Big changes start today for one Redwood City, Calif., family: They're welcoming home one of their four quadruplet girls born at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on Oct. 21. The birth of these quadruplets, who were conceived without fertility treatments and include one pair of identical twins, is a one-in-a-million event.
Audrey, Emma, Natalie and Isabelle Wang arrived 14 weeks early. Since their arrival, they've been hospitalized at Packard Children's, first in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and then in the Intermediate Intensive Care Unit, so they could receive care for respiratory, nutrition and other challenges associated with premature birth. All four girls are thriving. Emma heads home today to join mom Samantha Weng and dad Wayne Wang; her sisters will follow in the next few weeks.
The video above shows B-roll footage of the quadruplets recorded in December for the hospital's media event introducing them, which generated several broadcast and print stories. The best part of the Packard film is at 2:08, when mom Samantha holds all four girls in her lap for the first time.