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Couple goes from having no kids to five in less than a year

Couple Goes from Having No Kids to Five in Less Than a Year
Sarah and Andy Justice went from having no children to five children in just one year. The couple adopted triplets and then found out Sarah was pregnant with twins.

The entire Justice family joined the anchors of the 'TODAY' show to chat about how their lives have changed now that they have five children all under the age of one.

'My husband says all we do is babies. Everything else in life has pretty much stopped.'

When Sarah had trouble conceiving, she and Andy sought out an in vitro specialist but later decided the 10 percent chance of becoming pregnant through that method didn't outweigh the enormous price tag. So KOTV says they decided to adopt.

'On May 18th, the triplets were born. Joel is the oldest by seconds over Hannah and then came Elizabeth.'

Three infants already sounds like a tremendous amount of work, right? Well, their family soon grew.

'A week after the triplets were born, Sarah found out she was pregnant with twins.'

In January, Andrew and Abigail were born, and life inevitably became whole lot more hectic for the family.

They currently go through 80 bottles and 300 diapers a week ... and just imagine trying to squeeze five car seats into a minivan.

But their community has really pulled together to help out.

Tulsa World says family and friends have set up a weekly rotation to help Sarah when Andy's at work. And the family's congregation, Eastland Baptist Church, has been preparing meals.

Even though they don't get much alone time these days, Sarah and Andy say they feel very blessed.

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phpoling March 09 2014 at 11:47 PM

They are BRAVE family to do this. Excellent job parents!

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dianadunlopart March 09 2014 at 3:27 PM

Andrew and Sarah, you are truly blessed by having these five babies. I wish you success with raising them and in all that you do. Although parenting tasks will consume a lot of your time, it is important that each of you -- Andrew and Sarah, continue to develop your special interests and talents. Showing the children how you learn new things and do creative or interesting activities on your own is very important. Each child needs to learn how to be reliant on his or herself to find happiness and satisfaction with life. People who are too dependent on other people to ratify their self-worth when they are alone, can become vulnerable to abuse of drugs and alcohol. These 5 children who are close in age will probably want to stay close when they are older, but as adults, one or more of them may find themselves feeling extremely lonely or depressed when they do not have a brother or sister or parent to give them immediate emotional support or to entertain them. So, be models of self-reliance and show each of them how to cope when they are or will be in situations where they must thrive as single individuals. Don't feel guilty about wanting some time away from the children to nurture your relationship as husband and wife, and to nurture your own needs, talents, and desires. Good Luck to you and may God and his angels watch over all of you.

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Mary March 09 2014 at 3:15 PM

Fantastic...I know it's hard but it's definitely worth it! I'm one of nine born within 13 years...that's crazy but I was fortunate to be blessed with wonderful parents and sibs. Always remember as parents...you were here first. Take care of each other and your children will turn out fantastic!

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PUB'D WRITER! March 09 2014 at 2:44 PM

While having 5 babies is truly all consuming for quite a while, so does having 1 baby. Or 3 in 3 years as I did. Mothers, your baby does warrant all of your time, and love, and fun, and everything else which goes into having a new baby. Another very important fact, however, is when you already have a child or more, they also should receive equal attention as much as possible. Your firstborn is the only child which does not have to share you from birth with other siblings - until another one comes along. From then on, the existing child[ren] already know they must share you. The more babies you have, the less time you have for 1 on 1 time with each one. Please try to give each one some 1 on 1 every day. They're worth it. When all are crying at once, you may never want to hear this next phrase again: enjoy them while they're little, they will grow up very fast. Take this to heart, even when it's the middle of the night, and you're up caring for sick children. They WILL grow up very, very fast. It will seem like one day they're little and playing with you in the floor, and the next day you are wondering where the years went, and they're getting married. Love them with all of the intensity you have. They're learning every step of the way, and you need to be very careful what you teach them.

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juanita March 09 2014 at 2:39 PM

Blessings in the form of babies, & helping friends & family. defiantly takes a village to raise 5 little ones. Wonderful!

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kjschauss March 09 2014 at 2:34 PM

God has smiled down on you many times. Many Blessings to you!!!

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Hi Ya Ketters! March 09 2014 at 2:28 PM

So many times this is the case after adoption.......parents finally get pregnant, but it will all work out. Community and family support are a blessing. They will do fine!

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Barbara Jean March 09 2014 at 2:22 PM

What beautiful children....God Bless them all - parents and babies.

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Christie March 09 2014 at 1:36 PM

I am glad they were blessed and feel as such, I personally would have a nervous breakdown if I had 5 under the age of 1 but I was a one kid at a time kind of mom. I sure pray God provides for them because that must be very stressful AND expensive.

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Max Lilly March 09 2014 at 1:11 PM

I met a Family of 11 recently and they travel the Country singing Gospel at Nursing Homes. I had to ask, how do you do it? They responded Family above all else, so it would seem like the spinning plates at a Circus. You can do it, but be careful what you wish for. All of the Kids play an Instrument and sing, which makes them a Family Orchestra. They have a base camp house located in Oregon. Their oldest is starting College and I am standing there in their presence in awe. China only allows 1 baby per couple. In America, anything goes. I had three Kids and they were a handful. They turned out great as the couple's miracle of five. All it takes is love and a lot of laundry detergent.

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