Posted by: Tony Carson | 22 August, 2007

On Autumn, Brooke, Calissa and Dahlia Jepp

One egg split three times into four babies: Autumn, Brooke, Calissa and Dahlia. A one in 64 million chance. Long odds to have identical quadruplets.

And think of the work ahead … and the confusion. Quadruplets’ parents feel lucky but overwhelmed

If they’re identical, and so far their parents can only tell them apart by the name plate over their beds, think of the potential for complications. I mean, how easy would it be to get Brooke mixed up with Dahlia? It could all be sorted out by the foot prints and the finger prints but it will be really off-putting, wouldn’t it, never being entirely sure which one is which?

I heard the father say that they were thinking of colour coding them with clothes or using different coloured nail polish on each. You’d have to do something like that or the bonding process, if that actually matters any more, would be improbable, if not impossible.

But did they ever look like the kind of parents who were up to the task: young, healthy happy, attractive, sensible-looking. They’ll make a great on-going chapter in Readers Digest.

We wish them health, happiness and luck. And we hope they let us share their experience a little; we love to hear how Autumn, Brooke, Calissa and Dahlia are progressing. And Karen and J.P. Jepp, too.

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