New Jersey-based mother Lindsay Hay, a mom of five who gave birth to miracle quadruplets, recently took to Instagram to open up about what it was like to carry four babies at one. In addition to the side-by-side photos that will make you jaw drop, Lindsay explained how having four little ones at once truly changed her for the better.
Already a mom to three year-old son Carson, Lindsay and her husband Syman had been hoping to grow their family. Little did they know that life had planned some obstacles on their journey to second-time parenthood. Lindsay went through a year of secondary ɪɴꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ followed by five ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs. She was diagnosed with poor egg quality, that resulted in recurrent pregnancy ʟᴏss.
Despite all setbacks, the couple stayed optimistic. Eventually, their prayers were answer when Lindsay ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ with not one baby, but four using ꜰᴏʟʟɪsᴛɪᴍ. When they heard the news, Lindsay and Syman were sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ and couldn’t believe it.The doctors informed that her body was not strong enough to carry four babies and advised them to consider selective pregnancy reduction. But, Lindsay and Syman decided to go ahead with quadruplet pregnancy.
Lindsay began document her pregnancy and shared her experiences on Instagram and Facebook. Pregnancy brought morning sickness, endless health checkups to monitor hers and babies’ health as well as a mix of emotions such as excitement, fear, hope and blessings. But, she stayed strong and positive.
The couple welcomed their quadruplets, one girl and three boys, Caiden Michael, Madison Grace, Lucas William and Grayson James in their family on July 23, 2019 via C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.
“I carried these sweet babies for 30 weeks and 4 days on the inside and here they are at 30 weeks and 4 days on the outside!” she captioned the before and after snaps. “Full hands, full heart is an understatement! They have surpassed every hope and dream I had envisioned during my pregnancy and even though time is passing quickly I know the best is yet to be. Behind these babies are new marks, rolls, and skin you can’t see but they also came with new strengths I didn’t have before either. We have been so BLESSED and I won’t ever let myself take this life for granted.”
After the birth, Lindsay still finds it hard to believe that her body gave birth to them. Today, Hay family’s house is filled with happy chaos, love, laughter and crazy little adventures. God bless them all!