Most often mothers are thrilled the first time they get a chance to hold their newborn babies, as was the case with this new mother Michelle Seal. With the help of the staff at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, she was able to hold all five of her newborn quintuplets at the same time.
It took three nurses to line the babies up, and a photographer helped capture this suddenly huge family’s first moment together. The mother and her babies (Brant, and his sisters Tessa, Mia, Mia, Gracie, and Rayleigh) wore complementary orange outfits to suit up these new little humans.
Michelle and her husband, Steven, had been trying for months unsuccessfully to have a baby and were both shocked and elated to learn Michelle was carrying the quints! The hospital staff refers to the mother and her brood as the “Six Sweet Seals.”
This is the first instance where a set of quintuplets has been born at Baylor. The odds of conceiving quintuplets – even with the aid of science and modern fertility treatments – is one in fifty-six thousand! That is far more rare than being struck by lightning. The Six Sweet Seals are truly miracle of statistics if not a miracle in themselves.