Five times lucky! This beautiful quintuplets photoshoot will melt your heart

By Litaletu Zidepa
13 May 2016

“50 fingers 50 toes, 5 hearts beating at once.”

When an Australian couple wanted to add one more child to their family, they got the shock of their lives. The one-in-60-million miracle saw Kim Tucci and her husband getting news that they would become parents to not one but five babies!

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“I was moved to another machine for a clearer view and had the head doctor come in and double check the findings," the now mother-of-eight wrote on Facebook. "She started to count ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR , FIVE!!! Did I hear that correctly?? FIVE??

"My legs start to shake uncontrollably and all I can do is laugh. The sonographer then told me the term for 5 is QUINTUPLETS!!”

Read more: Ready to arrive! Watch the incredible moment unborn baby girl visibly moves in her mom’s tummy

Kim told Huffington Post that when she called her husband to the ultrasound room, he was quite excited about the news and said “We can do this.”

The couple, who already had three children, told their story on their Surprised By Five Facebook page, from which photos of Kim's pregnancy shoot went viral. The mom was captured at 24 weeks by photographer Erin Elizabeth Hoskins in the beautiful dreamy images. Read more: Woman pregnant with quintuplets has to eat 6 000 calories a day – and she’s LOSING weight

All you need is love Can you tell which babies are which now? #Thosefaces #Bundleofbabies #Fabfive #Spreadthelove

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“These photos were taken at 24 weeks and she could not be more beautiful ... her strength just shines through in every image. A true goddess, indeed,” the photographer wrote at the time.

On August 18 last year, the 26-year-old mother gave birth to four girls and one boy with the help of a team of 50 doctors and nurses.

Now proud mom Kim has introduced her babies to the world in another beautiful photoshoot by Erin.

Read more: Woman goes into labour at 26 weeks expecting one baby and gives birth to FIVE “50 fingers 50 toes, 5 hearts beating at once,” Kim captioned the photographed. “My body fought the toughest of battles to get five babies here safely”. The most popular of the exquisite pictures show Tiffany, Penelope, Beatrix, Allie and Keith wrapped in colourful cloth, carefully arranged alongside their mother.

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"No one thought I could do it, and I did," Kim said. "I showed everyone in my life."

Sources: HuffingtonPost, Buzzfeed, Instagram, Facebook

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