Celebrity Parents Octuplet No. 8 Safe at Home Jonah Angel Suleman, now 4 lbs., 10 oz., has joined his 13 siblings and mom Nadya By Johnny Dodd Johnny Dodd Instagram Twitter Senior Staff Writer, PEOPLEJohnny Dodd is a senior writer at PEOPLE, who primarily focuses on human interest, crime and sports stories. For more than two decades he has covered some of pop culture's biggest, most-tragic and most-talked-about stories—and interviewed a staggering assortment of A-list celebrities, extraordinary everyday people, thugs and even the occasional heroic family pet. Johnny has appeared on "The Today Show," "CNN," "Extra!" and numerous episodes of Investigation Discovery's "PEOPLE Magazine Investigates." He has also written three non-fiction books that have been translated into numerous foreign languages. Johnny's work over the years has earned over a dozen regional and national journalism awards, including a Hearst Fellowship. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 14, 2009 06:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: GSI Media The tiniest – and last – of Nadya Suleman’s octuplets finally got his walking papers from the hospital Monday night and joined his mother and 13 siblings at the family’s home in La Habra, Calif. A plucky Jonah Angel Suleman, who weighed just 1 lb., 8 oz. at birth, proved to doctors at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower, Calif., that he’s healthy enough to be released. “Jonah had to travel a longer road than his brothers and sisters,” said Kaiser spokeswoman Socorro Serrano. “He had to basically triple his birth weight.” Besides the weight gain, Jonah also had to demonstrate that he could maintain his body temperature and bottle-feed. Earlier this month, doctors thought the tiny infant, who now tips the scales at 4 lbs., 10 oz., would need to stay at the hospital for at least another week. But Jonah’s progress was so steady that he was released early. ‘Historic Moment’ “This is an historic and a joyous moment for all of us,” says Kaiser neonatologist Dr. Mandhir Gupta. “The birth of the octuplets on Jan. 26 was a special moment for each of the 52 doctors, nurses and other caregivers who brought them into the world. [Jonah’s release] is the culmination of that dream – eight healthy babies who are strong and ready to thrive.” Jonah, who at birth had pinkie-sized arms and could fit in the palm of a hand, quickly garnered a reputation with Kaiser neonatal nurses for his outgoing disposition. “He’s an alert little guy, very responsive to voices and being touched,” says Serrano, who adds that the infant’s cleft lip hasn’t interfered with his ability to latch onto a baby bottle. Neonatal nurses from Kaiser will visit Suleman’s home in five days to make sure Jonah is gaining weight and his digestive system is continuing to develop.