DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The first quintuplets born in Baylor Medical Center’s 110+ history went home Thursday. The Seals quintuplets, a.k.a “The Fab Five” are resting comfortably on their first night together out of the hospital.
The babies had one last check up with their doctor before they were strapped into carriers for an emotional send off. Four of the five babies still use a feeding tube but all were finally healthy enough to leave Baylor Hospital.
“It’s just been great getting to know these sweet babies,” said Baylor nurse, Lindsey Etchison. Another nurse, Sara Foster, said she doubts she will ever have the opportunity to care for quintuplets again.
The Seals had to borrow a church van from their hometown of Maud in Northeast Texas to transport their family of now eight to a friends home in Carrollton. Their friend, Paula Foster took in the Seals despite being in the middle of treatment for breast cancer. But she said the babies have helped her through a difficult time.
“I want to keep one of them but she says I can’t. I’m sure there will be some tears shed tomorrow,” said Foster.
All of the babies were each named after family members, and here are their names in the order in which they were born:
— Mia Seals, 2 pounds, 10 ounces
— Tessa Seals, 2 pounds, 14 ounces
— Brant Seals, 3 pounds, 6 ounces
— Gracie Seals, 2 pounds, 7 ounces
— Rayleigh Seals, 2 pounds, 8 ounces
The Seals expressed their gratitude to Baylor’s staff before loading up their precious cargo and leaving the hospital.
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