Video: Suleman brings first babies home

updated 3/21/2009 9:26:51 PM ET 2009-03-22T01:26:51

Two more of the world's longest surviving octuplets have been discharged from a Southern California hospital.

Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center says it sent home two of Nadya Suleman's babies, Maliyah and Nariyah, Saturday afternoon.

The two girls, each weighing about 5 pounds 2 ounces, will join their six older siblings and two infant boys who were released Tuesday night. The remaining four babies are still at the hospital and are doing well.

Hospital officials say the discharge was private at Suleman's request.

The first two octuplets were greeted by hundreds of onlookers at Nadya Suleman's new home in the Los Angeles suburb of La Habra on Tuesday. Scores of photographers, reporters and gawkers who had staked out her new house for hours clung to her vehicle as she arrived home in a scene reminiscent of those that have surrounded Hollywood’s infamous celebutantes.

In a video posted on Saturday, Suleman apologized to the father of all 14 of her children and promised that she would never reveal his identity.

"I'm sorry for all this mess, and I hope he isn't scared it'll come out because it won't," Nadya Suleman said in the video. "As far as I'm concerned, I'll never disclose who he is."

Suleman said the man is a foreign-born California resident in his 30s, but did not disclose his current address.

The 33-year-old unemployed single mother gave birth to octuplets on Jan. 26. They were born nine weeks premature and are the world's longest-surviving set of octuplets. She already had six children, ages 2 to 7. Two of the octuplets, Noah and Isaiah, have been discharged from Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center.

Suleman said the man was a friend who would make a good father, adding that their 7-year-old son Elijah resembled him.

She said he was speechless when she told him how many children she was carrying, and then he asked Suleman if the doctor knew she already had many children.

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