Monday, January 25, 2010

The kids continue to be sick, but they're sure cute!

The kiddos are still sick and it almost seems like they're getting worse! Addison threw up Friday during his nap after a coughing fit and then threw up again Sunday during his nap and Cambria threw up after she went to bed from coughing so much. I know doctors tell you not to until they're 6, but my sister suggested giving them 1/2 teaspoon Dimetapp. I've also tried homemade cough syrup--1/2 - 1 teaspoon corn syrup and my nanny suggested honey mixed with oil. We've also given them warm juice, ran the cool mist humidifiers in their rooms, put Mentholatum under their noses and on their chests and put nasal decongestant drops in their noses and suctioned them out. Who knows what will take away their awful coughs and congested noses. It's been pretty rough. I feel so bad for them. I wish I could figure out how to get them better so that life around here could get back to normal and the kids wouldn't have to suffer anymore.
However, we've had some cute moments with the kids. Yesterday before the kids went to bed, Jeremiah and I found Weston sitting in the dolly's stroller and Brynlee and Addison were taking turns pushing him around the house. It was so adorable!!
On Saturday Jeremiah took all four kids on a walk around the neighborhood. He is such a great daddy. The leashes help very much when we take out all four by ourselves which rarely happens. I always thought leashes were cruel until I had quadruplets. They are the best invention ever because the kids have the freedom to explore a little and we don't have to worry about them running into the street. At Target Eddie Bauer makes some with monkeys and puppies the kids wear on their backs like backpacks. My kids love their leashes. They call them their backpacks.

Weston in the dolly stroller. The camera was set on the night setting, but I thought this picture was sweet with his big smile and his big, beautiful eyes.

Brynlee, Addison, Weston and Cambria on a walk with Daddy
Aren't they the cutest?! (even the daddy:))


Whitny said...

Yay Jane. I love em. Great job. Sorry about the sick stuff

Whitny said...

Yay Jane. Great job on the post. Sorry about the sick stuff

Nedra Tietjen said...

Jayne, I cannot believe how big the kids are. Amazing! I sure miss you guys!

CASSIE said...

The leashes are worth every penny! I LOVE them!

Leah said...

Awww...I have pics like that of my girls...I love the kiddos in the doll stroller...sounds like you need a girls night out with all those sickies! My toes are looking nasty....shall we go sometime this week?
Love the backpacks too!

The Carlsons said...

Ahhhh! You got the lease backpacks! I've seen other quad moms (Misty Urech of 3yo GGGG in TX) use those before. Do they really work, as far as keeping everyone together and with you? Right now our girlies are good to us by listening and staying near us but I know that is going to come to an end soon ;)

Praying you all get to feeling better asap! I know how icky it is to have everyone sick at once :P
-Maria, fellow quad mom to 23mo GGGG and a 5yo boy

P.S. I would LOVE to get together with you and Stephanie M sometime! 3 sets of quads - Ha! That would be a hoot :D