Fairview Park, OH-- A little over a year ago, Kenny Carr first met Lindsay Lowrie at his brothers wedding. It wasn't long before Kenny would know Lindsay was the one for him.
The young couple was just starting their lives. He's a machinist, she was studying to become a veterinary technician.
They talked about family, Kenny's one of four boys and he often told Lindsay how he'd like four boys of his own. Neither imagined it would happen all at once.
"Immediately she broke down and started crying 'cause that's a lot to take in right off the bat. I was like, it will be OK, it will be OK, but I think I was having a little bit of a panic attack because I was in shock," Kenny remembers.
They learned they were pregnant in early November. Lindsay's mom, Carla, took her to the first appointment where an ultrasound revealed more than twins.
A day later, another ultrasound revealed quadruplets.
"I was just shocked. I had no idea how I was gonna do it if I could even carry four. I had no idea how I was gonna do it," Lindsay says.
Carla was shocked too but told the couple they would get through this as a family.
Days turned into weeks and by Christmas they had accepted the unbelievable gift they had received.
Lindsay went on strict bed rest for six weeks at Fairview Hospital where she would receive care from a team of experts including Dr. Jeff Chapa who is Cleveland Clinic's Head of the Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
On April 18, it was time to deliver the babies via Cesarean section.
"Two minutes they were all out and delivered and it was fast but I started crying, she started crying, it was probably the most happiest moment of my life," Kenny says.
"I got to hold their hands right away and it was just amazing," Lindsay says.
But everything wasn't perfect, especially for little Bentley, the smallest of the four.
"He gave us the most trouble throughout the pregnancy but he's doing great. He's a little fighter," Lindsay says.
"We'd act on behalf of one of the twin pairs which wouldn't be good for the other one if we delivered them early. So we had a lot of complex scenarios to work through and Lindsay really had to grow up a lot during this pregnancy and face some very serious decisions," Dr. Chapa says.
Kenneth came first, followed by his twin Colton, Bentley came next, followed by his twin Griffin. Kenneth and Griffin are now just over four pounds and taking bottles.
Colton and Bentley are still catching up. All are still considered critical but growing every day.
"It's a blessing it really is I love them all equally and I couldn't ask for anything different," Lindsay says.
"It blows my mind but I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason. God chose her for some reason and, whatever his reason, was. We're all going to be here for her and just support them and love them. It's gonna be like controlled chaos at the Lowrie house," Carla says.
The babies actual due date would have been July 10. They were born at 28 weeks. None were over two and a half pounds.
Lindsay's hoping to be able to take them home in late July. Meanwhile, she and Kenny have a very supportive family ready to step in and help out.