I pushed off starting solids with the quads as long as I thought was acceptable. My older three kids I couldn't wait to start. This time I dragged my feet and maybe did a little kicking along the way...4 babies making a mess, 4 kids blowing raspberries at me with a mouthful of food, 4 set of bibs and wash clothes, 4 additional sets of clothing to get stains out of, changing yet another routine that was working so good for us. Yes, I stalled.
But I had to start. I love making baby food. Went to Costco and bought veggies and fruit in bulk. Had a blast making their food. Loved using my Christmas gift which was a Cuisenart baby food maker and my birthday gift which was a Vitamix. Made the following foods and pureed; broccoli, bananas, spinach, carrots, pineapple, kale, prunes, green beans and peas. Froze above items in one ounce portions. Already have apple and pear sauce which Paul made in the fall. Food done. Waited another week or so til I was mentally prepared to take on "solids".
|My cuisenart baby food maker. Steams and purees in the same bowl!|
|Pureed, portioned, and then frozen.|
|My cute little helper.|
|"Get this stuff off my tongue."|
8am- Spoon feed of fruit or fruit/cereal
5:00-Spoon feed of veggies
6:15-Bottle followed by bedtime
The time between bottles and naps is spent taking walks, playing with mom, dad or siblings, or playing on the floor or the multiple contraptions we have. The babies have slept 12 hours each night for months now and we are so lucky. Only maybe 3-4 times a week do we have to get up with one of the babies and it is always just to put a paci back in. I can't remember the last time one of them needed to be rocked after they have been tucked into bed. Naps are getting more and more consistent with only a hit or miss of a kid not wanting to take a nap. As they are interacting more and more with us they are ready for naps when it is time.
|Kid's first time in the new chairs. Don't think it was a hit with Kenzie!|
So there you have it. The babies are eating solids and I am now calling this post finished because I want to move on to more interesting topics like Easter egg hunts and the zoo!!