"What's the first thing you did when you found out you were having 4 babies?"
After the shock wore off, each of us got online and googled "quads." One by one we found each other.. THANK GOD WE DID!!
We quad moms have an incredibly special bond. We have spent countless hours chatting with each other online and on the phone. A day does not go by when our in boxes aren't full of funny, frustrating, tear jerking and loving emails addressed to the group. We have seen each other through our pregnancies, NICU stays, health scares and countless moments of triumph and hours of desperation. We have shared our stories, good and bad. We cheer each other on and pick each other up when the going gets tough. We have found strength in numbers and as a group we can solve any problem.
A few months ago Casey and Jac sent out an email that would forever change us all. They were bound and determined to organize the "first annual quad mom get away!" They were not going to take "no" for an answer and were willing to do whatever they could to help each and everyone of us make it. Yes, they are that sweet and wonderful!
This past weekend our trip became a reality. We quad mommas, from all over the country, flew into Orlando, FL. We spent the weekend effortlessly bonding and enjoying each others company. Seeing our best friends for the first time in person is one of those things that words cannot describe. Each and every women was even better in "real life!" Not every single one of us was able to make the trip, however the turn out was AMAZING! Those of you who missed this year, we can't wait to see your smiling faces next time!
Casey and Jac, THANK YOU SO MUCH for coming up with this idea and for not taking "no" for an answer. It was truly one of the best weekends of our lives and we can't wait for next year!
In the words of sweet Sandra, "I'm so glad I had quads.. it gave me all of you!"
In true Quad Momma fashion we took tons of pictures, here are just a few...
Official First Annual QuadMommas 2009 Shirt Front
Official First Annual QuadMommas 2009 Shirt Back
Orlando will NEVER be the same...
Front row (L to R): Jenny Burkett, Moni Graf, Kelly Trullinger, Casey Gerwer, Gen McNulty, Suz Steece, Misty Urech
Back row (L to R): Jenna Walker, Sandra Cochran, Jac Tubre, Charity Donovan, Beth Walker
Not pictured is Nicole Golden who is living in the ice age and does not have a blog...YET...we are working on corrupting her. She was not able to join us until later in the trip (some other ladies were already back home).
Thank you to all the husbands, family members and friends who made this trip possible. We could never have done it without you!