Extremely rare set of quadruplets born to SA couple

The two sets of identical twins were born Tuesday morning

Author: Justin Horne, Meteorologist/Reporter, jhorne@ksat.com
Published On: Jan 16 2013 05:16:22 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2013 05:46:09 PM CST

A rare set of quadruplets have been born in San Antonio. 

Two sets of identical twins were born to mother Shontae Minor and father Khristian Rohena on Tuesday morning. 

The four boys were born premature, but were in stable condition as of Wednesday morning.

"I just can't believe it,” said Minor, who still seemed to be in shock.

Giving birth to four babies at once is a high risk procedure according to doctors and the fact that the mother and children survived birth without major complications is nothing short of a miracle.

"I cried, you know, it’s something beautiful; God gave us a gift,” said a smiling Rohena.

Yandel, Yariel, Orion, and Ryan remain in critical, but stable condition at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital.

"Everything went remarkably well and the babies have been in our neonatal intensive care,” said the babies’ neonatologist Dr. Adrian Gresores.

Fertility drugs were never used, leaving odds of having quadruplets, according to doctors, at an astounding 1 in 700,000.

However, the odds of having two sets of identical twins at once, pushes those odds even higher and is incredibly rare. 

Even more amazing, Rohena, a military veteran, never saw this coming.

"I didn’t think I could have kids and I’m 34 years old,” exclaimed Rohena.

He first discovered that was not the case 9 months ago, when the couple welcomed their first son into the world. 

Now, the family has grown from three members to seven.

“It’s going to be hectic,” admitted Minor.

"Five boys. I’m going to get grey hairs pretty soon,” added Rohena.

Twins run in both Minor’s and Rohena’s families.