They gained popularity as the world’s first all-girl sextuplets. 30 years later, family still growing They gained popularity as the world’s first all-girl sextuplets. 30 years later, family still growing
Some say that raising a kid is akin to guerrilla warfare; now, imagine the drama sixfold! Here’s the chaotic, yet blissful parenting tale of a... They gained popularity as the world’s first all-girl sextuplets. 30 years later, family still growing

Some say that raising a kid is akin to guerrilla warfare; now, imagine the drama sixfold! Here’s the chaotic, yet blissful parenting tale of a couple raising the world’s first surviving sextuplets.

After having gone through the thirteenth round of fertility drugs, Janet Walton was walking on air when she found that she was carrying more than one baby, The Guardian reported.

But, when the doctor broke the news that she was having six babies, she was shocked.

“No-one imagined for one minute we would have six. We wondered what was going to happen now,” said Janet, reports Liverpool Echo.

Finally, on Nov. 18, 1983, Janet delivered the world’s first all-female sextuplets via cesarean section.

The babies, named Hannah, Lucy, Ruth, Sarah, Kate, and Jennie, soon made headlines across the nation for being the first-ever surviving sextuplets.

“They were born fit and healthy at 31 weeks,” said Janet’s husband, Graham Walton, reported The Guardian. “A couple of them were in incubators as their lungs had not yet developed.”

The babies were brought home in the first week of January, and immediately, the Waltons’ lives were turned upside down. Throughout the day, they had to constantly feed the girls and change their nappies.

“For two years, Graham and I only slept for a couple of hours a night,” said Janet, according to MailOnline.

“‘We worked out that we used 11,000 nappies a year,” added Graham.

It was a difficult task bringing up six girls all at the same time.

“When they were teenagers and growing up it was more of a mental strain and worrying about them all the time,” said Graham.

The sisters have had arguments and fictions, and they had “lots of doors slam in our house, loud music, untidy bedrooms,” Janet said.

Despite the arduous workload, the house was filled with fun and laughter. In fact, all the girls are amazingly close.

“I love the noise and the buzz of a big family. We would be totally lost without them,” Graham said.

“Looking back, I don’t know how we managed; honestly I don’t,” said Janet. “We lived through those early years in a blur… And the only regret is that there wasn’t enough time to enjoy them as much as we’d have liked.”

Now, three decades later, the girls are all grown up, each carving a career in different fields.

Kate works as an administrator, Hannah is a school teacher, Lucy is an airline crew member, Ruth works in PR, Jennie owns a candy shop and Sarah is a young mother.

“The girls have grown into lovely young women and I am so proud of them all,” Janet said.

In October 2014, the Waltons welcomed their first grandchild when Sarah gave birth to Jorgie Louise.

“There’s nothing quite like being a grandma, is there?” said Janet, who was planning to devote her time caring for her beloved granddaughter.

“Whenever I see little babies, I wish I could go back and do it all over again,” Graham said.

What a beautiful family!

Watch their story here:

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  • Meng Antonio

    2017-10-21 #1 Author

    Wow! This is amazing!!

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  • Eran

    2017-10-21 #2 Author

    Amazing!! Salute to the mother who gave life to the babies.

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  • Lesley

    2017-10-21 #3 Author

    lovely kids God is so wonderful

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  • Hawa

    2017-10-21 #4 Author

    Very brave mother, I nominate her best mother. This is so amazing. God is great, so great.

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  • Cherry Delapaz

    2017-10-21 #5 Author

    Such a blessed family! They are all amazing!

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  • okuku joy

    2017-10-21 #6 Author

    This is really beautiful

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  • Erica

    2017-10-21 #7 Author

    This is amazing to me . It’s a blessing as well❤️

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  • Lakeitha combs

    2017-10-22 #8 Author

    They are truly a blessing i want more kids some day😍😍😘

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  • Latrice Stoudemire

    2017-10-22 #9 Author

    This is a blessing

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  • Nesha

    2017-10-23 #10 Author

    What a Blessed Family😍💁

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  • Septemberly Talamillo

    2017-10-23 #11 Author

    You guys are so blessed 😭😍❤️ I hope someday I can have that too. Kids are so adorable ❤️

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  • Brit Tany

    2017-10-23 #12 Author

    Amazing! They grew up to be beautiful women.

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  • Aquilah Auguste

    2017-10-23 #13 Author

    Wow! This is beyond amazing❤️

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  • Deja hood

    2017-10-24 #14 Author

    omg , this is such a blessing. Strong mommy.

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  • Carnecia

    2017-10-24 #15 Author

    Wow. I can’t believe this

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  • Jennifer Canadilla

    2017-10-25 #16 Author

    Wow! Amazing sextuplets!!! 😍😍😍

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  • Lea Silva

    2017-10-25 #17 Author

    Wow !!! they are so beautiful and you are blessed to have them.

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  • Rajalial Patterson

    2017-10-25 #18 Author

    It may have not been easy in the beginning, but I know shes proud to have six successful girls with great careers.

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  • Yormonti

    2017-11-20 #19 Author

    Hermosos los 6 bendiciones para sus progenitores, besos!

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