Surrounded by family in Moss Bluff, Adam and Danielle Busby, along with daughter, Blayke, are savoring one of their last trips back home before Danielle's bed rest stage of carrying quintuplets kicks in!
This couple grew up Southwest Louisiana - Adam in Moss Bluff and Danielle in Lake Charles. They met while working at Target in Lake Charles, then married in 2006, moved to League City, Texas, and always had the goal of building a family in the years to follow. "I was always like, 'I would have five kids,'" said Danielle. "I used to tell everybody I would have five kids if I could, but in today's world, they're so expensive!"
Danielle and Adam had no idea how pricey and challenging their journey to conceive a child would be until they started fertility treatments. "Every single week it seemed like we were at the doctor's office doing tests, just an extremely stressful process," said Adam.
Fertility drugs and IUI, intrauterine insemination, proved successful after a few tough months and the Busbys were thrilled to have Blayke. "During that cycle we released four eggs and got pregnant with just one, with our daughter," said Danielle.
When the Busbys decided to add another child to the mix, they went through the exact process again, knowing that it would likely be their last shot. "I told Danielle, 'This time around, you better hope for twins, just because I can't do this a third time emotionally and it's just tiring,'" said Adam.
A pregnancy test confirmed Danielle was pregnant and the ultrasounds to follow got progressively more shocking from one sac to four. "There's one that decided it wants to be twins, so it split and now there are five," said Danielle.
Then came the gender ultrasound and big sister, Blayke, got to be part of the fun reveal. The doctor said there were four girls and one boy, until the next ultrasound when it was determined all five babies are girls! "We will have five baby girls and then one big sister," said Danielle.
While there are lots of fears when considering the "what ifs" for the Busby quints, this couple says their faith gives them strength to trust in a much bigger plan. It is one that they are
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"It's just been an incredible journey and there's so much more to our story than that we're having quints," said Danielle, "it's just the way that God has been working through this journey has been unbelievable."
"We want to just take this situation that he's put us in and use it to glorify him in whatever way we can," said Adam.
Danielle is now 18 weeks along and is expected to be put on bed rest in the next few weeks. Her doctor's goal is for her to carry the quints for 28 weeks.
You can shower the Busbys with gifts and love at a quint-sized baby shower on Sunday, February 8. It is from 2:00-4:00 at First Baptist Church in Moss Bluff.