An Australian mom who thought she was expecting twins got the biggest surprise when she discovered she was having quintuplets instead.
Kim Tucci and her husband, from Perth, already have two young daughters, but they wanted to try for one more. After months of struggling to conceive, Tucci finally became pregnant – with five babies!
On the Facebook page for her blog, Tucci explained how she discovered the news back in August. “I was moved to another machine for a clearer view and had the head doctor come in and double check the findings. She started to count ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE!!! Did I hear that correctly?? FIVE??” the mom wrote.
“My legs start to shake uncontrollably and all I can do is laugh. The sonographer then told me the term for 5 is QUINTUPLETS!! Time to call my husband. When I called him from the ultrasound room I don't think he believed me at first, he quickly drove down to the ultrasound place. I could see the excitement in his face he told me, ‘We can do this.’”
Doctors told Tucci that her little ones could arrive as early as 28 weeks. In anticipation of their birth, the mom and her husband hired Australian photographer Erin Elizabeth Hoskins to do a special photoshoot of Tucci at 24 weeks.
On Tuesday, Hoskins posted a photo to Facebook and wrote: “Kim has carried her babies all the way into the third trimester and five healthy babies are expected to arrive any day now. These photos were taken at 24 weeks and she could not be more beautiful... her strength just shines through in every image. A true goddess, indeed.”
Take a look at the stunning images below.
Speaking about the photoshoot, Hoskins told The Huffington Post, “We lucked out with Kim still able to move around with relative ease in front of an epically beautiful Perth sunset. She was just radiant for this session. Despite her shy nature, she held herself like a queen, and was an absolute pleasure to shoot.”
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