Multiple Births

Gosselin Sextuplets Turn Five!

The Gosselin Sextuplets turn 5 today!

These famous pre-schoolers have come along way since their amazing birth.

On May 10th 2004 at 30 weeks gestation Kate delivered the babies at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. All six arrived via a Caesarean section within a span of three minutes with more than fifty doctors, nurses, and other specialists involved. Since the sextuplets were born in Hershey, they were called “Hershey Kisses” by the nurses and doctors who delivered them.

  • Alexis Faith, 2 pounds, 11.5 ounces
  • Hannah Joy, 2 pounds, 11 ounces
  • Jonathan, 2 pounds 7.5 ounces
  • Collin Thomas, 3 pounds 0.5 ounces
  • Leah Hope, 2 pounds 14.8 ounces
  • Joel Kevin, 2 pounds 9.7 ounces

At the time the Gosselin sextuplets were the seventh set of sextuplets born in the U.S.

Since that time 6 U.S. families have welcomed sextuplets even though not all survived. Those include; Eric and Betty Hayes, Brian and Jenny Masche, Ryan and Brianna Morrison(1 survived), Ben and Karoline Byler, Brian and Gracie Soldani(3 survived) and Victor and Digna Carpio

Here is a picture that shows how far this super six has come:


Happy Birthday Gosselins!


About the author

Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!


  • Hello, Gosselin family.
    Im 15 years old , and I watch every single episode of your show, I love it soo much and your kids are just so cute. I wish I could meet them. I love kids, my friends are here with me and love your show aswell . I hope your show never ends so i can see your kids grow up.
    Thanks so much, and I hope you will get back to me 🙂
    Kelly MacGillivray

  • Kate, You are a good mom. Anyone who has twins and then 6 more kids the same age has to be a gifted person. You are very talented and organized. I have 2 toddlers and at times its hard. But I love being a mom its the best. You are doing the best you can!!

  • i think kate is an awesome mom she has her pushy moments but if i went through what she whent through i would totally understand, i have 5 kids 2 adopted and 3 of my own and i don’t know what i would do with 8 kids

  • Love the gosselin kids ! there show is amazing i can watch it for hours !! kate is a great mom !!

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