The Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets talked to TODAY’s Ann Curry on the Today show. She had always dreamed of having “a huge family. She does now with octuplets plus six other children already at home.
She told Ann that she was hoping to have one more child after having six previous children, all of whom are under the age of 7. So, she had six embryos implanted, two of which resulted in twins.
“All I wanted was children. I wanted to be a mom. That’s all I ever wanted in my life. I love my children,” she told Curry.
And, guess what… mom wants to head back to school!
“I’m providing myself to my children. I’m loving them unconditionally, accepting them unconditionally,” she told Curry. “Everything I do. I’ll stop my life for them and be present with them. And hold them. And be with them. And how many parents do that? I’m sure there are many that do, but many don’t. And that’s unfortunate. That is selfish.”
“Feeling of self and identity,” “I didn’t feel as though, when I was a child, I had much control of my environment. I felt powerless. And that gave me a sense of predictability. Reflecting back on my childhood, I know it wasn’t functional. It was pretty dysfunctional, and whose isn’t?”
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