Lindsay Hay, a mom of five who gave birth to miracle quadruplets, recently took to Instagram to open up about what it was like to carry four babies at once. In addition to the side-by-side photos that will make your jaw drop, Lindsay explained how having four little ones at once truly changed her for the better.
"I carried these sweet babies for 30 weeks and 4 days on the inside and here they are at 30 weeks and 4 days on the outside!" she captioned the before and after snaps. "Full hands, full heart is an understatement! They have surpassed every hope and dream I had envisioned during my pregnancy and even though time is passing quickly I know the best is yet to be. Behind these babies are new marks, rolls, and skin you can't see but they also came with new strengths I didn't have before either. We have been so BLESSED and I won't ever let myself take this life for granted."
Before she welcomed her quadruplets, Lindsay experienced secondary infertility, so her story carries even more importance for women who've endured similar troubles. "I was struggling with secondary infertility and loss," she told POPSUGAR. "I would cling to other people's stories for hope. When I finally made it to the other side with not one baby, but four, I knew my experience would serve as hope for others. It's a reminder that you never really know what's waiting for you."
As expected, many of Lindsay's followers were quick to congratulate her on bringing four healthy babies into the world. "You are a goddess! Holy sh*t how powerful are you? So cool!!!!" wrote one woman. "You inspire me and your little bundles are just everything!" Another chimed in with a similar positive sentiment: "The female body is amazing. Congratulations on your beautiful healthy babies."