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Posted on Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 11:29 a.m.

Quintuplets born at University of Michigan hospital

By Staff


Father Robert Hicks and mother Jessica Hicks with one of five quintuplets born Thursday at Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Photo courtesy of Robert Hicks

The University of Michigan’s Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital welcomed quintuplets Thursday morning born to Jessica and Robert Hicks of Livingston County, MLive reported.

The quintuplets are believed to be the first set ever born at the hospital in Ann Arbor.

"It was amazing just seeing all five of them all at once," said Robert Hicks, dad of the quintuplets. "We were all filled up with joy and tears and happiness."

Out of 4 million babies born in the United States each year only 40 sets - 200 babies - are quintuplets, said Dr. Cosmas Vandeven, director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the hospital.

Parker was born at 10:38 a.m. Thursday at 4 pounds. Carol was born at 10:38 a.m. at 3 pounds 9 ounces. Emmett was at 10:39 a.m. at 3 pounds 7 ounces, followed by Nicole at 10:40 a.m. at 4 pounds. The last baby, Ryker, was born at 10:41 a.m. at 4 pounds 6 ounces.



Tue, Sep 10, 2013 : 1:49 p.m.

Congratulations!!! Better you than me. (I'm 61 and have 3 grown daughters. little old to be doing this...)


Sat, Sep 7, 2013 : 5:26 p.m.

Aw congratulations!!!


Sat, Sep 7, 2013 : 11:59 a.m.

Congratulations on your bundles of joy. Great weights for that many little ones.


Sat, Sep 7, 2013 : 11:09 a.m.

Congrats to the family, new quints and their little brother. The comments over at MLive on this story leave must to be desired again. will be MISSED!!


Sat, Sep 7, 2013 : 1:19 p.m.

Oops -- MUCH not must. Early Saturday morning typos....


Sat, Sep 7, 2013 : 3:36 a.m.

Congratulations Hicks Family!! Way to go mom carrying those babies as long as you did! Great weights for all :)


Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 11:20 p.m.

I can't really imagine what this family is going to have adjust to. Is there any fund or anything people can do to help them?

Denise Anderson

Sat, Sep 7, 2013 : 3:39 a.m.

I was wondering the same thing, Lynel. I hope family and friends will step up to help out as this will be an adjustment [but in a good way, I hope!].

Soft Paw

Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 10:07 p.m.

My goodness, looks like fertility pills really do work.


Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 6:36 p.m.

Awwwwww CONGRATULATIONS! How wonderful! <3


Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 6:30 p.m.

Oh wow! Congrats.

Amy Biolchini

Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 5:56 p.m.

Thanks to the Hicks family for sharing their amazing story and first moments for their quints with the world!


Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 5:45 p.m.

This will forever change your life for the better.


Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 5:34 p.m.

Congratulations and good luck! I hope they get some help from family and friends!


Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 4:19 p.m.

Super mama! You can do this! Congrats on your beautiful babies!


Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 3:58 p.m.

And after the demise of Blimpy Burgers I thought we would never hear the term quints again. Good luck to the parents and the quints, and remember, sleep is overated!

Jessica Webster

Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 4:10 p.m.

HA! I immediately thought of Blimpy too, TreeTown.


Fri, Sep 6, 2013 : 3:43 p.m.

Congratulations! Those are good sized quints :-)