One of the great things about the adventure of quads is getting to see them each achieve a new skill almost daily. Isaac starts clapping one day, Clark is the next; Henry pulls off his pants one day, Brooks pulls off his a few days later! Well, our latest and greatest accomplishment has been BOTTLE HOLDING! Let me explain to all you “normal” people that had one baby at a time (conventional, I know) how HUGE this is! Basically it means that mommy can feed 4 babies at one time! (Before I would feed 2 at a time.) So here’s the new routine….
Brooks left Clark right
Change diaper for baby A, pull out boppie, hand bottle
Change diaper for baby B, pull out 2nd Boppie, hand over bottle
Baby A is usually finished at this point (especially if I have stinkys to change) – Sit him up to burp.
Place changed Baby C on A’s boppy w/ bottle.
Change D, swap out or get new boppy with B (if finished)and sit up to burp
Baby patrol for the 2 finished and hold bottles for the rascals who decide not to cooperate
Carry Out to Feeding Table 1 by 1 to start Part 2 – Cereal and Baby Food!
Henry left, Isaac right
Simple right??? Yep, easy as pie! Well, not always….. (I’ve got little mobile critters that can escape quickly if they are distracted), but it’s major progress. I’ve cut my morning feeding time on average by about 30 minutes!
Here’s some video proof….Look Kids, No Hands!