The world’s first all-girl sextuplets were born in Wallasey, England, in 1983. Raising one kid requires great patience, and having six at once is almost unimaginable.
Graham and Janet Walton had been trying to have a baby for five years before hitting the mother-load after the 13th round of their fertility treatment.
Janet was ecstatic when she found out she was pregnant with more than one child, but was absolutely shocked when she discovered that there were six of them. She didn’t know what would happen next.
This was during a time when sextuplets were a rare occurrence, and the Waltons were undoubtedly scared and excited when the physician broke the news.
Janet told The Guardian, “I knew, somewhere very deep inside myself, that these babies were going to be fine. I simply didn’t consider an alternative.”
The following day, Janet did not go to work at the bank, but instead went straight to the hospital to carry out the rest of her term. On November 18, she successfully gave birth to the world’s first all-girl sextuplets. They each weighed approximately 2-3 pounds each, and were named Luci, Hannah, Sarah, Ruth, Jennie, and Kate. The family made headlines worldwide.
There was a bit of suspense at first as some of the babies had to be put in incubators because their lungs had not yet fully developed.
As the sextuplets grew up, they had their usual bouts of sibling fights; lots of banging doors and unkempt bedrooms, and six times the drama of a normal household. Despite this, the siblings remain close and share happy moments every day.
Three decades later, the sextuplets are fully grown and have paved different paths in their lives.
Kate is in HR, Hannah is a teacher, Luci is an airline staff, Ruth is in PR, Jennie manages a candy shop, and Sarah has a job in a hospital.
Their parents are proud of them all for growing up into lovely women.
Sources: The Epoch Times