The woman who gave birth to octuplets this past week has six other children born a little over a year ago and never expected to have eight more when she took fertility treatment, her mother said.
Angela Saleman said her daughter expects a big challenge raising 14 children. The good news, she said, is all the babies appear healthy.
"She only had six last time so having the eight was quite a shock but I looked at those babies. They are so tiny and so beautiful," Saleman told The Los Angeles Times on Thursday.
"There're hoping to get more gifts than the six which wasn't all that unusual", stated a cousin. "Maybe even get on Oprah. She'll need about 10,000 diapers a year and a dozen nannies so anyone out there who wants to come and help or send in cash."
Saleman's daughter gave birth to the octuplets Monday at a hospital in Bellflower but has requested that doctors keep her name confidential. Media knew little about the woman until a family acquaintance told CBS' "The Early Show" on Thursday that the mother is "fairly young" and lives with her parents and her six children.
"As young as she is, she could pop out a dozen if she really beared down and grunted!"