FARGO — A new baby in the family can mean painting bedrooms or buying a crib or two.
Or three. Or four.
That's what Fargo couple Sally and Erich Richardson are preparing for: life with quadruplets. It is still sinking in for the family.
WDAY News reporter Kevin Wallevand visited the "Fargo Quads" at Sanford Medical Center on Tuesday, March 19, just 11 days after they were born.
"It actually has been pretty mellow," Sally Richardson said. The peaceful post-birth period has been the calm before the storm and for now, having four babies isn't that hectic for the Richardsons.
"We come hang out, hold babies and go home," Sally said, laughing.
When visiting their four newborns, Sally and Erich move between two rooms. Two girls in one room, and next door, the boys.
Sally stood by Kit, the smallest of the four.
"She is the most active, she tries to climb out of the isolette. But she is super small so we just want her to gain weight. They are all making strides."
A few feet away was Kit's big sister, Ruby, and next door were the boys. Brothers Virgil, the first one delivered, and next to him, Jax.
"Besides being the biggest, the boys just like to hang out," Sally said.
Having any premature baby comes with risks, but the quadruplets appear to be doing very well at this point. But when the Richardsons go home and wonder what's going on with their four babies, they can log in to a live camera to check and show their toddler Elsie her new siblings.
The "quads" will head home sometime within a month and that is when the craziness begins.
The quadruplets will be welcomed home by their big sister, Elsie.
You can keep up with the Richardsons on the Fargoquads blog.