A Mississippi woman expecting to deliver identical triplets received quite the surprise when the doctor discovered a fourth baby during a cesarean section last week.
Kimberly Fugate told ABC News she was exhausted after an intensive labor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center when she heard her doctor announce, "More feet!" after delivering the first three babies.
The fourth identical quadruplet had gone unnoticed in prior ultrasounds.
The babies, Kenleigh Rose, Kristen Sue, Kayleigh Pearl and Kelsey Roxanne, were born almost 13 weeks early and remain in the neonatal intensive care center.
"I haven't been able to hold them yet," Fugate told ABC News. "It will be very exciting to get to take them home and love them."
Fugate said she hopes the babies, who arrived one day before her 42nd birthday, will be strong enough to go home by their original due date in early May.
The babies also have a 10-year-old sister anxiously awaiting the babies' homecoming.
Fugate said the pregnancy was unplanned and she did not use any fertilization drugs or treatment to conceive the quadruplets.
Doctors have said the odds of having identical quads are nearly incalculable at one in 13 million.
The family has set up a Facebook page to keep family members up-to-date on the babies' progress.
Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
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