don't know who was who in-utero :P ). She was the biggest baby born and keeps it neck and neck with Anna in their weights. She, too, loves her food but doesn't make the grunts and snorts like Anna. Instead, you can hear her make loud "gulps" ;) She also gives us these sigh-kind-of cries that are very cute. Right now, Bethany has green big toe toenails...her toenail polish is still on and thanks to it, we can tell that "she is Bethany" ;) Both Bethany and Anna have a reddish brown hair color. It will be interesting to see what kind of hair and hair color they have growing up.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Also, I believe it was last Thursday that Bethany rolled over several times, from tummy to back. I'm sure her big head provided some momentum ;)
It's so fun that the girls are starting to smile and roll over! Again, I LOVE the smiles!!
Friday, May 16, 2008
The girls are nice and healthy!
Paul did take three of the girls to Phoenix Children's Hospital a while back. Thank goodness he didn't have to take them on his own. He had my mom go with him, as I was busy with the fourth baby and Jared.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Here he is at two months old...And here he is about ten weeks old, or how old the girls are now...
You can look back to the Tummy Time post to see pictures of the girls. Have fun ;)
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Maria with (L to R) Suzan, Bethany, Brielle, Anna and Jared. A VERY full 2008 Mother's Day ;)
And a family pic...Maria, Suzan, Brielle, Jared, Paul, Bethany and Anna
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Suzan ("Dad! I'm tired of this!") :)
Brielle ("I'm just going to play dead.") ;)
Anna ("I'm still hungry, as usual. Maybe I'll just eat my hand here.") :P
Bethany ("I'm gonna keep an eye on my sisters!") :)
Friday, May 09, 2008
Jared, Paul and I are eating a snack of trail mix, that we purchased from Costco the other day. Somehow we start talking about peanut butter. I tell Jared "See these peanuts? You could make peanut butter out of them by squishing them." What does Jared do? He tries to make peanut butter by pinching the peanuts between his fingers. So then I tell the guy "Well Bud, you can't squish them with your fingers. You'd have to have a big and strong machine to squish them and make peanut butter." Jared then tells me "Mama, I have a good idea! Let's tell the post office guy to bring us a big, strong machine to squish the peanuts!" I respond with "Oh Jared, that kind of machine is very expensive and we don't have a lot of money to purchase one." I'm thinking "Okay, I think I got him there. End of story." Nope :P Jared tells me and Paul "Dad, I know. I have a lot of money in my lion bank downstairs. We can use my money to buy the big machine!" Oh great :P Jared also tells us "I will save all of my peanuts here so that we can make peanut butter with the big machine!" Paul and I tell him "We'll see Jared. I don't know if we will get a big peanut butter making machine." So then, just this afternoon, Paul sees a wadded up paper towel in the fridge. He asks me "What is this?" We look inside and see that it's all of those peanuts Jared is saving for the peanut butter making machine. Paul gives me one of those looks and I tell him "Great! What did I get us in to??" Ha!
Just had to share this cute little story involving our cute little boy :)
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Anna - she is the second baby born, "baby B," and is one of the identicals (either "baby A" or "baby B" in-utero, who knows). She is the second biggest girl and her and Bethany are pretty much the same weight. She loves her food and makes it known with her eating grunts and snorts :P We might call her "one of the big girls." Her cry sounds very similar to Bethany's, which is understandable since they are identical, yet is different than Suzan and Brielle's cries. But sometimes Mom can't tell if it's Anna crying or Bethany ;) We think we can tell Anna and Bethany apart because to us it looks like Anna has chubbier cheeks...plus she snorts :P Oh, and Anna is the "middle child"...Jared, Suzan, Anna, Bethany and Brielle.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
7:00AM - Paul wakes up via alarm. Maria is still sleeping. Usually Paul lets me sleep in. Thank you!! Jared is up and ready to tackle the day! Breakfast time for the boys.
8:30AM - Feed Suzan and Anna bottles of Neosure formula. Jared is usually watching "The Letter Factory," Word Girl or Clifford while the babies are being fed.
