No pregnancy is like another. Even moms to many kids agree that each birth was different from all others.
So, we can hardly expect that all soon-to-be moms have the same story to tell about their pregnancy and birth experiences.
Of course, there are parallels among expectant moms. Nevertheless, each pregnancy journey is unique, as this mom's pregnancy and parenting journey reveal.
A Pregnancy Involving Multiple Infants Is No Joke
Moms feel overwhelmed on countless occasions. The experience can cause a lot of anxiety, and being a mom-to-be to multiples is something no woman can prepare for.
That said, delivering multiples is not unheard of. However, it is always interesting to hear such a mom's pregnancy story.
Luckily, Lindsay Hay, a mom from New Jersey, shared her journey on Instagram.
Lindsay Hay's Pregnancy Journey
Today, Lindsay is a mother of five. She found out she was expecting quadruplets after her troubled conception.
Some people think twins are a lot to handle. So, you can imagine how life was for Lindsay, considering she was expecting not two but four kids.
Therefore, it is a rare fortune to have Lindsay share her journey with other moms on the internet.
She Was Put On Follistim, A Fertility Hormone
Lindsay told the media that she was given a fertility hormone because her doctors had discovered that she had a "poor egg count."
The hormones were intended to help her conceive.
The idea was to ensure that if she produced more than one egg on a single cycle, she would "catch" a good one much faster.
In addition to this method, there would be timed intercourse six times. If that failed, they would have to try IVF.
Fortunately for her, she conceived the quads on the third cycle of the treatment.
She Didn't See It Coming
Getting pregnant with quadruplets was a complete shock to her.
In fact, when the pregnancy began, she did not think she would carry it to term. She was afraid she would miscarry.
According to her, there was too much "uncertainty, fear, and surprise."
Lindsay Has Shared Lots Of Photos
Of course, Lindsay's journey will be of greatest help to moms who are pregnant with multiples.
She also shared posts that showed how she dealt with major issues and handled some fears mothers have.
She Shared Weekly Bump Photos And Updates
Throughout her pregnancy, Lindsay shared updates with her followers on her Instagram page.
Above is an update from Lindsay during her 26th week of her pregnancy. She was showing her followers how her body was changing.
At this point, she had gained 49 pounds, and a lot of new stretch marks had formed on her body.
The Birth Of The Quadruplets
July 23, 2019 was a special day for Lindsay. On this special day, she welcomed four bundles of joy into her life.
She told her fans that she had chosen a clear drape during her C-section birth. So, she saw each of her babies being born.
How incredible and surreal is that!
Here Are The Now Famous Hay Quadruplets
Their names, according to the order in which they were born, are Caiden, Madison, Lucas, and Grayson. At the time of their birth, each weighed a little over three pounds.
The Babies Stayed In NICU
Before the newest family members could head home, they stayed in the NICU. According to Lindsay, the experience with the NICU had its ups and downs.
Luckily, all went well since the babies were given the go ahead to go home after a few weeks.
The Photo That Shows The Entire Journey
Lindsay shared a photo of her baby bump and another one showing the four adorable babies after they had been born. She is clearly overwhelmed with joy.
Of course, after she shared these photos, thousands saw them and commented on them.
You can't expect to see such photos anywhere else. They are truly unique.
People Immediately Fell In Love With The Photo
This was a unique photo idea for new moms.
Luckily, you don't have to have quadruplets to recreate this iconic photo. Any mom can do it.
The Photo Won Lindsay Lots Of Public Attention
The photo has gone viral, and a lot of people were congratulating Lindsay and her family for her miraculous feat.
She did not stop there, however. Lindsay shared another before and after pic, and it's just as adorable.
The Family Is Doing Well
As you can see, the babies have grown quite a bit. It's hard to imagine that the babies have grown that much over such a short time.
Lindsay admitted that it was increasingly difficult to fit the four of them into her arms. However, she assured everyone that she was not about to give up any time soon:
"… but you better believe I'll be somehow recreating this when they're 18."
Right Now She Has 5 Kids
Lindsay has demonstrated what life is like as a mother of five. She explained:
"I rarely get a minute to myself. I'm constantly in motion and have learned how to move quickly and multitask. I sleep less. I worry more. But I will say this: The expression "full hands, fuller hearts" has never resonated with me more."
Lindsay Feels Truly Blessed
For Lindsay, motherhood has been a journey that has filled her with joy and fulfillment. She knows how lucky she is because she has everything she has prayed for and more.
"We are so blessed."
Lindsay's Journey Is As Heartwarming As It Is Inspiring
There is no doubt that Lindsay really loves her kids.
She has a beautiful message to share with all parents out there.
Mothers-to-be need to understand that, these days, they are not alone. Not with moms like Lindsay out there to share their experience.
Such Stories Are So Inspiring
Lindsay's story is so inspiring, and it's also so loving and touching to see how much she adores her children.
Moms Expecting Or Raising Multiples Have Nothing To Fear
According to Lindsay, she hopes that her posts can give "hope and peace" to other parents. With her social media posts, she wants moms to understand that even though pregnancy can be a struggle, there is hope and joy at the end of this unique journey.