May 25, 1993 |
|Other names||Dilley siblings|
The Dilley sextuplets (born May 25, 1993) are the United States' first set of surviving sextuplets, born to Becki and Keith Dilley in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. They are, in birth order;
|Baby Order||Time of Birth||Sex||Birth Weight||Name|
|A||5:28 PM||Girl||2 lbs 6 oz||Brenna Rose|
|B||5:28 PM||Boy||2 lbs 13 oz||Julian Emerson|
|C||5:29 PM||Boy||2 lbs 2 oz||Quinn Everett|
|D||5:30 PM||Girl||2 lbs 7 ozs||Claire Diane|
|E||5:30 PM||Boy||2 lbs 11 oz||Ian Michael|
|F||5:32 PM||Boy||2 lbs 13 ozs||Adrian Reed|
The siblings were the first surviving sextuplets to be born in the USA.
The parents of the sextuplets, Becki and Keith Dilley, met as co-workers at a Wendy's restaurant in Indiana. They married and attempted to conceive for 5 years without results. Following consultation with a doctor, they were told they had little chance of conceiving naturally. Following several more years of trying to conceive, they underwent fertility treatment using the drug Pergonal. The sextuplets were conceived as a result of this.
Throughout the pregnancy, all ultrasounds showed five babies. After five had been delivered the doctor reached in to retrieve the placenta and grabbed a foot instead, and said, "There's a sixth baby." Everyone initially thought she was kidding, but she wasn't. The sixth was hiding behind the mother's spleen.
The Dilley children have appeared on a few television segments, but say that they don't want to live life "under a microscope".
Brenna has a degree in human services and is currently attending IUPUI, Indianapolis with a major in human rights and international studies. She plans to study in Dakar, Senegal 2016. Julian graduated with honors with a BS in Biology in 2015 and is attending Indiana University Medical School (Class of 2019) and works with Indiana University Department of Endocrinology. Quinn graduated Chancellor Scholar IUPUI in 2015 with a BA in Global and International Studies and Political Science. He is serving as 2nd Lt Platoon Leader, 2nd Calvary Regiment, Vilseck Grafenwoeh, Bavaria, Germany. He plans to enter Indiana University Law School after his service. He married Hannah Carter 12/22/2015 who is a graduate of Indiana University School of Education majoring in Elementary Education with certification in Middle School Science. Claire is a honors graduate Wayne College in Nursing. She works as a Registered Nurse in Oncology at Lutheran Health Network and is attending Indiana Wesleyan University to further her nursing education with emphasis on Nursing Practice. She has two children, Emmalynn (b. 2012) and Asher (b. 2014), with her now ex-husband. Ian graduated with highest distinction 2014 from Purdue University with a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and is attending Purdue University College of Pharmacy (anticipated PhD 2018). Adrian graduated with a BA in International Relations and Religious Studies from IUPUI 2015. He is pursuing a Masters in Logistics Management at Florida Institute of Technology. He is serving as a 2nd Lt ELM Platoon Leader , 317th Support Maintenance Company, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, Baumholder, Germany. He married Lal Nun Thiangi Sang 2/12/2016. She has BA in Finance from Kelly School of Business, Indiana University.
- An American film telling the story of the sextuplets' parents prior, and a few years after their births, called Half a Dozen Babies featuring Scott Reeves and Melissa Reeves was made in 1999 for ABC.
- Special Delivery: How We Are Raising America's Only Sextuplets...and Loving It, by Barbara M Dille, Becki Dilley, Sam Stall. Publisher: Random House, Date Published: 1995, ISBN 0-679-43706-1
- Sixty Fingers, Sixty Toes: See How the Dilley Sextuplets Grow, by Becki Dilley, Keith Dilley, E. Anthony Valainis. Publisher: Walker & Company, Date Published: 1997, ISBN 0-8027-8614-6.
- "Bonus Babies". People. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
- "Revisiting the Dilley Sextuplets". ABC News. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
- RetroIndy: The Dilley Sextuplets | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com Retrieved 2014-11-01.
- "TV movie features Dilley sextuplets". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 28 January 2011.