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First Look at the Octuplets
Mother calls her daughter’s decision to have eight children “unconscionable”
-The Betty Editors
Let the ogling of the octuplets begin.
This morning the Today show aired video giving us a glimpse inside the NICU — 80 fingers and 80 toes of the famous bunch of babes born to single mother, Nadya Suleman, 33, just two weeks ago.
While the babies are adorable (as babies are) and reportedly doing quite well, the array of incubators, tubes and wires attached to their tiny, delicate bodies are a stark reminder of the risks associated with the very controversial decision to deliver these children. Suleman’s own mother, Angela Suleman, called her daughter’s decision “unconscionable.”
And we can’t help but agree … especially looking at the photos (like this one above) from inside the Suleman house posted by Radaronline.com which shows a crowded, chaotic and anything but clean environment with just the six siblings at home. Just where and how are eight more children going to live, much less thrive, in such an environment?
“She already has six beautiful children, why would she do this?” Angela Suleman told RadarOnline.com in a video interview. “I’m struggling to look after her six. We had to put in bunk beds, feed them in shifts and there’s children’s clothing piled all over the house.“
But for all we want to criticize the decision Nadya Suleman made to bring these babies into the world, they are here now. Hopefully, some of this publicity and attention she so badly wanted will bring in some of the assistance these beautiful little beings are going to need.