HOUSTON, Texas – Two of the Busby quintuplets have been released from the hospital in Houston. The girls made history by being the first all-girl set of quintuplets to be born in the world since 1969. They were the first set ever born in the United States.
The girls came into the world on April 8th at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston, Texas. Their parents are Danielle and Adam Busby.
Hazel Grace was released from the hospital on Tuesday. Her sister, Parker Kate, got to go home on Friday to join her.
The other sisters – Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, and Riley Paige – are still at the hospital.
Breitbart Texas reported about this historical event when the girls were born. Doctors said they were doing well and required only “modest support” to breathe. They were all within the appropriate weight range for their 28 week and two days term of gestation.
Dr. Finkowski-Rivera said this was due to “their mother’s excellent efforts to have the healthiest pregnancy possible.” At that time the doctor said “[t]hey have made a strong start in life.”
Danielle Busby had gone through an IUI (intrauterine insemination) to get pregnant for this pregnancy, and for the previous one. The quintuplets have an older sister, Blayke.
In a statement released to the media, the parents said, “We are extremely blessed and excited to have two of our princesses home and look forward to having all of our girls together in the near future.”
The Busbys and their girls invite you to share their experiences at www.itsabuzzworld.com. On their website, they post, “It is really starting to sink in … our quints are coming home very, very soon. My little heart is so full of joy and excitement that I think the ‘reality’ of having five babies home hasn’t really ‘scared’ me. There is nothing more that we want than to have our big ‘ol family .. all EIGHT of us… together under one roof…”
The Hanson family in London gave birth to five baby girls in 1969. They were the first set of quintuplets to survive in the United Kingdom. They were the second set of all-female quintuplets to have ever been born.
The first set of all-female quintuplets were borne to the Dione family in Ontario, Canada in 1934. They were the first set of quintuplets of any gender mix to serve infancy.
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