The world-famous nonuplets from Mali, West Africa, celebrated their first birthday with a mini party at their home.
Last year, May 4, Halima Cissé and Abdelkader Arby welcomed nine babies, five girls and four boys at the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, Morocco.
Wonderfully, the nine miraculous babies are prospering and attaining developmental milestones.
Their father, Arby, shared the news with the BBC and said, “They’re all crawling now. Some are sitting up and can even walk if they hold on to something.”
Counting on the challenges of raising the babies and their three-year-old daughter, Arby said it’s “not easy,” but its great to see “all the babies in perfect health, (in a line) from right to left, we’re relieved. We forget everything.”
The nonuplets inked their name into history books as the most babies delivered in a single birth to survive. It took more than 30 doctors and paramedics to deliver the babies safely.
They were born prematurely by Caesarean section, 30 weeks into Cissé’s pregnancy.
The previous Guinness World Record was held by California-based Nadya Suleman, popularly known as “Octomom” who delivered eight babies at a single birth to survive in 2009.
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