Thirteen years ago, Nadya “Octomom” Suleman shocked the world when she delivered eight babies into the world at the same time. However, Suleman has now come forward to wish her eight youngest children a bright and happy birthday via a loving social media post. “Happy 13th birthday to Nariyah, Isaiah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Noah, Josiah, Jonah, and Makai!” Suleman wrote in her caption, adding: “You are all growing into some of the kindest, humble, grateful, and loving human beings I have ever known.”
Although her life as a parent has had its ups and downs over the last thirteen years, Suleman was sure about one thing – that her eight children were all a blessing from the highest power.
“We need to hug our loved ones a little longer and a little harder while they are here,” she wrote on Instagram. “You are my miracles, my angels, and I will love you with all my heart, forever.”
Suleman, a resident of Los Angeles, skyrocketed to fame in 2009 when she welcomed eight children into her home at the same time from the same birth. She already had six other children. Her first child was a son born in 2001, and the following year in 2002, she gave birth to her first daughter.
Although Suleman wanted children, she never wanted eight at once and told The New York Times in 2018 that she received bad information from her doctor.
“I was misled by my doctor,” Suleman said, adding that she thought she would only have as many as two children at the same time.
However, Dr. Michael Kamrava implanted twelve embryos in Suleman. He has since fled the United States after losing his medical license.
As a single mother, Suleman does not keep secrets from her fourteen children, claiming that “We talk about everything.”
Her daughter, Amerah, had positive things to say about Suleman, “She’s been fighting for our family for ten years now. No matter what, she’s never going to give up, and I know that.”
What do you think about the struggles Octomom has gone through during the last thirteen years raising eight children?