A MOTHER who thought she was having triplets got the surprise of a lifetime when doctors discovered a rare fourth baby during delivery.“There are more feet,” a physician told Kimberly Fugate after she had delivered the first three.
The four babies, all girls, were born at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Saturday, just shy of 13 weeks premature.
The Clarion Ledger reports that the fourth baby had somehow managed to hide during the numerous ultrasounds Ms Fugate, 42, underwent during her pregnancy.
Dr James Bofill, UMMC’s director of maternal-foetal medicine, said discovering a fourth baby during the delivery was a first in his 27-year career.
“I was very embarrassed, obviously,” he said. “The news was sent to me by one of my fellows. I thought she was kidding.”
“Those odds are incalculable,” he said.
The Fugate four — Kenleigh, Kristen, Kaleigh and the bonus, Kelsey — will join big sister Katelyn, who is 10.
“This. Is. It,” the smiling mum said.