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Justin and I have truly been blessed so much! We were blessed with quadruplets but 2 have became our guardian angels! We know our baby boys, Addison and Levi are watching down, helping God take care of us and Wesley and Cooper. This is the start of our journey so I have decided to make this blog for updates of all of the emotions and excitement that will happen along the way! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers! Thanks to everyone for all of the congrats.! We are so excited and are thankful to have great family, friends and community that are wanting to help us! No one will ever understand how much it means to us! If it's your first time visiting our blog, start at the bottom and work your way up, or on the right hand side you can look by date.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The day of SHOCK!

On January 17th it was time for our first visit to the doctor for our ultrasound of our little baby! So we thought.  We could not wait to hear the heartbeat, and be reassured that everything was ok! While the nurse is staring at the ultrasound her eyes become huge and she covers her mouth with a little smerk. Immediately Justin asks whats wrong. She smiles and shakes her head and states "I'll be right back, I'm going to get someone else to get a second look because I see 4 heartbeats!" I have never seen Justin with this look on Justin's face, he really almost fainted! As we wait our emotions run wild and we both begin to freak! All I can say is "how did this happen I wasn't on fertility drugs?" The nurse says "it looks like you had two eggs and they split making them two sets of identical twins." Justin automatically says he has to go have a cigarette! While he's out of the room I call Casey (my sister) to tell her what is going on. Of course she was asleep because it was her day off. I had to explain to her, "there is 4 Casey, A, B, C, AND D thats 4 babies and i'm not lying! I'm just waiting for someone to come in the room and say your punked, but they haven't!" Of course she didn't believe me because she was half asleep so she ends up calling me back in about two minutes to make sure I wasn't kidding. After that I called mom, and I couldn't even get out that we were having 4 babies without crying. After we finished up we walk through the doctors office and everyone was pointing and saying "thats them, those are the ones having 4 babies'. It was like we were celebrities! They told us our due date is September 5th 2011 but it may be earlier when the babies come. We went through the rest of our appointment like normal and walked out not feeling not so normal.

What happens after you find out your having quads??? Here are four things I thought I needed to do immediately.We headed to the hospital to tell Justin's mom, Karen, who is a nurse. She is so excited and can't even hold her composure! The phones continue to ring and Justin and I are of course calling and telling whoever we can think of! After that we met up with Casey and Lucas to eat at Panera Bread! We couldn't even eat because we were so excited and our phones were going off every 5 seconds! It hadn't even been 2 hours since we found out and the whole town was starting to know. The word spread like wildfire! Here are the four things I thought I needed to do. Go to Best Buy. Justin decided to buy a video camera, which is a good idea considering we are having 4 babies running around doing some pretty interesting things! Every moment is going to be documented!  Next, of course I know nothing about babies, much less quads so Casey and I decided to stop by Barnes and Noble to see if theres any books that could help us along the way. If your wondering there is nothing specifically on multiples just books about twins.  Then it was off to Babies 'R' Us. Casey and I had no idea what we were even looking for, but thats one reason we wanted to go and check it out.  We started to register, which really meant scanning diapers 10 times for each size, my mind was on OVERLOAD! There was so much to look at and decide and I was so overwhelmed that we looked around for maybe 30 mins and said "sheww we got to get out of here"! Our next stop, the mall! A little retail therapy was just what we needed to get our mind off the amazing, but shocking news. Plus, I also needed some prego clothes because for some reason I already was having problems fitting into them (maybe it's because there are 4 babies and not 1 haha). Later, we had to go to see mom to show her the photos and ultrasound video! She was still in shock but so excited also. The planning started immediately but still it felt like it was dream!

This is were Casey decided to park at Best Buy! Haha!


  1. I saw a post about your family on My Precious Kids LLC on Facebook. I read thru a little bit.

    First off, WOW and CONGRATULATIONS! There must be something in the water at your salon ^_^

    Second, I HIGHLY recommend looking in to how economical and convenient modern cloth diapers are (not to mention eco-friendly, even though I'm CERTAIN your mind is not there yet, lol). I recommend pocket-style cloth diapers, Oh Katy is my favorite. You can even register for them, just as you would register for disposables (called sposies in the cloth diaper world). A lot of people will be following your children as they grow, so this would be great "ad space" for CD companies. Ask if they are willing to donate, as well. Oh Katy diapers are one size so they will fit your babies from newborn to potty trained =) LIKE Oh Katy on Facebook and check out www.ohkaty.com for more information.

    If you have any cloth diapering, natural parenting questions ... I'm no pro, but I would be happy to assist the best I can!

    caseygrinnan at gmail dot com

  2. PS - Feel free to tell me to shut up. As a parent, you will receive tons of unwanted advice and I respect those boundaries, as well ; )

  3. Congrats! I'm just starting to read your story today :)