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Sunday, November 11, 2012

God-Given Strollers!

Tyler, Tanner, Hannah & Lauren are 3 1/2 months old and doing so many amazing things!  I will need to do a post soon about all the updates & milestones... but right now I have four babies getting hungry and they are LOUD!  Here are some sneak peeks:

Tanner engaging with & playing with toys

Lauren drinking yummy milk

Tyler sees a handsome dude in the mirror!

Smiley Hannah!

Last post I mentioned they were going through the night:  I should have clarified, I dropped the middle night feed but mommy & daddy were still up several times a night to put pacifiers in mouths, change poopy diapers, calm fussers, etc.  However, I think we have turned a corner!  The last 2 nights I have slept all night with NO INTERRUPTIONS!  In fact, this morning, I awoke with a start at 8 am.... it was quiet... odd.  You see, Jenna normally always is bouncing in my room when it is 7 and the babies usually have been waking at 6:30... but when I got out of bed, I had four peacefully sleeping babies who had been asleep since before 11 AND Jenna woke up after 8.  YEAH!!!  It felt kind of weird getting 8 uninterrupted hours of sleep;-)!!!

Getting back to the reason for this post: when I was pregnant, I researched quad strollers.  Basically, there are 2 different kinds:  the Foundations stroller, a 2/2 style, and the Runabout, a jogging stroller that is 4 seats in a row long.  Both have their pros and cons, and both have different optimal times for use.  The Foundations can fold up and is not too long, so is better for when in crowds.  However, it is harder to manage.  The Runabout is much smoother to push and maneuver but can't fold up and is very long.  Both are kind of heavy and beasty, but then again, I do have 4 babies!!!

So the consensus was that we would try to buy both, if in our budget and abilities.  I have been keeping my eyes on used ones, and even saw one for sale in Indianapolis a few months ago, but literally I prayed about it and didn't feel the push to get it, so I didn't.

 Philippians 4:19 says that my God will meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus- Well, Praise Jesus I think He finds a need & delights in giving me strollers!   Some of you may remember my story of how we got the Snap & Go strollers, the link is here.  I then had a mom of twins donate our second stroller frame to us--- amazing!  These have been perfect for us during the little baby phase and work amazing.  We love our snap-n-go strollers!
Our two double snap-n-go strollers, both donated!

Well, I had a friend recently tell me she has a friend who had 2 sets of twins very close in age.  She was getting rid of her Foundations stroller and would we like it?  WOULD WE?!?!?!  She brought the beast to our house Tuesday this past week and we were so thrilled.  I will clean the dust off it in the Spring and we will be mobile!
Our foundations quad-stroller, donated!!

However, I told Andy & my mom on Wednesday that I would still really like the Runabout stroller, because of its easy maneuverability making walks much easier (country roads are hard enough, and I plan to go on daily walks come Spring!).  They are very expensive, and so I figured I would just keep my eyes open and see if something comes up before Spring.
Well, listen to this.  My sister-in-law works at our church in the Mission dept.  One of the local missions she works with is a Pregnancy Resource Center, and Wendy has told the people there about her sister-in-law who has quads.  This week they found out someone donated a 4-seater stroller.  There is not quite a demand for those, you know?  The lady remembered us & called Wendy, who called me and asked if I was interested.  I told her it depended, because we had just been gifted earlier that week with a quad stroller.  When Wendy told me it was a Runabout, I couldn't believe it!  I called the lady, who was very eager to donate it to us & have us pick it up that day to get it out of their hair.  A total win/win situation!!!  So may I present to you a picture of our other quad stroller:
Our Runabout quad-stroller, donated!!!

"Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4).
If this isn't evidence of God's goodness, I don't know what is!!!



  1. It is amazing how the Lord really does give you all that is needed! I am so excited to see pictures of your foursome taking nice long walks this spring. To me the quad stroller gives us quad mommas a taste of freedom. The ladies of our church through us a shower this week and we will now be purchasing our stroller. It amazes me how generous people are. Happy strollering!!

  2. It is so amazing how God provides! That's so awesome, Becky. Those babies of yours are looking GREAT!!!

  3. The new look is so cute! This is just amazing and so funny that God apparently decided you were in need of all the quad friendly strollers. LOVE it!!!! I just can't wait until we can Runabout in the spring =)

    And, AMEN for EIGHT uninterrupted hours of sleep. What a gift. I'm telling you diaper doublers have been the biggest blessing here. We have gotten way more uninterrupted nights thanks to them.

  4. I just found your blog (again) - I was at the church where your husband picked up the Runabout and he told me a bit about your unique family! I just caught up on your babies and they are looking fantastic! You have a beautiful family!