Pregnancy and having a child can be one of the most sacred things a family might go through. Many Americans dream of having a family of their own, and having children as part of their future. Bethani and Tim Webb were just like any other typical American family and had the same dreams and hopes of many other Americans. But their story isn’t a typical nuclear family story. what they experienced this year is something that very few people will ever go through. Click through to see the unique experiences they had when they decided to start their family.
The Webbs Were Just A Typical Family
Tim and Bethani Webb were like many normal people. They met each other, fell in love, and decided to get married. They had dreams and hopes of starting a family of their own, just like many newlyweds. But they had no idea what was going to come of that family, a little quicker than expected.
Got Pregnant Quickly
The Webbs wanted to wait a little bit after their marriage to start a family. They had hopes of waiting at least a year after the wedding to start having children. But to their surprise, they quickly became pregnant not too long after getting hitched. They didn’t mind, though, as they wanted to have children, and decided to do things a little sooner would be all right.
Got Unexpected News At The Doctor’s
Once they made it to the doctor’s, they got a lot more than what they expected. A lot of times parents, especially first-time parents, simply hope to just have a happy baby and a healthy pregnancy. This was really the only news the couple was expecting, however, the ultrasound revealed much more than that.
Any Multiple Births In The Family?
Their first clue that something different was happening this pregnancy was when the ultrasound technician asked if they have any history of multiple births in the family, but having more than one baby wasn’t a common thing for either family. this made what they found out next all the more extraordinary.
Not One Baby, But…
The doctor soon revealed to the couple that they wouldn’t just be having one baby this pregnancy. They wouldn’t even be having twins or triplets. Nope, the Webbs soon found out that they were going to be giving birth to quadruplets! The couple was absolutely shocked and not expecting to hear that information.
Bethani and Tim were not even trying to have children when they got pregnant. There was only a 1 in 729,000th chance of naturally conceiving four babies at one time! many couples give birth to multiple babies through in vitro fertilization, however, these four babies were conceived all naturally! But there can also be complications…
Having so many babies can cause a number of complications during pregnancies. Often times, some babies don’t get enough resources they need to survive, and for many women, they might lose a baby during the pregnancy, and end up giving birth to fewer babies than they expected in the beginning. But wait until you hear about the sex of the babies…
But the Webbs experienced a completely normal and healthy pregnancy. They also found out that all four of the babies would be girls! This meant that Tim would be seriously outnumbered when it came to the male to female ratio in the house! The Webbs didn’t care, though. They were just excited to meet the four little angels.
Not only was the pregnancy a normal one, but the birthing process went just as smooth. The babies came a little early at 33 weeks, but it wasn’t too premature to be very worrisome. Bethani gave birth by c-section, and all the babies were born completely normal and healthy. But what they discovered as they delivered each baby was shocking.
The Babies Are Identical!
As each baby entered the world, The Webbs were more and more shocked at the discoveries they made. The found each of four babies to be completely identical! Not only was it shocking enough that this couple gave birth to natural quadruplets, but the fact that they were all identical was all the more amazing!
Four Healthy Baby Girls
The Webbs were stunned at what happened to them. Having one baby is a miracle, but having four babies that are completely identical and naturally is all the more extraordinary. Having multiple babies is risky, and can cause problems for both the mother and the four children. But all four babies were normal and healthy, as well as the mother.
The Family Couldn’t Be Happier
Having four unexpected children at once can be extremely stressful. How will they find enough food to feed them all? Will they have enough room for everyone when at first they were just expecting one? Despite all the possible stressors, the family couldn’t be happier with their tiny four miracles. But how do you keep all four babies straight?
Hard To Tell Apart!
One of the hardest parts of having the four girls is that they’re hard to tell apart! Each baby has similar features and not much to distinguish them apart yet! Having a new baby is like meeting a brand new person. But the Webbs met four different people, meaning that they have to now learn each of their traits to distinguish them while not mixing them up in the process!
They’re All So Different
Bethani and Tim are amazing parents, however, and aren’t afraid of the challenge. They say already that the four girls have very different personalities, and that although at sometimes they may seem the same, they are able to tell them apart after a while because of the differing ways they act. Then they figured out a smart little trick to tell them apart…
They’ll Have Different Ways To Tell Them Apart
Bethani and Tim also have a few tricks up their sleeves to try and tell the babies apart. They plan on dressing them in different clothing and different colors so that they know who is who. They even mentioned painting their nails different colors, so that there is a more permanent way to be able to tell which baby is which.
Help From Mom
Raising one baby is hard, especially for new parents, so Tim and Bethani need all the help they can get. They enlisted the help of Bethani’s mom, who will be living with the couple, in the beginning, to help care for all of the children. That’s still quite a few babies to have to look after!
And Help From The Community
They also have the support of their entire community to help them in the exciting time. Some friends of the family have set up a GoFundMe account to aid the family with basic supplies and things they need in the beginning. They’ve also received many donations for things like diapers, bottles, and other newborn items.
Excited For The Future
Despite being worried about how they’re going to care for the girls, the family could not be happier. They also have a Facebook page to showcase their journey in raising the quads. In the beginning, the couple was excited for one baby, but they ended up getting four times the amount of excitement.
Bethani and Tim’s story is nothing less than incredible. In the beginning, they were just a couple in love excited to start a family. They had no idea what they were getting into and quickly went from a family of two to a family of six in a matter of months. It’s remarkable that Bethani became pregnant with the four girls naturally, and it’s even more incredible that she was able to have such a smooth and healthy pregnancy. raising four little girls at once will be challenging for the family, but having a big family full of miracles is something the couple is very excited to experience.