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I got a little sneak peek at the babies yesterday. I wasn't expecting to see them again until next week so it was quite the treat. Every time I see them I get more and more excited. In a few short months we will become Mom and Dad to four sweet babies!

A, C, and D were moving around like crazy. The doctor said that even though I can't feel them moving yet, they definitely feel each other. Little B was a bit more subdued. The doctor thinks he was sleeping because both arms were crossed over his face. Kinda like he was trying to ignore his wild siblings. It was one of the sweetest things I've ever seen! (I decided to use the generic "him/his/he" instead of saying "it". Maybe I'll regret it one day, we'll see.)

Despite our excitement people often ask us if we are in denial. Or when they find out we are having quads they say we must be in denial because we are so calm about it. Honestly, I don't think Reid or I were ever in denial about the news. We spent about three hours in complete shock and felt pretty overwhelmed before the idea of having four at once began to feel like it was exactly the way we were supposed to have a family. I will say that from the second the sonographer told us there were four babies I felt a sense of peace that was truly from the Lord. I struggle with anxiety and didn't feel a bit anxious about the news. I knew that getting pregnant with four babies wasn't some kind of medical mistake. I strongly believe that the Lord used our infertility to give us the children that had been planned for us before the beginning of time. But, it would be remiss of me not to tell you we were still stunned and the news was really difficult to wrap our heads around at first. I had prayed for several months before the IUI that God would have His way in our lives, whatever that meant - biological children or adopted. What's amazing to me is that He wanted more for us than we ever could have ever imagined for ourselves. And this is only just the beginning. That's what makes me so excited.

The next time we see the babies we should be able to find out their genders. We are hoping that they all cooperate. Either way, just knowing who one or two of them are by next week would be great. This weekend we are picking our fourth girl and boy names just in case we get all of one or the other. Can't wait to introduce our babies to you by name sometime very soon!


  1. I am glad they are all doing soo well!!!

  2. I'm so glad you are blogging about all this because I have LOVED keeping up with these sweet babies already! You are going to be the very best mom to those 4 miracles! :)

  3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your updates and the fact that you radiate such a sense of peace and rest that only the Lord can bring when you know its His perfect plan. You will be an incredible mother to these four precious kids, and I'm really looking forward to gender reveal and names!

  4. This is so exciting! I am so happy for you and love reading your updates on your precious miracles!

  5. Sweet post, Mare!!! Can't wait until next week :-)

  6. I'm so excited for y'all and love reading your thoughts! I can't wait to hear what the sexes are and what cute names you've picked out!


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