Six tiny bundles form 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 have always wished for a big family. They could never have imagined just how big it would get. The Alabama couple had their first son, Saylor, in 2008, before using ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs to have their twins, Wales and Bridge, in 2012.
After suffering a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ, Courtney finally became pregnant – with not one, but six babies. They had been told by doctors that 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.
The three girls and three boys were born on December 11, 2017, and the family named their new additions: Blu, Layke, Rawlings, Rayne, Tag, and Rivers.
After several weeks in the 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 how scared and stressed you would be as a mother if you found out you were pregnant with six children? 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 all of them and choosing life despite the shocking 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 – congrats to the Waldrops on their six new little loves. If you’re besotted with their names, you’ll adore our list of the best twin babies’ names.