Couple becomes a family of eleven with just 1 pregnancy after they try for a fourth baby
Courtney and Eric Waldrop became parents to eleven children in total after giving birth to their sextuplets while trying for the fourth baby.
Only about ten months ago, the Waldrops were parents to just three children, their oldest son, Saylor, and twin boys, Wales and Bridge. Then with just one pregnancy, the family welcomed six more children into the mix.
According to Today, Courtney and Eric were eager to have their fourth child but they were shocked to know that they would be having six more babies – sons, Blue, Tag, and Layke, and daughters, Rawlings, Rayne, and Rivers.
The babies were born in December last year at 30 weeks gestation and they weighed in between 2 and 3 pounds.
The family’s remarkable story is now being documented in a docuseries on TLC, named “Sweet Home Sextuplets.”
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As per an interview on Today, Courtney said, "We love every second of it but it is something, having to feed around the clock.” Eric further confessed, "It's a different kind of exhaustion now. They're doing great, even in those moments where we think we're going to lose our minds."
Although providing care to six newborn babies along with three older children is a challenging feat. However, the Waldrops are giving it their all to make it possible.
Eric also admitted during the same interview that he initially thought that having six children was going to be an impossible situation.
However, the family has adapted to the situation and now it has become their “new normal,” Eric further explained. He stated that he gets so busy with the parenting duties that he jumps right in after work and before he even knows it, it’s midnight.
Earlier in March this year, photographer Ashley Sargent took some beautiful pictures of the sextuplets along with their older siblings and the proud parents.
Sargent was assigned the duty of capturing the beautiful moment when the newborns arrived home for the first time.
The photographer, who also took the photographs of the kids at the hospital, explained that capturing their moments back home was a lot tougher than earlier.
Previously, Mia and Rozonno McGhee also shared the family photograph of their newborn sextuplets. In 2010, they clicked the first photograph with their newborns, which was recreated later in 2016.