A couple’s yearning to embrace parenthood was answered in a way they had never seen coming. After a period of sheer uncertainty and struggle, their heartfelt prayers were answered when the doctor gave them astonishing yet heartwarming news.
The same was true for a couple from Versailles, Kentucky, who wanted to revel in parental joy more than anything. Brianna and Jordan went through an emotional rollercoaster for more than two years, and despite their best efforts, they faced difficulty conceiving.
Although the duo tried to stay positive, their hopes wavered when their pregnancy tests came out negative every time. Determined not to give up, the Driskells sought medical help and began fertility treatment. Finally, after their fifth session, Briana was over the moon when she saw two pink lines.
While Briana and Jordan were thrilled to welcome a baby, they were oblivious to what the universe had in store for them. When they went for their eighth-week ultrasound, the couple received the biggest surprise of their lives—they were expecting not one but five babies.
Unable to process the news, Jordan said he lost consciousness, while Briana couldn’t stop staring at the screen that showed five sacs.
After going through fertility struggles for years and being given only a 4–8% chance of having triplets, the Versailles woman couldn’t fathom how things had come to pass. When the initial shock wore off, the Driskells began preparing to transition to a family of seven.
According to Brianna, the doctor strongly recommended that she opt for selective reduction because the chances of her delivering five healthy babies without complications were very slim.
But the Driskells knew what they had signed up for and refused to reduce the embryos or terminate their pregnancy. It wasn’t an option they were prepared to consider under any circumstances.
At only 28 weeks, Briana delivered her quintuplets via C-section on May 2, 2017, in a Kentucky hospital. Jordan, 26, and Briana, 29, welcomed three daughters and two sons—Zoey Hart, Dakota Faith, Hollyn Grace, Asher Blaze, and Gavin Lane. Baby Zoey weighed the smallest, while Baby Hollyn was the largest.
Because of their surprisingly early arrival, all five infants had to spend almost 2.5 months in the NICU before receiving the green signal to go home.
According to Briana, the pregnancy took a toll on her, and she almost lost her life. Consequently, she stayed on life support for two days.
Her condition was so critical that many thought she wouldn’t make it. However, she survived the odds and recovered to hug and hold her little angels. Recalling the first time she saw her quintuplets, Briana expressed:
“When I finally saw them, I was crying so hard I couldn’t breathe. I still can’t believe I am finally a mom. It’s unreal.”
In a throwback Instagram post shared on June 12, 2021, the doting mom posed with her five miracles. She captioned the post, “I’ve got the whole world in my hands.”
For years, Briana had wanted to celebrate the holiday season with her babies and send adorable cards to her family and friends. Her heartfelt wish took a long time to come to fruition, but the wait was worth it. The ecstatic mom recounted:
“I’ve been wanting a family for so long that I’m beyond excited to be able to send Christmas cards this year with my own babies.”