Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Some lady just had eight friggin' babies

"The one on the end, she know it good."

I just don't get this. First of all, how the hell does this even happen? I'm no biologist or fertility doctor (well, that's not entirely true, zing!), but I can say with some degree of certainty that human beings aren't supposed to have litters.
A woman has given birth to octuplets at a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Bellflower, hospital officials confirmed today.
...“My eyes got to be the size of saucers,” Dr. Karen Maples said, when it became obvious there was an eighth child. “We just went on and delivered the babies.”
To give you an idea of how ridiculous this is:
Maples said 46 people were involved in the deliveries.
Forty-six people? For one woman? Better hope no one else happened to enter labor right then. That's gotta be like every doctor in the county, officially crossing the line from "Oh my, that poor mother!" to "What a selfish bitch." Seriously, lady, ever heard of the concept of other people? 

How does someone provide for eight new kids? If you're not already rich, you must be royally fucked by something like this, right? Reminds me of that old nursery rhyme I just made up:
Two babies, fine, but three's a crowd
More than that is not allowed!

When something happens of this sort
Always remember to abort!

[repeat as necessary]

1 comment:

js said...

I think she'll finally be breaking her silence this coming Monday, on the Today show (or with Ann at some point that day). She has six other children, all apparently conceived via I.V.F., sperm donated by "a friend." Most reports claim she is a single mother (which I am apt to believe....), but I did find ONE article that claims the woman has a husband who is a construction worker, but may soon be going to Iraq. Not sure if CA has a program like WIC, but I imagine a single mother (who clearly has NO TIME for a job) must need to enlist the services of her state....