Kiera Christine, Kaylynne Antoinett, Kaleb Reddrick, Kobe Byshari, Kieran Anthony and Kyle Jacob
July 7, 2002
The babies were born after 26 1/2 weeks at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. They were delivered by cesarean section within about three minutes. They weighed between 1 pound, 3 ounces and 1 pound, 12 ounces. They remained in the hospital for several months; the last baby was discharged at the end of October, 2002.
The sextuplets have an older brother named Dewayne. Dad Chris, is a teacher and their mother, Diamond, is a nurse.
All of the childrens' names start with "K" in honor of their great-grandmother, Kassie Harris. The family was featured in a 2005 episode of the television program, Extreme Home Makeover
. The Harris babies were the first known surviving set of African-American sextuplets.
Then Came Six:
The Harris sextuplets were featured in a television series on the Discovery Health Channel. Then Came Six
documents the family's life.