It's hard to believe that this is what I looked like at this time last year. Trying my hardest to keep those little ones in for as long as I could. I was 30 weeks in this picture, and still would not completely let myself believe that all would be well, and we would go home with four healthy little babies. The staff at St. Vincent Women's Hospital in Indy were wonderful. I was very well taken care of in the short 3 weeks that I was there.
I LOVED when Lilya could come and visit me. I'm so glad that when we look at these pictures together, she doesn't really remember that I had to stay away from her. She asks if we were sleeping in that bed together. :) This was a little over a week before delivery, and I'm amazed at how NOT pregnant for quads I look here. I guess that's why I'm sharing the one photo below this.
WOW! This is what I looked like 5 days before delivery. It's the last picture taken that shows how big I was. Amazing that there were 4 little babies in there.
I can't believe that just two weeks from tomorrow, the babies will turn 1! As unreal as that sounds, these stats sound even crazier. In the last 365 days we have:
-changed aprroximately 8000 (yes, 8000) diapers
-clipped approximately 2500 fingernails
-clipped approximately 2500 toenails
-fed approximately 7000 bottles
-fed approximately 800 jars of baby food
-given approximately 520 baths
and the best of all
-received countelss smiles, coos, hugs and kisses!
Just notice that I said WE. I don't just mean Tony and I either. We are blessed with wonderful people in our lives. We have wonderful family and amazing friends that we would be lost without. Looking forward to celebrating this first year with so many!