Mom Shares The Journey Of Giving Birth To Quadruplets In Before And After Pictures

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"I am so overjoyed with happiness and fulfillment, and every day I wake up wondering how I got so lucky. I have everything I prayed for and more. We are so blessed."

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#1 The outcome is always beautiful

All pregnancies are unique and different for the moms. Some have to handle a difficult pregnancy while others have it easy. No matter how different the journey of pregnancy is, nevertheless, the outcome is always beautiful.

But moms carrying more than one baby usually have a comparatively difficult journey. These moms face anxiety, restlessness, and nervousness during their pregnancy, which is not really uncommon.

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#2 Lindsay was kind enough to share her journey online

New Jersey mom Lindsay Hay shared her journey on Instagram when she was pregnant with quadruplets. The mom of now 5 kids, stated documenting her journey for other moms when she in 2019 she came to know that she is pregnant with 4 babies.

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We got another peek at the babies today and all 4 are looking great and weighing in at about 1 pound each! Every day with them growing strong in my belly is a blessing and one that I don’t take lightly — especially after last week’s scare. So today I’m celebrating a great appointment, sunshine, and this cute little maxi @shoppinkblush was so kind to send me and my ever growing bump. I just styled it with a simple bralette and bada bing bada boom — the perfect summer outfit. 💛 . . . #ad #sponsoredbypinkblush #shoppinkblush #prettyinpinkblush #bumpdate #21weeks #21weekspregnant #maternityfashion #maternitydress #ultrasound #happyday #quadruplets #quadrupletsofinstagram #quadmom #pregnantwithquads #pregnant #higherordermultiples #highriskpregnancy #momof5 #momofmany #momofmmultiples #summerbabies #rainbowbabies

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#3 Lindsay was put on a hormone called Follistim

She was told by doctors she had a "poor egg count," so they placed her on hormones to help. She told BuzzFeed:

"The theory behind the drugs was that if I produced more than one egg each cycle, I’d 'catch' a good one faster. We were to try this, plus timed intercourse six times, before moving on to IVF. I conceived the quads on Cycle 3 of this treatment."

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29 WEEK QUAD BUMPDATE!! Finally! Even though I’m actually 30 weeks TOMORROW. For someone who is living in the hospital with little going on you’d think I’d be more on top of things but I’ve still been a slacker and I’m sorry! So going back, you probably already know my doctor threw me back into the hospital last Wednesday because he was too worried having me home (we live about an hour away.) After a lot of crying I realized it truly was the best for everyone and sucked it up. I don’t ever want to sugar coat anything or come off as this badass warrior who can handle everything that comes my way with a smile. For the first few days I hardly got any sleep and cried frequently. It is so hard being away from my family but after making some requests with the hospital I’ve finally settled in and am coping with our circumstances. I know this is so short lived and if it helps give me four more healthy babies, sign me up. @syman_1 has been a saint - with minimal complaining 😉 - and visits every single day with Carson. We’ve established a little routine that’s been working well. Dinner, movie, shower, brush teeth, book and off they go. It’s just our new normal for now and we’re all doing ok with it. My belly is clearly getting bigger (literally by the day at this point) and at the risk of sounding vain I’m really proud of my body and what it’s doing right now. We haven’t had a growth scan since 27+5 but the babes all look great (cord flow, placentas, fluid, and heart rates) and it’s truly a miracle we have surpassed the average gestation for quads! I will never forget my infertility doc telling me I would never be able to grow four babies with my frame and I will always be grateful we didn’t listen. Now that I’m almost 30 weeks (4 more hours!!!) I am finally starting to lose my anxiousness and really genuinely believe these babies are going to get here and be just fine. NICU will present a lot of challenges but this pregnancy has shown me a new kind of strength I didn’t know was possible. Our goal is still 32 weeks but I’m thankful for every minute. As always, we really appreciate the love. 🙌🏻 #longestpostever

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#4 The news of being pregnant with quadruplets came as a complete shock for her

"I honestly didn’t think the pregnancy would progress, and prepared myself for miscarriage. There was just a lot of uncertainty, fear, and surprise."

