When Denair couple Rene and Tania Villanueva talked about starting a family they envisioned maybe two children, but they say Gᴏᴅ had other plans for them because they are now parents to the Qᴜᴀᴅ Sǫᴜᴀᴅ. The Qᴜᴀᴅ Sǫᴜᴀᴅ are the Villanueva’s four sons — Andrew, Julian, Samuel and Robert, who was named after the couple’s doctor.
The couple wasn’t sure if they would be able to have children because Tania said she had ɪɴꜰʀᴇǫᴜᴇɴᴛ ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. But their doctor thought there was more than a good chance and started Tania on a low-dose ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ʀᴇɢɪᴍᴇɴ. It didn’t take very long before a ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ ᴛᴇsᴛ came up ᴘᴏsɪᴛɪᴠᴇ. Rene said: “The doctor told us later that it was just like a ʙᴏᴏsᴛ. Ninety percent was from us and 10% from the ʙᴏᴏsᴛ.” The news that they were expecting was just the first in a series of happy surprises for the couple. She said: “We weren’t really sure if it would happen, so we would have been so happy if Gᴏᴅ gave us one.”
As soon as Tania Villanueva found out she was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ, she never imagined she would be in for so many surprises. even more so when the first of them left the dads very amazed. That’s because they weren’t expecting one, but four babies! Everything was going well until Mom arrived for a routine appointment. Appointed precisely for New Year’s Eve, Tania got a new sᴄᴀʀᴇ when the doctors told her that the quadruplets would be born that day. The mother recalled: “It was all very fast. I was ᴀᴅᴍɪᴛᴛᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ at 11:30 a.m. and had my first baby at 2:36 p.m. I was very happy. I thought: These are my first and last babies.”
The first to be born was Andrew. Then came Julian, Robert, and Samuel. At the time, she was 28 weeks ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. That is, the little ones in a hurry got ahead in 12 weeks. Despite this, the four appeared to be in good health. What also surprised everyone was that the siblings were born at two-minute intervals. In other words, the difference between the firstborn and the youngest is only eight minutes. Something ʀᴀʀᴇ in a quad birth.
About 20 professionals, including doctors, ᴀɴᴇsᴛʜᴇsɪᴏʟᴏɢɪsᴛs, and nurses, helped with the birth of the Villanuevas. The ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ woman: “As the babies were born, they moved on to the next nurse. There were definitely people everywhere.” The ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ ones are sᴛɪʟʟ ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟɪᴢᴇᴅ and should be ᴅɪsᴄʜᴀʀɢᴇᴅ soon. Thus, every day, dads need to travel to the hospital to meet their children, in a journey of approximately half an hour. The case happened in the city of Modesto, USA. The couple is looking forward to the day when they will be able to bring their four sons home. And while there is some nervousness about the workload that awaits them, they have a line of ready and willing helpers in new grandmothers, aunts, cousins and church friends. Rene said: “We just can’t wait for them to be home and we can embrace and cherish every moment with our babies.”