Babies: four instead of one

2013-07-15 00:00

BLOEMFONTEIN — “I thought there was only one,” said a new mother who on Saturday gave birth to quadruplets.

“It was a big surprise,” she said.

The first of the four babies was a boy of 1,16 kg. He was born at 9.39 am and three sisters followed in short order, weighing 1,1 kg, 0,93 kg and one kilogram.

Lebo and Yvonne Mokabe said they’ll have to shop for more baby clothes, as they expected only one child in about 20 weeks.

The four babies were delivered in the 29th week of Yvonne’s pregnancy and will have to spend another two months in incubators at the Rosepark hospital in Bloemfontein.

The couple have not yet decided on names for their babies.

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