TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXY) - A pair of proud parents just expanded their family by five.
We're taking action to try and help Jessica and Robert Hicks of Tyrone Township, as they face enormous challenges with their new quintuplets.
At the University of Michigan Hospital NICU, Jessica and Robert Hicks get updates on their little boy Emmet. He weighed in at 3 pounds 7 ounces when born September 5.
Having children has never been easy for the Hicks. A fertility treatment helped them have their now 3-year-old son.
When they decided to make him a big brother they got the treatment again-- and got a surprise at the ultrasound.
Dad and mom are now going one step at a time. The four babies out of the NICU are all doing well.
The parents are working to help their 3-year-old get used to the idea of being a big brother to 5.
They're figuring out where these babies will soon sleep in their 1,100 square foot home.
And they are getting ready for a lot of changing. Mom and dad are doing the math-- predicting they will go through as many as 8 diapers per baby a day. That adds up to 280 diapers a week.
They don't know how they will provide. Dad is a tow truck driver and mechanic-- and mom is going to stay home.
The one thing they are sure about. They love all their beautiful babies -and their family is complete.
The family has set up a "formula and diaper" fund. You can donate at the following link: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/8b0d9