Mom Expecting Triplets Gives Birth To Identical Quadruplets
Somehow the fourth baby was missed during Kimberly Fugate's several ultrasounds.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | February 17, 2014
At 41 years old, Mississippi mom Kimberly Fugate says she was surprised to learn she was pregnant — and with triplets no less. But the surprises didn't end there.
“They had got the three out and they said 'more feet. More feet.' That’s all I heard and I said, 'no!'” (Via ABC)
Despite several ultrasounds during Fugate’s pregnancy, a fourth baby was somehow missed.
“He was speechless there at first and he said not four, and I said yes!” (Via WJTV)
The girls are identical and fittingly their names all start with K — Kenleigh Rosa, Kristen Sue, Kayleigh Pearl and Kelsey Roxanne. (Via WDBD)
They’ll join big sister Katelyn, and the 10-year-old told WAPT she's already come up with a few ideas on how to tell her new sisters apart.
“Maybe you could paint a fingernail or bracelet or something.” (Via WAPT)
The girls were born 13 weeks premature — weighing between 2 pounds 1 ounce and 2 pounds 8 ounces. On Facebook, the Fugates say their four bundles of joy are doing well — though they’re still on ventilators while their lungs continue to develop.
To give you an idea of just how rare this is, the chances of spontaneous quadruplets are about 1 in 729,000. Doctors say the chances of all four being identical are almost incomprehensible.