|Tyler, Tanner, Hannah & Lauren|
Feeding four babies at a time is a little daunting, but out of necessity I was doing it...until they grew out of the system I was using! In a nutshell: it got way too frustrating!
In the meantime, we fed only 2 at a time, and our babies grew!
|Look at smiley Tyler!|
We went to the doctor today to get shots (to help prevent RSV), and they weighed:
Lauren:13# 3 oz
Hannah: 12# 12 oz
Tanner: 12# 12 oz
Tyler: 11# 4 oz
|Biggest Baby on the top!|
OK, back to the QuadFeed... I bought bottle props recommended by a fellow quad mom, and waited for a night when Andy was at work and all was quiet. I put the babies in bouncers (but tried to stifle the "bounce"), got all set-up... and it was a success!
I certainly don't like feeding all four if I can help it: feeding 2 at a time is much easier. They all need to be burped regularly, the boys definitely have a VERY sensitive gag reflex and spit-up and choke often, it's stressful coordinating 4 bottle feeds at a time, and I also don't get as much "quality time" with them... but it trims down the feeds from an hour (or more depending on spittiness) to only 20-30 minutes start to finish! WhooHoo! So for that reason the QuadFeed needed and has been officially revisited. And hopefully we all will get better at it as time goes on!
|Silly Tyler with a bottle prop propped in front of his face!|