Octo Mom Brings Seventh Baby Home from Hospital
Octo Mom Nadya Suleman brought her seventh baby, Josiah Angel, home today, a rep at the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center confirms to Usmagazine.com in a statement.
The 4 pound, 8 ounce baby is "bottle feeding, gaining weight and able to maintain his body temperature," the hospital says.
Although Josiah's release went off relatively without incident, the day got off to a hectic start, beginning with a panicked 911 call. Sources say that around 3 in the morning, Octomom's house got vandalized by some uninvited April Fools pranksters. In a statement issued on Wednesday evening, a spokesman for the La Habra Police Department verified that police units were dispatched to the Suleman home on Madonna Lane shortly after 7 A.M. Wednesday.
"A nanny heard a loud noise around 3 A.M. She looked outside and saw a large white cargo van speeding away. The nannies did not call the police or go outside at that time," according to Lt. Tom Dutton of L.H.P.D.'s Media Relations office. "When the morning nannies arrived for work at 6:30 A.M. they saw the rear window of [the] Suleman van had been smashed and a car seat appeared to have been thrown through the window," Dutton said.
The car seat apparently was from another one of the Suleman's vehicles and had been positioned outside on the porch next to the front door. The police report listed the damage to the van as a shattered window, a broken rear window wiper arm and a dent to the rear cargo door. No suspects were reported and no other witnesses could be located.
"Every day that passes is a milestone in the lives and care of the octuplets," Dr. Mandhir Gupta says. "Being able to send another baby home is a significant step in their development." Jonah -- the last octuplet at the hospital -- "continues to progress well and remains at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center. He continues gaining weight and remains on formula and donated pasteurized breast milk."
Suleman, 33, brought home her first two babies, Noah and Isaiah on March 17. On March 21, she welcomed home Maliyah and Nariyah. Makai and Jeremiah were released on March 26. The family lives in a new $564,900, four-bedroom home in La Habra, Calif.