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.
7Gaby wasn’t expecting to have quads when she and her partner tried for one more babyCredit: Gaby Hagler
7The couple go through 50 nappies a day with Adam, Bennett, Coby and DaneCredit: Gaby Hagler
7She revealed she sometimes gets the boys confused and has to paint one of their nails a different colourCredit: Gaby Hagler
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.
Gaby managed to hold on until 34 weeks before giving birth to Adam, weighing 4 lbs 8 oz, Bennett, 4 lbs 7oz, Coby, 4lbs and Dane, 4lbs 1oz, via a planned c-section on June 22nd of this year at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas.
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.
Bennett and Coby are so similar in their looks that Gaby and Patrick have to paint their toenails a different colour to tell them apart.
Despite the adjustment, Gaby and Patrick are overjoyed with their new arrivals.
Gaby, a real estate broker, said: “I get the quads confused sometimes because Bennett and Coby look pretty identical – I have to paint one of their toenails so I can tell them apart.