Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM
HOUSTON -- Lauren and David Perkins are introducing their sextuplets to the world. They released the first pictures Wednesday of the three boys and three girls who were born at Texas Children’s Hospital just 10 days ago.
The sextuplets were born 10 weeks premature and were delivered by a team of 35 doctors. The largest weighs just 2 pounds, 15 ounces.
“We spend a lot of the time holding them, we have been able to hold five out of the six of them,” said Lauren Perkins. “The nurses are letting us practice changing diapers.”
The babies are named: Andrew, Benjamin, Levi, Allison, Caroline and Leah. Five of them are breathing on their own. The smallest, Leah, remains on a ventilator but doctors say she is improving.
Friends of the Perkins family are already working to get their house ready for the sextuplets to come home. Doctors say they could be released in about two months.
“We are really appreciative of all the support and prayers from around the world,” said Lauren Perkins.