The desire to be a mother is sometimes so strong that it can overcome almost any ᴏʙsᴛᴀᴄʟᴇ to come true. Lindsay Hay, who after several ᴀᴛᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛs, managed to get pregnant with quadruplets, is living proof! She had to ᴇɴᴅᴜʀᴇ ᴘᴀɪɴꜰᴜʟ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ and much ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄɪsᴍ from those around her, but her sacrifices ended up paying off, as her story had a quadruple happy ending.
Lindsay shared some details of her story, which shows that nothing is impossible when you want it with all your heart.
Lindsay and her husband, Syman Hay, were already the parents of a little boy named Carson, who is now four years old. However, the desire to be parents again grew in them. They both wanted to expand the family, but they did not succeed. After several ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs, Lindsay saw a specialist who told her her ᴇɢɢs were ᴡᴇᴀᴋ and she needed ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ if she was to carry the pregnancy to term. So she decided to submit to ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ.
Although at first those close to her denied that she had a problem and needed special ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ, Lindsay and her husband eventually received a lot of support. It was difficult for those around them to understand their desire to be parents and to have recourse to doctors. They ꜰᴇᴀʀᴇᴅ in particular for the health of Lindsay because she seemed ꜰʀᴀɢɪʟᴇ. But when the ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ worked and they proudly announced her pregnancy, they were fully supported by friends and family.
It’s impossible to describe the happiness the couple felt when they learned they were expecting not one, but four babies! Doctors and family members ꜰᴇᴀʀᴇᴅ Lindsay’s body couldn’t ʜᴀɴᴅʟᴇ the multiple pregnancy, but she managed to do it, and to capture every moment of it, she documented it in photos.
For any woman, being pregnant is an emotional time, but for Lindsay, this ᴏʀᴅᴇᴀʟ has been ᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟʟʏ and ᴘʜʏsɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ ᴛᴀxɪɴɢ. She even had an ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄᴇʀᴄʟᴀɢᴇ placed around her ᴄᴇʀᴠɪx at week 20 to help carry her pregnancy to term. At that time, Lindsay was very ᴀꜰʀᴀɪᴅ that her babies were not healthy. However, feeling them in her ʙᴇʟʟʏ was the most incredible experience of her life and she bravely ᴇɴᴅᴜʀᴇᴅ it all.
Caiden Michael, Madison Grace, Lucas Willam and Grayson James were born on July 23, 2019, at 30 weeks ɢᴇsᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. Although they had to stay in an ɪɴᴛᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ ᴜɴɪᴛ for a while and needed ʀᴇsᴘɪʀᴀᴛᴏʀʏ sᴜᴘᴘᴏʀᴛ, their ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ exceeded all expectations. After 45 days in the hospital, mom and dad brought them home, along with their big brother. The family was complete!
Raising four babies at once is a lot of work, but there’s no shortage of joy. Both parents care for the kids on a schedule that works for them, so the flow of days is (relatively) predictable for Lindsay. Already the little ones are starting to crawl, so things are bound to get a little more chaotic at home.
But they are adorable and funny, and according to their mother, they all have their own personality. Sleeping is still quite difficult for her, but she does it at the same time as her children, and no extra effort on her part takes away the happiness she feels. She still can’t believe this is her reality and that she was so lucky!
Lindsay wants to tell all women who want to have children not to stop wanting to be mothers. If this desire has grown in their hearts, it is for a very valid reason. If things don’t go as planned, it’s probably because something much bigger is about to happen. Her advice is to persevere, because you never know what life has in store for you. And in the end, the reward can be huge!