NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — 2020 was full of surprises for many of us, but the Scott family from Niagara County may have gotten one of the biggest surprises of all.
Brittany and Justin Scott are already parents to two-year-old Savannah. They decided to try and have another baby, and when Brittany went for an ultrasound, she got some big news.
"First she said - I think I see twins!" recalled Brittany.
Then she says the technician paused, looked at her chart, and asked her about the fertility treatment she used.
"She said 'I see three.'" said Brittany. "And then she said 'I think I see a fourth one in the background.'"
The Scotts from North Tonawanda used similar treatments when they had Savannah. But this time was different - for a number of reasons.
"I had to go by myself because of COVID," said Brittany. "I left that day - got in the car, called Justin, and I said - are you sitting?"
Britany admits it took the couple some time to for the news to sink in.
"After the first initial maybe 10 weeks of shock we were like - ok, we need to put a plan in place," she laughed.
Now, with the babies expected in a few months, the plans are well in motion.
"This is where the four babies are going to be," explained Justin, as he showed off the room he's preparing for the babies. "Then there a is a bonus room we have over the garage, and we're going to make this a walk through so it feels like one giant room."
If Brittany carried the babies to full term, her due date would be in June. But because there are so many babies, doctors expect she'll have them in mid - late April, and they'll spend some time in the NICU.
At one of their last scans, the Scotts learned the quads are acting like typical siblings already.
"Baby B was sitting on Baby A. And then C was kicking D," she laughed. "And then D was doing somersaults and kicking A."
Big sister Savannah says she's ready for the challenge - minus one thing.
"I said are you going to help feed the babies? Yes. Are you going to hold them? Yes. Are you going to help change their diaper? No!" said Brittany.
There are going to be a lot of diapers. The Scotts are estimating they'll go through about 8,800 diapers every year. If you'd like to lend a hand, and get them some diapers, you can check out their Amazon Registry.
Join us Tuesday morning on 7 Eyewitness News at 6am to meet the family, and find out if the babies are BOYS or GIRLS!