Wow! The World's First Surviving Septuplets All Grown Up! See their photos as they turn 18


On November 19, 1997, Bobbi McCaughey and her husband, Kenny, made headlines when she safely delivered the world's first surviving set of septuplets in Des Moines, Iowa. The arrival of Kenny Jr., Alexis, Natalie, Kelsey, Nathan, Brandon, and Joel — born at 2.5 pounds to 3.4 pounds — was heralded as a medical miracle.


THE MCCAUGHEY SEPTUPLETS AT 3-MONTHS-OLD ON MARCH 2, 1998.

Now, the McCaughey septuplets are 18 and preparing to head out on their own for the first time. The seven seniors at Carlisle High School are all busy making plans for life after graduation. Brandon has enlisted in the Army, starting June 1, while the other six have college plans. (They also have an older sister, 19-year-old Mikayla, who got married last summer and lives nearby.)

'IT IS SURREAL,' BOBBI SAID OF LOOKING BACK AT HER KIDS (PICTURED ON AUGUST 21, 1998). 'SOMETIMES THOSE MEMORIES SEEM LIKE SO LONG AGO. IN OTHER WAYS, IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY.'

"It will be pretty drastic," their mom, Bobbi, told the Des Moines Register. "Everyone gone all at once.

BOBBI AND KENNY MCCAUGHEY WITH (CLOCKWISE FROM THE BACK LEFT) JOEL, NATALIE, KELSEY, KENNY JR., BRANDON, ALEXIS, AND NATHAN AT HOME IN IOWA.

Bobbi and Kenny had pursued in vitro fertilization after the birth of their daughter Mikayla. But when they learned that she was carrying seven embryos, the religious couple chose to keep them all — which thrust them into a controversial spotlight.

But after the babies' safe delivery, it's been a relatively normal road to adulthood, except for the media requests the family fields each year around the kids' birthday. Or the fact that they live in a seven-bedroom house that was donated when the kids were born. Or the free vacations and food and college tuition they've been given. Or the time they met President George W. Bush.


culled from www.housebeautiful.com
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