Thursday, February 26, 2009
Staten Island Couple Introduces Quints And Takes Two Home
The pair became the proud parents of four girls and one boy on December 27, but only Alessia and Emily came home Wednesday night.
The first-ever experience yesterday of holding all five of the pint-sized newbies at the same time, came as a sweet shock.
"It was like 'wow' you really feel it," he said. "I didn't know what that would be like. It really hit home."
Matthew Ferrante is expected to come home by the end of the week following hernia surgery. The littlest quintuplets, Amanda and Ella, still need to remain in the hospital to gain weight.
"They just have to gain a little weight; they're all off the oxygen," said proud but exhausted dad, before heading out for the hospital for feeding, a routine he and his wife have been keeping for weeks.
Tuesday night the neonatalogist told them to get lots of sleep because it will be the last time for a very very long time.