Lots of people have come to my blog looking for news of the Masche sextuplets, whom you may recall live in Lake Havasu. At the time of their birth, as you can imagine our town was abuzz with the news. I wrote about them at that time here and here.
It’s been a year now, since the doctor showed that little one to his mother. All the babies are very healthy, progressing normally, and seem to have none of the problems that are often associated with multiple births.
Our local paper had quite a write-up last week, but I can’t seem to get the link to work, so I’m bringing you news from the Tucson Citizen.
Six isn’t the only number in the Masches’ lives. Since welcoming their children into the world a year ago, numbers and schedules, from medical bills to diapers, have sent the couple’s heads spinning.–24: Number of bottles prepared each day.5: Loads of laundry a day.2: Number of washing machines in the house. Also the number of days Jenny may go without showering.20,000: Diapers collected.during a Phoenix-area drive.46: Ounces of powdered formula used at each feeding.36-45: Diaper changes in one day.$240: Cost for well-child visits for all six kids ($40 co-pay for each).3: Kids bathed each day: girls one day, boys the next.12: Hours of sleep the kids get each night.
Blessed with an even temperament, Jenny takes in stride the ups and downs of mothering six kids at once. “You just don’t have an option,” she said. “You can hate every day or love every day. So I love every day.”–Hers begins at 7 a.m. That’s when the babies start to rustle in their cribs, waking up by chattering to each other. Jenny listens in on the monitor. All of the kids are in the same room, each in his or her own crib.=If they awake before 7, they have learned to wait.“Bottles don’t come until 7,” Jenny explained.–From the Tucson Citizen
Bailey is full of surprises, is sneaky, very clever and knows how to get private attention.