• Baylor couple welcomes home last of sextuplets born in April

    Perkins sextuplets

    In April, Baylor alums David (BBA ’05) and Lauren (BS ’05) Perkins welcomed sextuplets: three boys, Andrew, Benjamin and Levi, and three girls, Allison, Caroline and Leah (pictured together above). They were born 10 weeks early; the largest weighed only 2 lbs., 15 oz., and the smallest was just 1 lb., 10 oz.

    Benjamin and Caroline were able to go home a month after birth; Andrew joined them for Father’s Day. Levi went home a couple of days before his mother’s original due date in late June, and Allison joined the family at their house in Pearland shortly after their three-month birthday in August.

    This week, the family was finally reunited at home as Leah, who faced the most uphill battle medically, was released from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. As the siblings approach their five-month birthday, each weighs between 8 and 14 pounds.

    [SEE: NBC’s Today introduces the family in May and follows up in September || Houston Chronicle photos from May and September]

    “We’re truly humbled that we are bringing home six,” David told NBC’s Today show. “We know it could have been a completely different path. We’re grateful.”

    “We are so excited to finally have all of our children under the same roof,” Lauren echoed. “We are very thankful for all of our nurses and physicians at the Pavilion for Women who cared for me throughout my pregnancy, delivered our babies safely and cared for them during their time in the NICU.”

    Sic ’em, Perkins family!

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