Extremely Rare Identical Quadruplets Were Just Born In Dallas, Texas

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If I had to provide my own definition of the word “hero,” it would be parents of multiples. Yep, I’m talking about the mothers and fathers of twins, triplets, and the very rare quadruplets. Speaking of quadruplets, there are only around 70 sets of identical quadruplets worldwide. And on March 15th, a Dallas, Texas couple became new parents to this rare and wonderful phenomenon.

Jenny and Chris Marr were absolutely stunned when they discovered they were having quadruplets. “I’m not supposed to tell you this, but you guys have four babies,” Jenny said, when reiterating their doctor’s news. “I said, ‘No, haha, we can’t have four babies, no way,’ and Chris, I looked over at Chris, and he’s like oh, panicking!” Jenny explained.

Thankfully, after a very quick operation, all four quadruplets were delivered safely. After a lengthy stay in hospital (which is common for multiples after birth), Hudson, Harrison, Henry, and Hardy are now adjusting comfortably to life at home.

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Born at 28 weeks and 4 days the Marr quads arrived on March 15th. It was 5 weeks earlier than we had expected, and I was so worried that we would spend such a long time in the hospital. We had the most amazing nurses and doctors during our NiCU and Special Care stay. We made friends that will last a lifetime. Having babies during a global pandemic has been quite the experience. Everyone at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas made us and our babies top priority for care and safety. I only hope that one day I can hug each of them and say thank you. Thank you for getting our sweet preemie babies into the world safely, for believing in them that they could exceed all expectations of such preterm babies. We never heard bad news, we never really had to worry, we welcomed into the world 4 healthy incredible babies. And now after just under 2 months they are all home. Thank you everyone for your prayers and love during this time. Now onto the next adventure of having them home and raising them into wonderful little men. We hope you’ll all continue on this journey with us. My sweet first babe, Zeke, I promise you that we are done bringing home babies. You are going to be so busy helping take care of these baby birds. You’re already so curious and worried and it is just the sweetest thing. #marrquads #themarrthemerrier #quadsquad #quadgoals #quadboys #identicalquads #identicalboys #goodnews #somegoodnews #somegoodnewswithjohnkrasinski @johnkrasinski @somegoodnews #identicalquadrupletboys #nicunursesrock #globalpandemic #coronababies #brothers

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“This situation is so incredibly rare that there are only about 72 documented cases of spontaneous, identical quadruplets ever,” revealed Texas Health Dr. Brian Rinehart. What’s perhaps even more surprising is that neither Jenny or Chris have any history of multiple births in their families, and they are both only children.

Rare as these baby boys are, it’s nice to know that each of them has three built-in best friends for life! We can only imagine how busy Jenny and Chris are going to be for the foreseeable future – but at least they’ll never be lonely, and their home will always be full of love. Congrats to the new parents – we wish you all the best!