Casey and I started dating in November of 2001. We welcomed our first son, Colin, in 2004. We were married in November 2006 and shortly after decided to try for another child. It was about 11 months later we got pregnant with not one but four bundles of joy. The quads, 3 boys and 1 girl, were born on May 27th 2008. We hope you enjoy following up on our wild ride through parenthood.
All 5 kiddos have had their checkups this month. The babies had their 15 month in the beginning of September and Colin had his 5 year today. The babies have all caught up developmentally and in some areas have even surpassed some milestones. They are all on the chart for their weight and height, and their head circumference is close to if not off the charts. I'm not sure if that means big brains or just big heads but it sounds fantastic either way!
Colin - 46 pounds and 45 1/4 inches, 75th-90th percentile on both. The Doc gave him a clean bill of health. He passed both his hearing and vision screenings and got 5 shots!! I must say he was a trooper, so I took him out to dinner at Red Robin afterward for some good 1 on 1 time.
Cooper - 22lbs 15oz, 25th % and 30 1/2 inches, 28%. All is well with Coop other than we have to meet with a urologist. Most likely he will need to be re circumcised. I know, it could be worse, but it's still sad:( Cooper loves to sit on a lap and watch PBS shows as long as you let him. He is so sweet and quite a cuddler. He is climbing on the couch now and it kind of drives us crazy but he is getting better about sitting and not constantly trying to take nose dives.
Sam - 22lbs 8oz, 20% and 31 inches, 42%. No news is good news for little Sammy. He sure is one feisty little toy stealer, and he loves to bite, but he is healthy! He can be lovey, but a lot of the time he is throwing a fit or pulling another kid down. He never gives up!
Ethan - 23lbs 12oz, 37% and 31 1/2 inches, 59%. Poor little Ethan. We have learned a few things about him. He will need to see the Urologist as well and he is getting ear tubes next Thursday. The biggest kicker is he has an egg allergy. I still need to make an appointment with the allergist so all I know for now is he can't have the MMR vaccine or flu shot because they both contain egg. Ethan LOVES to give kisses. All day long he wants to sit on my lap and give kisses. He gets very jealous when someone else is getting attention. I hope he will learn at some point that he needs to share the attention.
Addison - 21lbs 12oz, 12% and 29 1/4 inches, 5%. Again, no news is good news! What a funny little girl we have on our hands. She loves to dance and babble. She is talking all day long about who knows what. She loves to be held and is also climbing on the couch. I'm sure many of you figured that due to the fact that she's been climbing for months. The problem with the couch is she is trying to get to the other side which involves flipping and landing on her head. This has only happened once, that I am aware of.
All in all, everything is good here. I'm praying we have a decent winter with the least amount of illnesses as possible. It's hard to believe it's already October!!
My big man lost his FIRST tooth!!!! I think I might be more excited that him, is that weird? Colin normally falls along the line of a scaredy cat but not tonight. I said "Colin, can I pull out your tooth?" he said, "Sure". I thought, really???? So I tried but was to afraid I would hurt him so I let him try. Sure enough he gave it a little twist and out it came!! He was pretty excited so we made our rounds on the telephone. The tooth is now safely placed under his pillow so we shall see what the tooth fairy may bring:)
As you all know I am extremely slow at the whole blogging thing. I always have thoughts in my head of what I want to blog about, and 9 times out of 10, they don't happen. I like to think it's because I have 5 kids, to much laundry or dishes to do, or because my husband is always out of town, but really I think those are all just excuses. I will try to do better, but I'm not making any promises:)
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to Dallas, TX. Cavo was playing Cruefest 2 and it just so happen that some of my favorite quad mommas lived there too!! I flew in Friday evening and was picked up from the airport by the lovely Casey Gerwer. Friday was a pretty relaxed evening with a drink and a TON of laughs. Saturday morning I got to meet and play with the Gerwer quads. I fell in love immediately with these 4 awesome and adorable little boys and girls. I also got to meet the Cox quads when they stopped by for a quick visit. We had some time before going to the show so Casey and I got out for a bit to get pedicures and lunch. We were running so late when we got back, so I ran upstairs to jump in the shower and I realized I did not pack the dress I was going to wear. Running around like a crazy woman, I raided Casey's closet and found something that would work, thank the Lord, I was freaking.
Another fabulous quad momma, Misty Urech, was kind enough to pick me up to get me to the venue in time to see Casey(my husband) before they went on. Casey & Robbie Gerwer and Amy-Jo & Brandon Sather met us there. They were only a little late due to an unfortunate stop by the police. Thankfully there were no tickets given and they made it by the second song. It was great to see Casey(hubby) and they put on an excellent show. Afterwards we all hung out behind the Monster energy stage until Cavo had to hit the road again that night. Sunday morning I had an early wake up call to get ready to head back to the airport, but not before I got some more lovin from the kiddos.
Misty picked me up to take me to the airport with her 4 girls. I couldn't go to TX without seeing as many little quaddies as possible. They to were adorable but unfortunately this time around, I only got to talk to them for about 30 minutes. From that point on I just boarded the plane and headed home.
Thank you girls so much for your fantastic hospitality and rides. It was so great to see you and meet your kids, I look forward to doing it again soon.
Here are some shots from the trip. Next up(in probably another month), Cavo's CD release and My sisters Bachelorette party. Stay tuned..............
Reid, Brady, Trey and Cameron watching daddy cut the grass
Skye, JuJu, River and Rayne on our way to the airport
We took the clan to get their pictures last Thursday, something I dread might I add. It was once again a stressful situation. We did manage to get a few decent shots but I'll be honest, I was hoping for a better session. I guess I should realize that trying to get 5 children, together or apart, is no easy task. I think I will be switching to a home photographer next year.
Colin, Addie, Cooper, Ethan and Sam Colin Colin
Sam and Ethan (top) Addie and Cooper (bottom)
Not to bad in the end I guess, hopefully the 2 year shots will be better. Hope you all have a great week, I'll be back soon!!
At 2:00 pm today, my little Colin will be 5. I still can't believe it's been 5 years, where does the time go? He has been through a lot over the past 2 years, to him it's normal, he knows no different. I know it's been a hard adjustment for him, quickly becoming a family of 7, for the most part he has done quite well. We love him more than I can express in this blog, I would not trade a single moment with our loud, crazy, EXTREMELY energetic, and devilishly handsome little boy. He is a pistol!!!!!!
We celebrated his birthday yesterday at Monkey Joe's. He had such a fun time bouncing and sliding with his best buds. It was great to see him having so much fun. The babies also got to play and it was HILARIOUS!! For those of you who know how germaphobic I am, yes there was a whole lot of sanitizing going on. I promise to post more pics soon, but for now here is just a few of the birthday boy.