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An Australian couple is celebrating the safe arrival of their four baby boys after nine years of trying to conceive. Mohammed and Mariam Hussaini welcomed quadruplets at Monash Medical Center on Wednesday, January 17.
The babies were certainly in a rush to meet their new parents and arrived 10 weeks early via cesarean section. However, doctors were prepared for their early entry into the world. "In the case of quadruplets, sometimes things happen a little bit earlier," Dr. Calum Roberts told 9News.
Mohammed and Mariam Hussaini recently welcomed quadruplets at Monash Medical Centre after nearly a decade of trying to become pregnant. (Photo Credit: 7News))
It's expected that the newborns will stay at the neonatal unit of the hospital for another 10 weeks to monitor their health. Speaking with 9News, Dr. Charles Barfield, a physician at the hospital, said the babies are just over two pounds each and are "breathing very strongly. The smallest baby is breathing without any support at all from the ventilator."
The proud new dad lovingly cradles one of four healthy baby boys. (Photo Credit: 7News)
Mohammed spoke briefly about his little bundles of joy — two of whom are identical twins and the other two, whom are fraternal twins. "At the moment, they are very tiny and they all look the same," the proud dad told 7News. When asked about whether he and his wife had named their new arrivals, he simply laughed. "Maybe just numbers [for now]. Number one, number two, number four!"
Congratulations to the happy family-of-six!
This post was written by Candice Mehta-Culjak. For more, check out our sister site Now to Love.