Hello all, long time-no blog!
My beautiful wife Jenny has been taking care of the blog now that she has the easy life of staying home with the crew. I mean, what else does she have to do other than feed five babies (myself included) keep the house clean, doing laundry constantly, making 20 bottles per day, washing 20 bottles per day, and keeping the boys entertained. Ok, so she is a busy chic, but very happy and cheerful most of the time. This is why I was so desparate to see her as a mommy, she is doing an awesome job!
It has been a while since I have been on, so I wanted to give my perspective on what the first 5 months have been like. There are definetly two sides to taking care of four babies as a dad. On one side, I have never been so busy in my life. From the moment I walk in the door at night, it seems that there is very little down time. This is not all bad, we all tend to be a little lazy, but when four little boys keep you hoppin, you quickly realize how much happier you are when you moving.
On the other side, these four boys are truely a blessing from heaven. I have never been so filled with joy in my life. I can sit on the floor and play with these guys for hours and never get tired of it. The first five months are, and continue to be, magical times. I am learning that babies change and develop at an amazing rate, and you can see these changes daily. Little by little, I am getting to know my boys and it is so exciting. Everytime something gets more difficult, it has always came with a blessing right beside it. So, yes, it is going to be crazy when these little guys get mobile, but I am really looking forward to it. The bible teaches us that children are a blessing from the Lord, and I am getting to experience this first hand.
Thank you to all of you who have continued to follow our family via the blog. Especially to those of you who prayed for Jen and the boys all the way through the pregnancy. God has backed a dump truck up to our lives, and dumped blessings on our family.
Brooks Layton is scheduled for surgery on July 13th for hernia repair. We go to the hospital this week for an ultrasound to make sure the hernia still needs fixed. We have seen a visible change in it, and are hopeful that it has healed itself. Our doctors assure us that this is very unlikely, but they have agreed to check to make sure. Jen and I dont ever take these things for granted anymore. Many doctors told us that especially Brooks and Clark, were very unlikely to survive the pregnancy due to being monoamniotic twins, plus being a part of a set of quads. So, we trust that our Lord can and does do amazing things. Would you pray with us that Brooks would no longer need surgery? Our God is great and gracious either way, but He just might grant yet another request from us!
We love you all!
Brad, Jen, Henry, Brooks, Clark, and Isaac