|Natalie on a daddy day while mommy worked.|
|Aubrey enjoying her bottle.|
|And Drew with his bottle...or maybe Grandpa David's!|
|The days when an ounce seemed like so much.|
|Daddy's first bottle for the quads.|
|Our tandem feeding method for many months.|
|Everyone got in on the action.|
|I had never been a fan of bottle propping but with four babies all wanting to eat at the same time we needed to.|
|A beautiful thing...four babies all holding their own bottle.|
About a week and a half ago I came home from work and Paul said he had only given the babies two bottles for the day. They had played through their afternoon bottle without much complaint so we decided to try two bottles again the next day. They again did well so we knew it was time to start weaning them. At the same time I found two sippy cups that all the kids did well with. One was an Innobaby and the other is one the older kids use everyday, Contigo Sport. Finally finding sippy's that worked was huge for us. After about three days of having success with two bottles we decided to cut the night time bottle which we had absolutely no protesting with. The next morning they got their last morning bottle and we said goodbye to bottles...well almost! Daddy did have one day where he had given them two bottles because he said they were extremely crabby and they needed their milk. But after that day they have not needed them. Over the last couple of days their sippy cup skills have taken off and they do great with almost any brand I give them. They still haven't figured out quite how to hold them and get liquid out themselves so we go down the line and let each kid drink what they want before moving on down the line. This is done a couple times throughout the meal. The line process also helps immensely on decreasing the number of times we have to bend over to retrieve thrown cups and my floors only end up with a couple milk splatters.
|The two sippy cups that the kids finally got the hang of which allowed us to transition from bottles to sippy's.|
|Only a portion of the sippy cups we have.|
It is weird to know that my babies are growing up and it seems like such a big milestone for us to have made it to the part in this adventure where we do not have to think about making, packing, heating or cleaning bottles. I wish we could say we have more time in our day but four mobile babies leaves little time for anything.