Danielle Busby became the first ever American woman to give birth to all-girl quintuplets at a Texas hospital.
The proud mother finally has all of her new brood under one roof after the last of her babies was allowed to go home after four month.
Weighing seven pounds six ounces, Ava Lane left The Woman’s Hospital of Texas to go home to Houston, where she joined Olivia Marie, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige.
Ava was also welcomed home by father Adam and big sister Blayke, who is three years old.
Danielle had a caesarean section at 28 weeks to give the babies the best chance of survival.
Despite all sharing the same womb, only two of the girls – Parker Kate and Hazel Grace – are identical twins, having come from the same egg which divided to form two embryos.
The other three girls came from three separate eggs fertilised by three separate sperm, meaning they have different genetic material.
Writing about her experience of looking after four girls before bringing Ava home, Danielle said: ‘Surprisingly having four of the babies at home hasn’t been “that bad” with the exception of Wednesday night.
‘That was our first night with fussy babies all night! I didn’t go to sleep till 7am the next morning but did sleep till 1pm that day.
‘I never thought I would be able to function so well with a total of 4-5 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period. We got adjusted to four baby routine but then [Adam] had to go back to work.
‘It is kind of funny because everything we do, we say “and we still have one more baby to throw in the mix.”
‘Some people ask “How do you do it.” Well the only answer I can give is ”I just do it, it’s got to be done”. But in all honesty, every morning I pray for energy and strength.
‘I am reminded each and every day when I look at each baby that God gave us these precious miracles and that “I can do this”….even if its hard.’