RENO, Nev. – A soldier deployed in Afghanistan is home for two weeks to witness his wife give birth to quadruplets in Nevada.
Twenty-two-year-old Army Spc. Joe Shatswell reunited with his wife, Darah, this week at a Reno hospital where she is expected to give birth soon.
The quadruplets were conceived without the use of fertility drugs, the odds of which are 1 in 729,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They even have names already: identical twins Kaylee and Rory and fraternal twins Myleigh and Joseph Jr.
The couple also have a 2-year-old daughter.
Twenty-four-year-old Darah Shatswell says her husband can stay in Nevada until the end of October. He is deployed in Afghanistan until July 2009.