Names: Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Makai, Josiah, Jeremiah & Jonah
Date of Birth: January 26, 2009
Parent: Nadya “Octomom” Suleman
Siblings: Elijah (01), Amerah (02), Joshua (03), Aiden (04), and twins Calyssa & Caleb (06)
– Concieved via in vitro and arriving nine weeks before their due date, they are the world’s longest-living set of octuplets
– Mom Nadya recently made headlines after losing 150lbs of baby weight over the past year
– The children share the same middle name, Angel, and carry the surname of their biological father, David Soloman, whom Nadya has said is both the sperm donor and a friend
– At birth, the eight babies each weighed between 1 lbs, 12 oz and 3lbs, 1oz
Quote from Parent:
“This is going to sound insane, but I try to get two hours [of sleep] a night. And I will try to compensate on the weekends and get at least four. It’s hard. I don’t know what day it is sometimes! One day melts into the next, a blur of kids, gym and writing. I have a tendency to overdo things. Obviously! … But I’ve always been like this.” – Nadya, on her sleeping habits.
“I didn’t have the babies to get in the media spotlight, I had my children because I love them and I always wanted a large family. I adore kids, I have fourteen of them and love them beyond anything I could express in words. The media frenzy was a consequence, not something I had in mind when I wanted to expand my family.” – Nadya, on her love for her family.