Having caused a storm on social networks when , in February this year, mother Lindsay Hay, living in the US, continued to make everyone “heartbroken” when she posted a photo of her entire family of 7. members to Instagram. Both she and her husband held their five children in their arms, including son Carson (4 years old) and four 7-month-old quadruplets Caiden, Madison, Lucas and Grayson.
Every night I’m glad that another day has passed
Talking about her journey of being pregnant with quadruplets, Lindsay said: “The doctor diagnosed me with poor egg quality, so they injected me with the hormone Follistim. This is a hormone that stimulates ovulation, meaning I will produce more than 1 egg in each cycle, to increase the chance of pregnancy. We will try natural pregnancy methods, combined with in vitro fertilization. I conceived after 3 months of treatment.”
When they learned that they were pregnant with quadruplets, Lindsay and her husband were shocked: “I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard the doctor say that I had four children. I had poor egg quality. And my husband was silent and white as if I had seen a ghost. Honestly, I did not dare to think that my children would stay with me. I was always mentally prepared for a miscarriage. There were many uncertainties, worries and fears.
Because I had several miscarriages after giving birth to Carson. That painful feeling of losing a child haunts me every time and everywhere. I don’t think I’ve recovered yet, so I’m very scared during this pregnancy. But this is truly a miracle. The children really came to me.”
During her pregnancy, the mother of five decided to share photos of her pregnancy journey with her “quad” on Instagram.
Ms. Lindsay shared: “Pregnancy was very difficult for me. During the first three months, I was so tired that I couldn’t do anything. Four babies, four placentas, so my fatigue and nausea were also quadrupled. I was extremely worried, so much so that I kept waiting until midnight and was glad to have passed another day.”
At 20 weeks of pregnancy, Lindsay said her cervix began to thin. The mother of 5 children said: “I was very scared and believed that I would lose my baby. But I did not allow myself to think. I continued to try and finally my mother and I reached 30 weeks together. day.
Life is never peaceful for even a minute
The day the doctor said it was time to end the pregnancy was the first time I was sure that the children were mine. If I compare the two pregnancies, I can describe them as two completely opposite emotions. If being pregnant with Carson was a gentle, relaxing day, enjoying every happy moment, then when I was pregnant with “quads”, I was always in a state of anxiety and nervousness every second.”
And in July last year, Caiden, Madison, Lucas and Grayson were born to their parents’ utmost happiness. Babies stay in the neonatal intensive care unit for about 7 weeks before returning home. The children are extremely healthy and are exclusively breastfed.
It has been 8 months since having 5 children, Lindsay’s life has never been quiet. But this excitement is the perfect life that she and her husband once dreamed of.
Posting a photo before and after giving birth on Instagram, the mother captioned: “I rarely have a minute for myself. I move constantly and have learned how to move faster and multitask more. I I also sleep less, worry more. But I want to say that I am very happy and satisfied with my current busyness. Every day I wake up and wonder how I got so lucky. I have everything I want.”