A Virginia couple received a long-awaited early Christmas gift this year after struggling with the heartbreak of infertility and a miscarriage.
Margaret Baudinet, 31, gave birth to quintuplets Ava, Clara, Camille, Luke and Isabelle on Dec. 4 at the Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, the Daily Mail reports.
“For those of you waiting on the parenthood experience, please know it’s worth the wait,” Margaret wrote on her blog “A Bundle of Baudinets.” “As one who has waited, please know God will bless each and every day you wait. Joy comes in the morning. This I know for sure.”
Baudinet and her husband, Michael, struggled to conceive, though doctors could not detect any specific fertility issues, according to the report. Eventually, Margaret said she conceived the quintuplets with the help of hormone therapy.
Earlier this year, the couple moved from Virginia to Arizona to work with a doctor renowned for his work with multiple-baby pregnancies, according to the report.
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The five babies were born on Dec. 4 after 32 weeks in the womb, each weighing between 3 and 4 pounds, the family said. Because they are so small, the babies remain in the hospital. Some have been struggling with weight gain and other problems, according to the report.
However, Margaret reported on her Dec. 23 blog post that the quintuplets are doing better. She said she and Michael planned to spend Christmas at the hospital with their five little ones.
“God has given us so many gifts this season–I’m not sure the word thankful does my feelings justice,” she said.
The five siblings were special to the hospital, too. They are the first quintuplets to be born at the hospital in 121 years, according to the report.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family with their medical expenses.