TLC's 'Sweet Home Sextuplets' featuring two young parents and their nine kids to premiere next month
With so much to keep track of, how will Courtney and Eric manage their soccer-team sized household? 'Sweet Home Sextuplets' premieres September 18.
"We already have three boys and now we are about to have six more babies...that's nine kids, altogether". Childhood sweethearts Courtney and Eric Waldrop are finally ready to start their dream family together and they are taking us along for the ride. TLC is bringing 'Sweet Home Sextuplets', a documentary show that chronicles the life of two young parents as they navigate parenthood with nine kids.
After having their oldest son Saylor and looking to add to their family, a miscarriage tragically revealed that Courtney had a blood clotting disorder which could risk both baby and mother’s life, so they turned to fertility medication. The medication was a success when they got pregnant with their now five-year-old twins, Wales and Bridge. But they got the shock of their lives when trying again and discovering that Courtney was expecting six! Now Courtney and Eric have their hands full, not only with their miracle sextuplets but also in continuing to devote love, time and attention to their three older boys.
A "tight-knit family" as Eric calls it live on a sheep farm in small-town Alabama. The show lets the audience in on the unique pregnancy, the high-risk births and the ups and downs this family goes through to make sure they are healthy, safe and taken care of. The show will also provide interesting insight into how their three boys deal with having six infants in the house - they already don't want to help them with the diapers.
“A first for the network, we began this journey with Courtney and Eric even before the sextuplets arrived, when they already had three boys in their brood. Our viewers get to see exactly what it’s like to experience such a life-altering moment in its entirety, going from a family of five all the way through expanding to a family of eleven," said Howard Lee, President and General Manager of TLC.
In the first episode, viewers will meet the Waldrops when Courtney is 25-weeks pregnant and already on strict bedrest while bracing herself and her family for what’s to come. But as all parents know, the birth is only the beginning! The season continues with the Waldrops bringing their babies home, managing the medical concerns that come with premature birth especially during flu season, going through about seventy diapers a day and enlisting friends and family to help with round-the-clock care and feedings, all the while continuing to care for Saylor, Wales and Bridge. Plus, Courtney and Eric know they need more income long-term and must make major decisions for their future, which includes the possibility of Courtney going back to work as a teacher soon. With so much to keep track of, how will Courtney and Eric manage their soccer-team sized household? 'Sweet Home Sextuplets' premieres Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. ET on TLC. Let the journey begin!