|L to R: Trystan, Kailey, Harrison and Logan.|
Everyone's rolling around faster than a bowling ball down a lane slathered in Crisco. You put 'em down on the floor for tummy time then turn around and they're halfway across the room headed for Mexico. Or, more particularly, the bottom of the pack-and-play or to stick their legs under the couch. They have abs of steel from raising up high on their elbows and looking around and they are no longer allowed to sit unattended in their boppy pillows inside their pack-and-plays. They've taken to rolling over and twisting around in them so much it's only a matter of time before someone's little hand finds the edge of the crib and hoists themselves over! We'll soon be dropping the bottoms in both the pack-and-plays and the cribs.
|Trystan working on her backbends.|
It's an exciting time right now. Overall, the babies are really starting to "get it." When you hand them a toy, they reach out and take it. When they're happy to see you, they grin from ear-to-ear and put a hand on your cheek. They extend their arms to play with toys and objects while on their stomachs and they are familiar with the faces of their parents and grandparents, their bottles and other select objects. They've begun holding their arms wide open when they want (or expect in the case of Miss Princess Kailey) to be held, and they've also taken an interest in splashing their legs in the tub during bath time.
They all weigh in in the 14 to 15.5 pound range, which is great. I'm amazed that Trystan's caught up to the group and there's not more than two pounds separating her and the heaviest, Harrison. We haven't measured their lengths in awhile, but they are all looking longer—especially Logan, who popped out a neck a few months ago and who's torso is also noticeably taller.
With their growing heights, come new activities. They've gotten a handle on the jumperoos and spend a great deal of time each day playing in those. I remember when we had to stuff a blanket into the seat with them to keep them from falling over and we thought they'd never be able to reach the toys that were far away! Of course, now we walk by and find Harrison rotating his seat and jumping up and down to his heart's content with a big goofy smile or Logan easily grasping at the far-hanging toy. It's awesome.
Both Harrison and Logan do a TON of drooling right now—like Logan requires an outfit change on occasion if she's not wearing a bib to catch all the slobber. Unfortunately, her bib usually turns into a cape and doesn't always do her much good. I haven't felt or spotted any teeth yet, but I bet in a month or two we'll have some! The babies have been eating great. They get four eight-ounce bottles a day (8am, 11:45am, 3:30pm and 7pm) and two spoon feedings and rice cereal in their last bottle. Right now, they are keen on kale, peas and pears and carrots with apples. I've been making all the food they're eating and my mom and the husband also help peel, steam and puree when I'm not able. It's been such a learning experience to see the quads reaction to mass-produced shelf-bought food versus fresh, homemade. They love it!
The daily schedule we keep works like magic and has made our household into a well-oiled machine. In turn, we've been able to accomplish things we'd normally never have even given thought to, like my abdominoplasty surgery. The husband and I continue to be so grateful for our family and friends who have supported us during this entire journey. Before we know it, I'll be all recovered and we'll be planning the quads first birthday party!
Happy seven months babies!