Six tiny bundles, forming the most beautiful rainbow. Born more than 10 weeks early, the fraternal siblings have just arrived home – and their first photo shoot is breathtaking.
These six little fighters have also been bestowed the most magnificent names – and with three older brothers named Saylor, Wells and Bridge they had a lot to live up to.
A miracle six times over
Eric and Courtney Waldrop have been sweethearts since school, and always wished for a big family. They could never have imagined just how big it would get. The Alabama couple had first son Saylor in 2008, before using fertility treatments to have their twins Wales and Bridge in 2012.
After suffering a miscarriage Courtney finally became pregnant – with not one, but six babies. They had been told by doctors the chance of having another multiple pregnancy was low. But once they heard the heartbeats they say they knew everything would work out.
They shared their journey via their Facebook page, and even held a public gender reveal, watch the video below.
The three girls and three boys were born on December 11, 2017, the family naming their new additions: Blu, Layke, Rawlings, Rayne, Tag and Rivers.
After several weeks in hospital, the sextuplets were allowed home just a couple of days ago, and to celebrate they had their photos taken.
Photographer Ashley Sargent said, “It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. Can you imagine the fear and stress you would have as a mother being told you are pregnant with six? Mixed with so much joy in knowing that within you life is growing.”
“Six miracles were born … yes, I said miracles. Because the odds were against them … the odds of all of six babies at one time … the odds of the babies surviving at all … the odds of two parents accepting them all and choosing life regardless of the surprising news … you babies are miracles. There is a tremendous purpose for your life. You will shake the world. Because after every storm … there is a rainbow.”
What a beautiful family – congratulations to the Waldrops on their six new little loves. If you’re besotted with their names, you’ll adore our list of 52 perfectly paired twin names.