February 18, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At the age of 42, Kimberley Fugate didn’t expect or plan on becoming pregnant, and certainly not with the identical triplets she was told she was expecting during her first ultrasound.
That alone was enough to make Fugate’s pregnancy a staggering case of defying the odds.
But those odds became even more remote when, during a caesarean section delivery on February 8, doctors discovered that, despite numerous ultrasounds, they had somehow missed a fourth baby, another identical twin.
“They had got the three out and they said, 'More feet,'” Fugate told Good Morning America recently. “'More feet' … that's all I heard and I said, 'Nooo!'”
But despite her initial shock, Fugate says she has come to view the fourth baby as a blessing.
Fugate and her husband named their quadruplets Kenleigh Rosa, Kristen Sue, Kayleigh Pearl and Kelsey Roxanne.
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The babies, who were born nearly three months early, currently remain in neonatal intensive care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
“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.”
According to GMA there are only 60 cases of identical quadruplets recorded in medical history.
“The chances of having identical quadruplets — it's almost incalculable,” Dr. James Bofill, who treated Fugate, said.
Bofill said he was “embarrassed” when he heard that he had somehow missed the fourth baby. “The news was sent to me by one of my fellows. I thought she was kidding.”