Jamie and Kevin Ferrante of Staten Island became first-time parents at 1:30 a.m.when Jamie gave birth to quintuplets in a matter of six minutes flat, according to Jamie’s father, Tony Scherillo.
“They had to all be taken care of. They had teams of doctors and nurses with each baby,” the 67-year-old grandfather said. “They must’ve had about 40 people in the operating room. It was amazing, and they were incredible. Absolutely incredible.”
The babies, in order of birth are:
- Allesia Louise, 2lbs
- Amanda Frances, 1lb 8oz
- Emily Ann, 2lb 1 oz
- Matthew Sabatino, 2lbs 4.5 ozs
- Ella Lilliana, 1lb 15.5 ozs
The proud grampa said also said his daughter did not take fertility drugs and that the babies were delivered by C-section.
“Everybody was ecstatic. Nobody could believe it,” responded Scherillo when asked about the family’s initial reaction of learning his daughter would have five babies. “You’ve got to be kidding. I’ve got eight grandchildren … and in ten minutes I’ve got 13 grandchildren. It’s incredible.”
Congratulations to this couple! What a great way to celebrate the holidays.
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