GRAPEVINE, Texas - 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,CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reports. The babies - one boy and three girls -- are the first set of quadruplets ever born at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine.
The infants 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 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 family already has two other girls, 4-year-old Zoe and 2-year-old Kaytlin.
"It was an exciting afternoon here," said hospital President Steve Newton.
Nurse manager Susan West said that the hospital delivered more than 2,500 babies last year. "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 at the hospital since she was 26 weeks into the pregnancy.
The babies will remain in the hospital for a few weeks.