8:30AM - Maria gets up and pumps.
9:00AM - Feed Bethany and Brielle bottles of Neosure. Again, Paul feeds them. What a good man he is!
9:00AM - Maria usually eats breakfast by now and is getting Jared dressed and ready.
10:00AM - We have some time before the next feeding! Maybe put away dishes. Or wash, flip or fold laundry. Or go run to the store for some groceries or sundries. Or take a shower (usually what Maria does :P ). Or mow the lawn. Or make bottles of breastmilk for the day. Or take the time to play with Jared! Or sometimes the girls are not falling asleep and so we're busy consoling them. Or...you name it!
11:30AM - Time to feed, again. Give bottles of breastmilk to Suzan and Anna.
Noon - Time to feed, again. Maria nurses Bethany and Brielle.
12:30PM - Maria pumps. Perhaps Paul and Jared eat lunch.
1:00PM - Maria eats lunch.
1:30PM - An hour before the next feeding! What to do...hm... See what we could have done at 10:00AM ;)
2:00PM - We try to get Jared down for a nap or quiet time by now. So get him napping before the next baby feeding...
2:30PM - Feeding time...again. Maria nurses Suzan and Anna.
3:00PM - Give bottles of breastmilk to Bethany and Brielle. Maria is busy pumping...again.
3:30PM - Nap time for Maria...maybe ;)
4:00PM or 4:30PM - Jared usually gets up from his nap by now. So Paul will try to spend some time with him, maybe playing outside. Try also to clean up around the house...put bottles away, put laundry away, etc.
5:30PM - Baby feeding time, again! Give bottles of breastmilk to Suzan and Anna. Maria gets up from her nap.
6:00PM - Maria nurses Bethany and Brielle.
6:30PM - Hopefully Paul and Jared eat dinner (dinner that was dropped off by generous friends or family! Yay!). Maria is busy pumping.
7:00PM - Maria eats dinner.
7:30PM - Let's take a break! Whew! Relax and play with Jared. Maybe give him a bath. Maybe play outside again (he loves riding his "big boy bike").
8:00PM - Tuck Jared in for bed, before the babies get fed.
8:30PM - Time to nurse again. Maria nurses Suzan and Anna.
9:00PM - Give bottles of breastmilk to Bethany and Brielle. Maria is pumping.
9:30PM - Clean up a bit again...putting away bottles, making bottles for the evening, etc.
10:00PM - Bedtime for Maria!
10:30PM - Bedtime for Paul!
11:30PM - Feed Suzan and Anna bottles of Neosure (thank goodness we have night help to feed the babies! Praise God!). Maria wakes up to her alarm to pump.
Midnight - Feed Bethany and Brielle bottles of Neosure (again, help from someone at night). Maria goes back to sleep.
2:30AM - Feed Suzan and Anna bottles of Neosure. Maria wakes up to her alarm to pump.
3:00AM - Feed Bethany and Brielle bottles of Neosure. Maria goes back to sleep.
5:30AM - Feed Suzan and Anna bottles of Neosure. Maria wakes up to her alarm to pump.
6:00AM - Feed Bethany and Brielle bottles of Neosure. Maria goes back to sleep (it feels weird to go back to sleep when the sun is up but sleep is GOOD!)
7:00AM - Time to repeat the day!
What has helped us A LOT in our days...having Paul at home with me (SO priceless!!), having volunteers from church, family and friends to help us out during the day (again, priceless!), meals dropped off to us from folks (really appreciate that!) and night help (Praise God for that!).
Sunday, May 04, 2008
20.5" long (birth stats - 3lbs 13oz, 17")
20.25" long (4lb 3oz, 16")
20.25" long (4lb 11oz, 16")
20.5" long (3lb 9oz, 17")
Jared at two months old? ...16lbs 2oz, 25.5" long. Or him at birth? ...10lbs, 21.5" long. He's still our "big guy" :)
Saturday, May 03, 2008
We'll have pics of Brielle and all four posted here soon!