Parents joy as miracle quadruplets finally arrive home to Limerick
Published 17/07/2014 | 10:58
A Limerick couple are basking in the joy of finally having their quadruplets at home.
James and Grace Slattery welcomed quadruplets Amelia Helen, Mollie Rose, Lucas James and Lily Grace last month.
And after a series of tests and check-ups at Dublin's Rotunda Hospital, they have finally arrived home.
Mr Slattery, from Caherconlish, Co. Limerick, was given a Garda escort to Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital in order to see his wife give birth to quadruplets.
Their story touched the hearts of many when the babies' dramatic labour story was revealed soon after the delivery.
At 32 weeks, Grace, a childminder, was originally scheduled for a c-section - but the quadruplets decided they wanted to make their arrival a little earlier than planned.
He revealed that “things have been tough for Grace”, who suffered four miscarriages in recent years and has been in hospital for a total of 11 weeks during her pregnancy with the quads.
Miraculously, the quadruplets were conceived naturally without IVF.
Pampers have also agreed to donate 6,4000 nappies to the family to get them started on the right foot.
Elated mum Grace said she was thrilled with the support.
"We are overwhelmed by the generosity and very grateful to the kind people at Pampers who were the first company in Ireland to reach out to us and offer their support," she said.
"Grace and I are delighted that our precious bundles of joy will be wrapped up in Pampers for the first year of the babies lives."