Thursday, October 13, 2005

She's Having a Baby

A woman in Arkansas has just given birth to her 16th child in 18 years. Four of those kids are twins, so that means that she's gone into labor 14 times in the past 18 years, or roughly once every 15 and a half months. If you figure nine months of per pregnancy, it means that she has been pregnant for about ten and a half of the past 18 years. All of the kids have first names that begin with the letter J, just like dear old Dad. The mother is only 39 years old and has gone on the record saying that she'll be willing to accept more pregnancies if the Lord decides that it's in the cards, so she'll probably keep on popping them out until she reaches menopause or her uterus explodes, whichever comes first.

The ironic twist is that Michelle has a co-worker with the same name as the father (different spelling) who absolutely loathes kids.


Askinstoo said...
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MDS said...

Fourteen pregnancies in 18 years is the same rate as my mother-in-law, who managed seven pregnancies in nine years, but couldn't keep it up at the same rate as this woman. I guess this woman is like Barry Bonds, and my mother-in-law is like a baseball player who has 37 homers at the All-Star break but chokes in the second half of the season.

dhodge said...

That's a good point. Perhaps at one time, the 60/40 pregnant/non-pregnant ratio was more or less the standard amongst women of a certain age.