One Egg, One Sperm... Four Babies!
"It was a lot of fun to be involved," said Alex Mentakis, M.D., the obstetrician and perinatologist who delivered the quadruplets by Caesarean section. "This delivery is the most unusual of my career. I can't imagine I'll see anything like this again."
Born after only 30 weeks' gestation, the largest baby weighs 2 pounds, 8 ounces. The smallest is 2 pounds, 5 ounces. Each of the babies, who measure 14 to 15 inches from head to toe, sports a scalp of black hair. Khamsa, 22, and Muy, 20, live with relatives in West Sacramento. Khamsa and Muy also have a 4-year-old son named Raymond. Told about his forthcoming siblings, he said he would prefer brothers.
Specialists monitored the girls in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at
Sutter Memorial Hospital for six to eight weeks. But doctors said that
so far, they expect the four babies to be fine. Proud father Muy could
only smile when asked what he would do when his new crew became
teenagers. "The hard part is ahead of them," said Dr Mentakis.