Just before her 42nd birthday, at 28 weeks pregnant, Kimberly Fugate went into labor. As if that weren’t shocking enough, Kimberly didn’t even realize she was pregnant until she was 13 weeks along.
The news that she would be having triplets was the cherry on top.
With little time to get ready for her three babies, Kimberly and husband Craig were hardly prepared for what happened in the delivery room.
“It’s all been rather overwhelming when you think about how many changes will have to be made,” Kimberly tells People. “But I am just trying to take everything one day at a time. I know it will all work out.”
Sometimes, pregnancies go from ordinary to extraordinary in an instant. Another couple, Sarah and Bill Imbierowicz, unexpectedly had two sets of triplets! Rather than take it as an unexpected burden or hurdle, they took it as a blessing.
See how Kimberly’s life was completely changed in a single moment!
[H/T: Daily Mail / Today]
In 2013, Kimberly Fugate became pregnant in her early 40s. The mom, who was already a mother to a 10-year-old, Katelyn, was suddenly expecting triplets — rare triplets at that.
She and her husband, Craig, conceived the babies without IVF. That’s almost unheard of!
Just before her 42nd birthday, after delivering three identical girls, doctors told her there was a little more in store.
“They had gotten the three out, and they said, ‘More feet,'” Kimberly told CNN. “I said, ‘No!’ It was an instant shock.”
Kimberly and Craig had produced four identical quadruplet girls. Their names and birth order: Kenleigh Rosa, Kristen Sue, Kayleigh Pearl, and Kelsey Roxanne.
The odds of conceiving spontaneous quadruplets are 1 to 729,000. However, the odds that they would be identical are almost incalculable at about 13 million to one.
Their doctor, James Bofill, was baffled!
“I was very embarrassed, obviously,” James said. “The news was sent to me by one of my fellows. I thought she was kidding.”
A year after delivering the babies, Kimberly told Today that she is loving motherhood:
“Just getting up in the morning and seeing the smiles on their faces, hearing them coo at me, and listening to them babble at each other — the joy is overwhelming. I know every mom is partial to her babies, but I feel like I have the prettiest babies with the prettiest smiles. And those dimples…
“The babies were the biggest surprise of my life, and I couldn’t imagine my life without them.”
“I believed that God picked me to have these quadruplets, and I felt that He would take care of them and allow them to survive. To see how far they’ve come makes me feel very blessed,” she added.
“I feel very lucky, like the luckiest mom in the whole world. I wasn’t planning on starting over with more children, and many things have changed since I had my quadruplets, Kenleigh, Kristen, Kayleigh and Kelsey.”
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