AUSTIN (KXAN) - Having a new baby at home can be a lot of work, but try havingfive babies.
KXAN Austin Newshas followed the Jones quintuplets throughoutthe last several months as Casey and Ethan Jones prepared to havethe babies, their time in the neonatal unit and now being home.
"Life is crazy," said Casey, mother of quintuplets. "Everydaywe wake up, we never know what our day is going to be like."
Now at six-and-a-half months, the four girls and one boy havegained a lot of weight.
"We probably do about 40 bottles a day, about 50 diapers aday," said Casey. "It's just nonstop. Usually, one or two babiesneed something. Sometimes all five need something."
Their year-long supply of diapers provided by H-E-B are stillgoing strong.
"Thank God for H-E-B," said Ethan.
However, with five babies and a young daughter, sleep is aluxury.
"Really, there's never a break," said Casey. "Maybe sometimesthey will all sleep, but maybe that lasts during the day fiveminutes."
Thankfully, they have volunteers that help out on a dailybasis.
"There's no way we could do it completely on our own, so ourvolunteers have been great," said Casey.
And while date nights for Ethan and Casey are a thing of thepast for now, they're happy to have healthy kids.
"All of the babies are so healthy and happy babies and just fullof smiles and wiggles," said Casey.
Volunteers are always needed to help out with raising fivebabies. Click here formore information.
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