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Octo-Granny: I Have To Be There For Them

Feb. 16 2009, Published 1:42 p.m. ET

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The grandmother and mother of the now world famous octuplets have made peace with each other.

In a new interview with CBS's The Early Show, grandma Angela Suleman, said the turning point was when she laid eyes on the eight newborns.

"I was actually very upset that my daughter had gone and done this in-vitro, but after I saw them, you know, I thought, 'My goodness, these are my grandchildren. They're so tiny and fragile. I'll have to be there for them, you know, like I was for the others." '

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Angela says her daughter Nadya didn't tell her about the latest in-vitro procedure "because she knew I didn't want her to do it."

Angela has been helping care for Nadya's six other children, who live with Angela in her home in Whittier, California.

She says her resentment is fast becoming a thing of the past: "I did (resent Nadya), but you know, you can resent your daughter for just so long, and then you see that she's trying so hard to take care of these children, and she's a good mother.

" ... She's a very good mother," Angela continued, "but then," she laughed, "she had a good example!"

Nadya, a 33-year old single mom, gave birth to octuplets on January 26th. She now has 14-children, all conceived through in vitro.

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