Kim Tucci is a 26-year-old woman from Perth raising eight children under the age of nine.
She and her husband Vaughn were intending on expanding their brood from three to four when they were surprised to be told they had naturally conceived quintuplets – a one in 60 million chance.
Since giving birth in January, Kim has been sharing the everyday highs and lows from her daily life on her Facebook page which have been met with an outpouring of love.
Close to 300,000 people are following the family’s adventures with many going on to share their own experience of parenting.
“They are beautiful babies. I thought I had my hands full with my twins. Hats off to you hope you’re getting as much sleep as you can (sic),” one follower writes.
“Love their little personalities, I have twin boys (12 weeks old) and they are such different little people!” says another.
Kim started her blog shortly after announcing her pregnancy and an issue she raised towards the end of her term was one many mothers can relate to; parental guilt.
Suffering from an elevated heart rate and low blood pressure, in a brutally honest video Kim discusses her concerns after being told she will likely have to deliver early.
“I just feel like I have so much guilt, I should be able to make it further but my doctor doubts that I’m going to be able to,” she says.
“She said I’m going to be lucky to get to 28 weeks – that’s way too early to be born. It’s like I feel that them being born so early and having to suffer is on my shoulders, it’s my fault.
“I should be able to do my job, I’m their mum I’m the one that’s meant to protect them and it’s just not working out that way and it’s so frustrating.”
Now having delivered the quintuplets safe and well, Kim reflects: “It was good to look back and see how far we have come. Both my husband and myself cried when we watched it earlier today. I couldn't have made it through without all my supporters.”
And the young mum is continuing to receive support from the public after her grandmother started a Go Fund Me page for the family to try and raise enough money to buy them a minivan.
With five separate baby capsules, Kim needed three cars and the help of two friends to take her newborns to a recent medical appointment but with close to $37,000 already being donated to the cause, that looks likely to soon change.