Adeboye and Ajibola Taiwo tried for almost 20 years to have a baby, and faced a number of heartbreaking fertility issues along the way. 

 

However, 17 years after their first attempt at conceiving, the couple have been blessed with SIX gorgeous babies. 

 

The couple, who are originally from Nigeria, found that their wait for a family was over last November when they discovered they were expecting four babies.

 

Dad Adeboye told VCU News"I was excited. For the very first time we were expecting." 

 

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However, it was not until January that the couple discovered they were expecting not four, but six babies. 

 

Three boys and three girls were born on May 11, and the couple were suddenly blessed with a beautiful family of eight.

 

The lightest of the gorgeous babies weighed just 737 grams (just over one pound), and the heaviest came in at 1.33 kg. 

 

It took 40 medical professionals to deliver the six babies, who were born at 30 weeks gestation: "The medical team is excellent in medicine and hospitality," said Adeboye. "We are far from home but the medical team is our family. That is what got us this far."

 

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"We're going through this extraordinary journey together with the family. It's not every day that parents bring home sextuplets. Mrs Taiwo was eating, sleeping and breathing for seven. A lot of the support and encouragement we gave her to make it as far as she did was important, and one of the biggest contributions we made as a team." 

 

Ajibola was discharged from hospital last week, but the babies will remain in care for some time, with both parents actively involved in their progress.

 

The proud new mum also explained that she hopes her babies will eventually go into the medical profession, stating: "I hope for the smallest of my six children to grow up and say, 'I was so small, and look at me now'. I want my kids to come back to VCU to study and learn to care for others, with the same people who cared for me and my family."

 

Huge congratulations to this gorgeous family on their new arrivals - good luck. 

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