Now it is no small feat to pack up and travel with five babies and it takes big hearts to open a home to the chaos and sheer amount of stuff that goes along with quintuplets. Stella, Rick, Harper and Stuart not only let us stay with them, they helped us with every feeding, they called in recruits for night shifts, let us sleep in the Master bed room, babysat while Stephen and I went for a walk or sat in the hot tub and let me take a nap every day. (p.s. Harper and Stuart are in High School, so it melted my heart to see them want to love on my babies! ) It was almost a mini vacation. They are building a guest house at their home and if it were complete, Stephen and I would have moved in indefinitely... (Probably the first time they are thankful for the slow construction... :) )
Rick, Stuart, Stella & Harper
The Babies Pallet for Hurricane Week
Our church is in Katy, so we were also close to TONS of additional help! I think a move to Katy might be in our future.
I had my first outing without the babies today... I stopped by the GE sales office to see my co-workers and then went to have an al fresco lunch with my girlfriends. I had a really good day because I really missed seeing my work friends and then LOVED seeing my girls. The only glitch in the day came when I was waiting for the valet. I waited and waited and waited... I thought that they didn't want to pull the van in front of their restaurant, but turns out they lost my keys. Long story short, Amy took me home and Dana found my keys stuck to her key chain from the valet. My helpers for the day were pros and all babies got fed despite my not being there, although the panic I felt is something that I don't want to feel again!
Funny thing... At lunch one pregnant girlfriend had a question for the "moms" at the table... I automatically turned and looked at the other girls not realizing that she had included me in her question. Ha!
Baby Update: They are growing like weeds! Their little personalities are coming out... Luke is so serious, Mitchell is laid back, Ivy is high maintenance and is starting to show a temper, Sidney is our Diva and Briellen our little bitty princess. They are all really sweet and good babies.
Last week weights (13 weeks old)
Mitchell - 8 lbs. 4 oz
Ivy - 7 lbs. 11 oz
Luke - 7 lbs. 4 oz.
Sidney - 7 lbs.
Briellen 6 lbs. 4 oz.
They are all looking like they have reddish hair... Are we going to be the Weasleys?