Jamie and Skyler Scott got married in 2004 and soon welcomed their first child, Shayden, who was born in 2005. A few years later, Jamie gave birth to her second son, Landon. For five years, the couple desperately tried to have another baby.
They searched for a fertility specialist and during the second round of treatment, they hit the jackpot — but maybe not in the way everyone expected.
At just 19 weeks, Jamie already looked nine months pregnant! Her bump had gotten so big so quickly that she could no longer walk and needed a wheelchair to stay mobile.
During the first ultrasound, Jamie and Skyler were expected to see one or two little babies. After all, she had received IVF treatments and had high hormone levels.
Imagine their surprise when the nurse pointed to five healthy heartbeats… it was quintuplets! This is estimated to occur in only one out of 55 million pregnancies.
A few weeks after her doctor confirmed the pregnancy, Jamie tested extremely high for HCG hormones. Something strange was going on…
Higher than average HCG levels usually indicate that the mother is carrying several children.
Like many other pregnant women, Jamie got a strange hankering for particular foods. For a while, she was completely obsessed with milkshakes.
The doctors ordered her to consume about 4,000 calories a day, so she could gain 100 pounds (45 kg).
The quints entered the world at 29 weeks, which is longer than the national average just under 27 weeks for quints. Lily, Violet, Daisy, Logan and Lincoln were born on March 21, 2018 at the hospital St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
It took less than 60 seconds to deliver all the children. Check out these cute little bundles of love! Each baby weighed less than 3 pounds (1 kg) at birth.
Miraculously, all five children were born healthy. Complications in this kind of birth are normally quite common.
“The messages of love and hope that we’ve received from around the world have really helped strengthen us to get through this tough time of very, very high risk pregnancy,” says Jamie.