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East Texas couple expecting quintuplets

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DALLAS, Tx. -

A family of three from Maud, TX will soon become a party of eight.

Michelle and Steven Seals are expecting quintuplets due on Jun. 2.
 
They already have a two year old son named Brady.

Health reporter Jessica Crandall met up with the Seals family over the weekend in Dallas.
 
Michelle is 6.5 months pregnant and on bed rest. Her five little ones could come early. 

Although big brother Brady is still skeptical about their arrival, Michelle said the five little miracles she carries were an answer to prayer. 

"Steven and I have been married for seven years. In 2010, we decided we were ready to have kids. I can get pregnant really easily but I have miscarriages really easily also," said Michelle.
 
Michelle's doctor put her on the fertility drug Clomid.
 
"Then I got pregnant with Brady. I had a wonderful pregnancy and he was full-term," said Michelle.
 
But, when they tried for another baby Michelle had another miscarriage.
 
The doctor then added the drug Follistim to the mix. 

"I was on the lowest dosage of both. It just really worked," said Michelle.
 
Just 8 weeks into her pregnancy, Michelle and Steven found out they had multiples.
 
"We found out there were possibly six. My reaction was I was a little caught off guard there and ready to pass out at that point," said Steven.

They did have six but one baby had died six weeks in to the pregnancy, which left them with quintuplets.
 
"It was scary. It's not what we had ever planned or thought could ever happen. But we're very excited now," said Michelle.
 
Michelle, a first grade teacher, continued working into the first few months of her pregnancy.
 

"My goal was to make it to Christmas break for working and that's exactly how far I made it," said Michelle.
 
One month ago she was admitted to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas for bed rest and close care until she delivers.

"My goal is to make it to April. I really hope we can make it that far. That would put me at 30-31 weeks," said Michelle.
 
Confined to bed and an occasional roll around the hospital in a wheel chair, Michelle puts a lot of energy and thought into her blog "The Sweet Life".

That quiet time will end, though. She and Steven can barely imagine what life will be like after the quintuplets are born. 

"I think it's going to involve a lot of people at my house a lot of the time. I know that at the beginning we are going to need help because we've got five kids and we've got four arms between the two of us," said Michelle.

"There will be a lot of diapers, toys everywhere, a chain link fence to contain them and Christmases will be wild," said Steven.
 
But they do know they have the support of an entire community.

"We appreciate the prayers that everybody is offering up for us. I think without that we wouldn't be as far as we are right now," said Michelle.

When they do come home, that town of 1,060 people will be waiting.

"Hopefully we'll be home soon. We'll make Maud a little bit bigger when we get there," said Michelle.

As for the gender of the quintuplets, Michelle and Steven are gearing up with pink because they are expecting one boy and four girls.

They have names picked out for four of the babies but aren't ready to reveal them on camera quite yet. 
 
Michelle and Steven's families both live in Maud so they have a lot of local support. 

 

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