On Monday’s “Oprah” show, Celine Dion stopped in to discuss how her life has changed since giving birth to her miracle twins, Eddy and Nelson, in October. Winfrey filled her entire audience with twins — who dressed the part in matching outfits and fully creeped us out – for a show about the magic of multiples.
After Queen Celine (we love her, we can’t help it) finished talking about her beautiful boys — and her mother, sister, husband, and son, all of whom help Celine out with the babies — Winfrey introduced the McGhee family — and their baby sextuplets. We had to pause the TV for possible adorable overdose.
The six babies – Olivia, Madison, Rozonno Jr., Josiah, Elijah, and Isaac – were born to mom Mia and dad Rozonno on June 9, 2010. “There’s never a dull moment. We’re always just working for them,” says Mia.
The McGhee family has daily “school time” for their eight-month-old babies, where they work on hand-eye coordination and make sure the babies are developing appropriately. The McGhees also have tummy time, bottle time, nap time, bath time… the house runs like clockwork, and according to Winfrey, Mia is a “no-drama mama.”
“She runs our house with an iron fist,” Rozonno agrees. The McGhees have help from volunteers who visit to keep an eye on the kids. Rozonno likes to take care of bath time on his own, though — he says that it’s his time to bond with his kids.
“By the end of the day, Rozonno and Mia change 36 diapers, prepare 24 bottles, and dish out 12 bowls of cereal,” says Oprah. 36 diapers. That is so. Much. Poop.
“It’s overwhelming, but it’s a joy,” says Rozonno.
“I can’t believe that they’re mine,” MIa adds. “It’s a true miracle.”
The McGhee parents grew up in a poor neighborhood, raised by single mothers who struggled with drugs and were on welfare. Mia and Rozonno met their junior year of high school and have been together since then. “She always held books in her hands like she was on a mission,” says Rozonno. “I knew that she was my wife.”
The McGhees went to college, built careers, and bought a house. They tried to get pregnant for 3 years before they resorted to fertility treatments. Mia finally got pregnant with twins, but the babies were born prematurely, and after the umbilical cords were cut, the babies died. Grief stricken, they decided to try again, and the six babies were born healthy.
Rozonno supports his family with his business, McGhee Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, while Mia stays home with the kids. “If you live near Columbus, Ohio, and you need your carpets cleaned,
please call this man,” Winfrey says. “He needs your business.”
Seriously. It’s a good thing the guy knows how to clean carpets… he’ll be glad for that when the terrible twos hit.