With his tiny feet and little hands, newborn Brody Devereaux stays warm in an incubator. That's because he was born three and a half months before his due date. But, Brody, he wasn't alone in his early arrival, within a matter of two minutes he had four siblings. Three, of which, were born within two minutes of him.
"A year ago if you'd told me I'd have five kids now, I would have said, 'shut-up,'" says Tracy Devereaux.
She gave birth to quadruplets on Wednesday. First came Brody, then Max, next Piper, and finally Willow.
"I'm nervous, but we've got the strollers," says Gabe Devereaux. We've got the cribs, and we got all that kind of stuff, so we're good."
Weighing just two pounds and one ounce, Willow is the smallest of the Devereaux quads. Her sister and brothers, on average, weigh three pounds each.
Explains Sparrow Hospital's Dr. Steven Roth, "Two of them are on breathing machines, and two of them have just a little extra pressure, oxygen going up their nose, to make it easier to fill their lungs"
Other than that, the babies are in good health. So much so that their older sister, four year old Macey, was allowed to visit her new brothers and sisters.
"When she got to the last baby, Willow, my daughter was like, 'Okay, who's next?' Like all the babies in the room were ours," says Tracy.
The babies were born through the help of fertility drugs, and they're expected to go home in about eight weeks. As for adding on to their brood, Tracy and Gabe emphatically say, five kids, well, that's enough.
The Devereauxs have a fund set up at Capital Community Credit Union. It's called the Gabe & Tracy Devereaux Quads Fund.