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Derrico quintuplets: Las Vegas family of 6 welcomes quintuplets

Deon and Evonne Derrico already had four children when Evonne gave birth to quintuplets in Las Vegas last Friday.
Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM   |   Comments

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Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Evonne Derrico's six-person family just got a whole lot bigger.

The Las Vegas mother of four gave birth to quintuplets -- three girls and two boys -- at an Arizona hospital last week, which means she now has a family of 11 people.

"It has been a journey," Evonne told a news station in Arizona, where the family relocated temporarily to be closer to a specialist. "It's not one that I'd throw lightly out there at anyone. This is not a marathon. I didn't think at one time I could do it."

The Derricos kept the family tradition and chose "D" names for all five of their newborns -- Deniko, Dariz, Deonee, Daician and Daiten.

Evonne, who already has 1-year-old twin boys, said that multiples run in the family and that the quints were conceived naturally. But they still came as a surprise.

“We have a vehicle for the family right now, but we don’t have a vehicle for the five others,” Evonne's husband, Deon, a field property manager, told the Las Vegas Sun. “There’s just so much to figure out.”

“This has humbled me,” he added. “I feel very honored that God chose us.”

Fernando and Guillermina Garcia, of Salt Lake City, welcomed quintuplets last May. The Garcias wouldn't say whether the quints were naturally conceived.

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