SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- It was a particularly busy day in one delivery room for Englewood couple, Amanda and Kyle Corcoran, on March 28.
The Corcoran quadruplets - three boys and a girl - were safely delivered by cesarean section at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Ranging from two to just over three pounds, the babies were born just moments apart, between 7:59 and 8:01 a.m. that morning
Born at 31 weeks with 40 perfect finger and toes, Harrison, Preston, Jackson and Lila are all thriving in Sarasota Memorial’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
“You can’t help feeling nervous,” Amanda said, recalling the perfectly orchestrated but whirlwind surgical preparations that followed. “When you give birth at 31 weeks, you don’t know what to expect, or if everyone will be all right..."
The babies, who now average about 4 pounds, still have some maturing to do before they go home. They likely will be discharged on different days in the coming weeks as they near their original due date, May 29, and achieve individual and developmental milestones.
Sarasota Memorial has delivered at least five sets of quadruplets in the past 20 years.
“We still don’t know what to expect – we’re at that stage where we don’t know what we don’t know,” Amanda said. “But we’re looking forward to the day when we’ll be able to see all four of them sleeping together in our own home. We don’t know what’s it like just to have one, so our normal is four babies.”
SMH also created a video chronicling the delivery.