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Four sisters from Nebraska give birth to five babies in 12 days

Posted at 2:31 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 18:18:49-04

Four sisters from Nebraska were ecstatic when they found out they were all pregnant at the exact same time.

Elizabeth, Danielle, Michelle, and Sarah delivered not four but five babies, all in the course of 12 days.

Elizabeth Kohlhoff delivered twins on April 29.

"Danielle was the first," Elizabeth said. "And then Sarah and Michelle and I were like thank goodness it's not me! And then all of a sudden I'm like oh wow, me now."

Elizabeth, Danielle, Michelle, and Sarah carried their babies during the pandemic. Grandma Mary was excited but worried about her daughters.

"It was scary," Mary Sneed, the grandmother, said. "It was all scary but you know pregnancy's scary. Having a baby is scary. So praise god everybody's healthy. It was perfect."

Everything went well, and they delivered five babies. Twins Henry and Emma, Alivia, Josephine, and Natalie. The deliveries all taking place within 12 days.

"It was not planned at all. It was crazy," Elizabeth said.

To grandma Mary - five is just a good starting point. She herself had 12 kids.

"It's just a lot of fun having kids, everybody has lots of kids, a lot of fun."

They call it the miracle during the pandemic. Especially because Michelle Ismert lost her first baby during pregnancy.

Michelle gave birth to Josephine on May 1

"We lost our first at 37 weeks," Michelle said. "So it was a little scary at the end thinking that may happen again. But she's here and she's healthy and a happy baby for the most part."

The family is originally from the Omaha area and are now all scattered across the country but came together this week to celebrate and meet all the babies.

KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska first reported this story.