About

Welcome to all my family, friends and everyone else who has found themselves on my blog.  For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Emma, a 30 year old devoted wife to my amazing husband Martin and mother to my gorgeous 2 year old boy Luke.  Recently my dream of becoming a family of 4 was completely blow out the water when I discovered I was soon to be mother of not 2 but 5, just like that! 

My journey is still young and so far has definitely not been an easy one. Through a lot of soul searching and discovery I have realised that it is so rare to be given the opportunity to experience something like this, that I have decided to follow its path with all that it brings. I know that it is not going to be easy and at times I will need to make some incredibly hard decisions, but with the love and strength of Martin, my family and my friends I will be able to overcome any fear and sadness. 

This diary actually started as a personal hand written journal when I decided I wanted to keep a week by week account of my journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond to remember the experience and maybe one day share my feelings, thoughts and experiences with all. It was only as I searched the Internet for information on the subject of pregnancies for higher order multiples that I found so little information about the day to day experiences and what I could expect. I decided at the beginning of December to turn my journal into a blog and hopefully help others with my story. 

Thank you for this special gift! 


Martin & Luke 

14 comments:

  1. Amazing stuff, can't believe we were having dinner not too ago and it was only you three!!!
    Let us know if we can help in any way, take care, Manu, Mylene, Mahe

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  2. Sue Mortimer The Twins Book15 December 2011 15:20

    Hi Emma, I heard about you when I visited the Bristol Twins Group recently. I wish you all the very best of luck with your family. In researching my book Mine's a Double - The Twins Book (despite the title) I had the joy of meeting three families with quads and hearing their tales. If you are interested let me know. They are all lovely positive stories. Take care, Sue Mortimer thetwinsbook@aol.co.uk

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  3. Thanks Sue! I've sent you and email. Em x

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  4. Wow! What an amazing 2012 you are in for-i've just read your blog and i'm fascinated! I wish you all the luck in the world and look forward to keeping up to date with how you and your boys are doing. xxx

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  5. Hi Gilli, Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and for your comment. It's lovely to hear from you! I look forward to seeing you back here soon. Happy New Year Em x

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  6. Hi Emma, I heard about your blog through a twins wbsite and just wanted to wish you all the best. I had quads 12 years ago, I wish I had done a blog but we didn't use the internet then!My DH wrote a little bit on a site wholegangdavies.com

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  7. Hi Louise - WOW another quad mum, lovely to hear from you, and thanks for your comment! It has been wonderful for me to share my experience as I have found so much strength and encouragement from people like yourself. Are you in the UK? Please can you send me the link again as it doesn't seem to work. Em x

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  8. Sorry, it looks like our link doesn't work any more!Yes, I am in the UK, was in London but now moved to Notts.Tamba will be a lot of help for you,I used to be a member and use their forum, and that magazine on the doormat will help keep you sane!

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  9. hi Emma, I'm Laura's sister-in-law, currently living in Tasmania with my nearly-5 year old twins and their big brother. I have some idea of what you're facing as I had 3 children in less than 2 years.... Also we had no support or help whatsoever, being in Australia without friends and family... and I decided to have children in later life, so was nearly 42 when the twins sppeared. Anyway, it was challenging, but we managed really well, Of course having 4 babies will be a whole other thing! But with support, help, and love you will get through. I think its a great idea to blog this too, you'll hopefully reach a lot of people this way. Have you thought of suggesting a column to a parenting magazine or even a newspaper? That could earn you some money for the babes! Also, make sure you ask for meal roster as a present from your circle of friends. People in Aus do this all the time, and shared among everyone, it's so easy for people to do, and means you won't have to cook dinner for as long as they're prepared to do it. I wish you luck with everything - you do have an amazing journey ahead of you and there will be tough days, but you're in for a LOT of love! I'll keep an eye on your blog Liz x

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  10. Hi Liz

    How lovely to hear from you. I've heard a lot about you and seen all the wonderful gifts you make the kids! Thanks for your words of support. funnily enough I am just about to start writing a column for a local paper. The meal roster also sounds like a great idea!
    Em x

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  11. Hello Emma, I just loved to read your blog, you touched my heart, I´m Laura from Mexico and also I´ll be a Quad mom!!! I have 10.3 weeks so my journey has just started. I thank God your babies are doing great, I loved seeing your pictures. Thank you for sharing your experience. Rigth now I´m sharing many of your feelings and I´m trying to contact people in my country that had quads to hear more experiences. I wish you the best. I admire you because you where able to work until week 20, since I knew I was preagnant I had some complications so I stopped working, and days like today I just don´t have any energy. So wow!!!
    I send you a big hug from Mexico.

    Laura

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  12. Hi em
    Congratulations - wow is all I can say! I think you are a wonderful inspiration to many moms out there! I was at school with you - my name is Julia Keevy (soon to be Julia Smith). I was very fond of your brother too and I just wanted to tell you how sorry i am about his passing, I recently lost my mom...
    send you and your boys lots of love from SA.
    best of luck and i wish you lots of sleep! he he :) x

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  13. Hi Julia

    How amazing to hear from you! Thank you and i'm really sorry for your loss too! I hope you are doing ok.

    Love Em x

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  14. Привет! поздравляю с первым днем рождения мальчишек! здоровья и удачи всем вам! Вы такая молодец!

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