Dear Daddy…

This is a very special post for a very special Daddy. Today we celebrate all the fathers in our lives, so I would like to take a moment and really appreciate my husband because he is not just a Dad, he is a Super Quad Dad!

Some people maybe remember how even before we got married, Oly used to say that we will have 4 babies, all at once. It was just a joke! But he even gave them funny names and every now and then we would joke around about this. When we found out that we are going to become parents of quadruplets… it was not so funny! We were scared. I was terrified! All kind of scenarios went through our heads and we just could.not.imagine. life with 4 babies!! Now, we cannot imagine our life without them ๐Ÿ™‚ But, in that craziness and uncertainty of what will our life be like, the one person that built me back up and encouraged me the most to embrace what was yet to come, was my husband. He didn’t know exactly how everything will unfold, but he was strong and faithful to God’s promises. I felt like everything was falling apart, I was trying to make plans after plans and all failed! He was putting everything together like a puzzle game and made me realize that this was God’s plan for us, no matter how impossible it seemed at that point. From those early moments, Oly showed so much dedication and he was ready to sacrifice anything and everything for the sake of our babies. When I was home on bed rest, every morning he would wake up a few minutes earlier than his usual time, just to get food ready for me and set it by the side of my bed. In his one hour lunch break, he would drive home just to make sure I was OK and that I had everything I needed, even if that meant for him to skip lunch. Every single time I felt sick, he was right there besides me. He did everything in his power to make sure that I have an easy pregnancy; being so high risk was enough for both of us. When the babies started kicking and moving inside my belly, he used to talk to them, sing and play the harmonica. I always thought he was crazy and he was, crazy about them already! When I got admitted to the hospital, he spent those 2 weeks by my side. He only went home to do laundry and repack clothes for both of us. That gave me so much peace of mind knowing that at the end of each day, he will still come “home”. For 2 weeks he had the most uncomfortable bed ever, but he was right next to me every single night! The excitement never left his side, not for a second. Many have told me “Oh, just wait, give him a few weeks after the babies are born, he will get tired and sick of the new life style”. WRONG!!!!! He did not change, his excitement did not slow down. He held my hand through my surgery and without hesitation he watched every second of our babies birth. He learned and followed every single NICU rule; got involved in everything he could, from changing tiny preemie diapers to kangaroo care and so on, ย just to be able to hold and care for the babies. Even the nurses and doctors were waiting for him to get tired, but he never did. Once the boys came home and I was not able to visit the girls like before, he drove to the hospital every night after work just to spend time with them. Andย it meant a lot, especially for Alexis. She would only take a bottle from her Daddy, every night he went to the hospital. Later, getting the quads on a schedule, sleep training and everything else, we did it all together and every time I wanted to give up because it was SO hard, he would not let me. There would be a lot more to say but I will let the pictures add more!

Brand new quad daddy with one of his brand new babies!

Brand new quad daddy with one of his brand new babies!

In the delivery room

In the delivery room

He was not allowed to hold the babies right away, so this was a very special moment...

He was not allowed to hold the babies right away, so this was a very special moment…

our hospital room :)

our hospital room ๐Ÿ™‚

Diaper duty! tiny little diapers but a lot of work to change them having so many wires in the way! He was a pro!

Diaper duty! tiny little diapers but a lot of work to change them having so many wires in the way! He was a pro!

Kangaroo Care! Best thing in the world for our preemie babies. We were not allowed to rock the babies so imagine sitting for an hour in those uncomfortable chairs, not moving! And still, he would do it as many times a day he could!

Kangaroo Care! Best thing in the world for our preemie babies. We were not allowed to rock the babies so imagine sitting for an hour in those uncomfortable chairs, not moving! And still, he would do it as many times a day he could!

Daddy's girl - Alexis

Baby Alexis & her Daddy

Baby Hannah & her Daddy

Baby Hannah & her Daddy

Baby Andrew and his Daddy

Baby Andrew & his Daddy

Baby Isaac & his Daddy

Baby Isaac & his Daddy

This Quad Dad rocked the NICU world!

This Quad Dad rocked the NICU world!

Helping each baby to learn how to drink their bottles!

Helping each baby to learn how to drink their bottles!

Home with the boys

Home with the boys

After a while, we had triplets at home

After a while, we had triplets at home

Bath time :)

Bath time ๐Ÿ™‚

Feeding 2 at once

Feeding 2 at once

Late hours in the night or should I say VERY early in the morning ?

Late hours in the night or should I say VERY early in the morning ?

Busiest Christmas ever, with 4 little babies that couldn't tell night from day, 32 bottles/day, tons of diapers, sleepless nights, exhaustion, but VERY blessed to have our miracles at home!

Busiest Christmas ever, with 4 little babies that couldn’t tell night from day, 32 bottles/day, tons of diapers, sleepless nights, exhaustion, but VERY blessed to have our miracles at home!

Play time :)

Play time ๐Ÿ™‚

That's how a quad Dad rolls :)

That’s how a quad Dad rolls ๐Ÿ™‚

Daddy and his team

Daddy and his team

Story time!

Story time!

Daddy & Isaac at 4 months and 7 months :) Love these pictures of them!

Daddy & Isaac at 4 months and 7 months ๐Ÿ™‚ Love these pictures of them!

Out and about

Out and about

Full arms, full heart!

Full arms, full heart!

Feeding the babies solid food

Feeding the babies solid food

I got to get out and enjoy some "free time" and this is what I came home to! I loved seeing how much fun the babies were having outside with their daddy!

I got to get out and enjoy some “free time” and this is what I came home to! I loved seeing how much fun the babies were having outside with their daddy! (took the pictures through the blinds)

Love!

Love! Music was jamming, babies were giggling, what a view!

Daddy and his Quads from Heaven

Daddy and his Quads from Heaven

At the park, 1st time in the swings. Daddy took the boys on the slide too :)

At the park, 1st time in the swings. Daddy took the boys on the slide too ๐Ÿ™‚

Daddy & the babies

Daddy & the babies

My family!

My family!

 

Dear Daddy,

Thank you for everything you do for all of us! All your hard work and long hours at your job, away from us, the sleepless nights, the patience when all 4 of us are cranky and upset, everything you sacrifice every day by making us the center of your life. Thank you for being such a fun Dad, you are never too tired to have fun with us and our favorite thing is to play with you! Thank you for all the prayers that you lift up to Heaven for us every day! ย God has blessed us with the most wonderful Daddy in the world and we love you so, so much!
Love always, the Quads.

I am blessed to have you by my side and our babies are blessed to have such a wonderful Daddy! I could not have done anything without you! I hope your 1st Father’s Day is as special as you are to us! You are an AMAZING Dad & husband! I love you Bebitzu!

Hope all Dads out there have a Happy Father’s Day!

Lori.

 

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