Eight might be more babies than many mamas can handle, but for the Southern California woman who just birthed octuplets — it appears she already had her hands full. Recent reports say that the newborn multiples have six older siblings (including one set of twins).

The children and their mother live with the grandparents who are overwhelmed and caring for the young charges while their daughter and the infants remain hospitalized. No comment was made as to whether or not the mother took fertility drugs.