Mom of Sextuplets Says 5 of 6 Kids Doing Well
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A Houston-area woman who had sextuplets says five are 'cruising along as expected for preemies' while the sixth baby is sick. Lauren and David Perkins of Pearland, Texas offer an update on the three boys and three girls. (May 2)


[Notes:May 2, 2012][Notes:Pool][Notes:Lauren Perkins / Mother of Sextuplets]SOT: We spent a lot of time holding them. We've been able to hold five of the six and the nurses let us practice. We've done diaper changes and taking their temperature and cleaning their eyes and mouth. Anything they let us do we're up for. As we mentioned, the five are doing very well for their age. Leah is still a very sick little girl. She's struggling. But we believe she's hanging in there staying strong. She's had quite a few setbacks including an emergency surgery a couple of days ago. But as of now she's stable and doing OK for coming out of surgery and being so little.[Notes:David Perkins / Father of Sextuplets]SOT: We think it's a great story. I think it started this past summer in Nicaragua when we were on a mission trip and we were asked to come to the front of the church because they heard about our infertility issues and they prayed with us and it was a little weird, out of our comfort zone but we think something was in the making at that point. And here we are today with six kids.STORYLINE:A Houston-area woman who had sextuplets says five are "cruising along as expected for preemies" while the sixth baby is sick.Lauren Perkins of Pearland used her website to offer an update on the three boys and three girls.The infants were born Monday at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Authorities say five of the babies, born about two months premature, are now breathing on their own. Hospital officials say no updates on the infants will be provided until Monday.Perkins was allowed to hold one of her daughters Thursday. She also says the baby who's sick has been making progress. The new mom did not elaborate.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: Pool-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): --------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE:------------------------------------