Last week, Kim Tucci stunned the world with her gorgeous maternity photos and now, she’s given birth to five healthy babies.
You might have seen Kim Tucci’s beautiful maternity photos all over the internet recently. After all, they weren’t just any maternity photos — the Australian 26-year-old was pregnant with incredibly rare spontaneous quintuplets — and despite having a belly full of five babies, she somehow managed to look like a total goddess.
Happily, Tucci is now the mother of eight children, as her quintuplets were born this past Thursday morning joining their three older siblings. The birth was announced on Tucci’s Surprised by Five Facebook page, created by the mom to let people follow her journey to bringing five new lives into the world.
“We are very happy to announce the birth of our five beautiful babies, born on the 28th of January and just shy of 30 weeks. We would like to say a big thank you to Dr Jan Dickinson for looking after me and the babies with such love and care. I was very lucky to have an amazing medical team supporting me. Thank you for giving me an exceptional birth! The babies and I are both doing very well, thank you for all your well wishes and support.”
The birth announcement also shared the names and weights of the little ones:
Keith, 2 pounds 12 ounces
Alli, 2 pounds 10 ounces
Beatrix, 2 pounds 10 ounces
Tiffany, 2 pounds 9 ounces
Penelope, 2 pounds 8 ounces
Just like that, Tucci went from three kids to eight. It’s mind-boggling to contemplate, but judging by a recent Facebook update where the mom shared she was in such discomfort from her pregnancy she needed painkillers to cope, she’s probably just relieved to not be pregnant anymore. And who could blame her? We all know how it feels to be far along with just one baby (or two or three) and she had five. A total of around 13 pounds of baby by the end.
We know life will never be the same for the Tucci family and while the world marvels at her statistically rare pregnancy and birth, Kim and her husband will simply be adjusting to life with five infants and three older children. They will be losing sleep and sanity while feeding, changing and holding babies around the clock. They will also be trying to care for their older kids, who will undoubtedly need help adjusting to life with five baby siblings in the house eating up a ton of their mom and dad’s time. That’s a tall order for any parent.
After all the attention lavished on them during her pregnancy, we hope Kim and her husband get a lot of help and support now that the babies are actually here. It must be an unbelievable shock to go from a family of five to a family of 10. Hopefully, they have friends who will take the older kids out for a day or come by to help with the babies for a few hours so the exhausted parents can have a break. That’s what all new moms need, really. And Kim Tucci needs it times five.