Mom of First All-Girl Quintuplets in United States: 'They're Doing Fabulous'
It’s rare to have quintuplets, but having them all be girls is unheard of – at least since 1969.
Danielle Busby and her husband Adam made international news last week when Danielle delivered all-girl quintuplets in Houston, Texas, a first in the United States. Born at just 28 weeks, they weighed between 2 lbs. and 2 lbs. 6 oz.
The Busbys, who already have a 4-year-old daughter, spoke about how well their babies are doing and how Danielle, who delivered them all in just four minutes, was able to hold one of her daughters for the first time earlier this week.
“It was an emotional downpour,” she said on the Today show Thursday. “I got to hold her two days ago, and I got to hold [her sister] Ava last night. It’s been hard to see your baby in the isolettes, but that moment where you finally get to touch your baby and hold them, there’s no better feeling than that.”
With the babies on oxygen at the hospital, Adam talked about how precious and tiny they are.
“I’m still getting used to changing them right now in the NICU,” Adam said on the show. “It’s pretty overwhelming because they’re so tiny. Their legs are this big around, and whenever they kick, I don’t want to grab them firmly because I’m scared I’m going to break them.”
Dr. Alexander Reiter, who delivered the girls with help from over a dozen other medical personnel, said they’re all doing well.
“Danielle is a trooper, and her positive attitude definitely shined through the pregnancy and the delivery,” Dr. Reiter told KHOU.
The couple has been documenting Danielle’s pregnancy on their website, It’s a Buzz World.