Well, lately my mind has been filled with the near future of “how are we gonnas”. The boys are 5 months today!!!!! Unreal! I cannot believe that 5 months ago today I was so relieved to be laying on my back for the first time in months and praying for 4 little ones in the NICU who I had yet to meet. In ways it seems like a dream or a lifetime long ago, but in other ways it has flown so quickly. There’s something I miss about those little preemies, although life at home is MUCH preferred. As I try to prepare for the next months ahead I’m filled with a lot of questions on how to best “function” in this home with 4 sweet boys.
This is a feeding/activity table. Basically I think this could be a genius way to feed the boys. I could sit in the middle and then make my way around the circle to feed them like little birds. The seats each pop out, so you could clean them easily. Yes, it would take up a ton of room, but so will 4 highchairs. Plus, you could use them later on for coloring, play dough, etc. They are quite an investment, but something to pray/think about…..
This is a Runabout Quad Stroller. The manufacturer calls this the “Silver Bullet”. I call it the “BEAST”. When we were first pregnant with quads, every time I would see one of these it gave me the creeps. I mean what yells “freak” more than this contraption? I thought I WILL NOT have one of these strollers. My kids will not ride around the block on display in this tank. After all, could I even push something like this? – it has air brakes for goodness sake! So many multiple moms have told me that I “have to get a quad stroller, you won’t be able to do anything on your own without it”. I thought, “yeah, like I’m going to go anywhere on my own!” Crazy what 5 months will do to you. Sometimes I actually feel brave enough to do just that. I think it’s this beautiful 75 degree weather that is making me want to go outside and enjoy it, instead of watching it out the window. HOWEVER, this “Runabout Silver Bullet” cost more than Brad’s first car! It would “run” us over 1200 bucks! I think maybe they should rename it the “Runusoutofhouseandhome”. I’m thinking I’m glad we have the 2 double strollers!
Hmmm…how are we going to do it once they start crawling/walking/running? Will we give up our master bedroom to make it into a playroom? Will we gate off half of our living room and move out some furniture? How about building a fence outside and locking the door from 8am-8pm? Kidding, kidding….please put down the phone and don’t call CPS on me! Just trying to problem solve.
Now in my opinion this is the craziest of all multiple products and I wouldn’t even consider this one. It’s a double decker double crib. However, I do know someone who actually thought
would be a great idea at one time. (I’m not naming names.) I think I would have to officially call us the “Murray Zoo”. People could drive for miles to come feed the babies. Brad and I even talked about mounting a bottle on the side of the “cage” kinda like they have in hamster cages. Hilarious! Hey, you have to have a sense of humor in our house!
Well, I guess I’m writing about all of this to hopefully make you all smile and if you happen to know any multiple families that are wanting to sell any of these products (minus the double decker cribs) – have them contact us.
More importantly, I need to remind myself of this passage in Matthew 6. (Taken from http://www.biblegateway.com/)
25″For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26″Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27″And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28″And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30″But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!
31″Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32″For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33″But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34″So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” NASB