'Miracle' quadruplets born in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Meet the Johnston quads: Charlie, Tommy, Grace and Hadley. Their arrival wasn't easy.

Parents Annie and Joby Johnston faced the heartbreak of infertility for five long years.

"I just never got pregnant, not even a positive pregnancy test the whole time," Annie said.

But just when they were about to give up, Annie's sister Chrissy stepped in to be their surrogate. Doctors implanted embryos in Chrissy and Annie.

"Then we decided to try me one more time, amazingly, both of us got pregnant," Annie said.

Both were pregnant with twins! The four babies were all Joby's and Annie's. Annie carried the girls, and Chrissy carried the boys.

"I'm sure I'll have a very special bond with all four of them," Chrissy Knott, Annie's sister, said.

Chrissy is married with two sons of her own and is happy to be an aunt this time around.

"I look at these babies, and I think of the journey we've all been on, and it's amazing," Chrissy said.

"She's gonna be the best aunt these four kids could have. They're lucky to have her," Joby said.

Charlie arrived first, then Tommy - he's the biggest and eats the most - then Grace who is very alert and Hadley - the smallest.

"Trying to get at least one baby, so we're just so excited to be taking all four of them home and that they're all healthy," Annie said.

Now, what they've waited years to do: Take their babies home.

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