Mom of 7-week-old quints celebrating extra-special Mother's Day

Think it's hard to get your child to sit still? Try getting five babies ready for their first Mother's Day picture!

From left to right, meet Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, and Rayleigh.

"We haven't been together like this since March 18th," said proud mom Michelle Seals. "They were a lot smaller then, too."

It's been seven weeks since we first showed you these bundles of joy.

"They were a big surprise to us, but I wouldn't have it any other way," Michelle said, beaming from ear to ear.

Born at 29 weeks and one day, not even the new mom could hold her babies when they were born. All five had a catheter going through their belly buttons, giving them the nutrients and medicine they needed to stay alive.

"They were so tiny," Michelle said. "It was kind of scary. They had ventilators then, and you didn't want to move the wrong way and have something go wrong."

A month-and-a-half later, Michelle finally has her hands full.

"Brant is spoiled already. But it's the the nurse's fault!" she joked.

The only boy, Brant is the largest baby, weighing five pounds and six-and-a-half ounces.

For most new moms, a nurse is a nice companion to have. But for Michelle, the Baylor nurses are critical.

"I come in and they're holding them. Loving them," she said. "That makes me feel so good, because I can't be here every second of the day.

Waiting at home is Michelle's 2-year-old son. He needs his mom.

The tough thing is, she knows it.

"That's been probably one of the hardest parts of this whole situation is being away from Brady, but everybody is taking care of him back home and I know that he's OK and we're all going to be together soon," Michelle said.

She had a very difficult time getting pregnant, so she'll settle for spending her new babies' first Mother's Day in the hospital.

"[I] hope they stay strong and loving," mom said. "Hope that they always know I'm there for them."

"I thought I'd never be a mom, at one time," an emotional Michelle explained. "So I'm just so happy I am."

Her dream and vision will never change. She will teach her children to give what they get; a lot of kindness and love.

For her, it is the greatest Mother's Day gift of all.


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