A couple couldn’t have children, and then a miracle happened and they had a daughter. But they will never believe what happens when they try to have a second child and they get sevens. The path to this unique birth is not easy at all.
This is a story about faith, miracles, and what true love means even in the most difficult of times. Meet the parents Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey fall in love, get married and decide to start a family.
The only problem is that Bobbi’s pituitary gland was not working well when she was born, so she suffered from fertility problems. In 1996, they had a girl and they named her Mikayla Marie.
The couple didn’t know what to expect from the fertility treatment. When they went to their doctor for a regular scan, they received results that would completely blow their minds.
The specialist said that they weren’t having a baby, no, they were having seven! It was the first time that the McCaugheys had ever heard the word “spetuplets”.
With so many emotions and options coming at them from all angles, Bobbi and Kenny needed to make a decision. After considering all the dangers around keeping all seven embryos,
they decided that they were going to risk it all and have all seven babies; they were going to have septuplets. When the news reached his hometown in Carlisle, Iowa, the community began to help.
No one had heard of seven children born, so they realized that the McCoy family needed all the help they could get. Donations came in: an endless supply of diapers, free babysitting services, a one-year supply of macaroni and cheese, and even a van suitable for the whole family.
From a small family of just 3, the family was suddenly made up of 10! There were 3 boys and 4 girls, and their names were given: Kenny (Kenneth) Robert – the heaviest baby,
Alexis May, Natalie Sue, Kelsey Ann – the lightest baby, Nathan Roy, Brandon James, and Joel Steven. Name tags, anyone? It is one thing to hear about the birth of a seven-tuple,
but another thing to be one of the hospital staff to help deliver the baby. Having a premature birth can sometimes cause some complications. IN the case of the McCaughey septuplets,
there were a few. Alexis and Nathan were both born with cerebral palsy, which meant that the children would have trouble walking.