Meet Carlos Morales’s Adorable Quadruplets, His ‘Four Reasons to Live’

When Carlos and Erica Morales first found out they were expecting quadruplets, they were just excited to be pregnant. After Erica, 36, had a , the couple went through fertility treatment and conceived their four little ones — three girls, one boy — through, according to People.

Carlos adjusts to his chaotic new life as a father to newborn quadruplets with the help of his family and America. Meet Carlos Jr., Erica, Paisley, and Tracy, who are all adorable.

“Nothing in my life had ever made me this happy,” Carlos Morales, 29, says. Yet a few hours after his four babies were born, everything went horribly wrong as the love of his life, his wife Erica, 36, went into hypovolemic shock and died after severe blood loss. “These babies don’t know yet what blessings they have given me. They have given me four reasons to live,” Carlos says.

Born first at 3 lbs., 4 oz., Tracy (pictured second from the left) is now the biggest quad at 6 lbs., 4 oz. “She is laid-back like me,” Carlos says, also seeing elements of her late mother, Erica, like her love of sleep. “She doesn’t give me any trouble. Her siblings could learn a thing or two from her!” Tracy is almost always super happy, especially when she has something to eat. During the pregnancy, Erica would call Tracy “poundcake” because she was the first baby to reach a pound in her belly.

Carlos Jr., who was born at 2 lbs. 15 oz., has grown to 5 lbs. 13 oz., thanks in part to his love of food (“It’s incredible,” Dad adds). Carlos likes to wrap Carlos Jr. in his small blankets “like a burrito” with his brothers. The small guy, who is a little quieter than the rest, has a soothing effect on his fellow quads. Carlos says, “I have a hunch he’ll be a protective brother.”

The smallest baby of the four when she was born at just 2 lbs., 10 oz., Erica (now healthy at more than 5 lbs.) is just like her mother – “she likes her sleep and she likes to relax,” Carlos says. That is, until the morning – she’s gotten in the habit of screaming her head off. At the hospital, her mother’s friends brought over little colored cotton balls so everyone could tell Erica apart from Paisley, her twin (Carlos calls the two of them “twinkies”). Erica’s cotton ball is green, her late mother Erica’s favorite color.

Tracy (second from left) was the first quad to be born, weighing 3 lbs., 4 oz., and is currently the largest quad at 6 lbs., 4 oz. Carlos adds, “She’s laid-back like me,” noting that she shares features with her late mother, Erica, such as a love of sleep. “She isn’t bothering me in the least. Her siblings could learn a lot from her!” Tracy is ecstatic almost all of the time, especially after a meal. Because Tracy was the first baby to weigh a pound, Erica called her “poundcake” during her pregnancy.



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