Naturally conceived quadruplets born at Banner Good SamaritanPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Parents know that having a baby is a life-changing event. Now imagine having four babies all at once. It just happened to an Arizona couple.
“We had two ultrasounds prior to them actually finding quads,” Jennifer Bromley said.
She and her husband, Daniel Zimmer, were initially thrilled to be expecting a baby. “We go in for an ultrasound and there's one, then there's two, then there's three and at that point I said, 'Please stop counting.'”
Not only was Jennifer spontaneously pregnant with quadruplets, which occurs in only 1 in -726,000 births, but two are identical twins, making this more like 1 in a million.
The Flagstaff family packed up moved south to Phoenix and Banner Good Samaritan Hospital.
“I didn't realize we'd go through the whole sickness-and-health thing as soon as we did in our marriage because we haven't even had our one-year anniversary yet,” Bromley said.
Her C-section was scheduled for April 1, but on March 13, after 32 weeks, Baby A -- Amelia -- decided it was time.
“My water broke at 3:18 and all babies were born by 8:11,” Bromley said.
First out, Amelia. Then came Bruce, Crissalyn and Delivia.
The biggest, Amelia, weighed 3 pounds 13 ounces. The smallest, Delivia, one of the twins, weighed 2 pounds 5 ounces.
“We always called her our little runt,” Bromley said. “I had a litter and we always called her our little runt of the litter.”
Thankfully very little rattles this couple.
“I'm the calmest,” Zimmer. “I stay calm; it helps my wife stay calm and collected.”
“He's an awesome husband, awesome husband,” Bromley said.
He's definitely part of the reason this mom felt so good and was up walking around until the day her water broke at 32 weeks.
“I was so excited that I was able to do this,” she said.
Knowing that this pregnancy is one in a million Bromley says it will also be her one and only.
“I feel blessed and grateful and I’m overwhelmed, too. At the same time we're just here for our babies, want to make sure they get through this and get home,” Bromley said.
And it's looking like these babies will be heading home by their original due date -- May 4.