#5 Lindsay posted her journey on social media to help moms deal with their pregnancies smoothly

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To the mom dreading your ultrasound appointment: I’ve been where you are. I know how it feels to wonder if there will be a heartbeat this time. I know how it feels to learn that there’s not. To be told that the bleeding should start soon, that it was just bad luck, a fluke. I know how it feels to be told it shouldn’t happen again, only for it to be the same sad ending again and again... And again. You’re still a mother. I know how it feels to finally hear that long awaited heartbeat. The news that things are going well this time. That this might finally be the baby you get to take home but not fully trusting you will. That guarded and cautiously optimistic feeling that always leaves you in limbo. The feeling of the enemy trying to steal your joy and hope and dreams. I’ve been where you are. But I also know that feeling of holding my babies for the first time. Seeing them be born. Hearing their first cries. Smelling their little heads. Feeling their tiny fingers grip onto mine. My true rainbows after a very dark storm, and for them I’d do it all again. Your happily ever after might look a little unconventional or different than your original plan. You might not have that perfect age gap. You might not carry a baby of your own. Maybe your best friend will do it for you. Maybe you’ll adopt. Or maybe you’ll foster. You might even step into that ultrasound room holding your breath waiting to see one baby, with news that you’re carrying four. I don’t know how your story will end, but I do believe that the things you long for were put on your heart for a reason. Lean in to them. You never know what’s waiting for you and some times the things we pray for don’t happen because something far greater is already in the works. He’s got you. I’ve got you. And I’m sending you so much freaking love if you’re in this unfair season of loss and waiting and uncertainty right now. Keep going, mama. You’ll know when you’ve had enough. But until then, just keep going. 💛💛💛💛 *picture [email protected], thanks for the idea gf*

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#6 Her before and after pictures look no less than a wonder

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#7 Lindsay has been candid about her journey of parenthood with 5 kids to tackle

For this very reason, she has been praised by moms for being open with her struggles and discussing the responsibilities.

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eeny, madi, miney, moe 😍

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"I rarely get a minute to myself. I’m constantly in motion and have learned how to move quickly and multitask. I sleep less. I worry more. But I will say this: The expression 'full hands, fuller hearts' has never resonated with me more," she said.

#8 Blessed and lucky

"I am so overjoyed with happiness and fulfillment, and every day I wake up wondering how I got so lucky. I have everything I prayed for and more. We are so blessed."

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S(QUAD) GOALS 😉🥰 & no, I’m not relaxing and my coffee is not hot — oh the irony of this mug. 😂Yesterday we took the crew for routine eye exams and I think I’m still traumatized. So hard to see your babies cry but I’m so thankful for our amazing doctors and strong, healthy kids! Including Carson who is always such a champ so long as snacks are involved. (New vlog coming soon!) We’re continuing to transition the babies into their cribs for naps and it’s going pretty well I’d say. Definitely a challenge but we’re getting there! Next up will be cribs for overnight sleep but my mama heart is just not emotionally ready for that yet. No hurries, no worries. All in due time. We hope you all have a great day! ❤️

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#9 Message for moms that no matter how big or small your tribe is, you are not alone in the world of parenting

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Part 4. Some final thoughts - Sorry for the delay! The babies’ birth was the most incredible day of my existence. At 30 weeks and 4 days they came into this world weighing in between 3 pounds 1 ounce and 3 pounds 14 ounces. Our NICU stay was hard but uneventful and they were all home within 6/7 weeks. I know not every story turns out the way mine did and I know how incredibly risky it was. I spent every single day of my pregnancy knowing there was a great chance I would never get to bring them home. Hospital stays. An emergency cerclage. Stress on my body and mind. From 16 weeks on I barely moved. I felt strongly that any pressure on my cervix would send me into labor and I obeyed every order my doctor gave me. And then there was the infected incision post op and open wound for 3 months. Re-hospitalization. More time away from Carson. It was all terrifying, but I would do it again and again and again. I am so glad we said yes, although I never truly felt it was my choice to make. Today and every day we celebrate baby “A, B, C, and D.” When I look into their little faces I cannot imagine an alternate world where they don’t exist. They fill me with so much joy that it brings me to tears every single day. My miracles, you were so desperately wanted and prayed over from the very beginning. Thank YOU for choosing ME. I love you and will ALWAYS celebrate you. 💛 If you happen to be reading this while in the middle of a difficult choice of any kind today, I hope our story fills you with some hope and peace. No matter what you choose, remember that statistics have a time and place but so does your heart and intuition. These four were the biggest and greatest risk I have ever taken and so very worth it.

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#10 The light at the end of the tunnel can be amazing

Lindsay says al her posts are a hop for young struggling parents that at the end of despair and struggle there is always hope.

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