OutDaughtered parents Danielle Busby and hubby Adam Busby sat down with their brood of princesses to answer the most-asked questions from fans. Now, Adam Busby and Danielle dish on everything from how they named the girls to how they keep their marriage healthy. So, get ready for Q&A with the Busbys.
TLC’s OutDaughtered: Fans Want to Know… How Do They Do It?
One thing OutDaughtered viewers want to know is how do they handle raising six girls without going insane — especially, five that are the same age. Quint parents Adam Busby says there’s no book on raising quints. Then. Danielle Busby says it takes lots of planning and extra hands on deck. Of course, they get a ton of help from family and friends.
Also, they need to use different forms of discipline, and a lot of it is trial and error. Sometimes, both Adam and wifey Danielle will be in the thick of it, and they get overwhelmed. So, when this happens, Adam says you just have to laugh. Sometimes, that’s all you can do. Of course, things are hectic. But, this is their life, and they see themselves as blessed.
Another question amongst OutDaughtered fans is, how did you react when you found out you were having quintuplets? Well, Danielle says Adam’s jaw dropped. But, they were also terrified because so many things can wrong. At one point, the doctors even talked about reducing the number of babies (as awful as that sounds).
Her doctors didn’t think Danielle could deliver all of the girls safely. Sadly, if she tried to have all five babies, there was a chance none of them would make it. But, to them, interfering was not an option, and they were at peace with it. Danielle and Adam wanted to move forward and try to have all of their children. They just prayed a lot and had faith. In the end, they beat the odds.
How Do Danielle Busby and Adam Busby Keep Their Marriage Strong?
Many viewers of OutDaughtered are wondering how Danielle Busby and her husband, Adam Busby, strengthen their relationship. Adam says it’s crucial they keep themselves and their marriage a priority. Also, their relationship is the most sacred thing in this house. Because if they’re not good, then nothing in the household is good.
So, once a week, they go on date nights. Danielle says dating doesn’t stop just because you have kids – you just need to readjust. Danielle wants her children to see what love and a healthy relationship is. So, they take the time to make themselves and each other happy, which benefits the entire OutDaughtered family.
How the Quints Got Their Names
Fans of OutDaughtered are curious how Danielle and hubby Adam Busby came up with all the names for the quints. They say it took weeks to come up with all of the names. So, Hazel Grace was a name on the Busby side. And Riley is a name they both liked a lot when she was pregnant with Blayke. So, they were happy they got to use it. Also, they named Paige for one of their nieces. So, that’s how Riley Paige came to be.
Then, there’s Parker Kate. This was one Adam and Danielle struggled to decide whether or not to hyphenate or leave Kate as her middle name. Danielle wanted to hyphenate it, but Adam didn’t. But, Adam Busby won that one. However, Danielle always calls her Parker-Kate. Next is Olivia Marie, a name brother-in-law Nick Mowbray came up with on OutDaughtered.
Also, big sister Blayke got her name because both of her parents like unisex names and loved the name Blayke. Then, her middle name Louise comes from Danielle’s grandmother. Her grandmother’s name was Mary Louise, and she always wanted to name her first daughter after her grandma. So, they just used all the names they liked. And, they think it’s amazing how their names just fit them perfectly.
OutDaughtered: Do They Tell The Identical Twins Apart?
Another question on the minds of fans is how do Adam Busby and mama Danielle tell the difference between Olivia and Ava. The two sisters are identical twins because Danielle had four eggs, and one of them split. The busy Busby parents admitted they mix them up all the time, and so does everyone else on OutDaughtered. However, there are a few foolproof ways to tell the twins apart.
Olivia has a rounder face, while Ava’s is longer. Also, Ava’s eyes come to more of a point. And, Ava’s nose is a little longer. So, that’s how to know who is who. Also, people want to know which of the quints are best friends? Ava and Olivia have a special bond evident even without words – they just “get” each other. It’s likely because they’re twins. Then, Parker and Hazel pair up often because they love the same things, such as imaginative play.
Also, Riley loves Blayke because she thinks she’s as old as her. So, they all kind of have their besties in the family. But they all play well together, too. Another thing asked is, where do they feel they fall short as parents? Both Adam Busby and the quint’s mom Danielle agree it’s hard to give each child equal attention. And, that’s something that worries them. But, the OutDaughtered parents do their very best.
OutDaughtered: Why Do Danielle and Adam Dress The Quints Alike?
Another fan wondered why they dress the quints the same. First of all – it’s cute. Also, it’s easier just to grab five of the same outfit rather than choosing five different ones. Plus, they can’t fight over clothes if they’re all wearing the same thing.
So, if you had any questions for Adam Busby and mom Danielle, hopefully they’re answered now. Catch all-new episodes of OutDaughtered Tuesday’s at 9 on TLC to follow along with Adam Busby and super-mom Danielle Busby.
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