Newlyweds Tim and Bethani Webb couldn’t decide on how many kids they wanted. Tim thought having two would be cute, while Bethani insisted that eventually four would be the right number. It turns out luck took a look at both of these options and threw caution to the wind. Why? Because when Bethani got pregnant, the Webbs found out that she was carrying identical quadruplets.
“I was not expecting four at all. The ultrasound tech had actually turned the screen…she counted out four babies and I feel like I just about fainted,” Bethani said to CTV News. “I’m glad I was laying down. I thought she was joking.”
Yes, the young Albertan couple, who are in their 20s, were shocked to find out that they beat the one in 67 million odds (according to Bethani Webb’s nurse) with their four identical baby girls. Neither of them have any twins in their family and didn’t use fertility drugs either.
The couple know they have a tough road ahead since buying things for quadruplets can add up costs. However, they say their village of Hythe in northern Alberta is rallying around them.
“They’re actually having a fundraiser for us, which is amazing. They’re helping to raise hospital funds, they’re doing diaper drives, donating clothing,” Bethani said. “They’re being really, really helping and we really appreciate it. There’s no way we could do this by ourselves.”
Now we know the nurse said the odds of becoming pregnant with quadruplets are so very rare, but for some reason Alberta really likes quads. In the last three decades, two other Alberta couples also gave birth to all girl identical quadruplets.
Crazy, right? There must be something in that Albertan water.
The baby sisters will be delivered by C-section in early May.