The TLC reality show, OutDaughtered, is so entertaining for the obvious reasons. Not only does the show follow around parents Adam and Danielle Busby navigate parenting six daughters and depict the real life struggles and successes, but it also documents the growth of the Busbys' super adorable daughters. The quintuplets are the only female set of quints in the United States, which makes following along with their journey even more special. And by looking at photos of the Busby quints then and now, you can really tell how much they've grown since the show first aired.
The Busby quintuplets are only 3 years old, according to Country Living. The five daughters — Hazel, Riley, Parker, Olivia, and Ava — were born on April 8, 2015, at just 28 weeks old. But, a lot has happened since then. In 2016, TLC aired the first episode of the reality show, OutDaughtered, which documented the birth of the five girls. And in the years since, fans have followed along with the girls (and their older sister, 7-year-old Blayke, according to Country Living) doing everything — from celebrating holidays, to getting their first haircut, to going to pre-school.
Since so much has happened in the past three seasons of the show, it's only fitting that people would want to see physical evidence of how far the quints have come — and thanks to the family's Instagram account, It's A Buzz World, they can. Really, these super adorable photos of the Busby quints only show how much they've grown up.
From Their Newborn Phase
In addition to their reality show, the Busbys document their lives on their website, It's A Buzz World, where they share their tips and tricks to navigating life as parents to multiples, in addition to sharing their own story.
In a blog post, Danielle revealed that they had the quints through the IUI, or intrauterine insemination, procedure, which they had used to get pregnant with their first daughter. Through the procedure, she was able to grow their family and boy, did it work. Danielle wrote on It's A Buzz World that they never imagined that she would get pregnant with five babies.
Although that many babies in one place looks a little intimidating, you can't deny how adorable and cute they are in their little colored bows and onesies. I can't even.
& Turning 1 Year Old
Although it might be hard for some fans to tell the quints apart, according to Country Living, it becomes easier to tell them apart as they get older and develop into their own person.
This video is a super helpful tool for fans who who are a little confused by remembering which name belongs to which quint. But, it might also be handy for people to know that only two of the quints are identical — Ava and Olivia, according to Dearly. The other quints are fraternal.
Although it is fun to look at pictures of the Busby quints, it's a little hard to imagine how many diapers Adam and Danielle went through during those first few years. That is a lot of poopsplosions waiting to happen at once.
& Their Terrific Twos
Although it might be daunting to be a mother to six children, Danielle makes it look just a little easy on the show. And because she has had quite a few years of experience, Danielle has some great advice to other moms. In 2016, Danielle told People that when it comes to having a lot of kids in the household, other moms shouldn't get overwhelmed:
You can only do as much as you can at that moment in time. Just be able to laugh about a situation, like when all five babies are screaming, is one of the things we've learned how to do.
& Now, At Age 3
Thanks to the new season of OutDaughtered, fans have been able to follow along with the Busby children in their third year of life — and this season is already pretty great.
This current season of the show follows the growing quints and everything that comes with that, according to People, like potty training, and Adam and Danielle spending time away with the quints. This sounds like something all parents can relate to — not just parents of multiples.
In an interview with USA Today before the premiere of Season 3, Danielle revealed that dealing with five 3-year-olds has been rough for the family. Danielle said, according to USA Today:
We didn't think it'd be much harder or much worse after the 2's but 3's have definitely been a lot more trying. They're so opinionated and they're little individuals (with) their own personalities and likes and dislikes. Tantrums happen here and there because they can express what they want but it doesn't mean they get what they want.
Watching the Busby quints grow and change over the years has been nothing short of exciting. And the great news is, fans can watch that happen with their own eyes thanks to the newest season of OutDaughtered.