Thursday, July 31, 2008

Is it kids day?

The monday after Father's Day this year, my oldest boy Mason (well all four kids are a total of 3 minutes apart so oldest simply means first one out) asked me if it was Father's Day again. "No" Is it Mother's day then? "No" Ooooohh it must be kids day, is it kids day mom? "Yes son, it's always kids day". He's got some great reasoning skills!
Carson, the second boy born, asked me to go to Wal Mart because he was out of peanut butter cups and Kitty Kats. I hope he never figures out that they are called Kit Kats because his name for the candy bar is much cuter!
I really need to start writing all the kid-ism's that come my way on a daily basis. I know many of them have been forgotten but hopefully, something will bring them out of the deep recesses of my half functioning brain. If that happens, I'd better be close to a pen so that I can jot it down. This blog may end up having sections of kid-ism's sprinkled in as I remember some and the kids say even more!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Let's start at the Very Beginning

I decided that blogging would be a great way to keep track of the day to day events in my life. I'm sure there are many funny things that have happened over the last 6 years that are lost in the dark abyss of my brain never to be retrieved again. Hopefully, this will be a source to help me remember and even provide a memory or two that may embarrass my kids one day! Here's a little background to start my blog...

Nineteen years ago I married my husband Jeff. Sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday, other times it feels like a lifetime ago but in any event, he is the most wonderful man. He's definitely the best dad in the whole world and I can't imagine my life without him. When he first met me, he wanted nothing to do with me. He even made a date with me once and stood me up to try to get rid of me. Being the stubborn person that I am, I saw it as a challenge and vowed that the man would go out with me come hell or high water. We often joke now that he was running from me because he had premonitions of what was to come!

Six years ago, we were blessed with our beautiful quadruplets. Mason, Carson, Jaxon and Amanda were born at 27 weeks 3 days gestation and weighed 2lb6oz, 2lb3oz, 1lb13oz and 1lb11oz. Mason and Carson are identical twins who shared a placenta but were thankfully separated by a membrane in their amniotic sac. It was a very high risk pregnancy but we knew we had to do whatever was necessary to get every one of these babies here. Despite their prematurity and a very tough start to life, they are healthy and happy now. One of the reasons for starting this blog now is that a friend of mine, Amber, is now pregnant with quadruplets (three boys and a girl also) and many of the memories are flooding back.

One of the challenges of being a quad mom is lack of time so most of my entries will be short. I just hope that they are at least coherent don't sound like complete ramblings of a mad woman. I'll do the best I can postine pictures and such but I'm afraid my computer skills are lacking. Perhaps I can ask my brilliant children to help me as this technology stuff is a piece of cake to them!

I'll post pics soon....