Thank You when Thank You just isn't enough???
My sister, Andrea, a/k/a PaePae, gave up her food (threw up) when she found out I was having triplets. When she found out it was quads, she gave up everything......
My quad journey changed the Cochran household in more ways than 4. Andrea starting working diligently to find a job in Mississippi so she could move back from Texas and help us. She did just that. She gave up an AMAZING job, an even more amazing house (to move in to a small bedroom and a bathroom she shares with a 4 year old), some of the best friends (thank you Robin and Heather for letting her come back) and so many other things I can't even begin to list them all. Matt and I can say, WITHOUT a doubt, we couldn't have done it without her and still couldn't do it without her.
The funny part about both of my deliveries, the one in Mississippi (Hannah Noelle) and the one in Alabama (Cannon, Gunner, Lauren & Avery) is that there were some amazing people in the waiting room who got a call from a Proud Aunt in Texas to let them know the baby/babies were here. That's right... Matt called from the OR in both deliveries to let "My Sissy" know I was okay and the baby/babies were healthy. I wanted her to be present in both deliveries, but the emergency nature and my denial that I was actually in labor with Hannah Noelle left her four hours, driving as fast as she could, away from us. She knew I was going to have her that day before I did because she wasn't in denial and already had 4 hours of the trip under her belt when I called to say, it's really happening!! No one held HN besides Matt and myself until she got there! Then, with the babies, there was no way to plan ahead to make sure she could be here either. So, when my brother's cell phone rang in the waiting room at USA Children's & Women's and he saw her name pop up, he announced to everyone, I bet she's calling to give us the birth announcement. Indeed she was. I mean, sheesh, she's My Sissy, what did they expect. I'm so proud that HN, Lauren and Avery will get to experience the most amazing bond of having a sister (scratch that) best friend!!!
Here's some pictures of her that I'm sure I'll get in trouble for posting... she'll say, my hair wasn't fixed right, I didn't have makeup on, look what I'm wearing... when the truth is you're so beautiful anyway without all of that! And even if you weren't pretty, which you are, you're so beautiful inside, it wouldn't matter!!! WE LOVE YOU PAE-PAE!!!!Andrea with Hannah Noelle!!!