The big homecoming has begun for the first all-girl quintuplets born in the United States.
Two of the babies were released from The Woman's Hospital of Texas on Tuesday, two months after they were delivered via a cesarean section.
“Two down, three more Princesses to go!” the girls’ beaming parents, Danielle and Adam Busby of Houston, Texas, wrote on their Facebook page. “Our hearts are full... and so is our car.”
That’s baby Parker Kate on the left and Hazel Grace on the right. Their three sisters — Olivia Marie, Ava Lane and Riley Paige — are expected to go home in the next week or so.
Once they do, the family will have six little girls under one roof: the quintuplets and their 4-year-old daughter Blayke. All of the Busby children were conceived with the help of intrauterine insemination (IUI), though the family was shocked to find out they were expecting multiples.
The quints were born 28 weeks into Danielle’s pregnancy on April 8 weighing between 2 pounds and 2 pounds, 6 ounces. They’ve spend their first two months of life in the neonatal intensive care unit of the hospital
“There is nothing more that we want than to have our big ‘ol family.. all EIGHT of us.. together under one roof,” Danielle wrote on the family’s blog last week. “Just get me my babies H.O.M.E!!”
Besides making history in the U.S., they are also the first all-girl quintuplets known to have been born anywhere in the world since 1969.