And 2 Make 7 For McCaughey Clan

For the first time since their births, all seven of the McCaughey septuplets will be sleeping at home under the same roof.

After 102 days in the hospital, the final two septuplets went home Sunday, joining their mom, dad, and brothers and sisters at the McCaughey's three-bedroom home outside Des Moine, Iowa.

Both Natalie and Alexis McCaughey weighed less than 3 pounds when they were born Nov. 19. For their homecoming Sunday, Natalie weighed in at nearly 8 pounds, and Alexis nearly 6.

"It's great to finally have everybody under one roof," said Kenny McCaughey, the babies' father. "We'll see what adding two more babies to the mix will do."

The McCaughey family gained international notoriety last November when Bobbi McCaughey gave birth to the first surviving set of septuplets.

News of the babies brought an outpouring of support from the family. Well wishers donated food, diapers, and clothing to the family. A local car dealer even donated a van.

Today, more than 60 volunteers work shifts at the McCaughey home to help care for the babies.

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