Full house in Vegas: Mom gives birth to quints
A Las Vegas mother is resting Wednesday after delivering a healthy set of quintuplets in a suburban Phoenix hospital, bringing five new additions to her family's already full house.
Evonne Derrico, 33, gave birth to three girls and two boys after carrying the babies for eight months, about four weeks longer than the national average for quints.
Deniko, Dariz, Deonee, Daician and Daiten were being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit. Each infant weighs less than 3 pounds, but their father, Deon Derrico, said that all are healthy.
For he and his wife ``to be blessed with this type of gift is just magnificent,'' he said.
The babies, born Friday morning, join the Derricos' 7-year-old daughter, 3-year-old son and 1-year-old twin boys. All of the children's names begin with the letter ``D.''
He said the prospect of caring for such a large family occasionally causes him anxiety, but he says he's ready.