BRYAN – A Bryan family is feeling blessed with a much bigger family after they had quadruplets Saturday night.
Two boys and two girls make four.
Now the mom is doing well after a c-section, but the babies will have to stay in the hospital awhile.
Family and physicians are calling it a miracle at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.
Austin, Ashton, Addison and Arianna Boone came into the world Saturday night; the smallest weighing two pounds 10 ounces and the largest three pounds, nine ounces.
Nyosha Boone of Bryan is the proud mother. She and her husband Brian Boone Junior, their five-year-old son Brian III, and her team of doctors and nurses met with the media.
She found out she'd have four more kids seven weeks ago.
"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 is a Neonatologist at St. Joseph and 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. 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.
A growing family now with four more.
The babies are doing OK and are expected to remain in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for about six to eight weeks.
Their mom could be released from St. Joseph as early as Wednesday.
The grandparents include Terri and Brian Boone of Hearne as well as Joy Mercer of Bryan.
A Bryan woman gave birth to quadruplets over the weekend.
Austin, Ashton, Addison, Arianna Boone were not supposed to arrive until October. But they made an early entrance into the world on Saturday night, at 32 weeks, becoming the first set of quadruplets ever born at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
The Boone quadruplets, born via C-section, all weigh less than four pounds. Austin was born first. He weighs 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Ashton was delivered second, weighing in at 3 pounds, 2 ounces. Then came the girls. Addison is the smallest at 2 pounds, 10 ounces. Arianna is the biggest at 3 pounds, 9 ounces.
They are currently being cared for in the NICU and will have to stay in the hospital for 6-8 weeks.
The proud parents are Brian Boone, Jr and his wife Nyosha. The couple also has a 5-year-old boy, Brian.
Brian graduated from Hearne High School in 2006 and is now a crude oil truck driver for Sunoco Logistics. Nyosha graduated from Bryan High School in 2004 and is an outreach specialist at the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
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