Simply ordinary observations from an ordinary person - sometimes having to do with health care issues, sometimes not. Topics will change as my attention wanders. Yours probably will too....

Friday, May 9, 2008

1 + 1 = 18

“They didn’t know. My girls watch the calendar like a hawk. We just found out on Monday night.” Michelle Duggar, Arkansas, announcing that she's pregnant with her 18th child. O..M..G...

Apparently, Mrs. Duggar doesn't find it distasteful or unusual that her daughters monitor mom's menstrual cycles. Or perhaps they haven't reached the sex education module in their home schooling kits just yet, so the girls don't know the actual mechanics of what Mommy and Daddy have been doing upstairs in their 7,000 square foot house.

According to all the PR, this is one big, very big, happy family. But how can they all be healthy? Doesn't the female body start running out of nutrients to supply the developing baby at some point? Like around pregnancy #10 or #12 or #15? She must take mega-prenatal vitamins or maybe the Lord really does provide, over and over and over and over...ok, i won't type that 18 times. Since I inhabit a female body I know it's capable of some pretty amazing things, but come on - wouldn't the uterus start to get fatigued or rebellious after supplying enough children for 6 to 9 "normal" size families? Apparently not in this case. However, as you might be able to tell by now, I have one reaction to this story.....ICK!

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