Octuplets' Mom Offers First Look at Kids

Suleman: 'This is my choice'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 9, 2009 11:48 AM CST

(Newser) – Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman gave the Today show the first look at her babies—while maintaining that she can handle raising 14 children, MSNBC reports. “This is my choice, to be a single parent,” said Suleman. “I will do the best I possibly can. And in my own way, in my own faith, I do believe wholeheartedly that God will provide.”

Asked whether the babies were “too much about her and not enough about them,” Suleman said she “acknowledged that” after her first six children, noting at the time that she didn’t “want to have too many more.” Suleman also ran down the babies' names: Maliah, Noah, Jonah, Isaiah, Nariah, Jeremiah, McCai, and Josiah.