The Derrico family is coming to screens near you soon, and the show is promising an on-screen experience unlike ever before. With more than a dozen children and sons of drama! However, this family is not your average big family, they are taking it to the next level. We truly have no idea how these parents have been able to not only cope but how they ended up at this point. This must be the reason behind the dad doing what he did no? Read on to find out about this miracle machine.
Meet The Derrico’s
Karen and Deon Derrico grew up in Kingstree, South Carolina but life took them to Las Vegas, Nevada. Together. They had plans for a family since the beginning and come from close-knit ones themselves. Naturally, the couple that they always had plans for a big family. However, we did not expect that they meant this big!
Deon is a real estate investor and is the family provider. The couple’s first pregnancy was normal when their eldest daughter Darian, who is now 13, was conceived. Derrick the biggest brother followed next, he is now 8. However, the couple was in for a little surprise when their next pregnancy was twins Dallas and Denver, who are now 7. Little did Deon and Karen know that pregnancy number four held something very unusual in store…
Pregnancy Number Four
Number four and the couple were expecting quadruplets, something that they were ecstatic about and weren’t in too much shock about. You see multiples runs in Karen’s side of the family. Karen explained, “So on my mother’s side there are four sets of twins. On my father’s side, I have an uncle, a great uncle, that has two sets of triplets.” Karen’s mother, unfortunately, miscarried triplets before falling pregnant with her. After a routine check-up on their quadruplets, Karen and Deon were recalled…
It turns out that their doctor had missed something in the scan. On a hunch, they re-did the ultrasound and to everyone’s surprise, there were 5 babies in her stomach. One baby was hiding behind Karen’s breast bone. Doctors were worried that there was not enough space for all the babies’ and Karen was observed throughout her pregnancy. At 22 weeks Karen had to move to Arizona, so that she could be cared for and supervised by a specialist.
The quintuplets were born happy and healthy at 32 weeks. Deniko, Dariz, Deonee, Daician, and Daiten made it home safe and sound from the hospital. The Derrico’s now had 9 children. A busy family is an understatement. However, they were not done just yet. The Derrico’s were making 9 work and were ready for more, however, what came next was truly unexpected. The fertility angels are seriously with this family.
Pregnancy Number Five
Karen Derrico was pregnant for the fifth time and this time with triplets. The Derrico’s have conceived all these children naturally, we are just as much in shock as you are! They were ready to conquer the next birth and happy to bring these little ones into the world. The Derrico’s have help from family members who too appear in the show, of course, having so many kids takes an army. After such smooth sailing, the Derrico’s never expected pregnancy number five would bring about a complication…
The Derrico triplets were born prematurely at just 24 weeks, when sadly, one of the triplets passed away. The family expressed that, “baby Carter is now with Jesus.” The other two babies’, Diez and Dior, are now 21 months old. The Derrico eleven are naturally creating chaos but their parents have it down to a tee.
How The Household Runs
The Derrico’s say that 7 o’clock is the time that each kid brings their folders, homework is checked and signed and the system runs in birth order. In fact, everything in their household works in birth order. Deon and Karen Derrico work hard in order to provide for their eleven children and receive no government financial assistance or anything of that sort. They were not done having kids just yet…
Pregnancy Number Six
The Derrico’s are pregnant yet again. They have brought their lives to the big screen so you can catch up with their day to day but also journey through the latest pregnancy. This time Karen is pregnant with triplets, again. ‘Having four sets of multiples back to back? It’s like getting struck by lightning while getting struck by lightning,’ Deon, 49, said.
Triplets Times Two
Karen discussed how she was truly afraid to lose one of her triplets. Deon felt the same saying, ‘Our triplet babies have not had enough time in the womb, and I am just terrified.’ This warrior mom carried three beautiful girls for as long as she could, they were born prematurely but all survived. The Derrico baby girls are happy, healthy, and being loved by their family. The Derrico’s say they will know when it is time to stop having kids, but it does not sound like it is that time just yet.