The parents of record-breaking nonuplets are finally able to return home after nearly two years in hospital.
Halima Cisse, 26, Abdelkader Arby, 36, and their babies had been staying near the specialist Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, Morocco.
The couple, from Mali, had to move to an apartment near the clinic so the staff there could offer them 24/7 support.
Halima almost died from blood loss during the premature C-section required to deliver the nine babies safely.
After they were born, the children had to be kept in incubators.
Now, the family have returned to Mali to finally introduce loved ones to their big, new, happy family.
A close friend told MailOnline: ‘It’s been a long wait, with plenty of tears, but the babies are now all fighting fit, and everybody is delighted to be coming home.
‘The kids have been getting stronger every day, and really get on well with each other – they are very cute indeed.
‘There was lots of emotion when they left the clinic in Casablanca – they viewed the staff there as family – but going home as soon as possible was always the plan.’
The Malian governent has given the parents ‘lots of support’ and their new house has been ‘specially designed for a very big family and is equipped with everything they need’.
Their children – five girls and four boys – were born on May 5, 2021 and have been extremely demanding since, needing more than 100 nappies and six litres of milk every day.
Halima previously said: ‘As the babies were coming out, there were so many questions going through my mind. I was very aware of what was going on and it seemed as if there was an endless stream of babies coming out of me.’
Abdelkader said: ‘They all have very different characters.
‘Some are quiet, while others make more noise and cry a lot. Some want to be picked up all the time. They are all very different, which is entirely normal.’
The siblings now hold the Guinness World Record for the most children to survive a single delivery.
It was previously held by American ‘Octomum’ Nadya Suleman, who had eight babies in 2009.
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