A Texas couple is welcoming the first-ever all-girl quintuplets to ever be born in the United States. The feat of giving birth to five little girls all at once is so rare that the last time it occurred worldwide was 1969.
Danielle and Adam Busby are the proud parents of the new babies and Mom Danielle said: “We are so thankful and blessed and I honestly give all my credit to God.”
Danielle and Adam Busby already had a 3-year-old daughter named Blayke. They used the IUI fertility treatment, or intrauterine insemination, for both of the pregnancies. They named their newest family members Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige.
“They were all in the appropriate weight range for their gestational age, which is due to their mother’s excellent efforts to have the healthiest pregnancy possible,” said Dr. Jayne Finkowski-Rivera, the hospital’s medical director who assisted in the delivery. “They have made a strong start in life, and we are excited to watch them grow and mature.”
In a video they posted on their blog, Itsabuzzworld.com, the couple said they were tired and losing track of time since their all-girl posse was born.
The couple provided a longer update on their GoFundMe page.
Hey everyone! The Quints are here. We have had many ups and downs over the past couple of days. We are in for a long road ahead. We will be going home at some point this week and will start getting things organized, so that we can be prepared to take them home. One big item that we are going to have to be looking for in the coming weeks is a van. We don’t have a vehicle big enough to bring them home. We are looking at our options, but the Nissan NV passenger van and Ford Transit wagon are on the top of the list so far. They seem to be the right size and have some of the best safety features for our new arrivals.
God has already been working through so many of you in providing for us. We are truly grateful for everyone. It’s pretty humbling knowing that we have gone down to one income, but having to purchase bigger vehicles and a much larger home in the near future.
Thankfully, the Christian couple also steadfastly refused to have an abortion, despite the urging by doctors to “selective reduce” and kill one or more of the babies to supposedly increase the chances for the others.
Shortly after we were married we wanted to begin the process of starting a family. We have always loved children and feel like we have had a gift of being great with kids. It was only natural for us to have a deep desire to be parents. After well over a year of trying to conceive, we realized that we have a problem with infertility. We would do whatever it took to get pregnant, so we started the long process of fertility treatments. We went over a year, trying different drugs and IUI procedures with no luck. Not able to do IVF because we had depleted our savings after the many months of IUI procedures and fertility specialists visits we completely laid it at God’s feet and said that we would try one last time.
We thank God for allowing that last procedure to work and giving us our daughter, Blayke. We couldn’t have asked for a sweater little princess. She has been our world for the last 3 years, but that desire to grow our family never ceased.
After trying again on our own for months, we knew that we would have to undergo the same round of procedures for Baby #2. Having most of the guesswork out of the way from the last time, our Doctor started Danielle out with the same regiment that she was on when we became pregnant with Blayke. It worked just after two months!
Never would we have imagined the plan that God had for us in our journey to grow our little family. We are now pregnant with Quintuplets! Yes, THAT MEANS 5 BABIES!
We instantly outgrew everything that we own after one ultrasound visit. What a blessing to see and hear 5 little heartbeats, but also extremely overwhelming when trying to wrap our minds around everything that will come with having 5 babies all at once. We are holding on to our faith and convictions as followers of Christ and refuse to abort over half of our babies per the medical doctors advice. Every week not one baby showed any signs of having problems or issues. All heartbeats and scans have been great. How would you even choose at that point?