Author: Kris McDonald

Better late then never…

My boys turned 1 on May 12!!! Happy Birthday boys. 🙂 Mommy loves you. We had a pretty good day filled with friend and family and presents. Luckily they did not get as much stuff and they could have, I would not know what to do with it all! They are doing very well and they are so cute if I do say so myself. 🙂 Jayden is walking all over 99% of the time now. Kristopher will be soon, I can feel it. What he is doing, is trying to talk! Yep, he has legibly repeated a couple of words and he tries to say his brother’s name. He can also “answer” when called upon. 🙂 I will try hard to get my photo gallery fixed and get pics up...

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Article corrections…

So it is a great article if I do say so myself. :o) First the minor quote mistakes did not bother me, but I have decided to at least correct them here to make myself feel better. They do change the context of the story and I have gotten several questions from people that know us regarding this 2nd one. Quote: “Eddie administered the steroid shots, he said, often distracting his wife before injecting her. They waited pensively while their children, which they now knew were two girls, grew in Kristile’s womb.” Actually, it was the terbutaline pump site that Eddie had to change once a week. The steroid shots were administered when I was in the hospital by the docs. ———- Quote: “But women who take some fertility drugs even once have a higher probability of conceiving multiples in any future pregnancy, Kristile said. She was one of these women.” Actually, I said that women who have one set of twins have a higher chance of having another set in future pregnancies. NOT that women who take fertility drugs have that chance. Fertility drugs wear off and would need to be taken again to be effective. I took only 2 cycles of clomid, a very mild fertility pill, which has only a 5% chance of twinning. I really do think it was a very good article. It was...

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Mother’s Day Article About… ME!!!

A local Suburban Chicago paper interviewed me for their Mother’s Day centerpiece story. It’s very strange to look at a paper and see yourself on the cover. Check out my story here (The link is long dead, see the PDF version below) 🙂 Kristopher got up at 5:24, so I went to the computer to look up the article. Eddie said “no, don’t read it there, it’s not the same”, so at 5:30 he got dressed and went to the store and bought 10 papers. There are a couple of minor mistakes on details in the article, but no...

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So what is it really like having 2 sets of twins?

It is exhausting! It is also very rewarding. Now that they are all here, I would not have it any other way, period! We are usual late to everything! This is for a couple of different reasons. Sure, it is very hard to get 4 little kids ready to go in the mornings (or afternoons or whenever!). They do not like to cooperate. At least that goes for the 3 year olds, actually that goes for the babies too. We try hard in the morning to keep them sleep for a while so that we can get dressed. Daddy usually ends up dressing all of the kids. He can get dressed faster. And one baby or the other will wake up fussy at the wrong time so I have to feed him. And Jayden crawls, so we have to keep an eye on him up in the bedroom area where we get dressed. He loves to crawl around and mess with the doors, dresser drawers, floor vents and everything else. We tell the girls to put their shoes on only to discover 5 minutes later that they still do not have them on. We have to chase them down to put them on. The same thing goes for the snowsuits, coats, hats, gloves, etc. We have to put the babies in snowsuits, hats, gloves, etc., put bottles of milk...

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