If you’re a parent, you know that time flies with your kids. One day you find out that you are going to have a baby, the next you are sending them off to kindergarten and before you know it they are graduating high school and going off to college.
These are incredible milestones to achieve and some parents might find it difficult to let go of their babies. But for Kenny and Bobbie McCaughey, seeing all seven of their children turn 18 and graduate high school was something they didn’t believe would happen when they brought the septuplets to the world.
It’s been almost 20 years since the couple shocked the world when they gave birth to the world’s first ever surviving septuplets. Though doctors didn’t think it would be possible for Bobbie to give birth to seven healthy babies, the family decided to go through with it. One after the other, all seven miracles were born.
The couple became pregnant using a fertility treatment, and it clearly worked very well. Though the doctors advised the couple to have a selective reduction, the parents knew that they were meant to have all seven babies, aiming to do their best to raise the family.
On November 19, 1997, the medical world would be changed forever. The first surviving septuplets were safely delivered, and a huge challenge was ahead for the McCaugheys. But the couple clearly did a phenomenal job, because all the kids have since grown into healthy and happy young adults.
Now almost 20 years later, the septuplets are celebrating their birthday and are entering the world as adults. They are truly shocked at how fast time has flown and cannot believe that their children are graduating high school.
The McCaugheys were able to defy the odds. According to AWM, after the birth, endorsements rolled in, a house was built for them and they appeared on Oprah. Check out this interview from when the kids turned 18.