Baby quintuplets: 2 girls go home, 3 more to go

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two of the world's first set of all-female quintuplets are home. Friday morning, they met the public for the very first time in a news conference at The Women's Hospital of Texas.

Parker Kate went home on Friday, June 5th and Hazel Grace was released a few days later on June 9th.

"We are extremely blessed and excited to have two of our princesses home and look forward to having all of our girls together in the near future," said Adam and Danielle Busby.

The two girls, along with sisters Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, and Riley Paige, were welcomed into the world at Women's Hospital of Texas in Houston last month.

On April 8 at around 4:41pm, Danielle Busby gave birth to the quintuplets. The newborns arrived by C-section at 28 weeks and 2 days. According to Women's Hospital, it took only four minutes for all five to arrive.

The babies' have been growing up fast ever since, and the hospital expects to release the other three girls in the coming days. Their current weights are below:
  • Ava Lane Busby - 5 pounds, 9.4 ounces
  • Hazel Grace Busby - 4 pounds, 13.1 ounces
  • Olivia Marie Busby - 5 pounds, 9.9 ounces
  • Parker Kate Busby - 5 pounds, 12 ounces
  • Riley Paige Busby - 5 pounds, 4.5 ounces

The last time a set of all-female quintuplets were born was 1969, and it had never happened in the United States.

According to the most recent information from the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of quintuplets and other higher order births in 2013 totaled only 66 nationwide.

The Busbys are logging their experience on a blog at
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