At 3:00 am when George and I stumble out of bed bleary eyed for a feed, we have to pause for a moment.   In the evening when Harper’s colic kicks in and he begins wailing to be held, we have to pause a moment.  As George and I wash yet another batch of a trillion bottle parts, we have to pause for a moment.  At moments like these we feel like we need to escape to a far away place.  We can easily start wishing for our babies to go ahead and grow up, grow out of needing feeds in the wee hours of the morning and stop crying already.    But, when we pause for just a moment, we realize how precious and fleeting these moments are.  Every day there are tough moments, but there are are so many rich moments interwoven.  At the moment, we have babies tiny enough that we can hold more than one at once.  At the moment, they actually like being snuggled.  While we complain that  formula can break the bank, it really only costs about $5/ day to feed each baby.  It won’t be long before teenagers clear out the fridge and it won’t cost just $5/ day.

Sure, we can dream about the days of potty trained kids who partake in family game nights.  We can imagine little girls with enough hair for braids adorned with huge bows and little boys that play catch in the yard.  We can dream about when they are old enough to appreciate the magic of Santa and Disney Land.  Those times will come with different tough moments, and we must treasure them too.  For now we shall embrace every little moment as it happens, even the tough ones.  There will come a day when we will miss having a tiny baby who wails to be snuggled and when we could feed them for just $5 day.

At the moment, everyone seems to enjoy letting Rylin chew on their fingers. Here’s Mason giving it a try.

I said I didn’t want the babies dressed alike so they could be individuals. However, we’ve received quite a few matchy sets.  At the moment, I’ll admit it’s fun to dress them alike while they don’t mind.

Looks like Rylin is going to give Sydney’s fingers a try.

At the moment, they can all fit in one crib. Here’s Harper, Sydney, Mason, and Rylin having yet another pajama party in Rylin’s crib.

Sydney and Mason at the moment.

Rylin and Harper at the moment.

It’s hard to believe that our tiny babies have already outgrown preemie clothes and are stretching out of newborn sizes too.  The boys have graduated from tiny 4 oz bottles to the full sized ones and the girls are not far behind.  Our tiny ones are growing so fast already.  I better get going before I miss more moments.



7 thoughts on “Moments

  1. As always, our prayers and blessings to all of you. Enjoy each and every one of those moments. We’re certainly enjoying your posts.


  2. I certainly don’t miss the wailing but I do miss the snuggling. Looking back, it seems like it really did only last a moment. I can see how easy it would be to miss all the sweetness when you are just trying to feed, bathe and change four babies. I’m glad you are able to treasure those moments.
    Wait until they are a few months older between 6 months and 2 years when they actually choose to snuggle up around your neck and hold on for dear life. That was my favorite thing; when he chose to crawl up in my lap or asked to be held just to snuggle. Good times.


    • You got it! It’s so easy to get caught up in doing basic care that we miss the good stuff. We just gotta treasure all of it.


  3. I was going to text you but I was afraid I might interupt a rare moment of sleep 🙂 I just cried reading this. Jason and I were literally sitting here talking about how overwhelmed we feel lately, and it helps sooo much to know we aren’t the only ones going through it. Thank you for reminding me to take a moment 🙂


    • You’re welcome! I cried writing this 😉 It can be easy to get caught up in feeling overwhelmed, but then you miss it all. I started trying to just sit and snuggle everyone a few minutes a day at the very least. Just take a moment 🙂


  4. They look so good, Amber! Mike and I do the same thing. We stop in the rare moments when all is still and quiet, even if it’s 5am, and look around and say, “I CAN’T believe we really have four babies!” It’s so amazing. And it’s even more amazing we were chosen to have quads, God has certainly blessed us all with the ability to appreciate and value every single second. 🙂


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