Bailey Elizabeth, Savannah Jane, Molli Grace, Cole Robert, Blake Nickolas, and Grant William
June 11, 2007
Originally from Arizona, the family now makes their home in Destin, Florida.
The babies were delivered at thirty weeks, four days at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The three boys and three girls weighed between 2 lbs., 1 oz. and 3 lbs. and were delivered by cesarean section within about five minutes beginning at 8:21 a.m.
Jenny and Bryan met via email communication while Bryan was stationed in Kuwait with the Air Force. They were married a year later. Jenny is a physician's assistant and Bryan is now a pharmaceutical salesman. They also own a real estate investment company. The sextuplets were the result of artificial insemination after Jenny suffered two miscarriages.
The Masche babies were born the day after another set of sextuplets were born to the Morrison family in Minnesota. Unfortunately, five of the Morrison sextuplets did not survive their preterm birth at twenty-two weeks. The Masches were the second set of sextuplets born at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, a facility that is well known for providing care to high risk multiple births, and is thought to have delivered more sets of higher order multiples than any other hospital.
After delivery, Jenny suffered heart failure and nearly died due to complications from the extreme pregnancy, but recovered sufficiently to run a marathon in 2008. The babies spent about five weeks in the hospital after birth. Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix, offered each of the children a full scholarship to attend the school as part of the freshman class of 2025.
Jenny and Bryan first appeared on TV when Bryan proposed to Jenny during a national broadcast of an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game. The couple were also a contestant on the game show "Deal or No Deal." The WE TV network featured the family in a series called "Raising Sextuplets" that premiered in June 2009. The six episodes of the show follow the family over the course of six months, beginning when the sextuplets were 16 months old. New episodes in 2010 continue to follow the family as the sextuplets turn two years old.