The anticipation of the first ultrasound after learning they are expecting is a very special moment for every parent-to-be. That is the moment future moms and dads get to hear their little one’s first heart beat, and that’s an experience to cherish.
When Jenny Marr and her husband Chris visited a doctor regarding her pregnancy, they never assumed the news they were about to hear. When Dr. Lauren Murray gave them a ‘strange’ look, they feared something could be wrong, but then, they were told how they weren’t expecting one baby, but three.
“I was like, ‘Oh no, there’s no heartbeat.’ And, she’s like, ‘No, there is a heartbeat.’ She goes, ‘Y’all, there’s three babies in there.’ And we were just absolutely floored,” Jenny said, spreaking with TODAY.
A week later, these overwhelmed parents visited a maternal-fetal medicine specialist only to receive another huge surprise.
“The tech — who was doing the initial (scan) — she gave me a funny look. We were like, ‘Oh what’s going on now?’ We got worried again,’” Chris told TODAY.
“She was really cute. She said, ‘I’m not supposed to say this, but y’all got four babies.’”
Conceiving with quadruplets naturally is sort of a miracle. These pregnancies only happen once in around 15 million and they are not only rare, but awesome. Just imagine the feeling of carrying four little souls inside your body.
Chris said: “I made the joke that I am not coming back because there are going to be five babies next time. We were just shocked. Jumping from three to four was easier to swallow. Just after that we heard they were healthy.”
And their doctor, Dr. Murray was as excited as the parents because as she said, this will probably happen only once during her career and she was happy she got to witness something so incredible.
When it comes to twin pregnancies, it can easily happen for one of the babies to be more dominant inside the womb and get most of the nutrients from their mommy. Doctors feared that could be the case here and even considered a surgery if something like that happened. But the four brothers were more than willing to share and were developing perfectly healthy.
The pregagncy went well, so at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, babies Harrison, Hardy, Henry and Hudson were welcomed into the world on march 15, via a c-section.
“They were all born in three minutes. It’s incredible,” Jenny said. “We called them our baby birds because they really looked like baby birds.”
Three of the four bundles of joy stayed in the neonatal intensive care for 10 weeks, and early in May, there were all home.
“We just hope that this little story and our boys bring as much joy to everybody as they bring to us,” Jenny explained.
We wish this happy family all the best. They are all so cute, aren’t they?