A Fort Worth father just got the best present ever on his 36th birthday: four new babies.
Joshua and Anna Hall welcomed quadruplets on Monday, Joshua’s birthday.
The babies, one boy and three girls, are the first set of quadruplets babies ever born at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine.
The newborns started arriving at 1:58 p.m. Brooks came first and weighed in 3 pound s,11 ounces, followed by Sadie at 2 pounds, 15 ounces. She was followed by Elle, who weighed 3 pounds, 6 ounces, and finally arrives Ivy, who weighed 3 pounds, 5 ounces. Elle and Ivy are identical twins.
“We feel very blessed to welcome these four new children into our family,” the proud papa said.
The Hall family already has two girls, 4-year-old Zoe and 2-year-old Kaytlin.
“It was an exciting afternoon here,” said hospital President Steve Newton. “What made it even more exciting is to see how efficiently our team worked to deliver the hospital’s first set of quadruplets. Our advanced care team held practice drills and was well prepared for this multiple birth.”
Nurse manager Susan West said that the hospital delivered more than 2,500 babies in2013. “Since this is the hospital’s first set of quads,” West said, “this birth is extra special to us.”
The average quads are born at about 29.5 weeks, said Dr. Sherri Kappler, medical director of the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Anna Hall “was able to reach almost 32 weeks, which was great news for the babies,” Kappler said.
The mother had been on bed rest in the hospital since she was 26 weeks into her pregnancy.
The babies will remain in the Baylor Regional Medical Center hospital for a few more weeks.
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