Alabama mother-of-three gives birth to sextuplets

WATCH ABOVE: Thirty-five-year-old Courtney and Eric Waldrop from Alabama, welcomed three girls and three boys to their family this week.

An Alabama couple went from parents of three to parents of nine overnight.

Eric and Courtney Waldrop, both 35, welcomed six new babies into their lives this week.

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The three boys and three girls were born Dec. 11 at just under 30 weeks’ gestation, at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama.

“It’s such a blessing from God that they’re doing as good as they’re doing,” Courtney told reporters.

“And it’s just really overwhelming, I really can’t describe it.”

The hospital says this is its first case of sextuplets and the first born in Alabama since 2011.

 The Waldrops, however, are not first-time parents.

They already have three other children, including five-year-old twin boys.

The babies – Blu, Layke, Rawlings, Rayne, Rivers, and Tag were delivered with the help of about 40 labour and delivery personnel.

Doctors say they are all in good condition but will need to stay in the NICU for several weeks.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of her for the battle that she’s gone through the past 30 weeks,” said Eric.

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