This week, a couple in California welcomed eight little bundles of joy into their family’six boys and two girls. Since one new baby is enough to make even the sanest parents long for a full night’s sleep, It’s hard to imagine dealing with eight newborns. Here’s a look at some other large families that know a thing or two about it.
The public was fascinated with these five little girls from the moment they were born in 1934, especially because at the time they were the only quintuplets to survive for more than a few days. This Canadian Encyclopedia site also leads to several links that include original news clippings and photos of the event.
Their TV show was called ?17 and Counting,? but the Duggar family may have to rename it with the arrival of Jordyn-Grace last December?baby number 18.
First there were twin girls. Then came the sextuplets?three more girls and three boys. If you haven’t seen the Gosselins in action on their reality television show, this site gives you a glimpse into their busy world.
While the adventures of the large Gilbreth clan (12 children within 17 years) have been fictionalized in movies like Cheaper by the Dozen, It’s the accomplishments of matriarch Lillian that are especially interesting.
This photo gallery from the Telegraph offers a look at some of the world’s octuplets, septuplets, sextuplets, and other multiple births.