The Stork Just Delivered Quintuplets to This Kentucky Family
Briana and Jordan Driskell of Versailles, Kentucky are the proud new parents to a beautiful baby girl—and two boys and another two girls, too. On May 2, the first-time mom gave birth to quintuplets at the University of Kentucky's Chandler Hospital, where Briana works, according to Today.
Zoey Hart, Dakota Faith, Hollyn Grace, Asher Blaze, and Gavin Lane were delivered by cesarean section. Because their mom was suffering from preeclampsia, marked by very high blood pressure, the doctors delivered the quints at just 28 weeks old. They will remain in the hospital for a few weeks while doctors monitor their growth. The babies range in size from the smallest, Zoey, who weighed just 1 pound, 13 ounces at birth, to the largest, Hollyn, who clocked in at 2 pounds, 6 ounces. Despite her size, Briana told Today, that Zoey has a lot of energy: “Zoey has been throwing her hospital hat around,” she said. “She’s very determined.” The babies have all topped two pounds now, and are expected to be out of the hospital by their July 22 due date.
The Driskells, who are both 26, tried to conceive for more than two years. They finally opted for fertility treatments, which have been known to lead to multiple births. Still, doctors say that there’s only a one in 50 million chance of conceiving quintuplets. The Driskells know they are very lucky, but when it comes to changing five diapers and chasing five toddlers, they may not remember it!
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The family posts images of their kids and their adventures on Facebook, making it easy to follow along in the fun (without changing any diapers). As the young family adjusts to having five babies—and get out from under their medical bills—a friend has set up a GoFundMe account to help with those diapers and car seats.