Taking care of a single baby is an ordeal for most parents. But imagine when you have to tend to the demands of five newborns all at once! Well, this is exactly what happened to the Busby family when Danielle gave birth to quintuplet girls in 2015 — a first-time event in the US when all five newborns were born healthy and alive. And within a night, this family of three transformed into a household of eight. It was not long after that people wanted to know more about the family. So soon enough, the couple launched their own reality show, ‘OutDaughtered’, on TLC. ‘OutDaughtered’ premiered on TLC on May 10, 2016. After spanning four successful runs, it is now scheduled for a fifth installment. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season.
OutDaughtered Cast: Who is in it?
‘OutDaughtered’ revolves around the Busby family, that comprises parents, Adam and Danielle Busby. They married in 2006 and were blessed with a daughter, Blayke Louise, on April 5, 2011. On April 8, 2015, Danielle delivered the quintuplets via Caesarian section at 28 weeks. Born at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas, the infants stayed the first few months in the NICU. Among these five girls, Ava and Olivia are identical twins while Hazel, Riley, and Parker are fraternal triplets.
OutDaughtered Plot: What is it about?
40 bottles everyday, 420 diapers each week and feedings calls once in every three hours — this is the regular grind for Danielle and Adam Busby, proud parents of the only all-girl set of quintuplets in the United States. Yes, the routine is hectic and almost impossible to imagine for most of us. But the Busbys make it seem so easy! How? Well, this entire show tries to depict just that.
Previously, Adam and Danielle had struggled with infertility, and had to resort to intrauterine insemination for successful pregnancies in both cases. After this, they first welcomed Blayke to their lives. Four years later, the couple again were blessed with a surviving set of healthy quintuplets.
As the episodes progress, we witness how Adam and Danielle struggle to bring up the girls. For example, we get to see Hazel’s eye condition, medically termed as congenital nystagmus, which forces her to not have any control over her eye movements. She also needs to turn her head at angles as she cannot see clearly. After an eye surgery in 2016, she was again diagnosed with astigmatism in 2017. Maybe the reason for these conditions is her premature birth. She is currently seen wearing glasses to help her with her vision issues. The series additionally depicts Adam’s struggle with postpartum depression. He ultimately decides to seek professional help for the sake of his family and his relationship with his wife.
Each season chronicles the growing-up days of the girls and narrates how the couple deals with the changes. Season 4 of ‘OutDaughtered’ begins with the effect of Hurricane Harvey on the family, post which one member has to face a devastating loss. On the other hand, the family also needs to decide how they can tackle Olivia’s crib-escaping routine while planning for a Halloween party. Again, when the couple starts planning their Thanksgiving dinner, they get another setback which might foil all their holiday plans. There even arises a situation where Riley and Parker might have to be allotted separate classrooms and Adam contemplates on how to tackle the new change.