Kimberly Fugate was just over 40 years old when she became pregnant for the second time. It came as a surprise, and when she went to the doctor, she expected identical triplets.
Kimverly and her husband, Craig, already had a 10-year-old daughter, Katelyn, but now the family would be expanded with three more little girls. It was an unusual pregnancy in many ways.
But the couple had one more special surprise for them. Nine months later, the biggest sʜᴏᴄᴋ of all occurred, which neither the doctor nor the patient could explain.
The babies in the ᴡᴏᴍʙ were not the result of in ᴠɪᴛʀᴏ ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, which is a basic unknown, and the mother’s age made it all the more spectacular.
Kimberly was pregnant in week 28 when the ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴs started. Just before her 42nd birthday, she gave birth to three girls, but when everyone thought the birth was over, the doctor said, “There are more feet.” It turned out to be a baby left in the ᴡᴏᴍʙ, and soon Kimberly and Craig had become parents to identical quadruplets.
Their doctor, James Bofill, said that the chance of getting identical quadruplets naturally is microscopic. It is estimated that the odds are 1 in 729,000 of getting pregnant spontaneously with quadruplets, and 1 in 13 million that these are identical.
The girls were born more than two months premature and spent the next three months in the ɪɴᴛᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ ᴜɴɪᴛ.
They were named Kenleigh Rosa, Kristen Sue, Kayleigh Pearl, and Kelsey Roxanne. They are now two years old, and are obviously growing so fast.
The Fugate couple never had any plans to become parents of five children, but after three big surprises during the pregnancy, they are very happy with a large family.
“I feel very happy, like the happiest mother in the world. I’m not planning to start over with more children, and many things have changed since I got my quadruplets. The babies were the biggest surprise of my life, and I cannot imagine life without them,” Kimberly said.