Today my babies are one year old. I swear I can close my eyes and imagine waking up September 8th of last year- so nervous and excited! This last year has definitely been the wildest year of my life. Have the babies. 4 days later have an attorney come to my hospital room so we could sign papers to buy a new house. 1 day later leave the hospital leaving behind my sweet babies. On Sunday Sept. 21st we moved into our new home. On Tuesday Sept. 23rd, I brought Julia home. The next day, Isabella. The next day, Paige. Then finally on Saturday Sept. 27th, I brought home Drew. At last, I was in my new home (well, sort of. We still have packed boxes), surrounded by all of my children. Heaven!
From there on it's a blur. Bottles, diapers, baths... It seemed like I was in a never-ending cycle of the same thing all day every day. At the same time, everything was changing. I was with the babies nearly all of the time, so some of the changes snuck up on me. I would look at a baby one day and be amazed at how tight their sleeper had become. Suddenly, I would turn around and one was rolling over, then crawling, now I have walking, climbing monkeys! These babies can do anything they set their mind to. While this does add some challenge to my job, I am so proud to see them reach every goal. I think back to the day we found out I was carrying quads and the RE tried to convince me to reduce. He talked at length about the risk and how poor the odds were of me delivering 4 healthy babies. My gorgeous children are truly miracles! One year ago today, my life became 4 times busier, 4 times more complicated and 4 times better.
Today was Will's first day of preschool. While he was at school this morning, Rod and I took the quads to Good Samaritan Hospital to visit the doctors and nurses who assisted in our little miracles. We visited the NICU, Special Care Obstetrics (my home for a month before the babies' birth) and my OB/Gyn.