Quads mum admits it takes half an hour just to get them out of the car

Mother who naturally conceived quads had to upsize her home and buy an 11-seater van to cope – and it takes half an hour just to get the tots out of the car

  • Kendall Walker, 28, and husband Josh, 28, are  from Timaru in New Zealand
  • Parents stunned to discover they were expecting four babies at nine week scan
  • Had to upsize home and buy an 11-seater van, while Josh took 5 months paternity
  • Quadruplets Quinn, Indie, Hudson and Molly have now reached first birthday
  • Kendall, also mother to Brooklyn, four, said she wouldn’t have it any other way 

A mother of quadruplets has revealed she had to upsize her home and buy and 11-seater van to cope with her brood – and it takes half an hour just to get the tots out of the car.

There really is never a dull day in the home of Kendall Walker, 28, from Timaru, New Zealand, who is also mum to four-year-old Brooklyn.

The babies were conceived naturally after three years of infertility, despite Kendall being diagnosed with polycystic ovaries and endometriosis in her teens.

Kendall and her husband Josh, 28, need eyes at the back of their heads now that the quads, Quinn, Indie, Hudson and Molly, have reached their first birthday.

There really is never a dull day in the home of Kendall Walker, 28, from Timaru, New Zealand, left, who shares four quadruplets and a four-year-old with husband Josh, right. Pictured left to right are babies Quinn, Hudson, Molly and Indie, with Brooklyn

The four babies were conceived naturally after three years of infertility, despite Kendall being diagnosed with polycystic ovaries and endometriosis in her teens. Pictured left to right:  Hudson, Indie, Quinn and Molly

The chances of having naturally occurring quads is just one in 729,000 – and despite being born three months early, they are now thriving.

Stay-at-home mum Kendall said: ‘I can’t describe what it’s like going from a family of three to a family of seven overnight, but we wouldn’t change a thing.

‘They have changed every aspect of our lives, every decision we make revolves around them, when Brooklyn, now four, was a baby it was understandably easier.’

Kendall admitted she has to plan and prepare every evening to ensure the next day runs as smoothly as possible and will organise what they have for lunch and dinner as soon as they’ve gone to bed.

The chances of having naturally occurring quads is just one in 729,000 – and despite being born three months early, the foursome, pictured with Kendall, Josh and brother Brooklyn, are now thriving

‘We have a strict routine in place and they always have eat, bathe and sleep at the same time so I can be as organised as I can,’ she explained.

‘Everything takes four times as long; we have to allow extra time to go places as getting them in and out of the car can sometimes take longer than 30 minutes.

‘I can never do bath time alone; we try and get them in and out quickly but they tend to get excited by the bubbles and splash around as babies do.

Kendall admitted she has to plan and prepare every evening to ensure the next day runs as smoothly as possibly. Pictured left to right: Indie, Quinn, Hudson and Molly

‘The most time-consuming part of the day is feeding them as there is a lot going on and they find it hard to wait for their turn to be fed.’

She added that the best part of the day is when the foursome wake up from a nap and are bright and happy, wanting to play.

‘Afterwards the babies, floor and highchairs are covered in food and require cleaning, I usually do this whilst they nap,’ Kendall said.

Kendall, pictured with the quads and Brooklyn, said the best part of the day is when the foursome wake up from a nap and are bright and happy, wanting to play

‘I get an hour or two to myself during each day while they sleep so I can shower, tidy and have a sit down.

‘Josh, who is a supervisor, had five months of paternity leave to help out when they were newborns to help.’

The couple had to upsize their home and buy an 11-seater van when they discovered they were expecting four babies at their nine-week scan.

The couple had to upsize their home and buy an 11-seater van when they discovered they were expecting four babies at their nine-week scan

Indie and Quinn are identical while Molly and Hudson are fraternal (genetically distinct) twins.

She added: ‘When they were allowed home after four months in hospital, we had a night nanny funded by the government – this helped a lot as it was pretty hectic adjusting from one child to five under four-year olds.

‘Molly who is our little firecracker has started crawling and I can’t even begin to think about when they are all up and running.

Indie (second left) and Quinn (second right) are identical while Molly (left) and Hudson (right) are fraternal (genetically distinct) twins – and Brooklyn is a devoted big brother

Kendall said despite their family life being hectic, she and Josh wouldn’t have it any other day. Pictured left to right: Indie, Hudson, Molly and Quinn

‘They have started developing their own personalities, Quinn is the advanced leader, Indie is adorable and sweet, Hudson is cheeky but grumpy and Molly is so sassy.

‘As busy as I am, I wouldn’t change it for the world, our family is set up and Brookly makes the best big brother.

‘It is hard having quadruplets but after three years of infertility, every second is worth it.’

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