Life is filled with unexpected twists, sometimes surprising us when we least expect it.
The story of this family is proof of that.
Parents of three children, Eric and Courtney were definitively looking to have a fourth. However, Courtney gave birth to… six children, turning their family of five into eleven!
The couple already had three sons – their firstborn, Saylor, who was 10 years old, and the twins, Wales and Bridge, who were 8 years old – when they decided to have a fourth child to expand their family.
After fertility treatment, Courtney, a 38-year-old teacher, became pregnant.
The couple was overjoyed, but their happiness didn’t last long. During the initial ultrasound, they were completely shocked. It wasn’t just one, but six embryos that were growing.
“It was a huge shock for us. We were panicked, worried. Anything but happy. How are we going to handle this?” shared Courtney.
“We were in shock for a few days, but then we regained our composure and made the decision that our relationship would withstand this challenge and that we would create an extraordinary family with our nine children!” said the 40-year-old father.
After a highly monitored pregnancy and a high-risk delivery, 3 girls and 3 boys were born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation.
The 6 adorable little ones, weighing between 900g and 1.3kg, were born in excellent health. The mother also felt well.
At home, the dad planned everything. He hired two full-time nannies and arranged accommodation for the 6 babies. The first few days were challenging, however.
Fortunately, after the initial months of this disrupted life, the positive quickly took over.
“Our days are hectic but filled with joy and entertainment. We cherish every moment, all of them are healthy, and the three older ones help us.
Our 6 babies bring us so much happiness, and our large family has ultimately brought us closer together!” explained Courtney, who gave up her job and dedicated herself to her family.