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Utah’s ‘quad mom’ delivers four baby girls

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This picture captures the moment Ashley and Tyson Gardner found out Ashley was pregnant.

This picture captures the moment Ashley and Tyson Gardner found out Ashley was pregnant.

Alicia Hallock

The Gardner quadruplets were born Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Their parents, Tyson and Ashley Gardner, a couple from Pleasant Grove, Utah, caught the nation’s attention earlier this year when a photo of Ashley’s reaction to learning she was expecting quadruplets was posted on Facebook and other social media sites.

The couple had struggled with infertility for eight years, but now they have not just one baby but two sets of identical twins. All four babies are girls.

The couple created a Facebook page titled "A Miracle Unfolding-Gardner Quadruplets," and they have shared their journey with people all over the world. The page now has more than 300,000 followers.

Ashley was just over 29 weeks along at the time of delivery, and the babies were delivered through a cesarean section. All four babies were born healthy, with the smallest baby weighing in at just under 2 pounds and the other three each weighing over 2 pounds. Each one has dark hair, according to Tyson’s Facebook updates.

The couple had previously announced the names of the babies: Indie, Esme, Scarlette and Evangeline.

“Mom and babies are doing incredible!!! We are so happy with how everything turned out today,” Tyson wrote on Facebook. “The doctors, nurses, and staff were incredible. More updates to follow soon!!”

He also added that the couple has worked with The Learning Channel throughout Ashley's pregnancy to share their story in a television series that is set to air in 2015.

The couple hopes their story will give hope to others who are struggling with infertility.

"Every minute was worth this feeling we have now,” Tyson told Deseret News in an email earlier this year. “We know that we had to travel the road we did to get to where we are. We are so grateful for our trials because they have allowed us to know our joy more fully. Lessons we have learned, we have been able to share with others who are struggling.”

Email: mjones@deseretdigital.com