Octuplet Home Not Ready for Prime Time

By Camille Meggs and Hasani Gittens
|  Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009  |  Updated 7:09 AM PDT
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Octuplets Shown For First Time


Social workers say the octo-home is not ready yet.

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Welcome to the Block, Octo-Mom

A quiet (formerly quiet) cul-de-sac in La Habra awaits its newest neighbor, octo-mom Nadya Suleman.

Octo-Mom's House Baby-Proofed

Octo-mom Nadya Suleman, who has a total of 14 children, gets her new home baby-proofed.
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Despite rumors, the first of the Southern California octuplets have not been cleared to go home.

Social workers say the family's new home is not yet a suitable living environment for the babies.

Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman told Web site Radaronline.com that the first two babies -- Noah and Isaiah -- could have possibly been cleared to come home as early as Monday, but that didn't happen.

Social workers say the gas company still must inspect the La Habra house.

They also want carbon monoxide detectors installed before the first two houseplets are released.

Suleman has hired a baby-proofing service to handle some of the safety  issues in the 2,500 square foot house.

"I'm really upset about this," Suleman told Radar, in an ongoing exclusive relationship the Web magazine has with the Octomom. 

"I really wanted to return to a normal life. 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," she said.

Officials at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, where the babies have been since their birth on Jan 26, will determine when the octuplets can go home. 

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