Holy Octuplets!

A decade and a half ago, I gave birth to two girls (yesterday was my twins’ Macy & Mallory’s 15th birthday).  Can you imagine giving birth to two girls PLUS six boys?! Yesterday, a woman California gave birth via C-Section to octuplets nine weeks premature.

The medical team had prepared to deliver seven babies, but doctors were surprised when an eighth came out! The babies weighed in at between 1lb 8 ounces (820 g) and 3 lb 4 oz (1.47 kg) and are all reportedly doing well.

The United States’ first live-born set of octuplets was delivered in Texas in 1998, but the parents hail from Nigeria.  One of the babies died a week later, leaving seven that are currently all happy and healthy 10-year olds.  They were guests on the Today Show this morning with their younger sister, thus still giving the appearance of eight.  They have their own website at FirstOctuplets.com. I can’t even imagine having that many babies at once…

Kim Rowley is the mother of preemie twin daughters, Macy and Mallory, born January 27th, 1994 over 13 weeks early weighing 2 pounds each. She calls them her "million dollar miracle babies." Follow Kim on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.