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First Christmas for Garcia quintuplets

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV)-A South Sioux City, Nebraska woman found out just a little over a year ago that she was in for the five-fold surprise of a lifetime. 
Bianca Garcia knew there was something different about her third pregnancy right from the get-go.

"Right away, I was like, well then something's wrong, because why am I already showing? I was only like a month, and I already had like a three month belly," Bianca Garcia said.

The doctors confirmed her pregnancy and then some.

"They said there were three. So we were like, 'ok, we can handle three.' So we went back a week later for the heartbeats, and they found two more," Bianca Garcia said.

This news came as a shock to her whole family.

"We just popped our eyes open, and we were like, what?!" Abrahan Garcia said.
"Everyone's eyes popped open," Jose Garcia said.

Just months after the Garcias settled into their new, quintuplet-ready home, Arleth, Christobal, Jimena, Marah, and Rosalyn were delivered in Omaha, Nebraska at just 28 weeks, 12 weeks premature. They varied from two to two and a half pounds, but miraculously, all were incredibly healthy. 

"We were super excited. Me and my brother were so excited we started jumping around," Abrahan Garcia said.

"I've always wanted two sisters, but then I got four sisters and one brother. I was pretty surprised. I just wanted to squeeze them and hold them," Jose Garcia said. 

After the babies came home, life became a little more hectic... and noisy.

"Crying, crying, crying, crying, just all crying," Abrahan Garcia said.

But the Garcias say they're making it work.

"The boys are quick to pitch in and help, 'oh I'll change their diapers,' or 'I'll feed them,' and it helps. Even if they just play with them," Bianca Garcia said.

"We try to tell her to go to sleep and have a break so we can handle all the things," Jose Garcia said.

While Bianca and her husband are making this all happen on a single income, she says they're determined to keep the family united.

"We've heard a lot of bad stuff about when you have multiples, divorce rates, and we just try to stay positive. We're like, no, we're not going to let those ratings bring us down. We're going to show them we can do it," Bianca Garcia said.

And with the love and support of her family, this super-mom is sure she can make it work.

Mercy Medical Center has been assisting the Garcia family as much as possible.

Along with the help of the home care staff, they donated a computer to the family. 

Not only will the computer help them keep in touch with the hospital, the staff wanted the Garcias to keep in touch with their family in Mexico, and with other families parenting sets of multiple babies.

They also brought toys and gifts for the whole family to help them celebrate Christmas.

The home care staff says they want to do all they can to be there for the Garcias.

"We've been able to get them formula from the rep, you know, just tap into the community and resources. Mercy helped us with the computer, because that was a need that they had. We've also been able to get some volunteers to come in on occasion, some retired teachers, some nurses, just to help them out," Stefani Moser-Wigton, Home Care Nurse said.

The quintuplets celebrated their five month birthday on Christmas day.
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