ROCK HILL, S.C. -- This is one of those incredible small world stories 30 years in the making.
“Somebody's actually waking up,” Magan Hinson says, holding her new baby girl.
Born five weeks premature, Aubree was pretty little-- just under four pounds when she was born a month ago.
“It was scary because I didn't know what to expect,” the first-time mom says.
Magan's mom, Aubree's grandmother, did, though. Magan is a quadruplet; she was born at Carolinas Medical Center 30 years ago in the very same NICU where Aubree is now being cared for. She and her siblings grew up in Rock Hill and had much of their loves documented over the years.
In fact, Magan herself weighed just under four pounds when she was born-- and she was the biggest of the four siblings.
Despite being a nervous new mom, she doesn't mind handing Aubree off to Shirlene Hanson, who has worked as a nurse in the NICU at CMC for 36 years.
“It’s pretty wild, it was meant to be, it made me feel comfortable,” Magan says of running into Hanson.
Hanson worked on the same floor when Magan was born, and she even helped care for she and her brothers and sisters, and she even recognized Magan's mom.
The mother of three says, “I just kept looking, I'd had the baby, and I'd fed her. The grandmother came in and I kept looking at her and I said, 'I've seen that smile.'”
She even remembers arranging the quads for their first photo.
“It’s unbelievable. It just makes your job worthwhile to know you were there in the beginning and now you’re here where she's in the beginning. It was just beautiful, and her baby was about the same size she was. Very full circle moment."
Aubree is doing really well; doctors just want her to put on a little more weight before they'll send her home.