Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Quints First Halloween

Halloween marked the babies three-month birthday. In some ways it seems like it has gone so fast, and in other ways the pregnancy seems like it was ages ago. All of the babies continue to do amazingly well. Three are over ten pounds now--Kassidy, Ryder and Rustin. Kaydence is around 9 lbs and Kyndall finally broke 8 lbs yesterday. They have finally started to sleep for some pretty good stretches at night (by pretty good, I mean 4-5 hours). Because of the time change, they actually went to bed early last night, around 9:15 pm, and it was great!!! We sent home our volunteer and watched this weeks episode of "The Office". It was wonderful to be able to sit down (no bouncing, pacing or swaying!) and watch a TV show without pausing it every couple of minutes to attend to fussy babies! I am hoping that we can keep the babies on this sleeping schedule. We have been following a good bedtime routine this week and rubbing them down with lavendar lotion before bed, which I think has helped.

For Halloween, we didn't take the babies out, so we didn't get them actual costumes, but the Halloween sleepers with the "Boo" accross the bum were too cute to pass up! Riley and Kaiya dressed as Harry Potter and Cinderella and brought home way too much candy.


Harry (aka Riley) and Cinderella (aka Kaiya)

Rustin


Kaydence



Kassidy, Kaydence and Kyndall

The Whole Crew






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27 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pictures are adorable Thank you so much for taking time to post them

Preemie Twins' Nanny said...

Oh my goodness!!! They are too cute!

It is so wonderful that you took the time to take photos of them - and at the three month mark - there's no way you'll regret that!! Excellent work!

Kelly said...

So sweet. Glad you got to "chillax" in front of the television for a while, uninterrupted. I have thought about you a lot since I was there on Thursday helping out, and every moment when I've been sitting around not doing much, I feel guilty! How do you do it, non-stop caregiving?

Your babies and children are wonderful.

Jeanie said...

Soooooo cute!! Thanks for keeping us updated. I miss you all!

Andria said...

Wow! What great looking kids! And what an awesome schedule already. Incredible!

takemetohawaii said...

Sooo cute! All of the kids look great! I especially love Riley's HP costume.

Anonymous said...

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/356/5/479

hate to post this since you said the lavender is helping but i felt guilty not posting it also. just thought you might like to read and decide for yourself.

your babies are so wonderful!

Lyndsee said...

I love the pictures and swear by that lotion. My girls still get a rub down every night!!!!

kanga5 said...

I just happened over here from Tales From The Crib and wow! What an amazing story! I love so much that you were given such a strong reasurance from Heavenly Father at the beginning of all this that what you were doing was right. I'm sure that still gives you strength. They are beautiful- all 7 of them! Having a 2 month old right now- I can only imagine it times 5! :) As I read through all your posts I am also touched by the love that was poured out to you. I wasn't even a part of it and yet I can feel it through your pictures and writing. How blessed you have been. I know you will continue to be blessed- what an amazing story! Thank you for sharing!

JMom said...

I am a triplet Mommy who just found your site. Congrats on a beautiful family! (And I can SOOO relate to the reflux picture!)

Sara said...

Oh my goodness they are too adorable! I do have to admit that his Harry Potter costume is soo my favorite. They are growing so fast I can't believe it!

Brad, Rebecca, Jacob said...

Your family is beautiful. I don't know how you do it! I've been a "lurker" for some time now and enjoy all the updates! From - a Mormon in from the Midwest!

Spymommy said...

What Halloween cuties! Glad you got a picture with them all together (R & K too!) Everyone is looking fabulously spookalicious!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking a risk and not doing a reduction earlier in the pregnancy. Your children are so beautiful.

JO said...

Absolutely wonderful pictures. What a blessing - all your children are beautiful.

And I thought I was busy with triplets and 2 older.

Thanks for sharing.

http://teensandtriplets.blogspot.com/

Kristen Joy said...

great halloween picts! i love the group shot and the one eating the candy! very cute:)

Jes said...

Hello. Just found your site. Your site is adorable...OMG with all those beautiful babies! Love the Halloween pics. Funny my sisters last name is Wilkinson and my son is Riley....
I have started a blog for them
www.megandriley@blogspot.com
Love your blog. Keep up good work!

reichmann said...

I just found your blog from a friend of mine who lives near you in Austin. We have 19-month old twins and a newborn, and she told me that I should check out your site for inspiration any time I feel like having twins plus one (all under three years old) is a lot. Indeed, I am impressed and humbled by your humor, outlook and attitude. I hope I have even a fraction of the patience and composure (and good humor!) that you have as we raise our mere three children. Keep up the good job!!!

selene said...

I love it. The babies look like pumpkins sitting next to the 2 trick or treaters.

sheilabythebeach said...

What fun to see your many babies. I saw their photo come up on Blogger Play; reading about them just makes me tired!

Jay said...

This website, http://sawse.com/2007/11/02/25-photographs-taken-at-the-exact-right-time/, reminds me of the picture you took of the spit up, a picture taken at the exact right time.

Sarah said...

The babys look good enough to eat! lol I loved Harry Potter and Cinderella too! What great big siblings.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Wow! I came upon your blog through mormonmommywars.com, and just finished reading through the entire thing. What an inspiring and beautiful story. :) You and your adorable seven will be in our prayers, keep up the good work.

I'm adding you to my bookmarked blogs so that I can watch those cuties grow up. How fun!

PS- I thought having our three boys in three years was rough, but now I have some perspective. :)

The Nichols Family said...

Soooo cute Rachelle. WOW, they're getting bigger. Glad you got to watch The Office in peace. Keep in touch.

Anonymous said...

Oh I sooo love these updates and so don't my children. The babies and the older ones are just gourgeous

Cathy said...

Rachelle, I have so enjoyed getting to know your family through all these adorable pictures. Even more so, I have enjoyed getting to know Riley in class each day. He is such a joy! I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the "crew" sometime in the near future.
Cathy

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