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Tilden, NE couple shares unique story of quadruplets birth

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A Tilden, Nebraska couple is getting acquainted with life as parents of quadruplets.

On January 8th, Lucas and Sabrina Negus welcomed four little boys following a rare pregnancy. While they have lots of family and friends around to lend a hand, the routine is anything but normal.

The Negus' pregnancy and how the babies developed in the womb is an amazing story itself. In a typical quadruplet pregnancy, there are four eggs, one for each baby. Sabrina's pregnancy was different. "This is two eggs, four babies. So, that's what made it a little more unique. It's pretty rare to get spontaneous triplets," Sabrina Negus, Mother said.

The triplet boys, Porter, Logan and Mason developed together while the fourth, Connor, developed separately. It's one of only 100 such cases in the entire U.S.

The couple thought they were having twins; however, one ultrasound showed three babies while another showed four. "At that point, I just started laughing and Lucas about freaked out," Sabrina said.

From there, it became a high-risk pregnancy. Sabrina spent 11 weeks on bed rest in the hospital. She made it to 31 ½ weeks when doctors said it was time to deliver for the sake of the babies' health. There were 33 members of medical staff in two operating rooms. Each baby had two doctors and a team of 3 or 4 staff members. About 9 weeks later, all the babies were home. In Tilden, the to-do list at the Negus home was shifted to entirely focus on the new additions. "Basically, you finish the nursery. You get everything clean and sanitized and you hope for the best," Sabrina said.

Thanks to the help of family members and friends, there is four of everything in house, and the routine is anything but normal. "Other than eat time and sleep time, everything else is up in the air," Sabrina said.

Going through about two dozen diapers per day, having multiple feedings, and keeping four babies entertained, they are thankful to have lots of family support at home. And, thankfully, the boys are now sleeping about five hours at night. When it comes to outings, the family has only been outside of the house for two events other than doctor visits.

"Usually by the time we get them all packed up and loaded, it's just about time to turn around and come back home," Lucas Negus said.

Lucas and Sabrina say out of this whole journey, so far, there IS one thing that has left them surprised.

"How fast they've grown. Everybody with kids always says they grow fast and enjoy it. And, man!" Lucas said.

"We're incredibly real blessed. I mean, there's not a thing wrong with these guys. They are absolutely healthy and you could not ask for anything more than that."

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