Father of quintuplets: I'm ready!

Deon Derrico and his wife Evonne Derrico, with their four older children. Photo: Image by AP Photo/Courtesy of Banner Desert Medical Center

Father of quintuplets: I'm ready!

By Corinne Hautala. CREATED Sep 12, 2013

As I still come to grasp with the thought of having a child I have to share this story out of the Phoenix area.

A mother recently gave birth to quintuplets at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa.  What an amazing woman!  I guess she’s not someone you complain to about labor pains during your single birth.

The parents of the healthy five newborns already have a busy house.  They have a 7-year-old daughter, a 3-year-old son and 1-year-old twin boys.  The father, Deon Derrico, told reporters that the prospect of caring for such a large family does occasionally cause him anxiety, but said “I'm ready.”

Good luck to them!