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As octuplets turn 1, the real work is just beginning

Nadya Suleman juggles 14 kids, future plans — and sleeps very little If you throw a birthday party for eight babies on the same day, and those babies have six older brothers and sisters, do you really have to invite any other children? It’s not a question you’d find answered in most parenting books, but it’s the kind of conundrum navigated daily by Nadya Suleman, the woman who astonish

Nadya Suleman juggles 14 kids, future plans — and sleeps very little If you throw a birthday party for eight babies on the same day, and those babies have six older brothers and sisters, do you really have to invite any other children? It’s not a question you’d find answered in most parenting books, but it’s the kind of conundrum navigated daily by Nadya Suleman, the woman who astonished the world when she gave birth to eight babies in one go on Jan. 26, 2009. Those babies turn 1 on Tuesday, and — news flash — the mother of 14 rarely sleeps. “The eight are really just now starting to become work,” said Jeff Czech, Suleman’s attorney. “For all this time, for the most part, they were laying around in a crib. Now they’re starting to be a lot of work ... It’s going to be hard for her, and she’s aware of that.”... Read the full story and share your thoughts below. Related stories:Discuss: Do you think the hardest part of parenting multiples is in the past for Nadya Suleman?

Images: Eight plus six, the Suleman family