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 🙂 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, 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. And 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!
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! 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!