In 2004, Jamie and Skyler Scott got married and had their first child, Shayden, in 2005. After a few years, Jamie gave birth to Landon, their second son. However, the couple struggled for five years to conceive another child.
After trying for five years to conceive another child, Jamie and Skyler Scott turned to a fertility specialist for help. To their surprise, Jamie’s belly grew so rapidly that, at only 19 weeks, she looked like she was already nine months pregnant. She needed a wheelchair to move around as she was unable to walk.
During their first ultrasound, Jamie and Skyler expected to see one or two small infants. Since Jamie had undergone IVF treatments, her hormone levels were high.
Jamie and Skyler were shocked when they discovered during the first ultrasound that Jamie was carrying not one or two, but five healthy babies. This rare occurrence, known as quintuplets, happens in only one out of 55 million pregnancies. A few weeks earlier, Jamie had tested very high for HCG hormones, indicating that something unusual was happening in her pregnancy.
Elevated HCG levels are often an indication that a woman is carrying multiple fetuses. Jamie experienced an unusual craving for smoothies during her pregnancy, which is not uncommon among expectant mothers.
Doctors advised Jamie to consume 4,000 calories per day to gain 100 pounds (45 kg) during her pregnancy with quintuplets. The five babies were born at 29 weeks, which is longer than the national average of slightly under 27 weeks for quintuplets. On March 21, 2018, Lily, Violet, Daisy, Logan, and Lincoln were born at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
In less than a minute, all five babies were delivered. Just look at these cute and adorable little bundles of joy! At birth, each of them weighed less than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds).
Remarkably, all five infants were born healthy, which is uncommon in quintuplet births that are usually high-risk with potential complications.
Reflecting on their journey, Jamie expressed, “The outpouring of love and support we’ve received from people all over the world has truly helped us during this challenging time of an extremely high-risk pregnancy.”