Newborn Quadruplets

By: Jessica Aspiras Email
By: Jessica Aspiras Email

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.

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  • by April Webber Location: Lansing Early On on Sep 27, 2007 at 05:48 PM
    WOW!!! Saw the announcement in the paper and let the other home visitors know. CONGRATS. Knew you both wanted more and you got it:) Hope everything is going as well as can be expected. Would love an update on Macey too. Sure hope you like your new home. Take care. April:)
  • by lee & luann Location: portland on Sep 13, 2007 at 05:08 AM
    Gabe and Tracey,we are so happy that everything is going great with the babies. We hope they find the joy and love in our old house that our children found in it.
  • by Mary Ann Location: Brooklyn Michigan on Sep 10, 2007 at 03:32 PM
    We wish you much happiness with your 4 wonderful gifts from God. May they bring you much joy.
  • by Jash Location: NC on Sep 8, 2007 at 02:53 PM
    Congrats Tracy!
  • by Tara (BayGirl) Location: Raleigh, NC on Sep 8, 2007 at 06:09 AM
    Congrats Tracy! I was hoping you'd make it further along but so far those quads seem to be doing fine! I hope everything turns out well and everyone at SoulCysters has you in their prayers and hearts and we all wish to congratulate you, Gabe, & Macey! Again, Congratulations!!!
  • by Debbie Forman Location: Lansing on Sep 7, 2007 at 03:59 PM
    I am very tired of all the construction in the area. I hope it is all done real soon.They, the city, don't seem happy unless they are taring up something.
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