Salinas Quads Blog

This blog is documenting the births and progress of the Salinas Quadruplets

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Quads 10/21 Update: Weigh In, Toys, and a New Au Pair

Hi everyone! Thanks for continuing to follow our blog. We've had a great week. This was Dan's last full week off of work, so we've been spending lots of time with the babies and at the same time trying to complete home projects (painting, setting up cribs, unpacking garage, etc.). We are all doing great.

We had a doctor appointment on Tuesday and the babies continue to grow like crazy. Matthew hit 9 lbs, while Naty is catching up to the pack at 7 lb. 6 oz. Sofi and Sam are right in between at 8 lb. 3 oz and 8 lb. 14 oz. All are healthy and happy. We are so very lucky and thankful.

We've noticed that Matt and Sam are starting to look a lot alike as they grow. It's especially noticiable when they are in hats, since their hair is the most notably different feature. See below. :)

The babies have been staying up a lot more during the days (playing and fussing), and are sleeping longer and more soundly at night. This allows Dan and I to do the night feedings by ourselves, which has been nice. The babies have grown too big to double up in the bassinets in our room at night, so we have spread them out into two double bassinets. We also set up two cribs in the nursery for the daytime. They look so tiny in them, it is totally adorable.

As you can see from the pictures, we have lots of new toys. The babies are having a ton of fun in their swings, bouncers, playmats, and strollers.

We have all been enjoying the beautiful fall weather. We took the babies on their first walk, and have also learned to do football Saturdays babystyle. Sometimes it is with a big group of family and friends, and sometimes it is quieter.

The babies (and grammy and grandpa) are super excited about the Tigers making it to the World Series. We think the babies are personally responsible for all the good sports karma around here. :) Go Blue and Go Tigers!!!

The final news is that we have hired a new au pair to help with the babies as Dan goes back to work. Her name is Camila and she is from Brazil. She loves working with babies and is up for an adventure. We're really looking forward to her starting on Monday.

Talk to you soon!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you just leave the quads in the yard? :)

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I'm a little concerned that Natalia's nickname is the same as the cheap beer they serve at Frat parties.

Also, I'm wondering if this new au pair is hot? I won't expect Dan to answer this question.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, they are getting so BIG! I need to come home asap! haha...Matty and Sammy do look alike! I miss you all so much, I'm so glad everything is going well.
P.S. I am going to Ireland over Thanksgiving, I got a sweet deal that I couldn't pass up, so I am thinking I may come home the weekend before which isn't too far away! Love you guys!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Pat Wendelken said...

I continue to enjoy the updates and am so glad everything is going so well. The progress of the quads is so amazing and they are so cute.

Pat Wendelken

8:48 AM  

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