Woman gives birth to sextuplets; now she's a mother of 9

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (KTRK) -- A woman in Alabama gave birth to sextuplets this week.

Not only is the family overjoyed, but hospital workers are thrilled it went without a hitch.

"It was amazing getting to see them and see what they look like, how little they are. I mean they're perfect though in every way, even though they're so tiny, they're just so perfect," mother Courtney Waldrop said.

The Waldrop sextuplets are the firstborn in Alabama since 2011.

Each baby weighed under three pounds when they were born about 10 weeks early.

"That sounds like a lot, but that is remarkable on mom's part, that she was able to carry these babies this far," said neonatologist Dr. Lee D. Morris

Doctors say the delivery went smoothly, and all six babies were stable and cried at delivery.

A team of about 40 people across different hospital departments worked together during the delivery, drills and preparations beforehand.

"It was a phenomenal undertaking and it paid off," said specialist Dr. Antonio Gonzalez.

When it came to naming the babies, Courtney says it was important to give them names that were unique and as special as they are.

The boys are named, Blu, Layke and Tag. And three girls, Rawlings, Rayne and Rivers.

"I think when we bring them home, and all six cries start in the middle of the night, that's when they'll really understand what this is about," said father Eric Waldrop.

Courtney and her husband Eric have been together since the eighth grade.

The sextuplets will join the couple's three other sons, 8-year-old Sailor and 5-year-old twin boys, Bridge and Wales.

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