Kayla Glines has multiple reasons to be happy as the world’s first triplet to give birth to quads. Against mind-boggling odds, 32-year-old Kayla gave birth to Reese, Jameson, Oaklee, and Lincoln.
A heartwarming picture captures the infants snuggled up together, reminiscent of an old family album snapshot of Kayla as a baby alongside her triplet brother and sister.
Her incredible story spans more than a decade of hope, patience, despair, and finally unbridled joy as her dream of having a family with husband Allen came true.
Two years ago, she became pregnant with triplets after fertility treatment. Two of the babies survived, but one tragically passed away in the womb.
So when she conceived again, this time naturally, Kayla was staggered to discover she was expecting four more children.
She said, “We just couldn’t believe it when I went for a scan, and the doctor told me that I was pregnant with quads.
“We had been trying for so many years to fall pregnant naturally, and to discover I was going to have four babies, especially when I’m a triplet myself, was just unbelievable.
“We were very nervous as we knew how risky a quad pregnancy can be, but luckily all the babies were born safely.”
Kayla and social worker Allen, who live in Salt Lake City, Utah, had already adopted her brother’s two daughters, now eight and six, before they started fertility treatment in 2016.
Two of the triplets were born safely in August 2017, and the quads arrived in March this year. So the couple now has six children under the age of two – and eight in total.
Kayla added, “Sometimes Allen and I can’t believe what has happened to us. We spent 10 years trying for a family, and now we have a massive family of eight children and us!”