It is a delight for parents to welcome a new baby into the world. The delight is five times greater when they have five babies at once. That’s exactly what happened for Danielle and Adam Busby of Texas. The proud parents welcomed five girls. This is the first time a set of girl quintuplets has been born in the United States, and it is the first in the entire world since 1969.
According to The Washington Post, the five girls were born on April 8 via Caesarean section in just four minutes at the Woman’s Hospital of Texan in Houston. Their names are Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige Busby.
CBS reported that the nation’s first set of all-female quintuplets was born after 28 weeks and two days. The hospital says mother and all five girls are doing well. The newborns are needing only a minimum amount of help breathing on their own, says Dr. Jayne Finkowski-Rivera, medical director of the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, who assisted in the delivery. She added that all babies were in the appropriate weight range for their gestational age. During the delivery, each baby was treated as an individual birth with her own medical team. The babies will be able home after 36-38 weeks, or when they become full-term babies.
The proud father proudly showed all the hospital identification bracelets on his arm that indicated his wife had given birth to five babies.
“We are so thankful and blessed. And I honestly give all the credit to my God. I am so thankful for this wonderful hospital and team of people here, they truly all are amazing.”
The Busbys already had a four-year-old daughter. Blayke has already met her sisters. Danielle says Blayke hasn’t asked many questions yet, but she probably will when all this sinks in. Danielle said she never thought she would have six children, and she definitely never thought she would have six daughters, even though she had fertility treatments.
The parents will have their hands full for a while with five new babies. No doubt the community will pitch in to help with feedings and diaper changes. To keep up with the quintuplets, follow their blog, “It’s a Buzz World.” They have also set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help with the huge hospital bill.
Can you imagine what it is like going from a family of three to a family of eight?
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