Elli.e, Georgi.e, Holl.y and Jessic.a Carle.s , only identical quadruplets are setting out on a new adventure together – as fully fledged models. Julie and her husband Jose, 38 at despite odds of 64million to one wellcome quadruplets. The sisters are only the world’s 27th set of conceived identical quads. The girls all came from one embryo which split into four, and are monochorionic, which means they shared the same placenta.
Because of this, Holly and Jessica received less nutrition in the womb than Georgina and Ellie, meaning they had lower birth weights when they were all born ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇʟʏ by Cᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ section. And the girls were so small when they were born in March 2007, the tiniest, Jessica, weighing just 1lb 9oz. The girls have flourished after spending time in hospital ɪɴᴄᴜʙᴀᴛᴏʀs, despite the fact that they are still tiny for their age and wear clothing designated for newborns aged nine to twelve months. However, they soon caught up, and now it is impossible to tell them apart – especially as their mother revealed they like to dress the same.
The country’s first identical quadruplets are eager to see the great, wide world. Last September, they turned heads with their identical masses of curly hair, when they started school near their home in Biggleswade. Julie said:” It’s wonderful to think they’ve gone this far and are walking by themselves. When I look at them, I think they’re fantastic. I always wonder how they are going to learn to talk or ride a bike. But they surprise me every day. They have their own distinctive personalities so as people get to know them they begin to tell them apart.”
Her 38-year-old husband, Jose, said: ” We wouldn’t be without them for the world. It’s amazing how fast the time has gone. I think when they turn 13 I’ll either have to move home or build my own bathroom.” John Carolan, Sainsbury’s Head of Childrenswear said: “We’re delighted to have Ellie, Georgie, Holly and Jessica on board, our truly unique uniform testers, and look forward to four sets of opinions over the coming months.”