Digna Carpio, a 31-year-old mother from Queens, is setting an incredible example of motherhood this Mother’s Day, having already been blessed with six children. In a surprising twist of fate, Digna gave birth to sextuplets in October, marking a truly remarkable event that has captured hearts far and wide.
The journey of Digna and her husband Victor has been one of immense joy and adaptation as they embrace the challenges of raising six babies at once. Adding to their family’s dynamics, the couple also cares for their eight-year-old son, Jhan Carlos. Digna humorously admits that the terms “relaxing” and “quiet” have become foreign concepts in their bustling household.
Digna shared, “Just being together, having a quiet and relaxing day with all of my babies, is enough.” However, the reality of managing a household with six infants has proven that tranquility doesn’t come easily. The couple finds solace in knowing that their babies are happy and healthy by their side.
The Carpio babies, named Genesis, Justin, Jaden, Joel, Jezreel, and Danelia, each showcase their own unique personalities, despite their outward similarities. The family’s living room resembles a nursery with neatly arranged bassinets, a testament to the constant care and attention Digna and Victor provide.
Yet, the journey hasn’t been without its challenges. The financial burden of caring for six infants, combined with the ongoing expenses of diapers, baby food, and hefty electricity bills, presents hurdles for the couple. Victor’s biweekly salary of $900 as a maintenance worker is stretched thin as they navigate these extraordinary circumstances.
Notably, the Carpio sextuplets hold a special place in history as only the second group of sextuplets born to a New York couple and are believed to be the first Hispanic sextuplets in U.S. history. With the support of two nurses from the Visiting Nurses of New York, Digna and Victor receive much-needed assistance in caring for their brood. Yet, the evenings offer no respite, as both parents acknowledge that sleep remains a luxury.
Looking ahead, the Carpio family anticipates the challenges that lie ahead, including the logistics of schooling and transportation. Despite the financial uncertainties, the love and bond they share with their children fuel their determination to provide the best life possible.
Digna and Victor’s journey is a testament to the strength of parental love and resilience in the face of extraordinary circumstances. The sacrifices they make are immeasurable, but the heartwarming smiles of their sextuplets affirm that their efforts are rewarded in the most precious of ways. As Digna aptly put it, “It’s the best feeling. It’s the best gift for a mother.” The Carpio family’s story is a testament to the miracle of motherhood and the power of unwavering love.