With the help of fertility drugs and a sperm donor, Suleman gave birth to octuplets three weeks ago, according to startribune.com. She’s been all over the news for her amazing golden uterus. But there’s a catch. She already had a Brady bunch – six kids – at home and decided eight more could be fun. Fourteen freakin’ kids? Are you kidding me? “That was always a dream of mine, to have a large family, a huge family,” Suleman said, according to cnn.com. – theorion
…Octomom Nadya Suleman said when she told the father of all 14 of her children that she was pregnant with octuplets, he was speechless. “He couldn’t talk. He couldn’t even utter a word to me,” she said. “He was so angry at the doctor. He said, ‘Doesn’t that doctor know that you have five [sic] kids already?'”
And Suleman said she’ll also remain speechless – promising never to divulge his identity, according to a video she posted Saturday on RadarOnline. Suleman, 33, would say only that he’s a foreign-born California resident in his late 30s and that he resembles her son Elijah. “I’m sorry for all this mess, and I hope he isn’t scared it’ll come out, because it won’t,” Suleman said in the video. “As far as I’m concerned, I’ll never disclose who he is.” Suleman gave birth Jan. 26. She brought home two more babies – Maliyah and Nariyah – Saturday.
One neighbor who did not identify herself described the crowd’s behavior as “ridiculous.” “It was so awful,” the woman told KCAL-TV. “I can’t believe people would do that to her. It’s really sad. All the paparazzi hanging on to a car like that? It’s really crazy.” Suleman, an unemployed divorced mother, gave birth to the octuplets nine weeks premature on Jan. 26 in Bellflower. She already had six children, ages 2 to 7.
The octuplets — who at birth weighed from 1 pound, 8 ounces to 3 pounds, 4 ounces — spent their first seven weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center. The first two babies to be discharged — Noah and Isaiah — are each about 5 pounds and are able to bottle feed, the hospital said. The other two girls and four boys continue gaining weight and will be released another day, the hospital said. …
Several neighbors joined other onlookers to take in the scene. “We wanted to see the octomom,” said neighbor Johnny Euentes, 46, who lives around the corner and waited with his wife and son on the cul-de-sac. “I’ve got nothing else to do tonight; I’m just missing American Idol.”
… Video posted on Radaronline.com, where Suleman has been posting a video diary, showed the SUV pulling into the garage from the inside, and screams can be heard for the photographers to get out. Laughter is audible from inside the vehicle after the garage door closed. Two caretakers in scrubs help Suleman take the babies into the house after she shows them off to the camera, and Suleman’s older children are shown kneeling and fawning over their baby brothers. …
In recent weeks, Suleman has been seen squabbling with her mother on Internet videos, and led tours of her new home for paparazzi. Last week, as Suleman made last-minute fixes to make the home safer for the delicate infants, she had a televised baby shower on the “Dr. Phil” show. Suleman said she is paying for the house — listed for $564,900 — with money from “opportunities” she has selected, but did not elaborate on what they were. – nydailynews