Oahu woman gives birth to first quintuplets in Hawaii
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“Seeing them for the first time was whoa! Wow. It’s so surreal, unbelievable they were just all in me. I knew that four of the boys, they were identical, seeing that there was a whole different experience for me. They really do look the same."
Marcie Dela Cruz, 37, is now a proud mother of six after welcoming Kamalii, Kapena, Ka'olu, Keahi, and Kupono into the world. She also has a 2-year-old son named Makaio.
Kapiolani Medical Center started planning for this record delivery ten weeks ago and started doing simulations 2-3 weeks ago. About 30 people were in the delivery room.
“All the babies are stable. They’re all requiring a little bit of respiratory help, which is normal for babies of their age and their size. Other than that, they’re all bundled up and doing well,” said Karen Tao, Mgr., Kapiolani Medical Center NICU.
The babies will remain there another two-to-three months before heading home.
“I really just wanted a little brother or sister for him [Makaio], and I got my money’s worth,” said Cruz.
The couple has a great sense of humor and have a plan to color-code the babies until they can tell them apart.
Cruz is asking for any donations that will help go toward medical bills, baby supplies, and getting a van to fit their bigger family.
Donations can be made on her Go Fund Me page here: https://www.gofundme.com/adka4p6c