FAM­ILY GETS HIT FOR SIX

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AS an only child, Courtney Wal­dorp has been dream­ing of hav­ing a big fam­ily for as long as she can re­mem­ber and would fill the front pages of her bi­ble with prospec­tive baby names. The Alabama na­tive and her child­hood sweet­heart were al­ready par­ents to three young boys, Say­lor, Bridge and Wales, when they dis­cov­ered she was ex­pect­ing sex­tu­plets. Un­like that other re­al­ity TV mother, Oc­to­mom, Courtney never set out to have so many ba­bies all at once. Af­ter strug­gling with a blood clot­ting dis­or­der that made her prone to mis­car­riage, her ob­ste­tri­cian put her

on a low dose of fertility drugs so that she and hus­band Eric (pictured) could ful­fill their hopes of adding an­other child to their brood. They were shocked to discover that Courtney wasn’t just ex­pect­ing a fourth baby, but a fifth, a sixth, sev­enth, eighth and ninth as well. A pregnancy of this size is high risk and so Courtney must spend most of her pregnancy on com­plete bed rest to give the ba­bies the best pos­si­ble chance of be­ing car­ried to term. The cou­ple’s fam­ily and town rally around them, host­ing an epic fundrais­ing gen­der re­veal party, where they are de­lighted to discover they are ex­pect­ing three boys and three girls. Courtney quickly refers to her baby name list and elects to call the tiny ba­bies Blu, Layke, Tag, Rawl­ings, Rayne and Rivers. It’s fair to say Courtney is a fan of unusual names. There wouldn’t be many names left on that list of hers now.

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