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'Our hearts are full': First all-girl quintuplets in US start heading home

The big homecoming has begun for the first all-girl quintuplets born in the U.S. Two of the babies have been released from the hospital.
/ Source: TODAY

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.

Busby quintuplets
Two of the Busby all-girl quintuplets have been released from Women’s Hospital of Texas in Houston.Courtesy Busby family

“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.

First-ever all female quintuplets born in the United States
It took just four minutes for Busby to deliver, clockwise from top left, Riley Paige, Parker Kate, Hazel Grace, Ava Lane, and Olivia

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!!”

America’s first all-girl quintuplets head home
America’s first all-girl quintuplets head home.TODAY

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.

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