SEATTLE, March 30, 2006 – Within two minutes this morning, Courtnee and Mike Stevenson's family grew from three to eight. Shortly after 9 a.m. at Swedish Medical Center, the Poulsbo couple and their 3-year-old daughter, Lilli, made history by welcoming Western Washington's first recorded set of quintuplets.
With Mike, 33, in the operating room, Courtnee, 31, delivered the four girls and one boy via C-section. First to arrive at 9:17 a.m. was a girl, Aniston, who weighed 3 pounds 12 ounces and measured 15.75 inches long. Next, at 9:17 a.m., came a boy, Weston, who weighed 3 pounds 5 ounces and measured 15.25 inches long. Then came a girl, Belle, at 9:17 a.m. who weighed 3 pounds 2.7 ounces and measured 15 inches long. One minute later, at 9:18 am, a girl, Camilee, arrived weighing 2 pounds 12.4 ounces and measured 15.25 inches long. Then at 9:18 a.m., the last baby girl, Scarlett, arrived weighing 3 pounds 2.5 ounces and measuring 15.25 inches long.
According to their care providers, Courtnee and the five infants are doing well and in stable condition. Since the babies were born prematurely at 31 weeks, they will now spend at least the next month in Swedish's Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
- To read a related article published in the March 30 issue of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, click here.
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- To read a related article published in the March 31 issue of the Kitsap Sun, click here.
- To read a related article published in the April 1 issue of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, click here.
- To read a related article published in the April 1 issue of The Seattle Times, click here.
- To read a related article published in the April 1 issue of the Kitsap Sun, click here.
The last two babies of the Stevenson's quintuplets were discharged from the hospital on May 14 (Mother's Day, appropriately enough). To read or watch a related story on the KOMO Television Web site, click here. And to read a related article on the Kitsap Sun Web site, click here.
To read a follow-up, front-page feature article published in the June 6 Seattle Post-Intelligencer about the Stevensons, their five new family members as well as the challenges and rewards involved with having quintuplets, click here.