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A photo taken from Facebook of Ashley Gardner after her four babies were born via C-section. The caption read: "Mommy is feeling good after the c-section! All 4 babies have dark hair!!"

The world got its first glimpse of little Indie, Esme, Scarlett and Evangeline Wednesday when the Utah County quadruplets were featured on national television. 

Ashley and Tyson Gardner, of Pleasant Grove, gave an exclusive video interview to the "TODAY Show" Wednesday morning, introducing their four girls to the world. 

The babies were born Sunday. Esme, Scarlett and Evangeline each weighed a little more than 2 lbs; Indie weighed a little less than 2 lbs. Each has a head of dark hair. 

Ashley’s due date was March 11, but following national averages, doctors had given her an expected-delivery time frame of 28 to 34 weeks, Janet Frank said in an interview on Dec. 23. Frank is the spokesperson for Utah Valley Regional Medical Center where the quadruplets were born. On the day of delivery, Ashley was 29.5-weeks pregnant.

After eight years of infertility, the Pleasant Grove couple found out in early July they were expecting two sets of identical twins. Nicknamed the Gardner Quad Squad, they have seen support from across the world as they’ve shared their story via social media, blogs and through media publications. The couple’s Facebook page, A Miracle Unfolding-Gardner Quadruplets, has 270,771 likes. For continuous updates, visit heraldextra.com/quads or find the couple on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and at gardnerquadsquad.com.

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Watch for more Quad Squad news and photos Wednesday afternoon at heraldextra.com.

Stacy Johnson has worked as the Online Editor at the Daily Herald since 2007. Follow her on Twitter at @stacykaye1.

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