Babies—they are always blessings! Any parent will tell you that these little lovers can be trying at times, but, at the end of the day, they are completely worth all of the hard work. Now, we all know that caring for one child is hard enough, but could you imagine being blessed with SIX precious kids at once?
In 2010, Rozonno and Mia McGhee became the proud parents of a set of sextuplets. The couple had endured ten excruciating years of trying for children naturally before they eventually sought medical help and started the process of in vitro fertilization.
After the two had found out that the procedure had worked, they were shocked to find out that they weren’t going to be welcoming just one child into their home, they were going to have to make room for six!
This adorable shot of all six babies surrounding their daddy became an instant hit. In fact, since their birth, these kids have appeared on OWN and TODAY, to name a couple! The family even has their very own show called Growing Up McGhee on the UP network.
Now the McGhee sextuplets– Elijah, Isaac, Josiah, Madison, Olivia, and Rozonno Jr.– are already six years old! To commemorate their birthday, as well as all of their media success, the family decided to recreate that iconic family portrait from when the children were just days old.
The McGhee’s are doing great, but the parents did not always have secure feelings regarding their unique family. In an interview for their show, Mia says that the first thing that she did when she learned of the news that she was pregnant with six was pray.
“[I said] God, you’re blessing me with too much.” She goes on to say, “It was really hard to comprehend and know what was going to happen next.”
Today, both parents are doing great with their sextuplets. The children are now six years old and full of personality. You’ve got to check out their show—these kids are hilarious!
So, just what exactly are the odds of being blessed with six babies instead of one? Well, it’s so rare that researchers have just a rough estimate of how many are out there. According to Facts About Multiples, there were only about 179 reported cases of sextuplets in the entire world in 2007.
What do you think about the McGhee family’s evolution? Have you taken a similar family portrait? Do you have any cases of multiples in your family? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!