After the mother gave birth to four children, she decided to share before and after photos. And Lindsay Hay’s honesty about her journey is inspirational! Before this mother gave birth to four children, she had a very difficult season trying for her “second child”.
Lindsay met her husband, Syman, while abroad and the two had a rOᴍᴀɴce. The two married and Syman, originally from Aᴜsᴛʀᴀʟɪᴀ, moved to the United States with Lindsay so they could start a life together. Not long after, the happy couple had their first child – a son named Carson. Lindsay and Syman both wanted a big family so they started trying to have more children. Before this mother gave birth to 4 children, she had to go through a difficult journey. In an attempt to have more children, Lindsay suffered five Mɪꜱᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇꜱ.
She said: “You Cᴀʀʀʏ the pain of Mɪꜱᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇꜱwherever you go. And even after being over there with my ʀᴀɪɴʙᴏᴡ babies here, it still ʜᴜʀᴛs. I don’t think I’ll ever heal. It definitely made me stronger, though , and gave me new perspective and appreciation for just how big of a Mɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ these babies and all babies really are.”
Syman and Lindsay Hay enlisted the help of doctors and fertility specialists. However, it got to the point that Lindsay felt like she would never hold a newborn in her arms again. But then, God sent a Mɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ… ah, four Mɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇs! When Lindsay found out she was Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with four children, she couldn’t believe it. And she has struggled to shake off the effects of her previous five Mɪꜱᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇꜱ. Lindsay Hay said: “Honestly, I didn’t think the pregnancy was going to work out and was mentally prepared for the Mɪꜱᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇꜱ There’s just so much uncertainty, ғᴇᴀʀ and sᴜʀᴘʀɪsᴇ.”
Adding to the stress, Lindsay’s doctors wanted her to consider ending some of her Mɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ babies. Because of Lindsay’s small body, they felt that the mother of four was putting her at too great a ʀɪsᴋ. She said: “It was very murky in that ultrasound room. I was 5 feet 2 and weighed about 115 pounds at the time and they said my body wouldn’t be able to handle it. They were very adamant about it being unsafe.”
But there’s no way Lindsay Hay gives up her 4 Mɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇs! Pregnancy is definitely not easy. Feelings of nausea and fatigue are intense. And as doctors suspected, Cᴀʀʀʏing such a large belly was difficult for Lindsay’s small body.
But Lindsay fought to keep her four children growing and “inside” for as long as possible. Doctors even had to perform a special procedure when her cervix began to thin too much at 20 weeks.
But Lindsay Hay continued to focus on her blessings. In fact, she posted a 20-week photo on Instagram with the caption: “This time last year, I had a second Mɪꜱᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇꜱand had no idea I was going to have to deal with three more after that. Now I have FOUR babies in this belly. FOUR! ”
After ғɪɢʜᴛing so hard for the chance to have another baby, Lindsay cherishes this gift of pregnancy, no matter how hard it is. And she took and shared pictures of her growing belly throughout her pregnancy. But after the mother gave birth to quadruplets, it was her before and after photos that really got everyone talking!
Caiden Michael, Madison Grace, Lucas Willam and Grayson James were born on July 23. And for Lindsay Hay, this happy occasion means she can finally breathe a sigh of relief. “The day my doctor said it was probably the first time I really believed they were going to be mine,” says the mother of four. “It really can’t be compared to being Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with one of my children. With Carson, I’m happy not to be aware of all that can happen and enjoy every moment. But in the end, here they are – 4 beautiful, healthy babies!
Lindsay Hay carried her quadruplets “on the inside” for 30 weeks and 4 days. So, 30 weeks and 4 days after this mom gave birth to her quadruplets, she decided to post a before and after photo on social media. And the touching image, along with what Lindsay had to say, quickly went ᴠɪʀᴀʟ!
Lindsay Hay explained: “Full hands, full heart is an understatement! They have surpassed every hope and dream I envisioned during my pregnancy and although time has passed so quickly, I know the best is yet to come. Behind these babies are new marks, scrolls, and Sᴋɪɴs that you can’t see but they also come with new powers that I also didn’t have before. We have been COMPLETED so much and I will never let myself take this life for granted. ”