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Aniston, Belle, Camilee, Scarlett and Westin arrive
SEATTLE Three-year-old Lilli Stevenson officially became a big sister Thursday morning five times over.
Lilli, the daughter of Mike and Courtnee Stevenson of Poulsbo, now has four sisters and a brother as Courtnee gave birth to Kitsap Countys first quintuplets at 9:17 a.m. March 30 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.
The oldest, Aniston, weighed in at 3 pounds, 12 ounces, and was followed by Belle, 3 pounds, 3 ounces, and the lone boy Westin, 3 pounds. Girls Camilee, 2 pounds, 12 ounces, and Scarlett, 3 pounds, 2 ounces, completed the quintet.
It was amazing to see and theyre all doing really well, Mike said Thursday afternoon.
The sounds of the babies crying in the delivery room was a wonderful sound, he said, as the Cesarean section went extremely well.
The first three babies were immediately taken into another room to provide space for the final two, he said.
Scarlett was the first one Courtnee got to see face-to-face and it was just perfect, he said.
Courtnee handled the procedure without any complications and it went just like the doctors had scripted it, he said.
Shes tired but shes doing well, he said.
Lilli was the first family member to see the quints and two of them immediately caught her eye, Mike said.
She said, Theyre so cute, and I like Scarlett and Aniston, he said.
Scarlett and Aniston are breathing on their own without any assistance and the other three are receiving a little help, he said.
Ive already held Scarlett and shes already gotten a bath, he said.
Doctors are anticipating that the quints will be in the neonatal intensive care unit for about a month and havent said when they expect the quints to be able to come home, he said.
Courtnee has been on bedrest in the hospital since the middle of January in an effort to make it to the 30-week milestone in her pregnancy.
The quints were born at 31 weeks and one day, which is what the doctors had hoped for, Mike said.
While the Stevensons are busy at the hospital, members of the New Life Church of Silverdale are working to ensure everything is ready for quints to come home.
Things are still moving forward and the major need is still transportation, said New Life Church member Heather Weiss.
The Stevensons need an eight-passenger van or another eight-passenger vehicle to handle their six children, Weiss said.
Church members are still collecting baby items such as diapers, clothing and other necessities as well, she said.
Gift cards would be a great thing to donate, she explained.
The Stevensons rental home is still under construction, but it should be ready by the time the quints come home, she said.
Things are going well and we need to keep them in our prayers, Weiss said.
For more information on how to help with the quints, go to their website, www.5ontheway.com or call Michael Weiss at (360) 697-4607.