When Kim Tucci got pregnant last year with her husband Vaughn, she was expecting one sibling for her two- and four-year-old daughters—but she got quintuplets instead. Tucci began blogging about her pregnancy on her Facebook page, Surprised by Five, and eventually gave birth to an adorable boy and four girls on January 28th. At the start of April, the little ones were finally allowed to leave the hospital and move home with the rest of the family.
As you might expect, the whole experience was a whirlwind with a number of demanding moments, but you'd never know from looking at the sweet and serene newborn portraits captured by photographer Erin Elizabeth Hoskins. The heartwarming series introduces us to all five of the tiny tots: Tiffany (Tiffy), Penelope (Penny), Beatrix (Bea), Allie, and Keith.
Hoskins describes Tucci as an inspiration, “never wavering in her strength and determination to bring these babies safely into the world.” That hard work isn't over yet, either—now, Tucci is trying to compile all of the resources she needs to care for the little ones as they grow. Her next goal is to get a nine-seater car that can carry all of her kids at once, so the family isn't forced to travel in three different vehicles. Tucci's grandmother has even created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the mission—you can show your support here.
Here's Beatrix, who Tucci describes as “Very calm and content, she frowns and cries if any of the other babies cry.”
Meet Penelope, who's “Fierce!! She is the smallest but mightiest.”
This is Allie, the “Ring leader! Allie has the loudest cry and will make sure she is heard.”
Tiffany is “Very quiet and relaxed, she will wake to feed and loves to sleep.”
Last but not least, Keith “Adores to be cuddled and always has big wide eyes looking around at his surroundings.”
All images via Erin Elizabeth Photography.