The Ferraro kids have been quite busy over the past few weeks. The quadruplets hit the 9 and 10 month marks and they all checked in healthy at their last doctor's appointment. The babies are pretty much now caught up to about the 10th percentile for height, weight and head circumference and have hit all of the major milestones they are supposed to by this age.
Miss Molly is keeping us busy with her potty training antics. We are in that black hole abyss area where we don't really know if she is potty trained or not. Suffice it to say it's a work in progress - and her parents and siblings spend a LOT of time hanging with her at the potty or waiting for her to update us on her bladder's status.
We have our current house on the market as we prepare to move into our new house 15 doors away come February. It's quite an undertaking to get the house ready for open houses and showings and to somehow make it look like 5 kids don't live here. The amount of baby stuff shoved into our garage at this point is unbelievable. Potential buyers are allowed to see the garage - but only at their own risk!
We try to go on one out-of-the-house adventure a day...mostly for our mom's sanity. Recently we have been to visit Mrs. Davies (who is coming up on 93 years next month), Balboa Park, Sunset Cliffs, the Sharp Mary Birch NICU reunion, Del Mar with our friend Jeannette, Hobby Lobby with a baby friend we borrowed for the day, Coronado with our friend Katie, Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista (...babies had more fun on the bus from the parking lot than seeing the actual exhibits :), and even a restaurant or two. Now that the babies can eat (french fries), they stay somewhat entertained at restaurants, but not for long.
Halloween was kind of a breeze. Dillon still has his helmet on for plagiocephaly (flat head), so our friend Diana suggested our kids be the 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (...and Dillon fell off and bumped his head). Lucky for us, Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is in heavy rotation on Molly's limited playlist of songs she actually knows the words to.
If you are subject to the same song hourly as I am, you know that, "Mommy calls the Doctor, and the Doctor says...". For a hot Halloween second I thought I would dress up as the Mommy and Charlie could be the Doctor. But I am the freakin' mom every day, so Charlie agreed to take the reins on that one and I got to be the Doctor for our 5 little monkeys on Halloween.
We also visited the pumpkin patch at Bates Nut Farm with our O'Connor cousins and ate all the hay they had to offer.
We took a little jaunt to Palm Springs where everyone loved being in the pool, second only to the hotel elevator.
These days, the highlight of the babies' days is eating. Molly is still non-committal about food, but her little siblings love it. We started filming some Baby Led Weaning videos with a professional crew for my work projects and the quads are having a blast trying out all of the new foods for the various segments. I am doing a formal launch of a Baby Led Weaning digital product in 2017 and simultaneously working on a book proposal on the same topic. So we spend a lot of time prepping, eating, and then of course cleaning up food.
So that's about it from our household. We've just been hanging around and doing our thing, watching these babies get closer to the one year mark while Molly continues to rule the roost. Here are a few more pics from recent days to close it out.