And then a tiny hand finds it's way onto my lap then onto my keyboard (I'm sitting on the floor) and I have to erase and retype this sentence three times before they hit another button. In fact, I've got two sets of eyes mesmerized by how fast I type right now. All these little objects keep appearing on the screen. And then one little mouth protesting that he can't have his way with my laptop or my full and undivided attention. Which means I better get down to business, before this 16 pound little boy gets the better of me!
|The quad squad in birth order, left to right.|
Eight months has arrived quickly. The first few months of the babies' lives dragged by slowly. We were going through extraordinary situations like the NICU and then transitioning home and the days ticked by in slow motion, it seemed. But the past two months or so have really sped up. Especially since we're starting to meet more big milestones, like sitting up, crawling, eating more foods, interacting and so on. These babies are the cutest thing to ever happen to my life!
|Typical photo after a few minutes with the camera.|
|Sweet Logan discovering grass.|
|My sweet Kailey, with a typical "Kailey face," and Trystan behind her.|
We had to lower both the cribs and the pack-n-plays because the babies were beginning to get curious and reach for the edge of the top. Kailey got busted after nap time by Grandma, so down the cribs went that evening!
My own recovery is still going well, I'm nearly four weeks out from surgery with two to three more weeks of recovery time ahead. I can stand up straight, which feels like a miracle in itself, and makes walking around soooo much easier. I can also hold the babies although I'm still limited as to how often I can pick them up, since it leaves me pretty wiped out at day's end. Yesterday we took the babies out on a walk and it felt good to be out in the sun. I can drive short distances and go to the Starbuck's drive-through down the street now and then or Target if I have a buddy to push the cart for me. I'm very, very happy I did the abdominoplasty surgery. I can already tell how much stronger and healthier I'll be for it. The nausea and headaches I previously had on a daily basis are gone, and there's still quite a bit of swelling left so I look forward to loosing that over the coming weeks.
Here's to another year, another month, another week and another day of our wonderful, crazy, baby-filled life!