For the first time in 10 years, quadruplets have been born at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Andy and Shalee McCarter of Overton are the proud parents of four babies born on February 23rd. The couple used fertility treatments and first thought they were having triplets. later they learned there were four. Shalee delivered four healthy babies and the delivery went like clockwork.
McCarter says, “I got to see Jack in the delivery room because he was the only one that didn’t need to be on oxygen so that was really neat. The other ones I didn’t get to see until I came down here that night and it was just crazy to see what each of them looked like and really neat to just finally see them.”
Jack Andrew was born at noon and weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces. McCarter says he is easy going and doesn’t get upset about much. Emmett Axel was born at 12:01 p.m. weighing 4 pounds, 4.8 ounces and McCarter says he is the smallest but has the most personality. Blakelee Kay was born at 12;02 weighing 4 pounds, 7.6 ounces and the only girl. Beau Ryan was also born at 12:02 weighing 4 pounds, 14.3 ounces and is so laid back he sleeps through is bath.
The babies spent about four weeks in newborn intensive care and are now home with their parents and 10 year old big sister.