Nebraska Couple’s Inspiring Journey: Overcoming Infertility to Welcome Quadruplets
In an extraordinary triumph over infertility, a couple from Omaha, Nebraska, has recently welcomed the arrival of quadruplets. Maria and Joseph Sawaged had endured almost five years of fertility struggles, undergoing a total of 13 reproductive treatments. Despite the immense challenges they faced, they refused to give up hope. Finally, after a series of disappointments, the Sawageds received the incredible news last year that they were expecting quadruplets. Originally due on June 25, the quadruplets surprised everyone by making their early entrance into the world on April 30, as often happens with multiple births.
Maria spent a month in the hospital for careful monitoring leading up to the delivery. “I’ve never had just one baby,” Maria Sawaged shared. “To me, this level of difficulty is my new normal.” Joseph added, “Throughout this journey, we had to support each other. It was a battle we fought together. Finally, science worked in our favor, and now we have our complete family.” Just four weeks after discovering the positive pregnancy test, the couple learned that they were expecting quadruplets. “It was a day filled with excitement and nerves. We were anxious about what lay ahead, but most of all, we were eager to meet our babies,” Maria expressed. Thankfully, Maria experienced no complications during her pregnancy, although she did spend the last month in the hospital before giving birth to their four precious miracles.
Luca, Barrett, Tychus, and Julianna were the names chosen for the four newborns. The parents shared that all four children were born healthy, and although they required several weeks of care in the neonatal critical care unit, they are now happily at home. During their first major on-camera appearance, the Sawaged quads handled the spotlight with ease, but their parents mentioned that the babies make it known when they need anything. Their house is now filled with baby essentials, including countless bibs, pacifiers, two changing tables, and four baby seats. Meanwhile, Joseph has already started considering long-term financial planning for high school, cars, and college expenses multiplied by four.
Maria Sawaged expressed her joy in every precious moment spent with her babies, even during late-night feedings and diaper changes. The babies wake up every three hours for feeding and changing. Afterward, Mom and Dad attempt to catch a few hours of sleep or tackle household chores. “We’ve learned to do a lot with only three hours of sleep,” Joseph shared. “We’ll acquire more patience and compassion than we ever thought possible.” Maria added, “There will be moments where you’ll feel overwhelmed and want to give up, but never lose hope. Take breaks if needed, whether it’s for months or even a year. Just keep trying if that’s what you truly desire.”The Sawageds are cherishing every cuddle and eagerly anticipating a bustling and exhilarating future. “We’re savoring every single moment, no matter how challenging it may be. Even during those late nights when we’re exhausted, we remind ourselves that we get to spend those precious minutes and hours with our babies, just us as a family,” Maria reflected.