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Parents of the First All-Girl Quintuplets Prepare to Bring Them Home

posted: 06/15/15
by: Blythe Copeland

Life is about to get a lot busier at home for Danielle and Adam Busby: The proud parents started bringing home their two-month-old quintuplets from the hospital last week. The babies are the first all-girl quintuplets born in the U.S. (and the first in the world since 1969), and were delivered by cesarean section on April 8 at 28 weeks.

The Busbys already had one daughter--Blayke, age 4--who says she "can't wait" to have Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate, and Riley Paige home.

The parents credit the babies' healthy start to the medical team they worked with at Women's Hospital of Texas, but one of the doctors who delivered the girls says that Danielle did "extremely well" focusing on keeping the babies healthy. It wasn't always easy, Danielle told NBC News: "I had a 4,500 calorie diet, which is laughable," she says, "I tried my best to do it."