Virginia Mom Is Blessed With Quintuplets Before Christmas After Losing Two Babies: ‘Such A Blessing’.
Michael and Margaret Baudinet, like many other couples, struggled. They wanted to be parents, but faced problem after problem as they tried to expand their small family.
The couple never expected that their prayers for a child would be abundantly granted, but that’s exactly what happened. Their story entered the history of St. Joseph and the medical center!
Margaret had a unique relationship with hope when she was trying to conceive. Because of previous performances, she tried to keep her expectations modest.
She had two miscarriages and realized that she should not get too excited about the unborn child. In her experience, whenever she hoped, something bad would happen. Fortunately, her dark period was coming to an end.
The couple opted for fertility treatments to help, and soon after received surprising news from their doctor: Margaret was not only pregnant, but expecting five children.
They were overjoyed, but an unexpected turn of events overtook them as they realized that not all the babies would survive.
The couple decided to keep all five of their children and moved to Virginia, where multiple birth expert Dr. John Elliott, could provide the best care. He went through every aspect with the couple and explained how they can have a good pregnancy.
The couple felt ready for a major milestone with his guidance and that of the St. Joseph staff. They were happy that their goal of becoming parents was getting closer to reality. However, they kept the excitement to a minimum. Margaret explained that she thought that with five children, one would make it. They struggled mightily to contain their excitement until they realized that at the end of this, they could have a family.
When Margaret was in labor and about to deliver her children, a team of 24 doctors and nurses arrived to make history on December 4, 2016.
Ava, Clara, Camille, Luke and Isabelle were the hospital’s first quintuplets in its 121-year history. They were born at 32 weeks and spent some time in the NICU, but everything went extremely well.
The medical staff and parents were relieved that all the babies survived and couldn’t believe how easy Margaret’s C-section was.
Patty White, president and CEO of St. Joseph, was overjoyed when the babies were successfully delivered. The weights were unique to them, she said, adding that they call them their Christmas miracle.
During their stay at the facility, Santa Claus paid them a visit and helped them get into the festive mood. However, it didn’t take long for them to keep their love alive. They had a lot to be thankful for and Margaret said: “It’s such a blessing.
They had everything they could want and were looking forward to starting a new life with their five bundles of joy. The adoring mother offered a final message to anyone going through a similar trial: As someone who has waited, please know that God will bless one every day they wait. Joy comes first thing in the morning. She is sure of it.
Margaret and Michael never gave up hope that their prayers would be answered. Although things were not always easy for the couple and life brought them some obstacles, they trusted God and received their miracle at a wonderful time of the year.
May their story inspire those who await their blessing and we wish their large family all the best and pray that God gives them many happy years together.