Quintuplets born at University of Michigan hospital
Photo courtesy of Robert Hicks
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.