Posted By Veiled Muslimah on/at 2/03/2009 09:08:00 PM

My Sister mentioned this to me the other day and then I saw this on Yahoo News.

This is so interesting! A Woman had 8 children and they're all healthy and kicking. And to add to that, she already has six children!

Although, I don't know how she would be able to handly 14 children at one go. If she can, props to her. I know for a fact, that with children who even have a one year age gap, Mothers still have a hard time handling them and apparently, Nadya Suleiman is not married but is going to support them on her own.

Let's just say, I think she has her work cut out for her.

The six boys and two girls, the second octuplets born alive in the United States, have garnered worldwide attention as media have attempted to find out more about the mother and her family. Hours after media gathered outside the Whittier home, Kaiser issued a statement on behalf of the mother requesting privacy.

"Please know, in our own time, we will share additional details about this miraculous experience," the statement read. "The babies continue to grow strong every day and make good progress. My family and I are ecstatic about all of their arrivals. Needless to say the eighth was a surprise to us all, but a blessing as well."

Within hours, media had camped out at the family's home in Whittier, where the babies' grandfather pulled up in a minivan in the evening and briefly spoke to The Associated Press. Beside him were two children — a 7-year-old and 6-year-old — who said they were excited to have eight new siblings.

But the grandfather warned that media may have a tougher time finding the family after the babies are released from the hospital.

"We have a huge house, not here," said the man, who would only identify himself as Ed. "You are never going to know where it is."

The mother also has two children, ages 5 and 3, and 2-year-old twins, neighbors told the Times.

Suleman said her daughter had embryos implanted last year, and after finding out she was pregnant with multiple babies was given the option by doctors of selectively reducing the number of embryos. The woman declined.

"What do you suggest she should have done? She refused to have them
killed," Suleman told the Times. "That is a very painful thing."



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