Premature quadruplets leave hospital, move home

February 2, 2013 8:05:06 AM PST
One Chicago family's home will never be the same after four new baby girls were born.

The Henderson-Tubbs quadruplets born in November at the University of Illinois Hospital are now home on Chicago's West Side.

It's been a gradual reunion since the sisters arrived a bit early at 31 weeks.

Micha and Maryissa came home first in December and then M'Kiyla's and finally M'Kayla.

Their mom Nashondra Henderson said it's been interesting to have new quadruplets.

"It's been a lot of work but a lot of fun at the same time," she said.

"I get to dance with them we get to play," their father Lawren Tubbs said. "It's fun. It's fun to me anyway."

Henderson thought her family was complete with her three boys and believed an issue with her uterus meant no more babies.

The girls were born weighing from 2.5 to 3 pounds each.

Now at 2.5 months, they are tipping the scales at about 6.5 to 8 pounds.

Family members are helping out around the clock and the non-profit moms of multiples rounded up cribs, bouncy seats and many other supplies.

Henderson says they're taking it day by day and focusing on the positives.

There's no time to be overwhelmed but there are moments.

"I did have a tearful moment after they were born I got home and they were still at the hospital," she said. "It was like 'Oh my God. I just had 4 babies.'"

On a typical day, the family goes through 24 bottles and 32 diaper changes.

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