SARASOTA – The Suncoast is growing, and these precious little ones are touching the hearts of everyone in the NICU at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
The Suncoast just got bigger and cuter, 40 little toes and 4 loud cries bigger. Meet the Corcoran quadruplets nicknamed the Quad Squad, born March 28, 2017.
“Tears of joy, very happy, and we’re so happy they’re finally here,” says the proud father, Kyle Corcoran.
They’re pretty special. This is the fifth set of quadruplets delivered at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in 20 years. Even more unique, they were conceived naturally.
“They just kept counting heartbeats, for a minute we were parents of twins, for five minutes we were parents of triplets, and then they finally counted the fourth heartbeat and that’s when they said you’re done,” says Amanda Corcoran, that proud mother of four.
All of them are thriving in the NICU. “They were all crying and active and healthy,” says Dr. Michael Shroder, their surgeon.
Great news after watching for growth issues, blood pressure, and preparing for pre–term labor for almost 31 1/2 weeks.
“They came into this world fast and it’s been uphill ever since,” says Amanda.
Amanda and Kyle are now the proud parents of Harrison, Preston, Jackson, and Lilah. “It’s such a surreal feeling to feel your baby for the first time on your chest, to fall asleep on you, to hold this little human being in your arms,” says Kyle.
“We feel really blessed that we get to raise these 4 beautiful babies and it’s gonna be an exciting journey,” says Amanda. “A journey that’s gonna change every year, every month, every minute.”
But don’t expect Amanda to be pregnant anytime soon. “We’re capping it off at 4.”
The babies will go home one at a time, whenever they become healthy enough to leave the hospital.