The California woman who gave birth to octuplets last week already has six kids at home, and never expected that fertility treatment would leave her with a brood of 14, her mother tells the Los Angeles Times. The woman declined the option of having any of the embryos selectively removed after she learned that she was expecting multiple births.
The woman lives on a suburban Los Angeles cul-de-sac with her parents and children in a neighborhood where homes have two or three bedrooms. "It’s going to be difficult," admitted her mom. The octuplets' grandfather plans to return to work as a contractor in Iraq to help pay the family's way.