Vegas mom gives birth to quintuplets in Arizona

September 11, 2013

A Las Vegas family is nearly twice as big as it was last week after welcoming quintuplets.

Evonne Derrico gave birth to two boys and three girls Friday at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz.

The babies' names all start with the letter "D'' in keeping with . Babies Deniko, Dariz, Deonee, Daician and Daiten all weigh less than 3 pounds and are in the unit.

Evonne Derrico and her husband, Deon, already have a 7-year-old daughter, a 3-year-old son and 1-year-old twin boys. The family temporarily moved to Mesa during Derrico's 22nd week of pregnancy to receive care from a multiple birth specialist there.

Hospital officials say the 33-year-old mother carried the babies to 32 weeks gestation. The average for quints is 28 weeks.

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