After a routine sonogram, Chris and Diamond got the shock of their lives. There were no longer two heartbeats—there were five! "I started getting hysterical. The doctors were trying to calm me down," she says. Diamond says she panicked so much that the doctors had to check her into the hospital that day.
Chris was equally as stunned. "I was like, 'Whoa. Five at one time? That's not even humanly possible,'" Chris says. "That's a litter!"
A few months later, Chris and Diamond welcomed five beautiful babies, Kalynne, Kiera, Kobe, Kaleb and Kieran. But the couple was in for yet another surprise…a sixth baby, Kyle, was hidden in the after birth.
Chris says the sextuplets were so small that they fit into the palm of his hand, and his wedding ring would fit around their tiny thighs. Since regular newborn clothes were much too big, the nurses at the hospital sewed little outfits—the size of doll clothes—for them to wear.
Although the babies were small, their birth was big news—they are the first set of surviving African-American sextuplets!