By Steve Pickett
Dallas (KTVT/CNN) - Few births require a staff this big. It took 50 specialists, nurses, and technicians to deliver a set of quintuplets in Texas.
The five babies are a bit premature, and are all in the intensive care unit.
Carrie Jones and her husband, Gavin, wanted a brother or sister for their son, Isaac. Let's just say they accomplished that goal.
"People kept saying, 'God did this. You didn't choose this. He will be with you,'" said Carrie.
"Six months ago, Carrie and I and Isaac would've never imagined we'd be sitting here saying we've got five more kids in the family," said Gavin.
That's right. Say hello to David, Grace, Marcie, Seth, and Will; the first set of quintuplets in the United States this year and delivered last Thursday with the guidance of a combined team of 50 doctors, nurses, and specialists from Dallas' UT Southwestern Medical Center.
The babies, born at 27 weeks, are receiving intensive care inside the neonatal unit. Mom, who took fertility drugs to conceive again, admits the sight of her tiny tots in ICU has been tough.
"Yeah, I'm very emotional but very happy. Got to hold David. That was an emotional, wonderful. I cry out of joy, too, I have to say," said Carrie.
"Again, they're doing as expected, and they're very stable right now," said Dr. Gary Burgess.
The Jones family actually calls the island of New Guinea home. They are ministry missionaries.
One set of grandparents lives in Duncanville. One week ago Isaac was their only grandson. Now, three brothers and sisters are the result of what the family calls a true blessing.