Skip to comments.Mom Expecting Identical Triplets Gets Surprise When Doctor Shouts, “More Feet!”
Posted on 02/18/2014 3:46:51 PM PST by NYer
Kimberly Fugate was expecting identical triplets. After a grueling labor process and the birth of three children, Fugate was ready for some much-needed rest. But rest would have to wait as the doctor shouted, “More feet!”
“They had got the three out and they said, ‘More feet,’” the Mississippi mother said. Fugate is now the proud mother of a statistical improbability – four identical newborn babies.
From the ABC News report:
A fourth identical quadruplet had somehow been missed by numerous ultrasounds, managing to keep her existence hidden until she popped out behind three of her identical sisters last week at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
“It’s one surprise after another,” Fugate said.
The Fugate four, named Kenleigh Rosa, Kristen Sue, Kayleigh Pearl and Kelsey Roxanne after family members, arrived three months earlier than expected, and just a day before their mother’s 42nd birthday.
All four are currently doing well in neonatal intensive care after being born nearly 13 weeks premature. The girls will need to remain in observation, but Kimberly says she hopes to have them out by early May, on their original due date.
“I haven’t been able to hold them yet,” Fugate said. “It will be very exciting to get to take them home and love them.”
Dr. James Bofill, a professor of maternal fetal medicine at the hospital said the odds of conceiving identical quadruplets is astonishingly rare, especially in a case like Fugate’s, where she became pregnant without the use of fertilization drugs or treatments.
“The odds of spontaneous quadruplets is one in every 729,000 live births,” Bofill said. “The chances of having identical quadruplets [are] almost incalculable.”
Kimberly Fugate and her husband Craig are also parents to another daughter Katelyn, 10. The pair have set up a Facebook page to keep relatives updated on the quadruplets’ progress.
This will be fun, but at some point there will be trouble brewing.
I think that it is called a litter.
They are a GIFT from GOD....NOT a litter. That is DISGUSTING!! Calling a FAMILY a “LITTER”!!
it is a gift from God... absolutely... but so is a sense of humor... :)
Simply. Cannot. Imagine.
God bless this woman, she’s gonna need it!!!
Sorry, I don’t JOKE about God’s gifts!!
Kenleigh and Kayleigh ? See some confusion happening in their household ...
There were 2 identical twins in the school I once taught at here in Japan - and their names were YUsuke and YOsuke . Teachers confused them right up until the day they graduated !
I call my family a herd (six kids.) Usually God’s gifts come one at time; occasionally they come as a litter. Relax. There are much more important things to be indignant about.
Oh, my. What a surprise! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, babies. Wow!
You can call tour OWN family ANYTHING you want to!!!It’s TACKY to call ANOTHER’s family a LITTER! “LITTER” is GARBAGE.
Look, I can understand your frustration, and it is amazing what has happened. But, definition wise, this could be considered a litter. Litter does not only refer to garbage, but also multiple birth.
Beautiful story, four beautiful heaven-sent babies! Big sis Katelyn will have her hands full helping mommy, too.
May God bless and keep this family.
Well....one of the love's of my life..was a Border Collie named Mattie. She had a litter...and they weren't by any means GARBAGE.
I knew a family with 10 kids. (Oops...can I call them “kids”?) The dad referred to them as his “mob”.
Uh...the 10 yr. old better set up her babysitting rates PDQ.
(oldest of 9....no, I wasn’t paid)
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