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Mississippi family welcomes surprise quadruplets

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Kimberly Fugate was ready for triplets. Instead, she got four bundles of joy-- a set of identical quadruplet girls.

"They had got the three out and they said 'more feet' and more feet, that's all I heard and I said, 'Nooooo,'" Fugate said.

Then the 42-year-old Mississippi mom had to break the news to her husband.

"I told him to count the bands on my arm and that's how I told him there were four instead of three," she said.

Baby Kayleigh was apparently hiding behind her sisters, Kenleigh, Kristen and Kelsey, during numerous ultrasounds.

"It was an instant shock, but I'm proud of her," mom Kimberly said.

The odds of giving birth to identical quadruplets are quite rare, especially since the parents did not undergo in-vitro fertilization.

"The odds of that have to be one in a few hundred million," said Dr. Jeffery Yu, an obstetrician in New York.

Kim, who already has a 10-year-old daughter, says five kids are enough for her.

"This is it," she laughed.

The quadruplets were born 13 weeks premature. They are all in good health, but will stay in the hospital for observation. The babies were originally due in early May. Kimberly hopes to take them home in time for Mother's Day.

Kimberly Fugate was ready for triplets. She had three of everything ready for them.

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