Mom Gives Birth to Healthy Quintuplets, Parents Still Working on Baby Names

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 19, 2014   |   6:16PM   |   Washington, DC

A mother in Texas is now the proud mom of five brand spanking new babies — the first set of quintuplets delivered at Baylor University’s hospital. The parents are now working on names for the little ones.

michellesealsMichelle Seals gave birth to four daughters and one son on Tuesday and they are all in good health. Doctors performed a Cesearian section to allow for the birth of all five babies. The addition of five new ones makes six children for the family, who already has a 2-year-old boy.

Seal was ordered on bedrest as of her 25th week of pregnancy at the end of February, and she told KLTV that feeling her babies move inside her was one of the highlights.

“I love it, it’s the best part about being pregnant is feeling them move — except for the one that’s in my ribs,” she joked.

michelleseals2Steven Seals says he and his wife have names picked out for the quintuplets but will have to decide what name fits which baby.

“It’s happiness, it’s fearfulness and I’m scared to death,” Mr Seal said ahead of the birth.

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“The best part of being pregnant is feeling them move, except for the one in my ribs!” laughs Michelle, who says this pregnancy came with the help of fertility treatment after the couple had trouble conceiving in the past. “It just worked really really well, and we got five out of it!”

Michelle is now 25 weeks pregnant, and so far all is well with the quints. She’s spending the remainder of her pregnancy on bed rest at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. That’s 200 miles away from home, where her husband been working and taking care of their 2-year-old son Brady.

A first grade teacher at Maud Elementary School, Michelle has also been away from her “other” children since December. “She loves children just as much as anyone can. Not just her own children, but every child she touches in the classroom,” says Principal Karen Townsend.

According to the sonogram, they’re expecting 4 girls and a boy. “One thing about it, when we get old, we will have four girls to take care of us,” says Steven.