Mom Had Naturally Conceived Quadruplets At One In A Million Odds When She Was Trying For ‘1 More’
A COUPLE who wanted to try for one more baby got more than they bargained for when they conceived quadruplets.
Gaby Hagler, 40, and her husband, Patrick, 50, were ecstatic after finding out they were pregnant in December 2021 – after trying for a fourth and final child to complete their brood. The couple have a two-year-old son together, Sammy, and they each have a child from a previous relationship.
But they were shocked when the sonographer revealed they were expecting naturally conceived quadruplets at their 12-week scan in January 2022 at one in a million odds. Daunted by the prospect of becoming a family-of-nine, they knew they would have to make big adjustments in their life.
They were thought, they had got twin in pregnancy, it was utter shock when they found out it was quadruplets, it make them a big family with nine people. Gaby had a ʜɪɢʜ ʀɪsᴋ pregnancy, she had to have her ᴄᴇʀᴠɪx sᴇᴡ sʜᴜᴛ to prevent ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ. Gaby was monitored carefully for the remainder of her pregnancy. She was determined to make it to 34 weeks, to give her baby boys the best chance of growing to 4lbs.
Gaby went into Woman’s Hospital of Texas, Houston, Texas, US, on 3rd June 2022, so she could be closely monitored until her planned C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ on 22nd June. The quadruplets were born at 6.30am on 22nd June at 34 weeks. Adam, weighing 4 lbs 8 oz, Bennett, 4 lbs 7oz, Coby, 4lbs and Dane, 4 lbs 1oz by C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. Adam and Dane stayed in for just two weeks before they were ready to head home, while Coby and Bennett stayed a further two weeks whilst they built their strength. Bennett and Coby are so similar in their looks that parents have to paint their toenails a different colour to tell them apart. Despite the adjustment, Gaby and Patrick are overjoyed with their new arrivals. Adam and Dane, they are easier to tell them apart.
The quadruplets were all home in Katy, Texas, by July 2022 and the family have been going through 47 nappies, 32 bottles, a packet and a half of wipes, and three loads of baby laundry every day. They were trying to fit their existing life in with these new babies, but it’s been an honour and a joy so far. The family is all settling in well, and the quadruplets are going from strength to strength. “It’s the most challenging but the most beautiful thing,” Gaby said.