An Instant Family Worth The Wait

Shanda and Randy Jordan have been waiting 13 years to be parents. Now, they have their their hands full with an instant family of four. Correspondent Gloria Maggio of CBS affiliate WKRG-TV in Mobile, Ala., reports.

The babies' names are Hayden Drake, Madison Gail, Baily Gail, and the fourth child has a name with especially significant meaning, his parents say.

"His name is Nathan Chance," says Randy Jordan as he holds his new son. "They thought there was a chance he wouldn't make it through the whole pregnancy. but here he is."

It took the parents 13 years to conceive these miracle babies.
But new mother Shanda Jordan says the hardest part was the delivery.

"It's definitely a roller coaster," she says. "But like I said, it's worth it. You just do what you have to do. And we have four healthy, beautiful babies."

Local fertility specialists helped the couple conceive through in-vitro fertilization. Altogether, 10 doctors have had a hand in
helping the four miracles come into the world, the Jordans say.

Their weights range from 2 lbs., 15 oz., to 4 lbs., 2 oz. They were born six weeks prematurely by caesarean section. Because they are premature, the doctors are monitoring the new Jordans' heartbeats and breathing closely.

The Jordans will stay in incubators until they are strong enough to go home with their parents.

Reported By Gloria Maggio