This is from about 5 hours ago…… so the clock sez. A woman has just given birth to Octuplets in Kaiser Permanante Bellflower Medical Center, south of Los Angeles in California. The kids appear vigorous but are quite small. Weights range between 1.8 and 3.4 lbs, report the two docs, Karen Maples and Harold Henry.
The babies, six boys and two girls, are 9 weeks premature, and were delivered by C section.
Prayers for these kids, so that they survive care at Kaiser Permanente.
The last set (Chukwa family) of octuplets were born in TX. Seven babies: girls Ebuka, Gorom, Chidi, Chima and Echerem, and their brothers Ikem and Jioke, survived and are now 10 years old. Parents Their parents, Nkem Chukwu and Iyke Louis Udobi, report astonishment that all have grown up happy and healthy.
Chukwu directed this to the new parents in California:
“Just enjoy it. It’s a blessing, truly a blessing,” Chukwu said. “We’ll keep praying for them.”