Tuesday, January 27, 2009


From ABC: The octuplets born to a mother in Bellflower, California are doing very well and breathing on their own Tuesday.

Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, says the eight babies were in stable condition and have all been taken off breathing tubes.

Two of the newborns - the second live octuplets born in U.S. history - were initially put on ventilators, but their breathing tubes have been removed. The mother, who was not identified, gave birth Monday to the six boys and two girls weighing between one pound, eight ounces, and three pounds, four ounces.

The eighth baby was a surprise to the parents and doctors who had been expecting only seven children.

Whoa! That is incredible. What an amazing blessing that those babies are still here with us today. I can't imagine having eight kids, especially if they were all the same age. Wow!
It sounds like the parents have decided not release any pictures of the eight littles ones just yet. Maybe they will later!

-NewsAnchorMom Jen


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