A Joyous New Year Welcome for a Remarkable Quintuplet Family
This New Year’s celebration holds unparalleled happiness for the Driskell family from Kentucky, USA, as they warmly welcome five adorable angels into their lives. The arrival of these quintuplets marks an extraordinary journey of love and resilience.
Briana Driskell, a 30-year-old mother, endured a perilous cesarean section in May, defying the odds to bring her five children into the world at just 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Reflecting on her journey, Briana shared with Good Morning America: “On the same day I found out I was pregnant, I also learned that it was a quintuplet pregnancy, with all five babies having healthy hearts. The doctor presented us with the option to select embryos or consider terminating the pregnancy due to the low likelihood of all five babies being born healthy. This was never an option we were willing to consider.”
Throughout her pregnancy, Briana received intensive medical care to safeguard her health and the health of her quintuplets.
Enduring 22 weeks of bed rest, Briana and her 26-year-old husband, Jordan Driskell, finally welcomed their five little miracles into the world at the 28-week mark. Worries over their tiny size – each weighing less than 1.3kg – were eclipsed by the overwhelming joy of their arrival. Two months after their birth, all six family members were discharged from the hospital, commencing a new chapter.
As if defying the odds wasn’t already remarkable, these five infants – Zoey Hart, Asher Blaze, Dakota Faith, Gavin Lane, and Hollyn Grace Driskell – demonstrated a miraculous recovery within just six months of birth.
Now, the Driskell household is a whirlwind of diaper changes, feeding sessions, and shared moments of rest. Managing up to 70 diapers daily and an estimated 35 bottles of milk, the couple invests over $1000 each month solely on formula.
Jordan, a devoted father and artist, dedicates himself to tending to his children’s needs as soon as he returns home from work, diligently changing diapers, feeding, and repeating the cycle. “As soon as you finish feeding the five children, you have to wash the bottles and prepare for the next meal,” he shares.
Eager to commemorate their children’s first Christmas, Briana and Jordan collaborated with a photographer to capture a heartwarming Christmas-themed photoshoot, an endeavor close to Briana’s heart. As an extra touch, she handcrafted distinctive outfits for each child, embroidered with traits that reflect their unique personalities – from “I am an angel” to “I am very mischievous.”
The remarkable journey of this quintuplet family exemplifies the strength of love, resilience, and the unwavering dedication of parents. With the arrival of the New Year, they embrace a future filled with joyful moments and shared milestones.