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Latino Daily News

Thursday August 26, 2010

Make Room Kate + 8- First US Latino Sextuplets to Debut on TLC

This Latino Family is taking New York by storm, but it is not your average Latino Family. Digna Carpio gave birth to healthy sextuplets in October, four handsome sons and two beautiful daughters. 22 months old Justin, Jezreel, Joel, and Jaden, Danella and Genesis join their 7-year-old brother named Jhancarlos.

“It’s tough going out with six babies,” Digna said. “Just knowing they are with me, happy and healthy, it’s the best feeling.”

Along with these babies comes certain challenges- $5000 for electricity, baby food, diapers etc, all on a maintenance workers salary of $1800.00/month. The Carpios make it work though, where their lives revolve around feedings, bathing, and up to 60 diaper changes a day.

The babies were born in the 25th week of pregnancy all weighing in between 1 ½ - 2 pounds. Their parents are naturalized U.S. citizens from Ecuador.

“We fell in love with them,” Nancy Daniels, TLC’s Senior Vice-President of Production and Development said. “All of our shows look at interesting families and interesting lives. They’re struggling with taking care of a lot of small children who are all the same age and overrunning their house.”

TLC adds Sextuplets take New York to its lineup next month