When Kim Tucci persuaded her husband Vaughn to try for a third baby – she secretly hoped for a little boy.
The couple already had two daughters, Aiva, now 4, and Indiana, 2 – and they’d love a little brother to play with, right?
Well, the couple got a bit more than they bargained for and Kim was completely flabbergasted when her first scan at 5 weeks showed she was expecting not one… but FIVE babies.
“The ultrasound was on my stomach and the sonographer said, ‘Hmm, you’ve got multiple gestational sacs in there – you might be having twins.'”
In disbelief, Kim told Australian mag Woman’s Day she asked for a second opinion and a doctor came in.
“‘Well, it’s clearly visible to me that there are five in there.’ Then he counted out loud, ‘One… two… three… four… five.'”
“Congratulations, it’s quintuplets!” the sonographer chimed.
Another little video from the ultrasound I shared with you the other day. It’s amazing how you can see one of the babies umbilical cords!
Posted by Surprised by Five on Sunday, 27 September 2015
Wow. That must have been a shock. You see, Kim conceived her quintuplets totally naturally – no fertility drugs or IVF – making it a 1 in 55 million chance.
“It’s a huge responsibility and I have days where I’m very anxious,” she said. “My biggest concern is delivering all of my babies alive.”
The babies are due on 13 April – but Kim expects to be hospitalised before then.
So she’s making the most of her time before the babies arrive. Which is what brings us to this gorgeous beach baby bump shoot.
“I know a lot of you have been dying to see a picture of my belly, I have been a little shy to share it. Here it is at 25 weeks,” she shared on Facebook.
And here’s her 25 week bump compared to her bump at 11 weeks and 3 days (above left).
How does your baby bump compare?