Columbus' First Set Of Sextuplets Prepare To Go Home
As the parents of Columbus' first set of sextuplets prepare to bring the babies home, they are grateful for an outpouring of community support.
The McGhee sextuplets were born on June 9 The Ohio State University Medical Center, 10TV's Tracy Townsend reported on Friday.
Mia and Rozonno McGhee said they are excited to bring the babies home, and have been busy preparing for a challenging homecoming.
After staying at the hospital for nearly two months, the two girls and four boys will leave soon. Isaac, Rozonno Junior, Josiah, Elijah, Madison and Olivia McGhee have all gained weight and are happy and healthy.
Impact Community action has started taking donations for the family.
"We've have had diapers, a couple of boxes of economy sized wipes, lots of clothes," said Impact's Tracy Taylor.
The sextuplets will come home to a two-bedroom home in Linden, which meant their parents had to get creative with space, Townsend reported.
"We have the three cribs, we have the dresser and the hutch," Mia McGhee said. "We've always wanted a family, been married now for 11 years and this is our second pregnancy, it was a successful pregnancy, and now we have children."
The cribs will hold two babies each.
The babies are expected to go through about 50 diapers a day and Impact Community Action hopes to collect an arsenal of supplies.
"I think everyone else was thinking that someone else was helping them, just assumed and that was not the case," Taylor said.
The parents said they know miracles come in multiples.
"We want them to get the best education, the best upbringing, so they can be good citizens, contribute and be helpful," Rozonno McGhee said.
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June 9, 2010: First Set Of Sextuplets Born At OSU Medical Center