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Sextuplet Mom Had To Eat 6,000 Calories A DAY Just To Keep Her Babies Alive!

Wed, June 22, 2011 11:06am EDT by 1 Comment

Heather Carroll spent a month in bed gorging on food to make sure her brood stayed nourished enough to survive.

The proud mom has spoken out just days after giving birth to her sextuplets over the Father’s Day weekend, to share her story — and the names of her six new babies! Click to find out!Heather and Mitchell Carroll, from Alabama, have named the four girls and two boys Abbie, Brooklyn, Chloe, David, Ellie and Faith! Can you spot anything unusual about the names?

They were named alphabetically after the letters they were given by doctors when they were still in the womb!

The tiny tots weighed between jut 1lb 10 oz and 2lb 05oz but are all healthy and fit, thanks to the doctors and nurses at Birmingham’s Brookwood Medical Center and their mom’s efforts during pregnancy! Besides having to consume an incredible 6,000 calories a day — more than three times the recommended daily intake for women — Heather also had to spend a month in bed, missing her 30th birthday!

The mom, who’s just 5’2″ tall,  says of her monster diet: “It was very hard. They had me keep a sheet of everything I ate, and they would always do the calories for it. And all of the snacks, every day they would start bring me snack foods and desserts. I mean, it was very good, but I can’t imagine doing that again.”

Heather’s doctors insist not just any mom could have pulled off such a feat.

Her gynecologist Dr. Bill McKenzie paid tribute to the 30-year-old, saying, “Heather is country tough! It’s just a very unique demand on a woman’s body and she is a little hiccup of a girl. But she’s got a very big heart.”

Meanwhile, the babies are doing so well, they’ve already been taking off their ventilators — and “look wonderful” according to their proud mom who can’t wait to take her new babies home to meet their older brother Grant, who’s 22 months old!

What a great story, HollyMoms!

— Ian Garland

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