The mom sparked controversy all over the United States with her decision to get pregnant through In Vitro Fertilization. She became a mother of 14 and gave birth to only the second set of live octuplets in United States history.
She told PEOPLE Magazine “I’ve definitely matured a lot. When this started, it was all about me. But now I find myself in a situation where I have to support a large family and take care of a large household. I’ve been through more in the past year than most people go through in a lifetime. I’ve been sued, harassed, abused, but I’ve held my own. I think about others now and not so much about myself. I spend more time thinking about paying bills, paying my mortgage and paying attention.”
Suleman says it isn’t easy! “I don’t get much sleep. About two or three hours a night. But I’m continuing to move forward with my life and trying to be the best mother I can be.” Sulman is just 34 years old.
Suleman makes it her goal to give her children one-on-one time. “One of the biggest challenges is bonding with my babies,” she told PEOPLE. “I need the help of my nannies, but I don’t want my children being raised in something that resembles a group home.” She has three nannies to help her take care of her children.
When PEOPLE asked if she would do it all over again, Suleman responded, “No, no, no … I love kids, but I also recognize that things could be better for mine. I never planned on eight. I wanted one or maybe two more. But I had eight. It’s not the best situation, but I’m doing what I can do.”
Good luck to Nadia and her crew! Happy Birthday x8!