At birth they weighed just over seven pounds in total. Four little bundles of joy who were dubbed the ‘Coleraine quads.’
Now the fabulous four - Carl, Ashton, Dean and Aimee Hutchinson - have all grown up and have celebrated their 18th birthday.
They have all passed their driving tests, are pursuing different careers but are still mum Shirley’s ‘little babies’.
And rightly so: the odds of having quadruplets is thought to be 1 in 729.000.
So the Hutchinson quads really are special!
“Yes, they are special,” said proud Shirley, in an exclusive interview with The Coleraine Times this week.
Read the interview in full here - and see the quads 18 years on