Nadya Suleman, 34, gave birth to the six boys and two girls a year ago at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower.
"Each has a different, distinct personality," Suleman says. She sleeps two hours a night and has three live-in nannies to help her in La Habra home.
"They're perfect babies," said Jeff Czech, Suleman's attorney. "Perfect in the sense there's nothing wrong with them health-wise."
The octuplets' first birthday comes just a few days after Suleman appeared on the cover of Star magazine showing off her bikini body. She says she lost 150 pounds since giving birth. Suleman says she now weighs 120 pounds after topping the scales at 270 pounds a year ago.
"I wanted to prove to myself that I can do it on my own, naturally," Suleman told the Star, saying she did not require any plastic surgery to attain her new look.
"My friends call me Rubber Band because I always snapped back so quickly after my other kids!"
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The octuplets are only the second set of octuplets to be born alive in the United States.
The children all have the same father, David Solomon, according to Suleman's mother. Solomon is also the father of Suleman's previous six children. The babies' names, gender and birth weight in birth order are:
Noah Angel Solomon - male; 2 lbs 8 oz
Maliyah Angel Solomon - female; 2 lbs 2 oz
Isaiah Angel Solomon - male; 3 lbs 1 oz
Nariyah Angel Solomon - female; 2 lbs 3 oz
Makai Angel Solomon - male; 1 lbs 12 oz
Josiah Angel Solomon - male; 2 lbs 9 oz
Jeremiah Angel Solomon - male; 1 lb 13 oz
Jonah Angel Solomon - male; 2 lbs 7 oz
Suleman has been busy filming a reality TV show centering on her life in La Habra with the octuplets and their six brothers and sisters.
Earlier this month, a California appeals court rejected an attempt by a former child actor to create an independent guardian to look after her children's financial affairs. The court called the proposal an "unprecedented, meritless effort by a stranger."