Parents share latest photo of quintuplets about to turn 6

Easter photoshoot is without doubt one of the cutest actions particularly for infants and little children, so Briana and Jordan Driskell make it a practice for his or her children, Zoey, Dakota, Hollyn, Asher, and Gavin.

What makes their custom additional particular is that the siblings are quintuplets!

Baby Driskell quituplets posing for an Easter photoshoot


The prospect of conceiving quintuplets is one in 50 million which makes it fairly a miracle, so the first-time dad and mom had combined feelings after studying that they’ve 5 infants coming.

However the couple’s journey to conceive was by no means simple – they struggled for greater than two years.

Jordan and Briana Driskell's wedding photoshoot.


“It was the worst emotional rollercoaster I’ve ever been on in my life,” Briana tells TODAY. “We’d begin the month out making an attempt to be optimistic, like, ‘That is it! It’s going to occur this time,’ then it could come time to check and, as soon as once more, it could be unfavourable.”

The Driskells didn’t see any indicators of being pregnant till after their fifth fertility therapy. “We bought a child every time we tried,” Briana jokes.

Briana stated she felt the being pregnant signs immediately.

Briana Driskell showing her baby bump on photo.


She stated that from day one, she might solely eat chilly cereal with bananas with out throwing up.

In the meantime, Briana was identified with hyperemesis gravidarum, a situation characterised by extreme nausea and vomiting and impacts round two % of pregnant girls in the US.

“I misplaced 10 kilos and was hospitalized for excessive dehydration,” Briana stated. “It was fairly terrible.”

The most important shock got here after their eight-week ultrasound when the couple discovered that they had been anticipating quintuplets. Jordan admitted, he practically handed out.

Jordan and Briana Driskell at quintuplets gender reveal.


Briana’s medical doctors stated that there was solely a 4-8% chance that she would have triplets or extra if she grew to become pregnant after present process a sequence of reproductive procedures involving intrauterine insemination (IUI).

“I used to be in such shock, I couldn’t communicate,” Briana, stated. “I simply sat there staring on the display in disbelief. I couldn’t imagine there have been 5 sacs.”

Ultrasound that shows the quintuplets inside Briana's tummy.


Then, simply as Briana was starting to really feel higher at 22 weeks, she acquired distressing information: her cervix was shortening, which may end up in preterm labor.

Briana was instantly taken to the hospital and remained in mattress for the remainder of her being pregnant.

The soon-to-be mother stated she needed to maintain the infants till 30 weeks.

Jordan and Briana showing her baby bump at 26th week with for an Easter photoshoot.


Nevertheless, Briana’s quintuplets had been delivered at 28 weeks of being pregnant as a consequence of worries about preeclampsia, a life-threatening sickness characterised by hypertension.

In the meantime, the quintuplets had been delivered by cesarean part on the College of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital.

It was a fast supply however the problems from preeclampsia stored Briana away from the infants for an additional day.

Driskell quintuplets at neonatal intensive care unit at birth.


“Once I lastly noticed them, I used to be crying so exhausting I couldn’t breathe,” she stated. “I nonetheless can’t imagine I’m lastly a mother. It’s unreal.”

Zoey was the smallest at 1 pound and 13 ounces, whereas Hollyn was the heaviest at 2 kilos and 6 ounces at beginning.

Zoey is probably the most spirited of the infants regardless of being the smallest.

Briana and the quintuplets in the nursery room.


“Zoey has been throwing her hospital hat round,” Briana informed TODAY Mother and father. “She’s very decided.”

Briana stayed just a few days on the hospital earlier than being discharged, and the quintuplets remained on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) till they had been sturdy sufficient to go residence.

The Driskell quintuplets’ eleventh month marked their first Easter photoshoot.

Driskell quintuplets' then and now Easter photoshoot.


“I don’t know what I used to be considering,” Briana informed TODAY.

She stated that they put every of the infants in a bug bucket with plastic eggs round them and took them two hours as there they had been climbing out and there are many crying.

Nevertheless, she was glad with the Easter photoshoot as “the images got here out actually cute!” she provides.

This yr, the Driskell quintuplets, who’re turning six celebrated Easter with plenty of candies and egg hunts.

Driskell quintuplets Easter egg hunting.


“It’s a unique type of chaos now,” Briana stated. “Now, it’s ‘He bought the colour egg I needed!’ and ‘I didn’t get this sweet, and he or she did.’”

“They had been tackling one another to get to these eggs,” Jordan added. “It was each man for himself.”

Jordan says that the toddlers are “the most effective of associates,” regardless of some sibling rivalry.

Toddler Driskell quintuplets posing for a photo.


“They all the time have somebody to play with,” Jordan says. “We simply love watching them having fun with life collectively. It’s fairly particular.”