But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Monday, July 1, 2013

Grocery shopping for quintuplets

We got a lot of sniggering due to the contents of this cart. Obviously they didn't realize we were buying for five! And this was only about a third of the formula needed for the month. We bought the store out! Also in the cart are jars of baby food, baby cereal and arrowroot cookies. 

As an aside: Several people have assumed I am still nursing/pumping. Alas, no. All the babies are on formula because they all developed reflux severe enough that they refused to nurse. They would just pull off and cry and spit-up. At first I was really sad and struggled to find a way around it, but there's no safe way to thicken breast milk for former preemies - the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis is too great, and human breast milk breaks down all the "safe" thickening agents. I have to admit that in the end my enforced weaning was quite a weight off my chest (ha ha, pun intended!). The freedom and extra time to spend with all the babies, not just the nursing ones, has been a blessing. I still feel very bonded to them when bottle feeding formula. There's just a twinge of sadness left . . . 

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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