The season finale of OutDaughtered aired last night, but luckily, there’s a new large family moving to TLC on Tuesday nights beginning this fall. In a sneak peek of the show premiering Nov. 7, small-town Texan couple Liz and Daniel Hodges prepare to welcome their quintuplets, born March 24 — three months premature.
In the new clip, Liz said, “We had always dreamed about having a big family,” who turned to fertility drugs to help conceive a sibling for their 2-year-old son Rowan. “Being able to get pregnant with one child is a huge blessing — anybody who’s gone through infertility treatments can speak true to that,” she added. “Getting pregnant with quintuplets was an even bigger miracle. What I said first was, ‘I don’t know whether to laugh or cry!'”
Although the babies were born in “life-threatening prematurity,” with one baby barely breathing upon delivery, each quint is now safe and sound at home with the family. In a Facebook post from Aug. 23, the Hodges family wrote, “One month ago today we brought home our last baby from the NICU. Our four month journey was beyond emotional and I never thought I would see the day when all five babies would get to come home. Our NICU nurses were nothing short of amazing! They were not only there for our babies but for our entire family! They played with Rowan while we visited the babies, they were there for me during my many breakdowns, they created pictures with the babies’ footprints and handprints (which we will cherish forever), and most importantly, they advocated for our babies and loved on them like their own!” So sweet!
In the clip, Daniel added, “Within minutes, we went from a family of three to a family of eight. It was the most intense feeling I’ve ever felt in my entire life.” Yet don’t expect Liz and Daniel to expand their brood. “We’re not planning on having any more children after the six total.”
Hodges Half Dozen premieres Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.
Watch the short video below to meet the stars of OutDaughtered!