A couple in Minnesota welcomed rare identical quadruplet girls delivered by caesarian birth on March 11, 2020.
This one-in-15-million case is a special gift for the quadruplets’ parents, Taylor Becher and Lance Thompson, from Albertville, Minnesota.
During Becher’s eight-week ultrasound appointment, the couple found out that they were going to have quadruplets.
At first, the doctor thought they were expecting twins until she learned four babies were inside Becher’s tummy.
Though she is already a mother of a 21-month-old boy, having four babies inside her still frightens Becher. She also knew that giving birth to multiple babies at once was risky.
Becher was so stressed out at first, but her boyfriend Lance was there for her throughout her pregnancy until she gave birth. He would keep her calm by saying everything was going to be okay.
“There were times when I would Google and stress myself out, but Lance would talk me down,” she said.
Bechers’s source of stress is common and understandable. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, complications increase in multiple pregnancies with each additional fetus.
These complications include preterm birth, placental problems, preeclampsia, diabetes, and fetal and newborn complications.
While carrying four babies in her womb is scary and stressful, Becher surpassed all the challenges by being positive and extra careful. She also enjoyed buying car seats, cots, and newborn clothes.
Finally, on March 11, their four little bundles of joy came out by caesarian birth. The parents were so amazed, but what surprised them the most was that their four baby girls were identical.
Lakely, Sawyer, Kennedy, and Aurora were all delivered safely, and none had any complications.
The couple was so happy and relieved now that they had their quadruplets, who were all healthy and adorable.
Weighing 2 pounds and 3 ounces, Lakely was the smallest among the quadruplets, while Sawyer was the biggest at 3 pounds and 3 ounces.
Becher said that Lakely didn’t grow as quickly as her other sisters when she was pregnant, but she was the only one who did not need breathing assistance. Luckily, all four babies are now breathing perfectly on their own.
The couple can’t wait to bring their babies home while their older brother waits to meet them.
They will be discharged from the hospital next month because they must stay longer due to the coronavirus. Their son couldn’t also visit the babies for the same reason.
Becher remembered her son kissing her belly when she was pregnant. “Before the babies were born, I’d say, ‘Do you want to give your sister a kiss?’ And he’d kiss my belly!” She exclaimed. This made her even more excited to see all her kids together.
Seeing such a once-in-a-blue-moon story of life and love is amazing. We hope these sweet little angels will grow healthy and shower their parents with much love and respect.
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Watch this video as the Minnesota couple Taylor Becher and Lance Thompson celebrate the lives of their identical quadruplets: