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Quintuplets leave hospital for home in North Carolina

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

A North Carolina couple who left their home in May to come to the valley to have quintuplets is now returning home with their five healthy babies.

Wednesday morning, the babies left Banner Desert Medical Center, where they've been since their birth September 6.

Inside the plane, they're packed like sardines in a NICU compartment. The smallest baby, Rucker, will go straight to the hospital in North Carolina until he gains more weight.

But even with just four babies, mom knows she will have her hands full.

"Night time is the biggest thing cause you have to wake up every three hours to feed them. Takes about an hour, then we have two hours of down time if they allow it, and sometimes they don't. Sometimes they fuss the whole time," says Carmen Matthews, mom of quintuplets.

"It took us over two years to get here, so. And more than one doctor told us we shouldn't have kept all five of them. But they are all here and they're all healthy," says dad Mike Matthews.

From the hospital, Lorna, Layton, Carleigh, Eason, and of course Rucker boarded an Angel Medflight jet at Scottsdale airport, bringing the family home to Wilmington.

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