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After Fertility Struggles, Couple Welcomes Sextuplets. The Rainbow-Themed Baby Photos Have Gone Viral

September 11, 2018 15:45

Eric and Courtney Waldrop recently became parents to a set of sextuplets, and the babies recently made it home - all healthy.

The Alabama-based family invited photographer Ashley-Sargent to capture this monumental occasion. Ashley set up a photo shoot for the newborns, but she included their three older brothers in the gorgeous images.

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The Waldrop sextuplets are named Rivers, Rayne, Rawlings, Blu, Tag, and Layke. They were born on December 11, 2017, in Alabama.

In August of that year, the couple announced to the world that they were expecting sextuplets. In that same month, they also revealed their babies' genders.

Courtney, who spoke to PEOPLE, said they were a little worried when they found out they were expecting six babies. One of her concerns was her small frame and whether her body was capable of housing six babies at the same time.

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Eric and Courtney have been together since middle school and all they wanted was to start a family. The pair got married in 2004. Their first child, Saylor, was born in 2008 and twin boys followed in 2012.

Courtney experienced several heartbreaking miscarriages and disappointments as she struggled with conceiving her babies. Her twin boys were born with the help of fertility treatments.

When they wanted to try for their fourth, they decided to do away with the fertility treatments. However, after experiencing another miscarriage, they came to accept that they needed intervention if they wanted to have more kids.

It was devastating because I can get pregnant so easily, I just can’t hold on to them.

The treatments were specially made so that Courtney would not conceive more than two fetuses, but that was not really how things turned out. So with her history of miscarriages, the couple had to put their faith in God that their six babies would survive.

Thankfully, they did, in spite of having some medical concerns that kept them in the hospital for a little while. Now that they are home, the couple celebrated by dressing their babies in the colors of the rainbow and Ashley took beautiful photos.

The Waldrops certainly have a lot to be grateful for and we are thrilled they now have their big happy and healthy family.

Parental sacrifice is special. When we look in their eyes, we know how deep and unconditional their love is. Here is another inspirational video story about it.

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