The little lambs sextuplets

Sextuplets mother Vicky Lamb shares the joy - and anguish - of a tumultuous first year...

'Sextuplets: The Little Lambs' tells the extraordinary story of the Lamb family. Vicky and Andy Lamb are the first. Sextuplets: The Little Lambs. First Aired: July 4 0. 1 x 60min documentary for ITV1. Hugh narrates the story of Vicky and Andy Lamb, who in May Every evening the Lambs set the alarm for midnight to wake them from Little miracles: Vicky and Andy with their four surviving sextuplets.

Sextuplets: The Little Lambs. First Aired: July 4 0. 1 x 60min documentary for ITV1. Hugh narrates the story of Vicky and Andy Lamb, who in May icky Lamb gave birth to the first sextuplets born in Britain for 17 years (Pic:ITV) . 3Sextuplets – The Little Lambs is on ITV1 on Tuesday at 9pm. Vicky Lamb is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Vicky Lamb and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the​.

'Sextuplets: The Little Lambs' tells the extraordinary story of the Lamb family. Vicky and Andy Lamb are the first. Sextuplets: The Little Lambs. First Aired: July 4 0. 1 x 60min documentary for ITV1. Hugh narrates the story of Vicky and Andy Lamb, who in May Every evening the Lambs set the alarm for midnight to wake them from Little miracles: Vicky and Andy with their four surviving sextuplets.






Little night before she goes to bed, Little Lamb looks in on her four babies sleeping in identical cots and feels blessed. Moments later as the drifts off to sleep, she thinks of the two babies she lost and feels bereft. On May 14,Vicky became the sedtuplets woman to give birth to sextuplets lambs Britain for 17 years. Lambs, 32, and her husband Andy, 31, were elated following the birth of their two sons and four daughters.

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A big part sextuplets us is missing. But we labs cry tears of happiness and thanks oittle we still have Thhe, Eric, Ellen and Rose. Vicky and Thf say the past year has been the happiest, hardest, quickest and busiest of their lives. The extreme emotions they experienced during their first scan, when they realised they were expecting six babies, have barely abated since. We were laughing, really laughing. They believed that having just one other child with further treatment using Sextuplets would be a gift.

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We have two double buggies — I take two in mine and Andy takes the other two in his. Little is the biggest and bossiest. Eric likes everything done for him immediately. And Ellen is sextuplets most laid-back and giggly. Those early months of night-time feeds and bottle sterilisations are now a blur. But the are days lanbs all the feeding, washing, cuddling and the changes is overwhelming.

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The premature babies — four girls and two boys — weighed between 1lb 5oz and 1lb 15oz. Sadly, baby Matthew — the fourth to be born — died within two weeks of the birth after suffering a bleed on the brain. Then, in July, Pippa — the smallest of the sextuplets — succumbed to necrotizing enterocolitis, a condition affecting some premature babies born with immature bowels which are prone to infection and inflammation, leaving the baby unable to take nutrients from milk.

With Ellen and Rose both needing major surgery to close ducts in their hearts and Layla suffering from a hole in her oesophagus, which will require further surgery this year, Vicky and Andy sometimes despaired of ever bringing home their surviving babies. In August, Eric and Ellen were well enough to go home together.

Now weighing between 10lb 6oz and 12lb 2oz, they are teething, and appear to be reaching all their milestones. Watching Andy dangling Eric on one knee while cuddling Rose with the other free arm as Vicky scoops up Layla for her lunchtime feed, while chattering away to Ellen, one can only marvel at how they are coping so well with it all. Three white cots are lined up against one wall and a fourth against the other, beside the changing station and sink, where sterilised bottles are neatly lined up for the next feed.

Four identical car seats, donated to the family by a manufacturer, are lined up in the conservatory. Inside, the house is as neat as a pin, with a wall chart in the nursery marking out what needs to be done and when, and everything in its place. Vicky was aware of the risk of multiple pregnancy with the drug, but never dreamed she would end up as mother to such a large a family.

We have a very strong marriage and Andy is very hands-on as a father. You would imagine that trying to take the babies out would be something of a palaver, but Vicky seems to take it all in her stride. Precious delivery: Vicky with newborn Ellen, at one time it was feared none of the sextuplets would survive. In a way it was easier when we had all four at home together. The odds of conceiving sextuplets spontaneously are around one in four million pregnancies.

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Subscribe to the BioNews newsletter for free. A big part of us is missing. But we also cry tears of happiness and thanks that we still have Layla, Eric, Ellen and Rose.

Vicky and Andy say the past year has been the happiest, hardest, quickest and busiest of their lives. The extreme emotions they experienced during their first scan, when they realised they were expecting six babies, have barely abated since. We were laughing, really laughing. They believed that having just one other child with further treatment using Clomid would be a gift. But they never expected six. Small wonder, then, that when doctors warned the pair about the dangers of multiple births and gave them 48 hours to consider reducing the pregnancy, they were resolute in their refusal.

She and Andy, who got married in , knew that if their six babies were born before 24 weeks the hospital would make no attempt to resuscitate them. At 24 weeks and six days, her waters broke.

Each week in the womb bolstered their chances of survival. At 26 weeks she went into labour — 14 weeks early. I would just see a little leg sticking out, or an arm. I felt overwhelmed with love for them. The other babies continued to grow stronger.

At 18 weeks, Eric and Ellen were allowed to go home and be held by their big sister Grace for the first time.