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The Explosion of August 6th 2014

 

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Two years ago today we decided it was time to announce to our friends and family through social media that we were not only pregnant but expecting quadruplets! We had found out we were pregnant July 3rd, found out we were having quads July 23rd and we just wanted to wait awhile. I knew that my pregnancy was high risk and I knew anything could happen. We hoped to wait a little longer but the news was busting at the seems. The people who we had already told couldn’t hold this huge news in any longer and we knew that if we didn’t announce it then we weren’t going to be able to.

We posted this photo on this day, August 6th 2014 to announce to our friends and family that we were expecting our little miracles….

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Our friends and family thought it was so hilarious that they all liked, commented and shared it with their friends. All of these people had watched our struggle from the beginning and had all prayed so hard for us to receive the blessing of a child. They were so ecstatic when they saw we were getting our entire family they were just so excited.

It was so fun watching everyones reactions and reading their comments. At first everyone thought it was a big prank. I had to reassure them that this was VERY real! Also, I would never joke about something like this, when you have been through infertility you are very sensitive to the fact that faking something like this is NOT a joke.

That next morning is when something would happen that I would never have expected in a million years. I woke up and looked at my phone, I freaked out because I thought we had slept through the apocalypse or something. I have 389 Facebook notifications, 19 missed phone calls and 16 voicemails,  87 text messages and over 1000 new Facebook friend requests. I remember feeling so overwhelmed that I cried…a lot of that had to do with the pregnancy hormones and stress from being pregnant with 4 baby girls.

My family jumped right in to help. My sister made us our Facebook page so people could follow there and get updates. Tyson took over all the phone calls from the press so I didn’t have to handle anything. All those missed phone calls, voicemails and text messages were from people like CNN, Fox, ABC News, Huffington Post and many others wanting interviews.

It was such a whirlwind of emotions to try and process through. At one point I went into my closet and cried. If you know me you know I do not enjoy being in the spot light. I have always struggled with anxiety so this was all very new for me and totally outside my comfort zone. 

It would end up being exactly what I needed. Sometimes we all need to be stretched and pushed out of our comfort zone because that is where we grow and learn the most. I have done so many things now that before I wouldn’t have even dreamt of doing. And Ive been able to provide joy and hope for many around me by sharing my struggles and my story.

Last year on this day I wanted to take a picture to see what a year could do and here it is…

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And now today I wanted to do another post because I love to see the change and how much they grow in just a short year

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We never expected to have any of this happen to us. Its been such a crazy exciting journey. We are so grateful for this life that we have been given and for all of you to follow along with this miracle that we have and be apart of it all. 

My point of this blog is to remind you all how quickly time really does move, how fast life can pass you by if you dont stop and just look around for a minute. Be grateful for what you have because it can change so quickly, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse….that is just how this life goes. If you dont like how something is going in your life, change it. If its something you can’t control then just hold on tight and know that it will all be in the past soon.

We are so thankful for all of you and the love you have shown my little family. We are just people like you, we have good days and bad and we have emotions and feelings. We have strengths and weaknesses and we have flaws. I’m just a girl from Highland Utah and Tyson is just a guy from good old Pleasant Grove. We love with all our hearts and we fight with all our hearts as well. We are human living this life the best way we know how and we are so happy we can take all of you on the ride with us!

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Love to you all! Be the kindest person you know because you never know what others are going though.

xoxo Ash

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