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Byler Sextuplets

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Byler sextuplet

Zoe Byler holds Charlie, one of her sextuplet brothers.

Photo reprinted with permission of All Children's Hospital.

Names:

Brady Christopher, Eli Benjamin, Ryan Patrick, Jackson Robert, Charlie Craig, MacKenzie Margaret. There are five boys and one girl.

Birthdate:

September 1, 2007.

Hometown:

Wesley Chapel, Florida

Birth Info:

The babies were delivered by cesarean section on September 1, 2007 between 9:00 and 9:03 a.m. by Dr. Karen Raimer. They were born at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, just prior to 30 weeks gestation. Their birth weights were:
Brady Christopher: 2 pounds, 8 ounces
Eli Benjamin: 3 pounds
Ryan Patrick: 3 pounds (but a fraction less than Eli)
Jackson Robert: 2 pounds, 10 ounces
Charlie Craig: 2 pounds, 5 ounces
MacKenzie Margaret: 2 pounds, 9 ounces
The smallest baby, Charlie, was the last to be released from the hospital, just before Thanksgiving 2007.

Family Info:

Parents are Karoline and Ben. Sister Zoe was four years old when the babies were born.

More Info:

The six were the first set of live sextuplets born in Florida. Nicknamed "The Byler Bunch." The babies were conceived when the family sought fertility assistance after mom, Karen, suffered from polycystic ovarian syndrome, similar to fellow sextuplet mom, Kate Gosselin.

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