The Busby girls -- first-ever all-girl quintuplets born in the United States – appeared on “Good Morning America” today, along with their parents and big sister, Blayke.
“She treats them like they’re her babies. She’s so proud of them,” dad Adam Busby said of his doting oldest daughter. “Whenever we go places she just stands over them. She’s so proud to show them off.”
For their appearance on “GMA,” the girls were wearing “GMA”-branded onesies that the show sent to the family when the girls were born, but they’re just now able to fit into them. Each baby also wore adorable color-coordinated bow headbands, which the family said is “mostly for the others that come over,” said mom Danielle. “Especially when we do pictures or something, it’s easier for everyone to identify their colors. We still do bibs, PJs, bows, whatever we can to identify their colors.”
The quintuplets -- Ava, Olivia, Hazel, Parker and Riley – were born April 8, 2015, to Danielle and Adam Busby in Houston. They were 28 weeks old.
All the girls were within a healthy weight range but remained in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas because they were born before their June 29, 2015, due date.
“Sometimes it’s smooth, sometimes it’s a little chaotic,” Adam said of their life on a daily basis.
The hardest part of the day, he added, “is just getting out of the house. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes just to get loaded into the van. We’re just now starting to experience that.”
Now that the girls are 10 months old, the amount of diapers they are going through is astonishing.
“We’re still going through a minimum of 30 diapers a day,” said Danielle. “That’s just with the guaranteed diaper change per feeding. And that’s not with your random poops and every other diaper that may happen. So I’d say probably 30 to 40 we’re still changing.”
To carry on the tradition, “GMA” surprised the family with new T-shirts for the girls to grow into and hopefully enjoy when they’re much older, “perhaps when they’re 21,” Amy Robach joked.
“A little jump in size,” Robin Roberts added.
“Don’t send those yet because I’ll lose them,” Danielle laughed.