Quadathon Question 1: Toughest Year?

Before we start the Question and Answer section of the QUADATHON, we would like to thank these 4 wonderful moms that took time to answer these questions! We will posting about 2 questions per day so stay tuned! We hope their insight can help you through those baby years.

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And here we go!  

From when your kids were born to now, what age was the most tough and why?


Casey:  Gerwer Quads

Now, FOR SURE now. 3. And the best (sarcasm) part is I’m only 2 months in to the wonderful 3’s. It’s physically exhausting but its more mentally and emotionally exhausting for sure! Tantrums, their new found love for saying no, having an opinion about everything (that is usually opposite of mine), the FIGHTING… Seriously, constant fighting. While I am proud that they got competitive drive from both their mom and dad, I don’t enjoy the quality at the moment.

Gen:  McNulty Quads

Oh boy. Well, the first year was a blur and so incredibly hard. Holy cow was it HARD. But, age 2-4 nearly killed me. My son, Russ, was a holy terror from age 2-3. The girls, Ally, Molly and Libby, were a drama filled nightmare from age 3-4. I know, I know, just wait for the teen years! ;)

Jennifer:  4tunate

While each stage certainly presents its own challenges and difficulties, I think the sleep deprivation early days were some of the hardest.  Feeding four babies through the night left us very few hours for sleeping ourselves, and it took quite a toll on both of us. It’s only by the grace of God and through some amazing helpers along the way that we survived those first few months!

Suzanne: Steece’s Pieces

Hahaha, funny question—because at the moment, I would definitely say THIS AGE! (3.5yrs). the attitudes, the fighting, the temper tantrums…holy COW! lol. The beginning was very physically demanding with bottle feeds every 3 hrs. I can take the “busy work” with no sleep, you kinda just fight through it like a machine. But the hardest part about this age is how mentally challenging it is. The children are learning to be independent little people…very opinionated, independent little people and some days it just wears me out! ;) but the conversations that you can now have with them are priceless. They make me laugh every day.

 

Quadathon Q&A 2011

Question 2:   Pieces of Advice

Question 3: Financial Advice

Question 4: How To Calm the Storm Down

Question 5: Is Your Blog A Stress Reliever

Question 8& 9: More Kids?

Question 10 & 11: Advice About Marriage

 

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  1. Thanks for your candor and letting us in to your lives! Expecting my first any day now, I think it’s important for mothers (and fathers) to hear about some of the real struggles of being a parent, and know they’re not alone. That’s one of my main goals for my blog on this site! I am in awe of all of you, raising 4 at a time, more than most of us could ever handle! Thanks!!

  2. I remember feeling so rocked by the sleepless nights of my first baby, but now that I have a 3.5 year old, 2 year old, and an 8 month old, the sleepless nights are the EASIEST thing I’m dealing with by far. I’ve thought of all of you quad moms regularly through the 2 and 3 year olds fighting, throwing tantrums, etc. and wondering how you all do it with four!

  3. KS Dallas says:

    I do believe 2.5 to 3.5 are the hardest when my daughter was little.

    She is almost 16 now and the last year has been horrible.

    I tell everyone God makes teenagers rotten so their parents won’t miss them when they are gone.