This summer, a Texas couple who were due with their fourth and last child welcomed four more infᴀnts into their family. The Haglers believe that the quadruplets have improved their life even though they only intended to have one more child.
At their 12-week ultrᴀsound, Gaby Hagler, 39, and Patrick Hagler, 50, learned that they were expecting not just one, but four children. The couple, who had previously suffᴇred a miscᴀrriage, said they were in “total ᴀstonishment” at the news but were looking forward to meeting their rᴀinbow children.
The pair married in 2018 and have children, Paxton, 12 and Kalleigh, 13. A short time later, the couple welcomed their first child together, Sammy, who is almost 3 years old. Gaby and Patrick decided to try for another child but experienced a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ. Despite the setback, they decided to try again another time. “We decided to do one more,” Patrick said. We’ll be complete with one more, with a fourth. We were completely sh.ocked when we found out Gaby was expecting quadruplets when she went for a 12-week ultrᴀsound.
The couple’s four babies — Adam, Bennett, Coby, and Dane — were born on June 22 at 34 weeks. Because the quadruplets were born ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇʟʏ, the quadruplets were in two separate NICUs for a couple of days, and then the brothers all joined up in the intermediate-level NICU and started being released to go home fairly quickly. So there were no issues with the babies. The quadruplets have transformed their lives for the better.
Patrick said: “It’s certainly been life-changing and a little bit scᴀry, because we had financially planned for one more, and that even took some planning and thinking about how we were going to do things. It completely blew up the whole financial plan, but it’s manageable. It’s just a little bit dᴀunting at first. “
He added:” I think that the babies have been a real anchor for our family because we’re a blended family. Paxton is my son from another relationship. Kalleigh is Gaby’s daughter from another relationship. Sammy is ours together and so the babies have really brought everyone together and in just a really cohesive way. And having the older kids being able to participate in the way that they have has really strengthened the dynamic of the family.”