Ever since she was a child, Hannah Merton has dreamed of nothing more than having a family of her own. Today, she is the mother of five small babies.
“I come from a large family of six older siblings, one younger sibling, 25 nieces and nephews, and dozens of cousins. Big families are in my blood,” the young mom wrote in a blog post.
Unfortunately, several stones stood in the way of her dream of having her own offspring.
At 15, Hannah met her boyfriend, Jake, the love of her life. As soon as the two finished high school, they married, and shortly after graduating from college, they bought their first house together – everything seemed perfect.
All that was missing was a baby to complete the family happiness. “After a year of trying, hundreds of negative pregnancy tests, thousands of tears, and millions of times I got my hopes up only to be disappointed, I went to my doctor and he ran some tests,” she said.
And that’s when Hannah got a little clarity: She was diagnosed with ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ, one of the most common hormonal ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇs in women, which is often the cause of an unfulfilled desire to have children. In addition, she found out just a few months later that her left ꜰᴀʟʟᴏᴘɪᴀɴ ᴛᴜʙᴇ was blocked, and she was therefore unable to have a baby.
The young woman was prescribed some ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ to control her ʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴇs and help her ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛᴇ. Lo and behold, it worked, and how!
In October 2019, Hannah finally held a positive pregnancy test in her hands.
She could hardly believe her luck. “After almost two years of trying, my dreams finally came true,” she added.
What the expectant mother didn’t know at this point was that she should soon be able to hold five little rascals in her arms. Despite the fact that the drugs promised her a 10 percent chance of having twins and a 1 percent chance of having triplets!
On March 5, 2020, her five darlings were born: Evangeline, Elliot, Philomena, Gideon, and Meredith.
The mother shared her incredible story in several pictures and videos on her Instagram account, @quintupletmama. In doing so, she keeps going back to what an incredibly touching experience the birth was and how hard the days that followed were.
Unfortunately, one of their children, little Meredith, was not to make it. The girl ᴅ.ɪ.ᴇ.ᴅ of a ᴄᴏʟʟᴀᴘsᴇᴅ ʟᴜɴɢ just three days after giving birth.
“On March 8, at 5:05 p.m., my little girl took her last breath in my arms and went to God in heaven. Our lives will never be the same,” Hannah wrote.
However, the little mouse will never be forgotten. And so she is always in the hearts of Hannah and Jake, as well as the babies now two years old.