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Doctor says North Texas quintuplets doing 'remarkably well'

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A doctor says that quintuplets born in North Texas are doing "remarkably well."

Dr. Vijay Nama is director of neonatology at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He told reporters Thursday that he expects the babies to remain in the hospital for six to seven weeks.

Michelle Seals delivered four girls and one boy at the hospital on Tuesday. The babies were born at 29 weeks -- about eight weeks early.

The couple held a news conference at Baylor in Dallas on Thursday to say thanks to staff members and to share their little ones with the world.

Michelle said she knew early on she was having multiple children, but it went from 2 to 4 to 6 (one child didn't make it). She suffered three miscarriages and took fertility drugs.

Mia weighed 2 pounds 10 ounces, Tessa 2 pounds 14 ounces, Gracie 2 pounds 7 ounces, Rayleigh 2 pounds 8 ounces and Brant 3 pounds 6 ounces.

Michelle said her pregnancy "went as well as it could have."

Michelle and her husband, Steven, also have a 2-year-old son. Steven said he wasn't in the delivery room for their son, but felt differently this time.

"Actually I stayed and watched every minute of it and it was truly, truly amazing," Steven said.

Michelle is a first grade teacher, and Steven is a civilian employee at the Red River Depot in Texarkana.

It could be six or seven weeks before the babies go home -- even though most are breathing on their own, they still have to master feeding.

Michelle and Steven live in Maud, a small town about 150 miles northeast of Dallas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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