Janet and Graham Walton wanted children more than anything in the world. They were having issues conceiving, but they didn't want to give up. They turned to fertility treatments, but even after twelve attempts they were still having no luck.
They decided to give it one more shot, and they were granted a miracle. Janet became pregnant with the child she had wanted for so long. They were so thrilled, but at one of their doctor's appointments they found out they were getting a lot more than they bargained for.
The doctor revealed to them that they were expecting not just one child, but sextuplets! That's six babies! After they realized that she was carrying so many children, they admitted her to the hospital so she could be medically supervised. They were worried that she would miscarry the children, so having her remain in the hospital made the most sense.
The pregnancy went as smoothly as you could hope, and in the 31st week of pregnancy the babies were born.On November 18th, 1983, the Walton's welcomed their six daughters, Hannah, Ruth, Luci, Kate, Jennie and Sarah, making them the World's only known set of all-girl sextuplets.
The happy parents went through more than 10,000 diapers a year and could hardly find time to sleep. With six kids, there was always another baby to feed or diaper to change. As the girls grew up, there were six schedules to maintain but it was still everything the Waltons' wanted.
“We lived through those early years in a blur… And the only regret is that there wasn’t enough time to enjoy them as much as we’d have liked,” Janet said.