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Mom Delivers Quadruplets…But Thought She Was Having Triplets

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

A Mississippi woman and her husband were prepared for identical triplet girls–a rarity especially given that the couple conceived naturally–but as she delivered her babies by Cesarean section, a surprised doctor discovered “more feet.”  Triplets were actually quadruplets!  Today.com reports:

Born early by C-section at 28 weeks and a day at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the babies were whisked off for care. That’s when [Kimberly] Fugate overheard the unlikely discovery of another baby, one who had evaded detection on ultrasound imaging during Fugate’s pregnancy.

“They had delivered three and I heard the doctor say, ‘I have more feet,’ and I just hollered ‘No,’” said Fugate, 42. “If it was more feet, I knew it was another baby.”

In that moment of shock, she went from being the mother to 10-year-old Katelyn, to the new mother of rare identical quadruplets, all from a pregnancy that the Fugates had not planned.

“I wasn’t trying to have another child, but a child is God’s blessing so that was his will,” she said. “I feel like God has truly blessed me.”

The girls, Kenleigh Rosa, Kristen Sue, Kayleigh Pearl and Kelsey Roxanne, each weighed between 2 and 2 ½ pounds when they were born by cesarean section on Feb. 8. They are likely to remain in the neonatal intensive care unit until about Fugate’s due date of May 2.

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Identical Triplets Born in Pennsylvania

Monday, June 11th, 2012

A Pennsylvania couple has welcomed a very rare (1 in 500,000) set of identical triplets.  Examiner.com reports:

The three boys are named Daniel Jeffrey, Ryder James and Garrett Campbell. The three bundles of joy were born on Tuesday at 8:42, 8:43, and 8:44, which was quick. No doubt their mother was happy.

Jennifer Price said initially she was shocked to learn she would have identical triplets. Her husband Daniel Price said he was happy to have the help of a wall to keep him on his feet as his wife gave birth.

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