4 Davies Babies
Our journey has had several ups and downs to finally make it to this point. After 3 long years of trying to become parents we were surprised to find out we are pregnant with Quadruplets. Although this is going to be quite a challenge we have never felt more blessed. Ever since the day we were married we always dreamt of having children, unfortunately we never realized we would have such a tough road to parenthood. We decided to start trying for children in 2009. After several months of trying naturally without success we decided to see our doctor. My cycles were never regular so we were concerned that I would not be able to have children without medical assistance. We were then referred to Dr. Nash, a fertility specialist with Reproductive Gynecology, Inc in mid 2010. After several tests and surgical procedures I was then diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This is when a women is unable to ovulate naturally and has to seek medical treatment to conceive. We started with several rounds of low dose fertility medications and we were unsuccessful. Finally, in February 2011 we found out we were pregnant for the first time. We were thrilled to finally come to an end of our treatments, but unfortunately around 6 weeks we miscarried. After a painful loss we decided to continue our treatments. Our doctor decided to put me on injectable medications to give us a better chance of conceiving. The medication was hard to take, I had to inject my stomach each night for about 12 days. Once the medications proved to make me ovulate we moved on to IUI (Intrauterine Insemination). The first round of injectable meds we were surprised to find out we were pregnant once again. The day after we find out we were pregnant, it ended in miscarriage. We decided to take a break after the second miscarriage to give us some time to see how we wanted to proceed. The devastation was overwhelming, being a young women who always wanted to have children blame herself after years of disappointment was a lot to overcome. After looking into the adoption process and going over all of our options we decided we weren't ready to give up on ourselves quite yet. In May 2012 we went back for our final treatment rounds. The medical costs were starting to get overwhelming so we only able to afford a couple more tries. On our very first round back we discovered we were pregnant! We felt like this pregnancy was finally the one. After many weeks of prayer we went in for our 5 week ultrasound and the doctor told us we had 5 sacs. Needless to say I almost fell off the table and Matt's jaw dropped. The doctor was just as shocked as we were because this is very rare. He told us to come back the next week to verify the heartbeats. The following week we went in and discovered 4 heartbeats. We had a mixture of feelings from being happy, confused, sad, stressed, etc....... We met with many specialists over the next few weeks to go over our options. We were told from the being of the Quadruplet pregnancy that this was going to be a tough road. We only had two choices to make between keeping the babies or selective reduction. The specialists kept telling us the risks of keeping all 4 babies. Risks involved: preterm delivery between 25-30 weeks, disabilities, loss of some or even all the babies, dangers to myself to carry, etc..... At first after weeks of heartbreak we decided to go through with the selective reduction due to the risks and financial struggles of having 4 children. For several weeks we had sleepless nights and shed many tears over our decision. Between our love for the babies and our biblical beliefs we couldn't go through with the reduction. We decided God gave us these babies for a reason and he would lead us down this road. Once we made this decision our guilt was gone and we knew we would have to trust that the babies would make it through. Between medical costs, diapers, formula, standard child expenses we know that finances will be tight due to keeping all 4 babies. No matter what happens we are thrilled about our decision and we can't wait to meet them! They are truly blessing! We will continue to make updates on our progress as we venture through this journey. Donations can be made at any FirstMerit Bank under the name "4 Davies Babies". Thank you to our Family, Friends, & Community for all your love and support!
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