— -- The first all-girl quintuplets in the world since 1969 were born last week in Texas, according to a statement from the Woman’s Hospital of Texas.
Born to Danielle and Adam Busby, the tiny band of five newborns are the first all-female quintuplets born in the United States ever, the hospital said.
“We are so thankful and blessed and I honestly give all my credit to God,” the mom said.
Danielle and Adam Busby already had a 3-year-old daughter named Blayke. They used the IUI fertility treatment, or intrauterine insemination, for both of the pregnancies. They named their newest family members Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige.
“They were all in the appropriate weight range for their gestational age, which is due to their mother’s excellent efforts to have the healthiest pregnancy possible,” said Dr. Jayne Finkowski-Rivera, the hospital’s medical director who assisted in the delivery. “They have made a strong start in life, and we are excited to watch them grow and mature.”
In a video they posted on their blog, Itsabuzzworld.com, the couple said they were tired and losing track of time since their all-girl posse was born.
“As they mature they all have their own little quirks,” the husband said on the video as the wife looked on nodding her head and smiling. The couple then went on to describe each of the baby’s personalities in detail.
Quintuplets in any mix are exceedingly rare. The number of quintuplets and other higher order births in 2013 totaled only 66 nationwide, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.