Every child’s birth is, of course, a miracle, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for parents. However, some births are slightly more exceptional than others.
The couple in this article has always been aware of their desire to start a family.
They learned they would be parents not long after getting married. They never considered the possibility that their mission might be one in a million, though.
Before getting married, Bethani and Tim Webb of Hythe, Alberta, were dating for two years.
Bethani was pregnant three months after her wedding, and the two went for their first ultrasound.
But neither the doctor nor the intended parents could believe their eyes when they saw the image on the screen.
The likelihood of four identical girls developing in the same womb is one in 15 million, yet there were four of them there.
“I couldn’t believe it, I was in shock. Honestly, I thought the doctor was joking.”
The mother delivered four healthy girls through cesarean section at 33 weeks of pregnancy: Abigail, McKayla, Grace, and Emily. Even stranger, the infants were born naturally, not through in vitro fertilization, and none of the new parents had a history of twins.
Parents struggled to distinguish the identical girls, so they came up with a clever solution: they painted their toenails a different color. Although both parents acknowledge that life may be quite challenging at times, they feel tremendously fortunate.