Lauren Perkins: Sextuplet Mom, Runner
Lauren Perkins, ready to pop.
Taking a baby home from the hospital is daunting enough, no matter how many times you do it.
Taking six babies home: All the luck in the world to you, Mom and Dad.
Lauren Perkins and her husband David are dealing with that situation, or soon will be, we hope.
Lauren gave birth to six babies -- three and three, in terms of gender -- who range from 1 pound, 10 ounces to 2 pounds, 15 ounces.
They have a Web site about it all, but "Unfortunately the designs and baby tickers don't accommodate sextuplets :)," it says.
The site includes a history of their efforts to get pregnant: "After a year and a half of trying to get pregnant and many doctor appointments, we still had no definite answer of what was wrong with Lauren. The suspicion is that the excessive running caused her to stop having a cycle," the site says.
Sextuplets can struggle to survive, so fingers crossed, prayers said, good thoughts sent, whatever it takes, to the little ones.
A press conference will be held at some point, the Web site says.