What better time than 4th of July to pack the car and go camping? Forget about bed rest!
Just kidding! These are from last year’s 4th of July. Ada decided to give it a try, came with us and she liked it. It was very hot, remember last year? Everyone thought we were crazy to go camping. We are a little crazy! Now it’s so hard for us to stay home. Every time we had the chance to go somewhere and have fun, we would not think twice. Camping is one of our favorite things to do. And now that the babies are on their way, all we talk is about how as soon as they are old enough, we’ll go camping!! This year, we’ll take it easy. The weather helps too, this rain doesn’t get you in the mood of going anywhere. But still… if I would not have to be on bed rest, we would probably be somewhere right now.
Today we had to go through a bunch of hand-me-down baby clothes that we got from some friends at church, to sort them and get them ready to be washed. It was funny in a way because we did that so many times but it was not about us, not about our kids. This time around we would look at cute outfits and cute hats thinking how our babies are going to look wearing those 🙂 Oly would ask my opinion on every single on of them, except the ones that said something like “I love daddy” or “Daddy’s helper”, he just piled them up right away without hesitation! We are getting closer and closer to becoming parents and it is so exciting! The babies are always on our minds and we talk about them, we talk to them, we imagine how they are going to be like, how they are going to look like, it is so much fun! Four precious babies at the time… wow! I am still amazed! Almost everyday we get to surprise somebody with our news about expecting Quads. It’s funny how people react! Some are so excited – I used to take the youngest of the Fogles – Bennett- to My Gym in Buckhead and his coach, a sweet lady, was so amazed when she found out I am expecting quads! She just wanted to hug me all the time. From that moment she considered me and the babies a true miracle from God and she kept telling me that there is a big plan for us and that God has something special for our family. I agree!! Other people get scared when we tell them about these four babies. I guess some of them think having one baby is hard and it changes your life and all that, they cannot imagine having four at once! Well, we cannot imagine our lives without them now, and they are not even here yet. It is probably the best feeling I ever felt, and I know my husband feels the same. Four innocent angels that need us so much! We are excited and so happy that this is happening to us!
Back to bed rest. Today, Dr.Jeffers ( my OBGYN ) told me how happy she is about how things a moving forward. My fluids look awesome and the babies are perfect, growing and developing normal, my cervix looks great (it has a huge role in getting me into labor) – honestly nothing to worry about. So I need to keep being good about everything, no camping trips what-so-ever 🙂 She even said that I will probably get to 32 weeks or more!!! That is the biggest deal to hear that from her, because in the beginning she told me that I should keep my fingers crossed to get to 28 weeks. It seems like quadruplets usually come in between 28 and 30 weeks. I was SO happy to hear that, especially coming from her. But we are still going to do everything we can to pass even 32 weeks, even 34 and get this pregnancy as far as we can. All that with God’s help of course. And because recently we’ve learned a new song from a person that prays for us a lot and encourages us every single step of the way, I will share a little bit with you:
“What God has for me, it is for me
I know without a doubt
That he will bring me out
What God has for me, it is for me”
Our plan didn’t work out, but we know that God has a plan that always works out, better than we can imagine! This is His plan for our family. And we love it 🙂
Have fun this 4th of July and be safe!
20 weeks, 2 days
hahahaah ohhh geez n there’s me hahaha fun n HOT 4th…n u know that 4th of July was even better cuz Spain won the cup again hehehehehe
I knew that!! 😛
Great news from your Doctor , happy 4th Lori !
Happy 4th Ms Carol! How is your summer going so far? I hope you are having fun!
i know i soccer freak heheheh but i was as happy u were to hear all the good news at the dr’s office 😀 😀
Happy 4th to the 4 babies! From cousin Mattias 🙂
😛 cute! the babies are taking it easy this year, but next year they will be grilling with Daddy!
Lore, I have box of clothes and bibs from Tossy for you. Shall I bring to you or will oly be near robins?
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I would love to see you! Let’s make a plan, whatever day is the easiest for you to come! With or without the boys. I miss you Gigi! Hugs!
Oh what a difference a year makes! Last year, I was on bed rest like you and miserable. This year I took 11 month old, healthy quads to the pool! Amazing.
People have no idea what to do or say when they find out you are having quads and it holds true after you have them too. I just let all the people around me do the worrying and praying. Seemed to work well for me =) I would love to see you hit that 32 week goal or even 34. My goal was 32 weeks, doctor’s was 34 and I made it almost 31. Not too shabby.
I think getting to 30 weeks is awesome, making it further than that is amazing! So I hope I’ll hit that 30. A year does make a huge difference, I would have never imagined that I will be in this position a year later, just like I have no idea what next year will bring.
I’ll admit, I was pretty proud of going so far even though I was short of my goal. You CAN do it too!