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.”
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.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.
A year after delivering the babies, Kimberly said that the babies were the biggest surprise of my life, and she couldn’t imagine her life without them.
“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.”