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Poulsbo mom delivers five babies

The Associated Press

A Poulsbo woman delivered quintuplets at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle today. The four girls and a boy and their mother were doing well and were in stable condition after the five were delivered by Caesarean section, hospital spokesman Ed Boyle said.

The babies will likely remain in the hospital for at least another month. Boyle didn't know how long their mom, Courtnee Stevenson, would remain in the hospital.

Stevenson had spent the previous four months in bed or the hospital. She became pregnant with the quintuplets after fertility treatments. She and her husband Mike already have a 3-year-old daughter.

The first quintuplet, a girl, was delivered at 9:17 a.m. Aniston weighed 3 pounds, 12 ounces and was 15 3/4 inches long. Next came the one and only boy, Weston, 3 pounds, 5 ounces and 15 1/4 inches long. Third was Belle, 3 pounds, 2 3/4 ounces and 15 inches long. Fourth was Camilee, 2 pounds, 12.4 ounces and 15 1/4 inches long, then Scarlett, 3 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces and 15 1/4 inches long.

The family currently lives in a mobile home. Their church, the New Life Church in Silverdale, has begun raising money for a larger house, which volunteers plan to build.

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