Where it All Started

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On January 22, 2016 we were told the most shocking news ever!! “Mr. and Mrs. Hartmann, I see FOUR babies!” I literally thought my husband was going to fall out of his chair! We had been trying to have a baby for a year and a half and were unsuccessful up until this day. I had taken a pregnancy test on December 16th because I just knew I was pregnant. We went to the doctors on January 4th to confirm the pregnancy. As I was laying there I couldn’t see the ultrasound screen but my husband could. Mind you, he is a first-time dad, so he had no idea what he was looking at on the screen. The nurse started my ultrasound. She quickly paused, stood up and asked me who my doctor was and ran out of the room! I asked my husband, “What’s on the screen!? What do you see?” His response was, “I don’t know; all I see are a bunch of black sacks!” My first thought was “OH MY GOD!” The doctor entered the room, shaking her head saying “Oh my god Mrs. Hartmann!” Of course I’m freaking out because I cannot see the screen and still don’t know what is going on. So the doctor resumes with my ultrasound and as she is looking over the screen I see her counting..1,2,3,4…5,..6 OH MY GOD 6!!! Mrs. Hartmann you have 6 heart beats!!!!” Obviously, my husband and I left so scared and confused. The following week we went to a specialist to have the babies checked. At that time the doctor only saw 5 so we assumed one had passed. The next doctors visit we were told 3 babies..so another 2 babies had passed. We were just starting to accept the passing of 3 babies and that we were going to have triplets. Then when we went for our final visit with the specialist that’s when the news came.. At first he started the ultrasound and confirmed all three baby girls were growing perfectly. Then he kept going up and down with the ultrasound stick on my stomach. I finally asked him “What are you doing?” His response “Well, Mrs. Hartmann, I think we miscalculated, and it looks like you’re having QUADRUPLETS– 3 girls and 1 boy!” This is where our crazy, scary, and exciting journey all started!!

 

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