The emotions that accompany motherhood can be overwhelming for any pregnant woman. But for first-time parents, all of the joy, fear, excitement and trepidation was multiplied four-fold when they learned she was expecting quadruplets. What’s more, there would be a further surprise in store when the mom-to-be finally reached the delivery room and, one by one, she looked into the faces of her newborn babies.
In May 2016, Bethani and Tim Webb, of Alberta, Canada, welcomed their healthy newborns into the world after Bethani underwent a caesarean section at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital. The babies weighed between 3 pounds and 4 pounds, 1 ounce.
Bethani, 22, told CBC.ca that she was “overwhelmed” but happy her newborns were doing well.
Tim described the birth as surreal.
“My heart was just pounding,” the 23-year-old dad told CBC.ca. “I felt as if it was a magic show. It was one baby, two babies, three babies and then four babies.”
The quadruplets are the couple’s first children.
The Webbs said telling their daughters apart for now is easy, as the NICU team has them lined up as A, B, C and D. When they get home, they plan to use different nail polish colors to tell them apart. They named the girls Emily, Grace, McKayla and Abigail.
They had to move in with Tim’s mom, where Tim lived with six girls.
“It’s a good thing we’ll have two washrooms, that’s for sure,” Tim told the news website. “And I’ll have to get used to not having a washroom, (living) with five other girls. It’ll be OK. I think we’ll do OK.”