December 20, 2008

welcome to my quad blog!

Hi There! Since everyone is now finding out that Josh and I are expecting quads, people are curious about how things are going, so I thought I’d start this blog... 

This is my first pregnancy, and we are thrilled to be starting our family 1 year into our marriage. Josh has always said that he wants a big family, we just never imagined that it would happen all at one time!

I first confirmed my pregnancy while Josh and I were on our anniversary vacation in Antigua at a Sandals Resort. It was our last day of vacation, and I was not feeling quite normal. It was 2 weeks too early to even take a pregnancy test, but I felt like it, so I did. 2 minutes later, there was a faint line... It was POSITIVE! Looking back, that was our first clue that we may be having multiples because the HPT shouldn't have detected anything that early. My HCG levels were through the roof!

Josh and I first learned about the quads at our 6 week ultrasound. At that point, it was all so overwhelming, and we were very calm. We have nothing to compare this to so this is all we'll know. The doctor and the ultrasound tech were more freaked out and excited than we were. The tech said that she has been doing ultrasounds for the past 27 years, and has never seen quads before! It was all too much to comprehend at the time. I am now 13 weeks pregnant, so we've had some time to let it all sink in.

So far things have been going smoothly. I haven't had any morning sickness; just a few days of feeling nauseous. I have been extremely tired, all day, every day. Some days are better than others, but on my tired days I can easily sleep 18 hours. I've also had a really good appetite. All food is delicious to me, and I have got eat every 2 hours or else I get a bad headache.

This is a picture of me at 12 weeks... I am already in maternity jeans. I've gained 8 pounds so far, and 9 inches in my waist!


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    My Story
    Welcome to my life…

    Over the past three years it has been flipped upside down. I am 31 years old, and married to my hubby of three years, Josh. We have 4 beautiful angel babies, who are fondly known as our “Green Beans”. The first of my quads, Heidi, held on as long as she could and was born on January 31, 2009 after pPROMing at 17 weeks. A few weeks later, I pPROM’d with my sweet Lily. Lily, Paige, and Rylan were all born at 22 weeks on February 23, 2009. Just after being released from the hospital empty handed, I returned with a high fever and infection. Two of the nights I spent in the hospital that week, I honestly thought I was going to die. It was the sickest and most hopeless I’ve ever been. I’m pretty sure my diagnosis was a broken heart.

    Our journey to becoming parents has had its share of happiness and heartbreaks. I got through every day by staying close to Josh, friends and family, blogging, and relying on God that my future will be bright. All the love and support I’ve gotten has greatly helped me manage……I am alive and well, and want to be my absolute best as a result of this.

    On May 1st 2011, we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Taylor, into this world. She is our miracle baby and brings so much joy and happiness in our lives. She is such a gift from God.

    I have come out of all of this with a better appreciation of life. I hope to make the best of this situation by helping others who will experience a similar loss.

    Remembering The Green Beans
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