Charlie works for an airline company in addition to owning his own web business, and Katie and Charlie are your typical Californian parents.
They choose to grow their family after starting it with their daughter Molly. This led to the Ferraro family becoming quite well-known when Katie became pregnant with quadruplets without using any pregnancy supplements.
It was sᴄᴀʀʏ for her at first, because such a pregnancy is extremely ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs and unexpected ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs can often appear. However, she went through the pregnancy without many ᴘʀᴏʙʟᴇᴍs and took care of her little daughter almost the entire time.
Katie underwent her scheduled C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ surrounded by a 20-person team. According to hospital staff, the plan was executed successfully, and 24 minutes later, Charlie, Claire, Henry and Dillon were born – each healthy and born a minute apart. The babies measured between three and four pounds and were 15 to 18 inches long. All four babies were taken to the N.I.C.U, and Katie met her new bundles of joy a short time later. She was discharged from the hospital after four days.
A few other things that are new at home, she said, “We have moved from every 4 to every 6 hour feeds. This means 6 ounce bottles 4 times a day and a (hopefully) longer stretch of sleep at night. The kiddos still get 50% breastmilk and 50% formula, but it’s hard to keep up with these hungry babies! We’re trying to get the quads to sleep in their cribs at night for at least one 6-hour stretch. This works better for some. Tough love…builds character…”