2 of Perkins sextuplets go home
Updated On: May 31 2012 05:25:39 PM CDT
Two of a family's sextuplets have made the move from the hospital to home.
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Lauren Perkins, 28, and David Perkins, 29, had trouble conceiving, which led to fertility treatment and the surprise of expecting six babies.
The sextuplets were born to the Pearland couple on April 23 at the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. The three boys and three girls weighed between 1.10 pounds to 2.15 pounds at birth. A total of 35 people were in the operating room when the babies were delivered by C-section in just under 4 minutes.
Two of the babies, Benjamin and Caroline, went home at the end of May.
The other four babies are still being cared for at the neonatal intensive care unit. Hospital officials said that all of the babies are growing stronger every day.
Andrew is in an open-air crib and on full bottle feeds. Allison is off breathing support and is learning how to take a bottle. If their progress continues as it has been, they will be able to go home in the next week and a half.
Levi and Leah are still receiving breathing support and need to keep growing before they can go home. They are both doing well and have not had any major setbacks in the past few weeks, doctors said.
The couple wants to live a private life with their new family. The Perkins have been married for four years.