Texas woman gives birth to quadruplets

A family in Bryan, Texas, is feeling blessed with a much bigger family after they had quadruplets Saturday night.

Two boys and two girls -- Austin, Ashton, Addison and Arianna Boone -- were born to proud parents Nyosha and Brian Boone, Jr., CBS affiliate KBTX reports.

The new mom is doing well after a c-section, but the babies will have to stay in the hospital a while. The quads were born at 32 weeks, about two months premature. The smallest weighs two pounds 10 ounces and the largest is three pounds nine ounces.

The Boones already have a 5-year-old son, and were surprised to find out seven weeks ago that the new baby they were expecting would actually be four.

"I cried for about a month but after the month was over with I was fine. It was a blessing from God and I didn't want to take advantage of it," said Nyosha Boone.

Dr. Craig Steiner, a neonatologist at St. Joseph Regional Health Center, says these quads are the hospital's first.

"It's one out of about 730,000 natural quadruplets will occur and if you really look at the math with that in this area and what our birthrate is, you're looking at maybe 180 years before you'll see this again, if the birthrate stays constant," he said.

Dr. Cynthia Jansky of the Brazos Valley Women's Center also helped with the delivery.

"The fact that she carried it to what we considered full term and quads is 32, to 34 weeks. And she was definitely full term and she did wonderfully considering all the complications that could have occurred with the multiples that she's had," said Jansky.

"It's been a long journey between me and my wife we've endured a lot you know during the pregnancy, but it's exciting. I'm really happy, I'm ready for my kids to come home," said Brian Boone, Jr.

The babies are expected to remain in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for about 6 to 8 weeks.

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