So I like to chronicle things (obviously) and since this blog also serves as the baby books, I just realized I didn't plug in the babies' stats from their 1 year doctor appointment 3 weeks ago! Slacker!
Lauren: 28" tall, 20# 2 oz, head circumference 44 cm
Tyler: 27 1/2" tall, 16# 13 oz, head circumference 45.5 cm
Tanner: 28 1/4" tall, 17# 5 oz, head circumference 45.5 cm
Hannah: 27 3/4" tall, 20# 4 oz, head circumference 45 cm
And this is what our schedule currently looks like. All Day. Every Day. :)
6:30/7- wake & coffee made!
7-8- morning diaper changes, bottles, hot cocoa for Jenna
8-9:00- breakfast for all
*babies are basically all "real" food now, with pureed food & baby cereal at the end of some meals only to appease Tanner and ensure full bellies. This is good for them, but waaaaaay more messy.
9-10- clean up, change babies into clothes, play
10-11:30 Babies nap! Jenna plays! I actually shower!!!
1-2 play time, clean-up time, sometimes walks
2-2:30 Babies get another bottle (I am currently transitioning from bottles to sippy cups, so hopefully this bottle will phase out once they get more liquids in throughout the meals & daytime. I am also transitioning from formula to milk. And transitioning from warmer to cooler temps....)
2:30-4 nap time!
4-5 play, snack if dinner is later than 5
5-8- Dinner is made, eaten, cleaned up, all kids get baths every other day, we play if we have time, babies get bedtime bottle and Jenna & babies are all in bed by 8. Phew. It's a zoo.
After that you would think there was time to rest and relax, but there is always so much to do! Dishes, clothes, floors, toys & counters need cleaning, putting away, sanitizing & organizing. Meals or bottles need prepped. Beds need to be made. Shopping and schedules need to be figured out. The list is never-ending and tomorrow always has spill-over things not accomplished from the day before. BUT.... having said that, there is always room for fun. I am going to end this post now because tonight I will have rare snuggle-time with Andy at our campfire in the back yard with beers in our hands. Ahhhh.....
Life is definitely busy with 5 kids 5 & under, but this is the season we are in & I wouldn't change a single thing. I like our life, and love my family deeply. I think this season will go by so fast, and I remind myself that THIS is what God made me for--- I want to do the best job I possibly can, even in the mundane busyness of quaddlerhood.