Northeast Nebraska Couple Raising Quintuplets

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — Bianca and Jose Garcia of South Sioux City are adjusting to their new family, which jumped from four to 11 with the July births of their quintuplets — only the third set ever born in Nebraska.

The Sioux City Journal reports that Marah, Arleth, Jimena, Rosalyn and Christobal — the only boy — were born about 12 weeks premature on July 25 at Woman’s Methodist Hospital in Omaha. The quintuplets joined their 9- and 7-year-old older brothers.

Born with health risks, the first babies — Marah and Christobal — weren’t discharged until Sept. 27. On Oct. 20, Arleth and Jimena went home, and Rosalyn was discharged the next day.

The Garcias say they’re taking one day at a time, but that all of the babies are now healthy.

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