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Octuplets mom 'upset' hospital hasn't released babies to her

March 17, 2009 |  8:27 am

Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman expressed frustration that social workers and doctors have not released the first of her two babies from the hospital.

Suleman had hoped two of her sons would be released Monday, but she told Radar Online that officials at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center decided to keep them for now.

"I'm really upset about this. I really wanted to return to a normal life," she told Radar. "I know the hospital is doing its best for the kids, but I never asked for all of this. It just makes me sad, and I'm going to do everything I can to get them back, but I also need to please the hospital."

Suleman said she wants workers to check for gas leaks in her new La Habra home and have CO2 monitors installed. She spent seven hours at the hospital on Monday, saying hospital officials wanted to make sure she could properly feed the babies.

Suleman said the two babies scheduled to go home are each 5 1/2 pounds and very healthy. Eventually, she plans to have all 14 of her children at the La Habra home

"Even when the babies are home, it's not going to sink in," she said.

-- Shelby Grad