PHOTOS/VIDEOS: The World’s First Surviving Septuplets Are Now High School Juniors, It was one of the most famous births of the ’90s. On Nov. 19, 1997, Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey made headlines when Bobbi delivered seven miracle babies who soon became the world’s first surviving set of septuplets: Kelsey, Alexis, Brandon, Natalie, Kenny Jr., Joel and Nathan. While the birth itself took only six minutes, the hardest work — raising eight children, including their eldest daughter Mikayla — would last a lifetime.
During the chaotic first year, a typical day in the McCaughey house was a highly organized event that included 30 bottles, 35-40 diapers, a few loads of laundry, several volunteers helping out in four- to five-hour shifts and one tired Bobbi. Kenny would return home from work at 6 p.m., and the next day, they’d do it all over again. Look back at how the McCaugheys made it through a typical day in 1998.