‘They are our little miracles’: Utah quintuplet parents preparing for life with 5 infants
Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com
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PHOENIX — A southern Utah couple spoke to the media for the first time since the birth of their quintuplets.
Jamie and Skyler Scott are from St. George, but temporarily relocated to Phoenix to have their babies delivered at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
The quints were born early in the morning on March 21, 29 weeks into Jamie Scott’s pregnancy, according to an emailed statement from hospital spokeswoman Sara Baird.
KSL.com reports girls Lily, Violet and Daisy and boys Logan and Lincoln all weighed less than 3 pounds when they were born.
“They might be tiny, but they are mighty and perfect,” Jamie Scott said at a Friday press conference. “We are so blessed to have these children. They are our little miracles.”
The quintuplets are all fraternal and none are identical, Skyler Scott said. Most quintuplet deliveries in the U.S. happen less than 27 weeks into pregnancy, according to Baird.
Jamie Scott consumed 4,000 calories a day during her pregnancy to provide for the quintuplets, Baird said.
The family said they hope to move back to St. George with the quints in about six weeks. The quintuplets will join older brothers Shayden, 12 and Landon, 7.
“They are so excited to welcome these babies into our family,” Jamie Scott said of her sons.
Jamie and Skyler Scott struggled with infertility for five years before learning they would be having quintuplets, they told KSL.com in January. The couple documented Jamie’s pregnancy and the births of their quintuplets extensively on Facebook, Instagram and the family’s website, scottquints.com.
The family moved to Phoenix in December to work with perinatologist John Elliott, a physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital, according to the emailed statement. Elliott has delivered 24 sets of quintuplets and 108 sets of quadruplets over nearly four decades of experience.
Friday, Skyler Scott said he is grateful for the support of his family and community, and he’s preparing to change thousands of diapers in the next few years.
“At this point, we’re both really tired,” he said. “Which is good because we’ve got to get used to being able to function being really tired. It’s going to be that way for a while.”