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Nick Espinosa
March 25, 2009

Mission Quadruplets Celebrating First Birthday

(Mission, TX) The Ramirez’ family is singing four versions of happy birthday as they
celebrate their quadruplets’ first year.
It was a year ago Wednesday March 25 that Ester and Jesus Ramirez welcomed
Jesus, Adrian, Fabian, and Ignacio into the world.
The babies’ were born 1 minute apart at Mission Regional Medical Center. Jesus,
the oldest weighed 3 pounds 7 ounces, Fabian, 3 pounds 6 ounces, Adrian 3 pounds 4
ounces, and Ignacio 2 pounds 10 ounces.
All four were delivered after 32 weeks gestation. They were cared for by the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mission Regional Medical Center.
Today they are thriving and range in weight from 20 to 27 pounds. They are also
on the verge of walking.
All have very distinct personalities: Jesus, the oldest, mom says, “sleeps through
the night and is very well behaved,” while Fabian is the “ringleader;” Adrian, “smiles and
watches the others and is the most quiet,” while the youngest, “Ignacio is the most
mischievous and has a temper.”
As any new parent will tell you, the first year of a child’s life flies by fast, so you
can imagine how the Ramirez’ must feel.
"It's been a challenge, I'm not going to say it hasn't been, but I wouldn't change a
minute of it," said Ester Ramirez. “ We’ve had to make some changes like moving into a
bigger house and hiring two nannies to help us take care of the babies because both me
and my husband work.”

So when does Ester get her alone time? “When I go to work, I get a break,” she

About Mission Regional Medical Center

Mission Regional Medical Center is a non-profit 297-bed medical center that provides a
comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient hospital services, a full service
Emergency Department Unit offering "Fast Track" Urgent Care, a dedicated inpatient
Rehabilitation Unit, an Intensive Care Unit, Wound Care, cutting edge imaging
technology for accurate diagnosis and treatment, a nationally recognized Maternity
Center and Orthopedic Care Department, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, plus a complete
continuum of medical care by a caring and compassionate staff to serve all your
healthcare needs.

Ranked among the top 10% of hospitals in the country for clinical excellence in
orthopedic and maternity care, Mission Regional Medical Center, has been offering
quality health care, close to home, for more than 50 years.


Photo Caption. (Image Attached)

Pictured from, L-R:Ester Ramirez, Jesus sitting on mom’s lap, Fabian, Adrian, Ignacio
sitting on dad’s lap, and Jesus Ramirez.