The Busby quintuplets will be featured with the Busby family in a new reality TV show next spring, replacing the Duggar family’s 19 Kids and Counting on TLC.
Danielle and Adam Busby, parents of a 4-year-old daughter and five baby girls born on April 8, have no plans to have 19 kids. The young parents never imagined they would have six children, let alone five babies all at once. Conceiving their firstborn daughter Blayke was accomplished through IUI (intrauterine insemination). The quints were also conceived with the same assistance.
The birth of these already famous quints is a true miracle because this is the only known case of all-female quintuplets ever born in America. The Busby quintuplets are also the first surviving quints born in the entire world since 1969. The newly arrived sisters include one set of identical twins.
Already in production, the yet unnamed new TV series can be expected to draw viewers from the same audience of the Duggar family show because the Busby’s are also a deeply religious southern couple. Unlike the Duggars, though, these parents are young, fresh faces to television. Both Mom and Dad are attractive, genuine, spontaneous gigglers, and altogether delightful. Adam is a doting, hands-on dad who equally cares for the quintuplet babies. They are also quite modern and Danielle was a working mom until her pregnancy with the quints forced medical bed rest.
Danielle’s mother will be in the show’s cast and apparently, she is quite a character. She is referred to as “Danielle’s zany mother Michelle” in a report from The Wrap. Also in the cast are Danielle’s twin sisters and a bevy of friends of the young family who are helping out with the Busby babies.
The Busby quintuplets deliver a daunting, round-the-clock schedule to their parents, requiring 40 diaper changes and 60 bottles of milk per day. Busby Mom and Dad are short of assistance on the overnight shift in the nursery of newborns, as Adam explained to Elisabeth Hasselbeck of Fox & Friends.
“We each feed two babies in the middle of the night. And then, for the fifth, we usually play rock-paper-scissors to see who gets to go back to sleep while the other is feeding.”
Doting father Adam describes the Busby quintuplets as “five little princesses.” He is already making plans to provide for his family with a larger house and a bigger van to transport the family of eight and the strollers for five babies. He will return to his job from paternity leave to pay for it all.
Danielle explains how to tell the infant girls apart by describing each one’s personality in a video she released on July 26 on the Busby family’s new blog, Itsabuzzworld.
The Busby quintuplets were born at 28 weeks and two days by a scheduled Caesarian section, and the delivery lasted about four minutes. Weighing about two pounds each, the preemies remained in the Woman’s Hospital of Texas two months before they left for home in League City in the greater Houston area. Before moving to Texas nine years ago, the Busby parents lived in Lake Charles, LA.
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[Photos courtesy It’s a Buzz World]