Today, having a large family is not so common. Although there are exceptions, since those who did not grow up with siblings know that on many occasions they wish and yearn to share all those moments with someone. This was what motivated April Gardner, a woman who is now the mother of seven children and lives in Alabama, United States, to have a large family.
April and her husband Phil started dating when they were very young, but that didn’t stop them from becoming first-time parents at that age, lovingly welcoming their first child, Rilee, a little girl who filled their lives with love and happiness. They felt it was time to start a family a few years later, but they faced a big problem: April sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀᴇᴅ from ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ.
Phil was in the US Air Force, so during April’s pregnancy, they moved to Germany. A few months after the birth of her first baby, she began to experience sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇ ᴘᴀɪɴ in her lower back. Then she found out that she had suffered a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ.
It was something that surprised her, because she didn’t even know she was pregnant. But after six years of attempting a new pregnancy, her second daughter, Whitlee, came into her life, a little girl who, despite the age difference with Rilee, became her best company.
April and Phil wanted to have a big family, so ignoring everything that was said about their health problems, the couple continued to try for a third pregnancy, not knowing that it would take 11 long years to achieve it.
During that period of time, April sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀᴇᴅ five more ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs and did not understand why it was happening since her pregnancy with Rilee was very fast.
They decided to go to ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ specialists in Alabama because they couldn’t ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ or because once she was pregnant, her body wouldn’t retain the ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ. They underwent several ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs, and thanks to one of them, the couple was able to welcome Jaxton, their first son, whom they adored, because it was a miracle for them.
After the birth of little Jaxton, the couple knew almost immediately that the child had to have a playmate, since at that time, Whitlee was 11 years old and Rilee was 17. For this reason, they went to the ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ clinic again, and after a few studies and ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs, they got a big surprise: April was pregnant!
Just two months after starting ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ, the couple discovered that it was a multiple pregnancy and they were quadruplets. In this way, at the 30th week of gestation, three children came into the world: Ryker, Tallon, and Bowen, along with a beautiful girl, Berklee.
Without a doubt, it was a surprise of fate, and now they can ensure that their family is complete and they are very happy.