Quintuplets Born in Dallas Hospital

Children in stable condition at UTSW

By Andres Gutierrez
|  Monday, Aug 13, 2012  |  Updated 6:41 PM CDT
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The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center said Monday that the three boys and two girls born to Carrie and Gavin Jones at 27 weeks are in stable condition.

Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center said Monday that the three boys and two girls born to Carrie and Gavin Jones at 27 weeks are in stable condition.

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A Dallas hospital has announced the birth of quintuplets.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center said Monday that the three boys and two girls are in stable condition.

Hospital officials say the babies were born premature Thursday to missionaries Carrie and Gavin Jones.

A team of more than 50 specialists and nurses tended to the quintuples in a delivery that lasted less than five minutes.

The quintuplets have been named Will Edward, David Stephen, Marcie Jane, Seth Jared and Grace Elise Jones. Their birth weights ranged from 1 pound, 12 ounces to 2 pounds, 11 ounces.  Photos of the children are on the parent's blog.

Dr. Gary Burgess says the babies are doing as expected for quintuplets born at 27 weeks.

"They're doing as expected. We always have little issues in the first week of life with these infants,"  Burgess said.

The quintuples will be in the neonatal intensive care unit for the next couple of weeks.

The Jones' children are among the first set of quintuplets that have been delivered in this nation so far this year.

The parents also have an 8-year-old son, Isaac.

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